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At Scots College, we focus on developing all-round character in our students. Our students are guided to become global citizens – who are equipped for life as balanced, compassionate, motivated, and socially aware young people.

Scots College is a co-educational, Presbyterian, day and boarding school comprised of three schools in one College: Junior School (Years 1-6), Middle School (Years 7-10), and Senior School (Years 11-13).

Proudly an IB World school with a history of over 100 years of education, the College’s motto is “Virtutem Paret Doctrina” – let education build all-round character. Students at Scots College are provided with opportunities in many areas to develop their potential across academia, sport, culture, service, and spirituality. We provide an individualised education, where every student is known and their educational needs are catered for with a team of passionate teaching staff who deliver a world class education.

A Scots education equips each student to thrive now and in their futures, to learn. For life. With a rapidly evolving world influenced by increased globalisation and technological advancements, the College has a clear Future-Focussed Learning Strategy to ensure that each student at Scots College receives a high quality education, preparing them to successfully navigate the next steps of their education and futures in a continuously evolving world.

As part of a recent review, current Scots College students and recent leavers were asked by an independent consultant how they would describe the culture and feel of Scots College. The most common responses are listed below. 

Welcoming, friendly, inclusive, proud traditions, family feel, dynamic, happy, lots of opportunities, caring, comfortable, all round education, holistic, explorative, creative, safe physically and emotionally, diverse, culture of self-improvement, progressive, student led initiatives, empathetic, supportive, personalised, high standards expected, adults know you, unified, connected, respectful, wrap around care.

We are proud of the report findings, which are testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire College Staff.

We warmly invite you to browse our website to learn more about Scots College. You can find out more about our three schools by clicking the buttons below. 

Our Vision

To deliver a future-focussed education where students thrive and realise their all-round potential.

Founding Statement

Scots College was established by the Presbyterian Church and remains affiliated to the Church. In his proposition to create the College in 1916, Dr Gibb wrote:

“The aim of the College is to build up strong Christian character on a broad religious basis and to train for useful and loyal citizenship and service, and to these ends first and foremost the courses of study and subsidiary institutions of the school will be directed. The guiding principle in framing the course of study will be the claims of the individual boy whose special needs will receive careful attention. Classes will be kept small to secure this particular care.”

Mission Statement

To educate by delivering a personalised, holistic education, that allows our students to flourish now and in the future as global citizens who are collaborative, think creatively, reason critically, and communicate effectively as they Learn. For Life.


Scots College will:

Provide a nurturing and supportive school environment, which involves students, families, and staff;
Create caring students who by their actions serve others and are good citizens;
Welcome applications from students of all faiths and none, value diversity, and recognise a wide range of interests, talents, and abilities;
Sustain strong relationships with its communities and with the Presbyterian Church;

Create learners who strive to be;

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Plans and Reports