The Geelong College, a leading Victorian day and boarding school
The Geelong College is a leading Victorian school from Early Learning to VCE with boarding from Year 7. The College is situated on two campuses in central Geelong, southwest of Melbourne, and has strong links to the beautiful surrounding coastal and rural areas.
The Geelong College aims to provide an inspiring education where all students can learn how to learn, flourish, be innovative and aspire to futures that harness their many skills and abilities.
We aim for our students to be respectful and to confidently develop their academic, emotional, physical, social and spiritual potential.
The Geelong College also seeks to provide learning experiences that shape personal development in ways that prepare students to positively contribute to society.
Our College Values
Members of the College community aspire to and are guided by these values:
Integrity with compassion
Community with diversity
Aspiration with humility
Respect with grace
Endeavour with courage
Boarding with us
With just 50 boys and 50 girls in our boarding houses The Geelong College boarding community is tight-knit. Students get to know others from diverse backgrounds and make great friends with boarders and boarding staff. It is perhaps the magic ingredient, being in a small and diverse environment challenges our boarders to step outside of themselves and learn from, and with, others every day. Most boarders genuinely love their time at Mossgiel and Mackie.
During the week there is sport training and study after school, but boarders still have a couple of hours after school a few nights per week and time on weekends to relax at the boarding house or go out with friends. Boarding staff always know where they are and when they will be back, but there is a level of independence and trust.
Each week night boarders have two hours of study time when they work undistracted on homework, projects or revision. Qualified academic tutors (usually College teachers) provide learning support, and House Tutors are available for additional guidance. There are no phones and no access to social media during study time. It is easy to see why boarders do well academically, when everyone else is studying there is nothing to do but study so there are no arguments and it quickly becomes a habit that stands them in good stead later in life.
For the most part our boarding staff are also teachers at the school which means that pastoral care and academic support happen organically as well as through structured pathways, and that the boarding staff become friends, confidants and parental figures quickly.
Our boarders develop independence and thoughtfulness, they become appreciative of their families and really engaged over their time at The Geelong College, and we are proud of the people they become.
Find out more at www.geelongcollege.vic.edu.au or phone our Admissions team on (03) 5226 3156.
- Boarding Years Offered
- 7 - 12 Co-ed
- School Years Offered
- EL - 12
- Number of Boarders
- Number of Day Students
- Number of Girls
- Number of Boys
- Religious Affiliation
- Uniting Church
- Tuition Only
- Year 7 $27,772 - Year 12 $32,544
- Boarding Only
- Year 7 - $14,136 - Year 12 $26,248
- Sibling Discount
- 2nd child 5% tuition and 15% boarding, 3rd child 10% tuition and 20% boarding, 4th and subsequent children 15% tuition and 20% boarding.
- Indigenous Scholarship Programme
- International Baccalaureate
- CRICOS provider
(Full Fee Paying Overseas Students)
- Boarding Scholarships Years 7 - 11
- Academic Scholarships Years 7 - 11
- Music Scholarships Years 7 - 11
- General Excellence Years 7 - 11
Open Day Dates
- 9.15am – 12.30pm
- 9.15am – 12.30pm
- 9.15am – 12.30pm