Ballarat Clarendon College is a school where learning comes first. It is a coeducational school associated with the Uniting Church in Australia, enrolling students from Early Learning to Year 12. Clarendon has a Junior (ELC to Year 4) campus in Mair Street, Ballarat, a Years 5 to 12 campus in Sturt Street, Ballarat and a third campus on King Island where Year 9 students spend one term each year.
Most students live in Ballarat and surrounding districts and attend as day students. However, there are 150 boarding places which are filled by students mainly from regional Victoria and southern New South Wales, supplemented by a small number from overseas.
As a school, we are focussed on learning, in all contexts. Students are provided with a comprehensive range of learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom.
The school has achieved a fine academic record over the last ten years and based on VCE exam results and NAPLAN data we have been consistently the highest-performing regional school in Victoria and at a national level.
Our programs, teaching and policy frameworks support the principles of Australian democracy, including:
- elected government
- the rule of law
- equal rights for all before the law
- freedom of religion
- freedom of speech and association
- the values of openness and tolerance