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Victoria Road
Bellevue Hill
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+61 2 click to reveal 9391 7600

+61 2 9327 6947

Provider Code: 02287G

Presbyterian College Bellevue Hill
Independent College Sydney
Boys Preparatory School Education Bellevue Hill
Boarding School Sydney


Existing to Inspire Boys to Learn, Lead and Serve as They Strive for Excellence Together

The Scots College is one of Australia’s oldest and most reputable boys' schools, founded in 1893. 

Scots is a non-selective, Presbyterian, AAGPS school specialising in day and boarding students. Across multi-campus locations, the College caters to boys from the age of three (Cubs) to Year 12s finalising their educational journey.

Scots' Brave Hearts Bold Minds philosophy of education recognises that young boys’ need adventure in their journey through education.

Through our development-stage-relevant models of learning, we seek to make every day in a Scots boy’s life part of an exciting adventure.

The Scots College exist to inspire boys to learn, lead and serve. The ultimate aim of our education is to help students acquire a knowledge of the truth – of God, society and the world – so that they are better prepared to serve in their families and the wider world, to the glory of God and for the welfare of others.


At Scots, we value the quest for excellence through adventure, curiosity, creativity and personal growth. Our desired learning outcome is a young man who is equipped to flourish in the future – one who has a firm grasp of his humanity, working to develop his true masculinity and to strengthen himself in every way possible.

Scots contemporary curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities forms an atmosphere of empowerment, inspiring boys to strive for excellence together.

An innovative and colourful curriculum informed by Reggio Emilia principles awaits the youngest Scots boys at our two early childhood providers: our long day care, Rose Bay Early Years Centre (Scots Rose Bay); and our school-based program at the Early Learning Centre, harnessing their natural curiosity, energy and desire for exploration.

As boys progress in the Preparatory School, they are guided by the link between academic and personal growth in the formative years. When boys enter their final years of Preparatory schooling, they focus on fostering the virtues of compassion, truthfulness, stewardship and ‘servant leadership’ through Scots’ Leadership Program. Enabling boys to develop an understanding of humanity and the importance of interdependence in the world in which they live.

The Senior School is where Scots boys grow into fine young men. As they thrive on their independence and increased confidence, they become brave of heart and bold of mind ready to learn, lead and serve in the community. There is a focus on collaborative learning and boys become increasingly aware of what it means to be a global citizen, to be respectful of different cultures and to take responsibility in one’s community.


As boys develop autonomy, the emphasis shifts to the acquisition of scholarly ways of thinking. Students are exposed to literal, scientific, mathematical, historical, cultural and artistic approaches to understanding the world.


Our aim is that Scots boys graduate as fine young men with courage and conviction in the world.

Co-Curricular Activities

The Scots College has a commitment to inspire and extend the interests, talents and skills of boys. A wide range of Co-Curricular Activities can be passionately pursued at every stage of the Scots journey.


The following Co-Curricular Activities are offered at Scots:

        . Audio Visual Media

        . Cadets

        . Chess

        . Drama

        . Duke of Edinburgh

        . History Society

        . Music

        . Pipes and Drums

        . Public Speaking and Debating

        . Scots Extra Activities (SEA)

        . Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)



    Sport is synonymous with the Scots experience, encouraging boys to discover personal strength through competition and camaraderie. Boys participate in a number of competitions, including the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools (AAGPS) of New South Wales.


    The sports that are offered at Scots include:

        . Academy Sports (AFL, Triathlon, NSWCIS)

        . Athletics

        . Beach Volleyball

        . Basketball

         . Cricket

        . Cross Country

        . Football

        . Rifle Shooting

        . Rowing

        . Rugby

        . Sailing

        . Snowsports

        . Sportfishing

         . Surfing

        . Swimming

        . Table Tennis

        . Tennis

        . Volleyball

        . Water Polo



    Boarders are a vital part of the Scots community.

    Boarding at Scots, available from Year 6 onwards, offers a high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment, where your son is supported to reach his full potential. As a boarder, your son will stay at one of our five Boarding Houses – Aspinall, Fairfax, Kirkland, Macintyre (Years 6 and 7) and Royle where he will be provided with strong Pastoral Care and individual attention, while experiencing the joys of being a part of his House 'family'.


    The Scots College has one of the largest independent bus fleets, covering a wide area in and around Sydney. The College provides subsidised private bus services to students from Monday to Friday.

    School specific government buses travel daily to and from College and are accessible from Rose Bay, Randwick, Maroubra Junction, Maroubra Beach, Bondi Junction and Edgecliff.

    Transport from other Sydney locations is by train, changing at Town Hall, to Edgecliff Station. A school specific government bus will take students from Edgecliff Station to The Scots College.

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    Each year a number of means tested Academic and Music Scholarships are awarded by the College.

    Means-tested bursaries are also available to boys entering Years 7 to 10.

    In order to apply for a Bursary all applicants must have completed the enrolment process and have been offered and accepted a confirmed position at the College.

    Glengarry – Outdoor Education Program

    The Glengarry Outdoor Education Program is a unique experience where each Year 9 student will spend two terms, living and learning in a residential setting.

    Located in the pristine Kangaroo Valley, two hours south west of Sydney, Glengarry is a member of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Council (ORIC) and Outdoors NSW and ACT. Glengarry adheres to the Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAAS), endorsed by the Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) and upholds extensive state-of-the-art safety and risk management procedures. 

    At the heart of Glengarry is our philosophy of experiential learning – that boys need the experiences of excellence, team spirit and adventure to fully realise their inner strengths and individual resources, providing a platform for them to flourish for life.

    The Glengarry Outdoor Education activities include:

        . Bushwalking

        . Bush navigation/orienteering

         . Camp craft

        . Canoeing – flat and white water

        . Caving

        . Community service

        . Cross country running

        . First aid

        . High/low rope challenge course

        . Mountain biking

        . Option hikes

        . Rock climbing and abseiling (indoor/outdoor)

        . ‘Solo’ and bush survival

        . Swimming

    The Glengarry experience is a defining period in the boys' lives. It is often recalled by Old Boys’ of the College as the highlight of their Scots education.

    To find out how your boy can become part of the Scots journey, visit

    About The Scots College:

    Principal: Dr Ian PM Lambert
    School affiliation: Presbyterian
    Established: 1893
    Address: Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023
    Enrolments: Mrs Melissa Capel (Manager of Admissions)
    Enquiries: +61 2 9391 7600

    Innovative Information Communication Technology (ICT) programs and state-of-the-art facilities to engage boys’ learning

    Glengarry – Outdoor Education Program

    Extensive academic, co-curricular activities and sport programs

    Pastoral Care programs to support and nurture the boys