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St Mary's College (Melbourne)


Edmund Rice Campus: 
 11 Westbury StSt Kilda East
Presentation Campus:  
 187 Dandenong Rd, Windsor,

General Overview

Founded in 1878
Number of Students:    500                          
Number of International Students: 10
Countries of Origin of International Students: China, Taiwan
CRICOS Provider Code: 00743E

Website: http://www.stmaryscollege.vic.edu.au

Located in the beautiful inner-city Melbourne suburbs of St Kilda East and Windsor, St Mary’s College is an attractive option for international students wishing to obtain a high-quality Australian education in a well-respected school community. At St Mary’s College all students are encouraged to take a global perspective on their education and to consider the opportunity they have to meaningfully contribute to the world. The College invites international students to study and share their knowledge and culture, and become part of our St Mary’s College community. 

St Mary’s College is a co-educational school proud to welcome international male and female students each year from all over the world. Our international students join the rich history and inclusive community that has been educating young people here for over 140 years. St Mary’s College is a multicultural community, where students of all cultures, religions and backgrounds are welcomed and included. Formerly called Christian Brothers’ College St Kilda, the school changed its name to St Mary’s College in 2020 as it became a fully co-educational school. 

St Mary’s College staff and students are excited to be a part of our International Student Program, providing both domestic and overseas students with the opportunity to interact and learn from each other. Our International Student Program is fully integrated within all the College’s domestic year level programs and learning areas, affording our international students the opportunity to make strong connections with Australian students, and to further develop both their spoken and written English language skills. 

We offer an innovative and challenging secondary (Years 7-12) curriculum, including our VCE qualification program. This allows students a wide range of subjects and flexibility in their choices, and prepares them for university entry applications. We also offer VCAL and VET options. 

St Mary’s College offers international students:
  • A central location, only 6km from the Melbourne Central Business District and with excellent public transport links, close to the beach, lakes, and metropolitan city facilities such as pools, shops, and parklands 
  • Homestay choices within 30 minutes of the school
  • Practical programs that encourage student participation, teamwork, leadership and mentoring 
  • A wide range of VCE subjects offered 
  • A range of co-curricular activities including music, sport and the arts
  • A comprehensive Pastoral Care Program Access to two adjacent historic campuses with modern learning spaces, heritage listed buildings, iconic grounds, indoor swimming pool, music centre, senior studies centre, two libraries and technology facilities including design, textiles, cooking and woodwork 
  • English, Chinese, Japanese and Italian language classes 
  • Staff who are fluent in Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Italian
  • Experienced and dedicated College leaders, teachers and support staff 
  • A dedicated International Student Coordinator

Underpinning the St Mary’s College International Student Program is the need to assist the transition of our international students from another cultural environment and a different style of learning, to life and study in Australia. Along with contemporary classroom opportunities, implicit in the program is a strategy of wellbeing that connects our students with each other, with their classmates, with their learning and with the school, providing overseas students with a sense of belonging.