THE SCOTS COLLEGE
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
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.
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
Duke of Edinburgh
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,
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
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
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:
Canoeing – flat and white water
Cross country running
High/low rope challenge course
Rock climbing and abseiling
‘Solo’ and bush survival
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 www.tsc.nsw.edu.au.
About The Scots College:
Principal: Dr Ian PM Lambert
School affiliation: Presbyterian
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
Pastoral Care programs to support and nurture the boys