The Scots Advantage
The Scots College is more than just a school for boys – the College prepares boys to succeed in a world that is constantly being reinvented. The Brave Hearts Bold Minds education philosophy guides us to support every boy at every stage of development to become a confident, well-grounded young man of integrity, who will, in turn, reinvent his world. Fine Scots boys leave the College as young men with a strong sense of identity, values and character. This is the Scots Advantage.
Graduate Profile
“We seek to cultivate a body of graduates who are well-rounded, successful men of faith and independent mind, who influence their nation for the greater good and who strive to be worthy of their forefathers.” The Strategic Intent of The Scots College, 2016-2025
Education Philosophy
“We are all measured by what sort of people we have become. At The Scots College, we strive to foster brave hearts and bold minds in every Scots boy through challenges and passion born of adventure.” Dr Ian PM Lambert, Principal
At Scots, we value the quest for excellence through adventure, curiosity, creativity and growth. The College is committed to a culture of high expectations, through which boys can become creative, confident and accomplished learners. Our desired learning outcome is young men who embody right heartedness, right thinking and right action. With brave hearts and bold minds, our Scots boys are prepared for a future that is yet to be invented.
Learning Offering
Our students live in a globally interconnected world where digital technologies are rapidly disrupting and reshaping the world of work. At Scots, we understand that the valued skills of the early 21st century are complex communication, creativity, collaboration and critical reflection. Through our transformational learning and teaching experiences, graduates of The Scots College will be:
  • fine young men of integrity and principle who support each other in their quest for excellence
  • globally connected citizens prepared to embrace the excitement and challenges of the 21st century
  • empowered technology users
  • able to draw on their capacities to think critically, collaboratively, creatively and communicate effectively
  • passionate and purpose-driven to make a significant positive difference to the world.
Academic Excellence
“A Scots education brings the students into contact with the brightest researchers, practical achievers and creative dreamers, and trains them in the type of critical thinking that leads to significant advances in knowledge and understanding.” Dr Ian PM Lambert, Principal
At The Scots College, we know what is required for boys to flourish and excel in numerous areas. Through our Academic, extensive Co-Curricular Activities and Sport programs, Scots boys are positioned to achieve not only their academic potential but their all-round best. While following the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Kindergarten to Year 12 syllabuses, our curriculum is specifically tailored for boys. Our approach is research and evidence based, utilising the latest technology to engage students in enriching experiences. The Scots teaching staff, tutor groups and Pastoral Care program collectively support boys to achieve their broader academic goals and continue to develop as individuals. To learn more about our academic achievements, read the full report of The Scots College 2019 HSC Results and NAPLAN Results.
The Scots College Research Centre exists to support the College’s approach to fostering excellence in education through research, built upon our philosophy of developing young men with brave hearts and bold minds. The Centre’s objectives are to:
  • encourage and coordinate the research-led practice of staff and students in the College
  • contribute to staff training
  • locate, assess for suitability and implement the world’s best practice in boys education
  • build the College’s reputation as a thought-leader and contributor to the information economy
  • support institutional research, building on the College’s efficacy as a leading Christian educator of boys.

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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.