Founded in 1851, Scotch College is the oldest continuing secondary school in Victoria. Situated on a 27 hectare campus beside the Yarra River in Hawthorn, the School seeks to develop boys individually to their full potential in all aspects of their personality.
Scotch College is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of Victoria. Whilst welcoming students of all faiths, Christian teachings underpin Scotch’s philosophy and practices.
Enrolment at the main entry levels is non-selective. Students are offered a rich diversity of experiences, including exceptional choices in music and drama, an extensive sporting programme, and numerous outdoor activities. Scotch is justifiably proud of the achievements of its former students, many of whom have played a major part in shaping the development of the nation.
Emphasis is placed on providing a caring environment in which boys can flourish. Personal development is regarded as being of paramount importance. Students are encouraged to have high self-esteem and be self-motivated. Every effort is made to develop citizenship and personal character.
Additional counselling and care is provided through cross-age tutoring, peer support activities, house groupings, specialist support staff and, for Years 7 – 8 students, a team teaching approach.
Three boarding houses provide high standard accommodation for boarders.