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Wesley College Melbourne - Elsternwick Campus

Wesley College Melbourne - Elsternwick Campus

5 Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick, VIC 3185, Australia

+61 3 8102 6808



Wesley College Melbourne - Elsternwick Campus
School type Coeducational Day
Principal Mr Nick Evans
Co-ed Age Range 3-15
Number of pupils 402
Curriculum IBMYP, IBPYP
Language of Instruction English

A True Education

Wesley College is a leading coeducational, open-entry, IB World School. Established more than 150 years ago, the College has enriched the lives of thousands of students throughout its history.

At the heart of Wesley's approach to education is our commitment to developing well rounded individuals who aspire to achieve their personal best in all areas of learning.

The College supports the development of every girl and boy from early childhood years through to Senior School, across three Melbourne campuses.

  • Elsternwick: Three-year-olds to Year 9
  • Glen Waverley: Three-year-olds to Year 12
  • St Kilda Road: Three-year-olds to Year 12

At Wesley, learning extends beyond the traditional school space to a variety of settings and contexts. Some of these unique opportunities include:

  • a Year 9 residential program in Clunes
  • three Outdoor Education Camps
  • year 10 induction program at the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in the Kimberley, Western Australia
  • specialist international and local tours to support students' learning.

Boarding at Wesley

Wesley's contemporary boarding facility, Learning in Residence, is designed for students in Years 9 to 12, who come from metropolitan Melbourne, rural Australia, and international locations across Asia and Europe.

Facilities consist of two-storey residences featuring twin-share rooms with ensuites, common living spaces, private and group study areas and a central courtyard.

Boarders experience outstanding academic mentoring, pastoral care, and a range of cocurricular opportunities, promoting intellectual, emotional, physical, social and spiritual development. Full-time and weekly boarding options are available.

Academic Excellence

Wesley is a leading Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) school.

In 2019, 59% of Year 12 students studied the Victorian Certificate of Education VCE, and 41% studied the IB DP.

Each year, more than 50% of our students accept offers from The University of Melbourne and Monash.

Here are some highlights of their achievements:

  • The IB DP median ATAR was 93.40
  • The Wesley combined median ATAR for VCE and IB DP was 88.05
  • For international students, the combined median ATAR for VCE and IB DP was 91.30
  • Three Wesley students achieved the highest possible ATAR of 99.95
  • 41% of Wesley students attained an ATAR of 90.00 and above, placing them in the top 10% of the equivalent Year 12 cohort in Australia
  • 147 perfect study/subject scores were attained across the VCE (VCE study score of 50) and IB DP (subject score of 7) cohorts
  • The combined percentage of VCE 40+ Study Scores and IB DP 6+ Subject Scores was 32%
  • 99% of students received a first round tertiary offer

A balanced education

At Wesley, we offer a comprehensive curriculum, which enables students to reach their full potential.

Wesley is the first authorised IB World School in Victoria to offer the IB curriculum framework from early childhood learning through to Year 12.

Wesley's open, inclusive, safe and vibrant environment nurtures and stimulates each individual to develop as an active and responsible physical, emotional, intellectual social and spiritual being.

Students are offered a rich variety of opportunities that promote academic excellence and cocurricular learning. Individual student interests are supported through a range of extension and enrichment programs, including visual and performing arts, sport, music, outdoor education and community service.

Wesley students have won countless awards for their outstanding achievements in debating, music, visual arts, drama, literary festivals, and in national academic competitions.


Wesley has produced many outstanding alumni. The diversity of their achievements reflects the breadth of opportunities available at the College.

Notable alumni include:

  • Commonwealth ministers, senators and representatives
  • State ministers, legislative councillors and representatives
  • Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallists, Test cricketers, Test netballers and tennis professionals
  • High Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and Family Court Judges and Magistrates
  • 13 Rhodes Scholars
  • Internationally recognised award winners, including Nobel Prize, Kyoto Prize and Victoria Cross recipients.