Welcoming, nurturing and empowering all students, St Mary's College is a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition. We are the only co-educational Catholic secondary school in inner-city Melbourne. Our values of Respect - Justice - Compassion - Inclusivity - Courage guide our learning and inspire our students to shape a better world for all.
Operating across two adjacent campuses in St Kilda East - Years 7,8 and 10, and Windsor - Years 9, 11 and 12, strategically provides students the space and support to develop and provides leadership opportunities across all Year levels. Our education occurs through a moral and social lens, value driven with a strong community and history.
At St Mary’s College, our students are active participants in their learning. They are empowered to think and act for themselves and explore aspects of their learning that ignite their passions and become lifelong learners.
We believe that great teachers equal great teaching. Our teachers are transformative. They place students at the centre of their professional lives, engaging with professional learning and strategic priorities around improving student outcomes. Our teachers use high-impact strategies and strive for a close connection with parents and students. They make the most of our flexible learning spaces, resources and technologies. Our teachers challenge and inspire students, valuing the inherent dignity and worth of every student.
Our care for students is based upon the belief that every individual holds intrinsic worth and is of infinite value. We are a safe school, a school where students feel a strong sense of belonging and where each student’s story is known. At St Mary’s College, our evidence-based pastoral program educates, supports and guides young people to realise their worth and use their strengths to become thoughtful, active global citizens who make a positive difference to our world.
St Mary’s College is made up of modern, inspiring learning spaces, heritage listed buildings, iconic grounds and a bold master plan. Our students enjoy a beautiful oval, indoor heated pool, performance halls, state of the art science rooms, food tech, textiles, chapel, VCE student study area and library resource centers at both campuses. We are convieniently located to transport with trams, trains and buses outside our doors, students enjoy the independence of travelling to our College for the inner-city educational experience.
We partner with our families to instill a deep sense of respect, justice and belonging in our students that transcends the classroom. Everything we do to teach and support students is built on the fabric of love, values, beliefs and habits each family instils throughout their child's life and we welcome the involvement of parents and families in our College community.