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Residential Life

Residential Life

Boarding students go through two important rites of passage at once: moving up to secondary school and living away from home. Our Residential Life programme, with its high staff to student ratio, supports your son emotionally and academically through this exciting time of growing independence.

He'll be part of a tight-knit community of 170 boys, from Years 7 to 12, who come from rural WA, inter-state and overseas. Here, he'll make friendships that last a lifetime.

Our programme is structured to ensure he feels known and valued. Each of our three Residential Houses has a Housemother, whose role is to provide emotional support for your son and act as a link between the college and your family.

Also keeping a close watch on his total well-being will be the Head of Year, an academic staff member who lives on-site and is the central point of contact for boarders, teachers and parents. If needed, they will draw on the expertise of our registered nurses, school psychologist, Chaplain and other support staff.

We know boys, especially those from the country, need plenty of space - his new home away from home overlooks 15 hectares of playing fields. It's in the heart of one of Perth's most sought after locations, between the Swan River and Indian Ocean, and a short train ride to Perth or Fremantle.

Residential Life at Scotch College:

  • Available for Years 7 to 12
  • A community of 170 boys from rural WA, inter-state and overseas
  • Stunning location overlooking the College's playing fields
  • The highest ratio of teachers for extra academic help
  • Excellent student leadership programme
  • Unique structure and year group themes

Australian Boarding Schools Association

Scotch College is proud to be a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association.

Do you live in Regional WA?

We would love to see you at a Field Day, our Boarding Staff attend Field Day events to meet future, present and past Scotch families. - to find out where we will be click here