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St Leonard's College

St Leonard's College

VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port









St Leonard’s College is one of Melbourne’s leading independent schools for students from ELC to Year 12 and the school of choice for more parents than any other in Bayside, Melbourne.

For over 100 years, we have provided young people with an education for life in an unrivalled atmosphere of love and commitment to developing the whole person.

Our students excel academically, enjoying first-class facilities and diverse co-curricular offerings. Our inspiring and caring teachers deliver a modern, relevant and dynamic curriculum in a physically, emotionally and spiritually safe coeducational environment.

We seek for our students to understand that their education is not only about what it can bring to their life, but through it what they might bring to the lives of others. We help them discover talents, interests and values that stay with them for life.


Set on picturesque grounds, a mixture of beautiful historic buildings and modern facilities support learning and provide a range of locations to relax, play and study. Students enjoy well-resourced libraries, music and art centres, dedicated junior, Years 5 and 6, middle and senior school buildings, multi-purpose halls and excellent sporting facilities.

Our Visual Arts Centre provides specialist facilities equipped with the latest technologies and dedicated gallery spaces.

We recently opened a new library and a dedicated space for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) programs. Our new drama facility, includes a theatre and green room.


We offer an extensive range of subjects, including mathematics, science, LOTE (French, Chinese and Spanish at various year levels); English, music, information and communications technology, STEM and a range of humanities and social sciences.

Our Talent Development Program provides extension activities and identifies opportunities for further academic challenge through participation in programs such as the da Vinci Decathlon, Tournament of Minds and Future Problem Solving. Our students regularly represent the college at national and international levels in these programs. Cocurricular

Students are encouraged to discover and develop skills and interests in a range of areas, including sport, debating, public speaking, drama, music, photography, media production and outdoor education. Our students enjoy unrivalled success in a range of state, national and international competitions.

Academic achievements

In Years 11 and 12, students choose either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or the VCE as their pathway to tertiary education. St Leonard’s College offers an extensive selection of subjects in both courses and our highly qualified and committed staff teach across both programs, ensuring students enjoy the best support and tuition available.

We are extremely proud of the Class of 2017 on achieving an outstanding set of results across both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

In 2017, a record 35 per cent of our senior students chose to study the IBDP as their pathway to national and international universities.

Our students choose either the VCE or the IBDP with both pathways providing year 12 graduates with an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Results

  • Our IBDP Dux achieved a perfect score of 45/45 (ATAR 99.95) placing her in the top 0.02 per cent of IBDP graduates in the world
  • Median ATAR of 95.90, placing 50 per cent of students in the top 4.1 per cent of students nationally
  • 82 per cent of students achieving an ATAR of 90.00 or above
  • 100 per cent of students achieving an ATAR of 80.00 or above

Victorian Certificate of Education results

  • Our VCE Dux achieved an ATAR of 98.80
  • Median ATAR of 81.5, placing 50 per cent of students in the top 18.5 per cent of students nationally
  • Combined IBDP and VCE results Median ATAR of 87.40
  • 42 per cent of students achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or above
  • 70 per cent of all students achieved an ATAR of 80.00 or more placing them in the top 20 per cent nationally.

These results reaffirm our position as Bayside’s leading independent school and as one of the highest performing schools in Victoria.

We welcome applications to waitlist for places in ELC3, ELC4, Prep and Years 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 11. Limited places are also available in other year levels as they arise. 

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Open days

St Leonard’s College is a coeducational, independent school where students can complete their schooling on one campus, offering pre-school through to year 12 pathways - VCE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

We invite you to explore St Leonard’s College to:

  • Gather information about programs and facilities 
  • Talk to staff and students about teaching and learning 
  • Discover how we prepare each child for life beyond our College gates
  • Understand why our students succeed

A presentation by Principal, Stuart Davis, is followed by a tour of your choice (Junior, Middle or Senior School) and refreshments.

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Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: streamed and mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, French, Spanish, Other LOTE

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

41 VCE level 3/4 studies
179 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

12 VET program(s) available
28 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 20%

Median Score 34

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 98%


Bachelor enrolled 95%

TAFE/VET enrolled 4%

Apprentice/Trainee 1%

Activities and Support staff



17 music options
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50 sporting activities
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218 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

98 support staff
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Support Staff

3 extracurricular
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School Details

Principal: Mr Stuart Davis

163 South Road Brighton East VIC 3187

Tel: (03) 9909 9300

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