Wesley College Melbourne, Registered School No 1, is a coeducational, open-entry school of the Uniting Church with a rich tradition on which to base its liberal, broadly based curriculum. Opened on 18 January 1866, Wesley has enriched the lives of thousands of young people in its history. In 2016, the College celebrates its sesquicentenary – 150 years of outstanding educational opportunities.

Elsternwick: 12km south of the Melbourne CBD, the Elsternwick campus combines the family atmosphere of a small school with the strengths of a large school. The campus is in close proximity to trams, buses and trains.

Glen Waverley: 20km east of the Melbourne CBD, the Glen Waverley campus features contemporary learning spaces designed to maximise the range of learning activities available to students. The campus is in close proximity to buses and trains.

St Kilda Road: The St Kilda Road campus, founding site of the school, is 5km from the Melbourne CBD. The campus is in close proximity to trams, buses and trains.

Curriculum: Wesley College is one of the top International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in Australia. Students from all backgrounds, countries, religions and cultures study at Wesley because of our excellent educational reputation, facilities and student support. Graduating students move on with much more than an ATAR score, each has been encouraged to aspire to achieve excellence and personal best in all areas of endeavour. Many graduates continue their studies at major Australian universities and others around the world.

Our comprehensive co-educational program promotes not only excellent academic results, but has a concentrated focus on the arts, sport, outdoor education and community. A balanced approach to learning, a concern for the whole student, and a rich variety of opportunities are offered within an innovative and caring environment. Programs allow for individual learning and enable students to reach their potential in a challenging and positive manner. Individual needs are supported through a range of extension and enrichment programs.

The curriculum for Early Childhood to Year 6 is based on the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Primary Years Programme. The International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Programme prepares children in Years 7 to 9, for the breadth of choices and rigour of academic study in the senior years. In Years 10 to 12, students are offered an adult-style learning environment with more than 40 Victorian Certificate of Education subjects, 29 International Baccalaureate Diploma subjects and three Vocational Education and Training subjects offered.

Other Opportunities: Wesley provides an exciting range of outdoor and environmental programs at the Healesville, Paynesville and Portland sites. Year 9 students also have the opportunity to be part of a unique residential campus at Clunes. In 2004, Wesley College established the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in partnership with the Aboriginal people of the Fitzroy Valley community in the Kimberley, WA. This major educational initiative has enhanced the lives of students from both communities.

Principal: Dr Helen Drennen

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Uniting Church
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 3,100 Students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: IBDP  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: Own Preschool
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Over 16k $16,700 to $28,250 per annum
  • Address:5 Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick 3185 | 620 High Street Road, Glen Waverley 3150 | 577 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
  • Email:admissions@wesleycollege.net
  • Phone:03 8102 6888
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Scholarships Available:Learning in Residence (Boarding) Scholarship Excellence scholarships Junior School scholarships

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