St Bernard's College

Victoria, Australia

Location: Victoria, Australia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys

About St Bernard's College

St Bernard's College is an all-boys, independent secondary school with sixth form in Victoria, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school is situated in West Essendon and has approximately 1,400 pupils on record.

St Bernard’s College was founded in 1940 and has been on its current campus since 1963. The school is a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition and strives to be an inclusive learning environment where all members of the community feel welcomed, valued and have a voice. 


Mr Adam Taylor 


St Bernard’s College has a wide range of modern sporting facilities, including a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool, 12 tennis courts, two football grounds, cricket pitches, a mutli-purpose indoor stadium and two basketball courts. There is also a 400-seat Performing Arts and Music Centre, science laboratories and computer rooms.


The independent secondary school offers a broad and balanced curriculum aimed to inspire individuals to reach their personal best across the subject areas. A wide range of extra-curricular activities are also offered, allowing for boys to gain new skills and experiences outside of the classroom. These include drama productions and musicals, trips abroad to countries such as Japan and Kenya, and sports clubs. 

School ethos 

St Bernard’s College strives to be a caring and welcoming learning environment where students have plenty of opportunities to excel spiritually, academically, socially, culturally, morally, physically and emotionally. It is important to the school that students grow as individuals during their time learning, following their vision “Achieving Excellence by Learning and Doing.”


Address: 41 Rosehill Road, Essendon, Victoria, VIC 3040, Australia
Telephone: +61 03 9289 1000