Xavier College was founded in 1878 and is a Jesuit school. The Senior Campus stands on 40 acres, 6 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. Two Early and Middle Years campuses, Burke Hall and Kostka Hall, were founded in 1921 and 1937 respectively. Xavier offers a wide variety of subject areas and co-curricular activities, and all programs aim to foster young men of competence, conscience and compassion who will strive to make a difference in the wider world once they leave Xavier.
Facilities: Modern classrooms, science laboratories, art/graphics, drama, media and darkroom facilities, computer centres and resource centres on all campuses. Each Xavier campus has beautiful ovals which host a wide variety of sports. At the Senior Campus, the Xavier Sports Centre comprises double indoor basketball courts, a swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts and various multi-purpose rooms.
Curriculum: Xavier offers a broad academic curriculum that caters for the diverse needs of students. Xavier College’s VCE results have been consistently excellent with the Class of 2020 again achieving some of the top results in Victoria:
While it rests with each class teacher to respond to each individual student’s learning requirements, enrichment and acceleration programs are also offered across the curriculum. LOTE programs are French, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Classical Greek. An extensive student exchange program supports language study, with partner schools in France, Italy, the USA and Japan. Information technology is an integral part of student learning across all subject areas at all levels.
Sport: Xavier offers an extremely wide range of sports including cricket, tennis, football, soccer, rowing, rugby, badminton, basketball, table tennis, athletics of all kinds, volleyball, golf, lawn bowls, hockey, swimming, martial arts, snow-sports and gymnastics.
Co-curricular activities: Music provides for extensive student involvement at Xavier. There are numerous groups, from large bands to small ensembles, choirs and orchestras, all of which perform publicly in competitions and concerts. Media, drama, chess and debating are also important and popular aspects of the co-curricular program. The Centre for Faith and Service runs many programs throughout the year which encourage students to reflect about themselves as individuals and to be active participants in the wider community, particularly with those who are disadvantaged or marginalised.
Student welfare programs: A Jesuit education insists on the individual care of each person. The House and tutor systems are long-standing and highly regarded aspects of Xavier’s programs. Individual pastoral care, counselling and careers guidance are provided for students.
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Year 1 - Year 12|
|Enrolment||Xavier College has approximately 1800 students across our Co-educational (Prep – Year 4) and Boys (Years 5 – 12) programs. Campuses are in Brighton (Kostka Hall) and Kew (Burke Hall and the Senior Campus).|
Senior ******* Senior Campus: (03) 9854 5411 ; Kostka Hall: (03) 9519 0600 ; Burke Hall: (03) 9855 4100
|Address||135 Barkers Road, Kew VIC 3101|