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The Scots College ScotsX pilot program launched in 2023 with a diverse group of 20 Year 8 boys. It has been a significant leap forward in Scots vision for Reinventing Education.

ScotsX is a parallel ‘school within a school’ experience, redesigning learning together with a team of expert adults, without the fixed mindset of ‘what a school should be’. Rigorously focused on personal, team and academic formation, it aims to give boys the finest preparation for thriving at Glengarry and in whatever pathways they choose beyond.

ScotsX personalises education to each boy’s strengths and needs, challenging him to grow and achieve. As part of the College’s new Middle School, ScotsX takes the best of the traditions of The Scots College and levels it up with the best of innovative approaches to forming young men for success.

Unlike a traditional schooling experience where boys move between ten subjects in six periods each day, with very little time beyond the classroom, ScotsX is designed around three distinct modes of ‘active learning’. Boys learn the same Stage 4 knowledge and skills as prescribed by NESA, but through a different, integrated approach.

  • Mastery Training: Boys have a highly structured yet personalisable pathway informed by the best research in the learning sciences, to develop their knowledge and skills in literacy and numeracy.
  • Quests: Boys compete together on compelling real-world projects to develop their integrated knowledge and their collaboration and communication skills.
  • Coaching: Boys engage in rich coaching and leading activities with their teachers, parents, older and younger boys and experts beyond the school, to develop their leadership and find their calling.

To learn more about the ScotsX program and to hear from our parents, please watch the video below.

The Scots College is a proud member of the following associations.

The Presbyterian Church (New South Wales) Property Trust T/A The Scots College, Sydney Australia
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William Elder


Mr Alan Elder was born in Scotland and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age. He attended The Scots College for all his schooling, graduating in 1944. He played 1st XI Cricket and was a member of the College Cadet Unit. After leaving school Mr Elder studied accountancy and retained a life-long love of the College, especially the Pipes and Drums. Mr Elder never married, however the significant bequest he left will allow his Scots family to remember him through the Lang Walker Business Centre.