St Stanislaus' College exists as a Catholic Day and Boarding school for boys with a population of over 600 – 426 locally from Bathurst and the surrounding towns and a boarding contingent of 120 students mainly from farms in the far west of NSW.
Academically, St Stanislaus' College is in a very strong position demonstrating this by constantly receiving NSW Board of Studies Honour Roll listings in the Higher School Certificate. These results are attained across a range of subjects that assist students enter Tertiary Institutions for many well-credentialed courses such as Medicine, Law, Education, Veterinary Science and Engineering.
The focus at St Stanislaus' College is on maintaining small class sizes so that those students that require extension and remediation are able to receive the support that is necessary for their continual development.
The success of St Stanislaus' College in the Arts was demonstrated again recently to the city of Bathurst when the production ‘West Side Story’ was presented to the community. The production allowed the students that excel in drama, music and those that wish to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, to be showcased in front of audiences that at some stages exceeded 400 guests. St Stanislaus' College is committed to providing experiences to our students in these areas as it assists them to develop into well-rounded young men.
The religious mission at St Stanislaus' College focuses on the work of St Vincent de Paul and his commitment to the poor and disadvantaged. The students of St Stanislaus’ College are offered the chance to participate in this mission by assisting those within the community and abroad to live a more fulfilling life, often undertaking charitable events such as Walk Against Want, the Red Shield Appeal and other religious festivals such as World Youth Day and Manna Fest.
In co-curricular pursuits, St Stanislaus' College has a strong reputation for its skill and dedication in the sporting arena. St. Stanislaus’ College is a member of the ISA (Independent Schools Association) which provides an opportunity to compete against some of the best schools in New South Wales. Throughout the summer and winter months, fixtures are hosted at Stannies and students regularly travel to Sydney via bus, to compete in sports such as Basketball, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Cricket, Cross Country, Athletics and Swimming. The emphasis is on providing opportunities, developing camaraderie and sportsmanship.