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Scots College

The Scots College, Sydney is one of Australia's oldest and most respected independent boys schools.

The Scots College has a long and proud tradition in Boarding. It opened as a boarding school on its present site in Bellevue Hill in 1895 to cater for boys mainly from the Forbes region of NSW. At present we have approximately 230 boarders in residence from a diverse range of demographic and ethnic backgrounds.

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing quality boarding a major restructure of fees took place in 2003, including a major reduction for boys boarding in years 7 and 8.

The restructure coincides with an extensive refurbishment program to enhance our existing modern facilities that already include a fully equipped and staffed medical clinic; wireless network computing; protected internet access and comfortable recreational areas. Parents can access real-time information about their son’s ongoing educational progress via our unique Scots.NET internet service.

The College accepts boarders (full, weekly or casual) from Year 6 to Year 12 and are situated in five boarding houses around the Bellevue Hill campus. All Preparatory Boarders live together in Macintyre House. Although they are members of one of the Senior Boarding Houses, the younger boys reside together while they adjust to life in secondary school.

Students from Years 9 to 12 live in one of the four Senior Boarding Houses. These are Aspinall House (the original residence of the College) which opened in 1895; Kirkland House, which was purpose built as a boarding house in 1925; Fairfax House which was acquired by the College from the Fairfax family and opened as a boarding house in 1955; and Royle House which originally opened in 1948 but was demolished and rebuilt on its present site in 1975.

The aims of boarding at Scots is to provide boys with a secure and enjoyable environment where they are able to develop to their full potential academically, physically and spiritually. Senior boys are given the opportunities for leadership, while younger boys absorb the feeling of community spirit.

All houses are under the supervision of a Housemaster and Matron who live in residences that are part of the boarding house. All Senior Boarding staff are teachers, trained and experienced in the pastoral needs of boys. Most live in boarding houses with their families, providing a caring family atmosphere for the boys

The boarding experience fosters in each boy an appreciation of the worth of others and the shared benefits of living in a community. Character building values such as selflessness, humility, kindness and sportsmanship are taught and encouraged in a home-away-from-home environment.

School name:Scots College
Address:Victoria Road
Zip & city:NSW 2023 New South Wales
Phone:+61 2 9391 7600

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