From our Acting Principal

Welcome to St Leonard's College - Bayside's school of choice and one of Melbourne's leading independent schools.

Since 1914, St Leonard’s College has provided our young people with exceptional learning experiences. Generations of Leonardians have thrived, enjoying the incredibly diverse opportunities on offer at our College; opportunities that are offered in an unparalleled atmosphere of love and an unwavering commitment to developing the whole child – head, heart and soul. Our students excel academically and enjoy access to first-class facilities and an outstanding array of cocurricular experiences

St Leonard’s attracts the very best teachers from around the world who are dedicated to nurturing our students academically, morally, spiritually and culturally. They are adept at developing our young people’s sense of agency, independence and confidence. Through this process, they help them to uncover talents, passions, values and interests that not only prepare them for the next stage of their education but remain with them for life.

We seek to develop selfless global citizens with a strong sense of commitment and contribution to the local, national and global communities they are a part of.

A renowned leader in education, St Leonard’s College was the first single-sex independent school in the state to introduce coeducation and outdoor education in 1972. We were the first Victorian school, and the first Australian independent school to introduce the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in 1982. 2022 marks our 50-year celebration of coeducation and outdoor education, and 40-year celebration as a World IB School.

2022 also marks the commencement of our 10th Principal, Mr Peter Clague, who will lead the College from August 2022. Peter is an accomplished Principal with over 30 years’ experience, leading two prestigious independent schools in the last fifteen years. Peter’s values and experience complement St Leonard’s educational innovation and excellence and we look forward to him joining us later this year.

I invite you to explore the full array of benefits a St Leonard’s College education can offer your child by booking a tour to see firsthand our outstanding facilities and to learn more about our programs.

Pat Kenny
Acting Principal