An Education for Life

A St Leonard’s College education provides wonderfully diverse opportunities for students to thrive; opportunities provided in an unrivalled atmosphere of love and commitment to developing the whole child.

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Bayside’s School of Choice

We are one of Australia's premier independent co-educational schools, educating students from ELC3 to Year 12. For over 100 years we have provided young people with outstanding educational experiences in an environment that nurtures and develops the whole person – head, heart and soul. Our students excel academically and enjoy access to first-class facilities and an outstanding array of cocurricular experiences. Learn More

Exceptional education tailored to each age and stage

Our highly acclaimed programs are informed by the very best global research, designed to develop the necessary knowledge, attributes, values and skills that allow our students to confidently engage with the world around them.

Our ELC follows the world-renowned Reggio Emilia approach, providing an enriching and stimulating educational program for children aged three to five years.

Our McMillan House Junior School offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme - an inquiry-based approach to learning incorporating personal, social and international values.

Our unique program for years 5 and 6 offers specialist educators across all subjects; students learn mathematics from a mathematician and science from a scientist, providing them with the ideal environment for engagement and agency.

Our Middle School programs are designed to assist student’s academic and personal development during this exciting time of change and growth with an incredibly diverse range of opportunities to explore.

Our Senior School students are offered the valuable choice between the VCE or IBDP. Our programs are designed to support our students’ successful transition into the world beyond our school gates.

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Inspiring Innovations

Outstanding New Learning Facilities

2020 saw the completion of our new purpose-built Year 12 centre, a world-class performing arts centre, and a systems engineering centre including two new STEM laboratories, ensuring our students have access to the most innovative learning spaces designed to inspire. Learn More

Latest News

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St Leonard’s College is delighted to have been selected to host the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero ‘Education that Matters’ conference in March 2022. 

This international conference will focus on themes that invite participants to reflect on what and how students should learn in order to thrive in today’s complex world. St Leonard’s College teachers attending this event will gain invaluable professional development, hearing from global leaders in education. Harvard’s Project Zero researchers will highlight their acclaimed work on Leading Learning & Change, Promoting Civic Engagement, Creating a Culture of Thinking, Developing Agency by Design, Growing Up in the Digital Age, and Making Learning Visible.

To learn more about this event please visit