Life is Co-Ed and so are we

From 2023

In 2023 St Aloysius College proudly takes a bold step towards the future, becoming the first Catholic co-educational secondary school to serve the vibrant, multicultural City of Melbourne. Co-education will commence with the first intake of Year 7 boys in 2023. Subsequent years will continue to welcome boys through the Year 7 intake until St Aloysius becomes fully co-educational in 2028..

Our College

Everyone who joins St Aloysius College becomes part of an exciting journey which is already over 180 years in the making!

Who would have thought that when the venerable Mother Catherine Elizabeth McAuley (1778-1841) founded a congregation of religious sisters in Dublin, Ireland in 1831 – the beginnings of the Sisters of Mercy – that their values of hospitality, passion, justice, respect, service and courage would continue to be the driving forces behind all our educational programs.

Catherine McAuley visualized the education of women as a means to effect social change and help women to discover and to achieve to their full potential – we are still very much committed to these ideals. Catherine’s philosophy of education can be read in her own words:

"The simplest and most practical lesson I know…is to resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow"​

Catherine McAuley
Founder of Mercy Education

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130 Years

For over 130 years the staff and students of St Aloysius College have followed these sentiments – we are incredibly proud of the following milestones in our journey of learning.


Founding of St Aloysius College

  • 1887

Opening of Convent and School Room

  • 1891

School known as ‘St Aloysius Ladies’ College’

  • 1920s

Building of school commenced

  • 1939

Buildings opened

  • 1941
1960s + 70s

Building works continued with additional classrooms, Science Lab, Hall, Library, Home Economics and Hall built

  • 1960s + 70s

College Centenary

  • 1987


Science and technology areas built

Gymnasium established in Boundary Road

  • 2003

125 year anniversary celebrations

  • 2012

Update of College Logo and Mission Statement

  • 2014


Completion of Year 7 and C-Block classroom upgrades

  • 2014

Completion of a dedicated STEM centre

  • 2015

Opening of Admin Block renovations

  • 2016

College 130 year Celebrations, Building Naming Ceremonies and completion of College Masterplan

  • 2017

Works commenced on Arts Precinct funded through a Federal Grant and College reserves

  • 2018