About Us

About Us

Founded in 1851, Scotch College has been educating boys for over 170 years.

Located in the heart of suburban Melbourne, our beautiful single campus, spanning 27 hectares and flanked by the Yarra River, provides a home for the Scotch Family of boys, staff, parents and Old Boys.

Scotch is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of  Victoria and Christian teachings underpin all that we do.

At Scotch we achieve outstanding success in those things societies like to measure whilst valuing a full school life that sets the same expectations when pursuing academic goals, pulling on a football jumper, tuning a cello, learning lines for a play or heading off to camp.

We believe in establishing sound foundations while lighting the fires for future growth. Strong traditions breed values of integrity, tolerance and service, while educational research delivers an innovative curriculum promoting curiosity and self-worth. We are fortunate with our extensive grounds, exceptional facilities and staff of real commitment who, in building relationships of trust and intimacy, create the space for boys to question, initiate and lead.

We value each boy’s time with us. It is a journey based on Christian principles; one full of energy and diversity; one that unearths interests and talents; and one we believe leaves boys in great shape for the next leg in a challenging, exciting world.

 

The Memorandum and Articles of Association of Scotch College

Scotch College exists for educational purposes in connection with the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.

In our Memorandum and Articles of Association is the requirement for the College to provide for its students

‘an education of humane, scientific and general nature consistent with the teachings of Christianity’ and ‘to encourage each student to achieve the highest standard of which he is capable in all his activities and the full development of the personality and sense of responsibility of each student and respect for others and capacity to work with them so as to promote the development of Christian ideals of citizenship, personal character and a spirit of reverence in the entire life and work of the College’.

Our Aim

Building on our Articles of Association our aim is

‘to deliver an education which, secure in the traditions of our past and our Christian belief, opens boys’ minds to the rich diversity of the world in which they live and challenges them to question and explore everything they find, with integrity, humour and compassion. And to do this in an exciting, intimate environment which nurtures self-expression and self-worth while promoting the uniqueness of each boy’s journey.’

Australian Democratic Principles

Scotch College is committed to the principles and practice of a Liberal Democracy

  • We believe in an accountable, democratically elected government
  • We respect and observe the rule of law, and believe that no person is above the law
  • We believe in equal rights for all before the law
  • We believe not only in the freedom of religion, but also in the need to practise tolerance and understanding of others' beliefs
  • We believe in the freedom of speech and freedom of association, but also acknowledge that we have the responsibility not to abuse this freedom
  • We believe in the values of openness and tolerance, and value and respect all members of the community