Originally opened on St Kilda Road in Melbourne city in 1949, Mount Scopus Memorial College was the first co-educational Jewish day school in Melbourne to serve a student population of 143. Today the campus has moved to Burwood with adjoining campuses at St Kilda East and Caulfield South to cater for over 1500 eager students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The college is renowned for its outstanding Victorian Certification of Education (VCE) results in year after year, and is routinely listed as one of the top-performing schools in the state.
The Jewish ethos is an integral part of its structured learning curriculum and wider extra-curricular activities. The school’s mission to assist their students to grow into knowledgeable and proud bearers of their Jewish and Australian heritage who are ready and equipped to play their part in society.
The syllabus provides Jewish learning within a Modern Orthodox and Zionist framework, that enables each student to make an informed choice as to the meaning of their Jewish identity.
The college is also proud to take part in the Sherut Leumi program where each year four Israeli women are sent to the college as part of their Israeli National Service. In conjunction with this, the Ulpan program offers tenth-grade students the opportunity to travel to Israel for a 6-13-week exchange to experience the culture first-hand. Both programs are a unique experience for all those involved, giving students personal experience in modern Jewish life practices.
Performing arts are also considered a fundamental part of school life at Mount Scopus Memorial College. With specialised drama and dance electives available to students, extensive instrumental and music studies and a well-regarded theatre program. The performing arts calendar is one filled with musicals, school plays and music soirees, satisfying all creative spirits.
With notable alumni spanning from highly regarded fashion designers, politicians, entertainment entrepreneurs, actors & actresses, filmmakers, researchers and technologists, Mount Scopus is an undeniable foundation for any young mind.