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Wesley College - Melbourne

About Wesley College

Wesley College is a leading coeducational, open-entry school. Established over 150 years ago, the College has enriched the lives of thousands of students throughout its history.

At the heart of Wesley’s approach to education is our commitment to developing well rounded individuals who aspire to achieve their personal best in all areas of learning.

The College supports the development of every girl and boy from early childhood years through to Senior School, across 3 campuses.
• Elsternwick: 3 year olds to Year 9
• Glen Waverley: 3 year olds to Year 12
• St Kilda Road: 3 year olds to Year 12

In addition to providing an outstanding education within the classroom, we are also renowned for the real-life learning opportunities we offer our students, which include:

• A unique Year 9 residential program in Clunes.
• 3 Outdoor Education Camps in Victoria – near
Healesville, Paynesville and Portland.
• A Studio School in the Kimberley, Western Australia.
• A dynamic, new boarding facility, Learning in Residence.

Academic Excellence

Students from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures have chosen to study at Wesley College over the past 150 years because of our excellent educational reputation, outstanding results and exceptional support for students.

The College places the highest value on academic excellence and encourages each student to aspire to achieve excellence in all areas of learning.

Academic achievements of the Class of 2016

In 2016 54% of our Year 12 students studied the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and 46% studied the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP).

• The Wesley combined median ATAR for VCE and IB DP was 88.15
• 43% of VCE and IB DP students achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or above
• The percentage of 40+ (or equivalent) study scores for VCE and IB DP was 34%
• The IB DP median ATAR was 94.60
• 4 IB DP students achieved the highest possible ATAR of 99.95 and a perfect score of 45
• 21 Wesley IB DP and VCE students scored in the top 1% of Australia, achieving an ATAR greater than 99.00
• 188 perfect study/ subject scores were attained across the combined VCE and IB DP cohort
• 98% of VCE and IB DP students received a first round tertiary offer

Tertiary course offers

Many of our Year 12 students have received their first choice university offers from Melbourne's top universities. With nearly 60% of our students attending The University of Melbourne or Monash University, this reflects the high academic standard of teaching and learning at the college.


At Wesley, we offer a comprehensive curriculum, which supports individual learning and enables students to reach their potential. A rich variety of opportunities are offered within an innovative and caring environment. Individual needs are supported through a range of extension and enrichment programs.

Wesley College is a leading International Baccalaureate (IB) and VCE school, and is the only school in Victoria to offer an IB Programme which spans from Primary through to Senior School.

Our world-class IB Programme includes:
• The IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) — Three year-olds to Year 6
• The IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) — Years 7 to 10
• The IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) — Years 11 and 12

The IB Programme applies Wesley’s ethos of a True Education, providing a balanced approach to learning, with an emphasis on developing the whole person. It aims to instill in our students inquiring, internationally-minded thinking, in order to become active, compassionate, global citizens.

Opportunities at Wesley

The College supports students’ learning through a wide range of cocurricular programs, including visual and performing arts, sport, music, outdoor education and community service.

Wesley students have won countless awards for their outstanding work – in debating, music, visual arts, drama, literary festivals, and in national academic competitions.

Learning in Residence

Wesley’s new boarding facility, Learning in Residence, is purpose built for Senior School students in Years 10 – 12, who come from metropolitan Melbourne, rural Australia, and international locations across Asia and South East Asia.

Learning in Residence builds on Wesley’s four fundamental principles of learning; learning to know, learning to do, learning to live with and learning to be, in the real-life context that living and learning in residence provides.

Boarding options

Learning in Residence offers boarding options to suit every family:
• Full-time boarders are resident 7 days and nights a week - an option well-suited to international and regional families.
• Weekly boarders arrive at 8.00am on Mondays and return home at 3.30pm on Fridays - an arrangement that suits many local Melbourne families.

What sets Learning in Residence at Wesley apart?

There are a number of unique features of our Learning in Residence program:
• Full integration into the Senior School- Learning in Residence is situated adjacent to the Glen Waverley Senior School campus with sport, music and drama facilities catering for all interests and needs. The rich Learning in Residence evening and weekend curricula are available to all students – day and boarding.
• Learning side by side in a culturally and linguistically diverse community- Learning in Residence at Wesley fosters a true understanding of our shared humanity and a lived appreciation of the things that unite us. We prepare students to be global citizens with the knowledge, skills, attitude and mindset to participate actively in resolving global challenges and harnessing opportunities.
• A dynamic, stimulating learning space- Learning in Residence provides a supportive context where real-life learning occurs. Rigorous academic mentoring, outstanding pastoral care, and unparalleled cocurricular opportunities develop the whole student - intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually.
• Modern living in a safe and secure environment- The contemporary design and build of Learning in Residence reflects the importance of social and cultural engagement. The modern, twin share student residences are located around a central courtyard with access to a 240-seat communal dining room for day and boarding students.

Learning in Residence Scholarships Program

Scholarships for Learning in Residence are open for girls and boys in Years 10 or 11 who are Australian citizens. For further information about Learning in Residence Scholarships, visit


The College has produced many outstanding alumni including:
• 2 former Australian Prime Ministers
• 1 Nobel Laureate
• 23 Politicians
• 13 Rhodes Scholars
• 1 High Court Judge, 7 Supreme Court Judges, 2 Federal
Court Judges and 1 Family Court Judge
• 36 Olympic Athletes
• A multitude of prominent Scientists, Teachers, Artists,
Musicians, Actors, Leaders in Business and Philanthropy

Wesley College - Melbourne

577 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: 03 8102 6100



Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Uniting Church
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Early Learning: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Baccalaureate: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Indigenous Education: Yes
  • Performing Arts Academy: Yes
  • Sporting Academy: Yes


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