Suzanne Cory High School is a co-educational, selective entry government school for Years 9-12, and the only one of its kind in Melbourne's western suburbs.
Established in 2011, Suzanne Cory provides highly able students with an individually tailored and challenging educational experience, leading to outstanding outcomes and pathways into tertiary education. The school has a total enrolment of 875 students from Years 9 to 12 coming from 84 different schools of origin, with government and non-government schools equally represented.
The educational focus of the school is to provide a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum for students who are intellectually and creatively gifted, in conjunction with a rich co-curricular program designed to extend their learning.
The comprehensive curriculum and teaching and learning model practised within the school is based on internationally recognised best practice research on high levels of student learning achievement.
Suzanne Cory High School was established in 2011 as a coeducational selective entry school in the western region of Melbourne. The school provides highly able students with an individually challenging educational experience leading to outstanding outcomes and pathways into tertiary education.
To be considered for a place at Suzanne Cory High School, prospective students must first sit a compulsory entrance examination. The entrance examinations occur mid-year for enrolment in the following year, and are conducted by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
Our curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of students, compacting the school curriculum to enable a faster pace of learning, accelerating the entry of students into VCE as appropriate, and enriching and broadening the educational experience of our uniquely talented students.
In addition to our comprehensive school curriculum, Suzanne Cory High School offers students a robust Co-Curricular Program designed to develop students’ citizenship, creativity, and leadership skills, and both enriches and extends students learning and school engagement.
“Respect. Aspiration. Contribution. These are the essential values of a Suzanne Cory education.”
As a selective entry school, Suzanne Cory provides academically gifted and talented students with the environment and support they need to achieve their best. This ethos is reflected in the excellent results our students achieve at both VCE and throughout the curriculum.
Suzanne Cory High School is one of only four Selective Entry Schools in Victoria. Unlike SEAL Programs, Selective Entry Schools are specifically designed for academically gifted students, and provide them with the environment and curriculum necessary to achieve their full potential.
Learn more about the activities and curriculum of Suzanne Cory High School from a student’s perspective. Our newsletter archive is available to read online, and provides an insight into the unique day to day experience of a selective entry school.
Professor Suzanne Cory is one of Australia's most distinguished molecular biologists, and the namesake of our school. Learn more about her contributions to Australian science, and how her legacy informs the philosophy and educational approach of Suzanne Cory High School.
Suzanne Cory High School’s annual report and strategic plan provide a strong mandate for the government of our school. We invite all current and prospective parents to familiarise themselves with the school’s achievements and future goals.
Suzanne Cory High School’s facilities are state-of-the-art, and provide our students with opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Take a virtual tour of the Auditorium and performance space, Strength and Conditioning Centre, and school grounds.