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Boarding School

Scotch College has been accepting boarders ever since the College started in 1851 and boarders are an integral part of the school community.

On the ‘Hill’, overlooking the Scotch Senior School, the College’s 160 boarders live in one of three separate boarding houses: School House, McMeckan House and Arthur Robinson House. The houses are set around a broad drive and are surrounded by trees and beautiful, well-manicured gardens. A parent retreat and community centre is located at the heart of the boarding precinct allowing parents, families and boys to mingle in a relaxed, convivial setting.

Most of our boarders are from rural Victoria and southern New South Wales, while others are from the local area and overseas. Some are sons of expatriate Australians living in south-east Asia and elsewhere; others are sons of families from a wide variety of countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, the Middle East, USA and Europe.

The boarding school is a welcoming and supportive community which emphasises the development of self-confidence, independence and a tolerance and understanding of others. Boarders can take full advantage of the breadth of Scotch’s teaching and co-curricular programmes and facilities whilst living in a caring, structured and well supervised environment.

Houses are under the direction of a Head of House, who is a member of the teaching staff and resides in the House with their family. Two other members of staff are also resident in each house, with two other staff members living in flats and houses nearby.  The resident House Manager looks after laundry, sewing and basic first aid. Overall responsibility for ‘The Hill’ rests with the Dean of Boarding, who also lives onsite with his family.


2024 Boarding Information Sessions

Meet members of Scotch’s Boarding and Admissions teams as we travel to regional towns and cities abroad.

Regional Victoria and New South Wales


International Information Sessions

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Saturday 14 September 2024
  • Hanoi, Vietnam: Sunday 15 September 2024
  • Bangkok, Thailand: Saturday 21 September 2024

For more information about these events or boarding at Scotch, please email boarding@scotch.vic.edu.au