Wesley College Melbourne is a coeducational, open-entry school of the Uniting Church with a rich tradition and a liberal, broadly based curriculum. Opened on 18 January 1866, Wesley has enriched the lives of thousands of young people for over 150 years.
In addition, the Year 9 residential program operates in Clunes, and there are three outdoor education camps in Victoria, near Paynesville, Healesville and Portland, and the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School.
Wesley College is one of the top International Baccalaureate Schools in Australia, offering a wide range of academic choices for senior students (see Curriculum). Students from all backgrounds, countries, religions and cultures study at Wesley because of our excellent educational reputation, facilities and student support.
Graduating students move on with much more than an ATAR score - each has been encouraged to aspire to achieve excellence and personal best in all areas of endeavour. The majority of students are offered a place at either The University of Melbourne or Monash University. Students applying to study at The University of Melbourne may receive preferential entry, through the Melbourne Schools Partnership International, of which Wesley College is a member.
This is a splendid testament to the teachers at Wesley who, every year, create many individual stories of success. Many graduates from the college continue their studies at major Australian universities. In addition, others choose international universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, to study in fields such as medicine, law, commerce, politics, science and information technology.
Wesley College offers a broad curriculum, balanced approach to learning, concern for the whole student and the provision of opportunities for all young people to know, to do, to live with and to be within an innovative and caring environment.
In Years 9 and 10, the curriculum enables students to develop the skills they will need to prepare for the academic rigour of senior studies, in addition to becoming responsible citizens in a global society.
In Years 11 and 12, a very wide range of subject choices is offered across:
Wesley College has a wide range of co-curricular programs to support students' learning, including performing and visual arts programs, sport, social service and outdoor education programs.
Past students include two Prime Ministers, 21 politicians, a Nobel Laureate, 33 Olympic athletes, 13 Rhodes Scholars, five Supreme Court judges, one High Court judge, plus many other prominent Australian figures.