At St Leonard's College, we support young people to discover talents, interests and values that not only prepare them for further education, but which stay with them for life.

From humble beginnings – with eight enrolled students in a church hall in 1914 – we have grown to become Bayside's leading independent, truly coeducational school for students from Early Learning to year 12. The last century has seen many developments at St Leonard's College, but through all this growth and change one thing has remained consistent: our unwavering commitment to providing our students with an education for life. Our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed to develop the whole person – head, heart and soul – and to provide each individual student with the skills and personal qualities they need to be the best they can be.

Vision and Values Our College Vision is to provide our students with an education for life. We foster in our young people the personal qualities necessary for lifelong learning. Through inspiring and caring teachers, and in a physically, emotionally and spiritually safe coeducational environment, St Leonard’s College provides an exemplary innovative education for its students, enriched by the traditions of its heritage.
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Outstanding Grounds and Facilities

St Leonard’s offers our students the very best learning environments to thrive in. From the indoor swimming centre through to award-winning STEM spaces, complemented by a new systems engineering centre due for completion in 2020, along with a new performing arts centre and purpose-built year 12 centre. Our learning spaces have been designed to foster creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.

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Board of Directors College Council Our St Leonard's College Council, constituted by a board of directors, is responsible for the setting of our strategic goals. Our College Council is charged with the responsibility of applying the highest standards of corporate governance, as well as for ensuring our ongoing viability.
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College Publications

Our College publications are a valuable source of information and insight into the quality of a St Leonard’s education. View our latest College Prospectus for a comprehensive overview of Bayside's leading independent coeducational school, or peruse our recent Network magazine featuring the latest College news.

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Established 1914 College History Our story began in 1914 with eight students attending classes in a church hall in Brighton. Since then we have grown, moved, innovated, changed and developed to become what we are today – Bayside’s leading independent, truly coeducational school.
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Parent Community

Parents play a vital role, not just in the lives of their own children, but in the life of all who study, work and play at our College.

When you join St Leonard’s College you become part of a community of parents who work in partnership with us to support our vision to provide an education for life to all students. The College is very fortunate to have a vibrant and committed parent community, and parents are welcome to involve themselves in whichever activities interest them, whether it be attending coffee mornings, joining a special interest group, participating in parent yoga and fitness classes, or becoming a member of the Community Choir or Book Club.

Parents are involved in fundraising activities that benefit the College and its projects. Our parents work in many ways to ensure we can continue to offer outstanding opportunities to all students, now and in the future. The annual St Leonard’s College Community Day Fair is the College’s largest fundraiser, and has been organised by a parent committee for over 60 years. Other groups work to support specific projects, such as our Indigenous program and Hart Theatre Company.

Our International Friends Group is a voluntary group that aims to assist with the smooth transition of both international and interstate families into the College community and to the Melbourne lifestyle. The group offers support, friendship and a variety of social activities. Meetings are held from 2.00pm – 3.15pm on the third Thursday of each month during term time in the Harefield Long Room. In addition to the monthly meetings held at the College, some of the social activities include coffee mornings, book club, lunches, evenings with partners, movie outings, weekends away and various excursions to explore Melbourne and its surrounds.