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 and Burke 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.

: 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:

  • 17 students in Top 1% of the State
  • 95 students in Top 10% of the State
  • 152 students in Top 20% of the State
  • 19.2% of study scores above 40
  • Median ATAR score of 84.5

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.


School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational Single-sex, Boys

    Coeducational in 3 & 4 year-old (kindergarten). Single-sex (boys) from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12.”

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Pre-Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: Xavier College has approximately 1800 students across our Co-educational (Prep – Year 4) and Boys (Years 5 – 12) programs. Campuses are in Kew (Burke Hall and the Senior Campus).
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: Yes
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: PYP  
  • 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: Own After School Care
  • Fees: Fees range from $21,000 to $33,000 depending on Year level. More information: https://www.xavier.vic.edu.au/2021-fee-schedule
  • Address:135 Barkers Road, Kew VIC 3101
  • Email:enquiries@xavier.vic.edu.au
  • Phone:Senior Campus: (03) 9854 5411 ; Burke Hall: (03) 9855 4100
  • HSC/VCE Subjects offered:Accounting, Applied Computing, Australian & Global Politics, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Classical Greek, Classical Studies, Drama, Economics, English, French, Geography, Health and Human Development, History (Australian & Revolutions) Italian, Japanese, Latin, Legal Studies, Literature, Mathematics (Further Mathematics, Mathematics Methods, Specialist Methods, Media Studies, Outdoor and Environmental Studies, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, S Studio Arts, Texts and Traditions, Theatre Studies, Visual Communication and Design
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Glee Club, a variety of sports clubs, history club + others
  • Scholarships Available:Sports, economic disadvantage, academic, Indigenous
  • Entry Year for Boarding:Year 9
  • Percentage of Students in Boarding School:4% (Years 9-12)
  • Special Needs Support:Mental disability, Learning disability, Developmental disability

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