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The Scots College, drawing on Christian beliefs and values, its rich heritage and tradition, strives to build character and to develop resilient, team-orientated young men who are encouraged to achieve their personal best. In this way, using all their God-given abilities, each one will be inspired and equipped to meet the challenges of the contemporary world.

In 1893, the Reverend Arthur Aspinall, in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church, established The Scots College at Brighton-le-Sands, on the shores of historic Botany Bay. The initial enrolment was 35 day boys and boarders. In 1895 the College moved to its present Bellevue Hill site. The Preparatory School commenced in 1922 with 49 boys and three teachers in Kambala House.

Since its foundation, The Scots College has proudly upheld its Presbyterian heritage and best elements of Scottish education.

The Bellevue Hill Campus includes the Early Learning Centre, The Preparatory School, and The Senior School. The Glengarry Campus for outdoor education is at Kangaroo Valley, two hours south of Sydney

From Transition to Year 12 boys are given individual pastoral care and attention, delivered via classroom teachers, and in the senior school via the House tutor system. An Assistant Principal - Pastoral Care (T-12) and Dean Of Students (Senior School), oversee the pastoral care program which is supplemented by the team of Day and Boarding Housemasters, House Tutors and Chaplains.

There is a summer and winter uniform for all students from Transition to Year 12, as well as sports uniform tailored to each particular sport.

Facilities include a New Maths/Science Building, state-of-the-art music and language centre, theatre, auditorium, swimming pool, gym, weights room, aerobics room, three ovals, cricket nets, Senior & Junior boatsheds, outdoor basketball court, tennis courts, student cafeteria and shaded lunch areas.

There are five boarding houses which are home to 225 boarding students from Australia and overseas. McIntyre House is a transition boarding house for Year 7 boarders. There is a fully equipped clinic staffed by qualified nursing sisters 24 hours a day.

Soical And Cultural

Senior co-curricular activities include: The Pipes and Drums, The Army Cadet Unit, The College Orchestra, Big Band, music ensembles, Community Service, Drama (including musical productions), Debating and Public Speaking, Media, Photography, Chess, Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and English as a second language. Participation is compulsory in Senior School and voluntary in Preparatory School. Sports: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Country Running, Rifle Shooting, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Snowsports, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo.


The College aims to provide a dynamic educational experience for students. Staff members consistently develop programs designed to help boys prepare for the changing demands of the workplace and the wider community.

The Scots College offers the HSC ESL English Course. There are also parallel ESL Year 10 English classes and after school tuition which is al included in the fees. All international students must board.

French, Indonesian and Latin. Various other languages are available via the Open High School.

During Year 9 all boys spend two terms at the Glengarry Campus in Kangaroo Valley. Glengarry combines academic studies, domestic and social responsibilities and outdoor education. Boys are encouraged to develop self-reliance, independence and high levels of self-motivation and leadership skills.


The College operates buses from Seaforth via Mosman; North Shore, Circular Quay, Lane Cove via Cammeray, Botany via Randwick, Cronulla/ Caringbah via Brighton-Le-Sands and Sutherland via Blakehurst.

The College is 15 minutes from Town Hall station by train and direct bus from Edgecliff.

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