The uniform is compulsory and enforced
Languages: Chinese, French, Indonesian, Latin
22 music options; 30 sporting activities; 35 other clubs or activities; 30 support staff.
At The Scots College, we strive to foster leadership, character and spirit through experiences of excellence. Our vision is singularly focused on the education, nurture and development of fine Scots boys. The College has raised generations of fine young men since it was established in 1893.
Recently, the College launched the Brave Hearts Bold Minds education philosophy which serves to guide and direct our learning program through the different educational ages and stages from the Transition years to Year 12. This will provide learning experiences that are structured according to the needs of the boys, rather than their age or year level.
We aim to equip all different types of boys with Brave Hearts and Bold Minds that will prepare them for the challenge of a meaningful life and provide them with a chest full of confidence.
Scots boys graduate as fine young men with courage and conviction in the world.
The Scots College is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected boys’ schools. Scots is a non-selective, Presbyterian, GPS, day and boarding school which nurtures boys from the age of three, right through to Year 12 boys studying for their Higher School Certificate.
As boys progress through their Brave Hearts Bold Minds journey, an innovative, boy-centred curriculum awaits them with a rigorous academic program and state-of-the-art learning facilities. These elements combine to create an atmosphere of excellence where boys can become creative, confident and accomplished learners.
At Scots, teachers serve as classroom coaches to bring out a student’s best performance and help him kick his academic goals. The Thinking Sportsman model focuses on learning in teams and encourages boys to be responsible for their own learning. Teachers encourage a spirit of willingness and focus on building a culture of empowerment in the classroom in which boys can thrive.
For more than a century, boys have been boarding at The Scots College in one of five boarding houses. Boarding is available from Years 5 to 12 where an excellent pastoral care program, individual attention, resident house tutors, housemasters and matrons, provide high quality education and care in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Glengarry Outdoor Education Program is the cornerstone of The Scots College’s philosophy of honouring the learning and adventures of boys. Year 9 boys spend two terms living at the Glengarry campus in the Kangaroo Valley. This program has the highest level of ORIC (Outdoor Recreation Industry Council) accreditation available.
Sport is synonymous with the Scots experience, encouraging boys to discover personal strength born of competition and camaraderie.
Summer sports include Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Rowing, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis and Water Polo. In winter, students can participate in Athletics, Cross Country, Football, Rifle Shooting, Rugby, Snowsports and Volleyball.
A wide range of co-curricular programs can be passionately pursued at every stage of a boy’s Brave Hearts Bold Minds journey.
The College’s Transition to Year 12 Co-Curricular Program includes Cadets, Pipes and Drums, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Debating and Public Speaking, Photography, Film and Media, Chess and Community Service.