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Mercedes College

Mercedes College

540 Fullarton Road, Springfield, SA 5062, Australia

+61 8 8372 3200



Mercedes College
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1954
Status Private
Principal Mr Peter Daw
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 5-18
Day fees per annum AUS$8,725 - AUS$14,110
Average Class Size 28
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:28
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Roxanne Russo
MYP Coordinator Ashley Coats
PYP Coordinator Shane Murphy
Associations CIS,IB

Mercedes College is a contemporary school in a historical setting positioned at the base of the Adelaide foothills overlooking the South Australian coastline. It was established in 1954 by the Sisters of Mercy, and inherited their established traditions to develop a strong mercy culture embraced by the school community.

Mercedes is the only Catholic school in South Australia to offer curriculum provided by the International Baccalaureate from Reception through to Year 12. It became one of the first schools in Australia to provide the IB Diploma in 1990, and followed with the Middle Years Programme in 1995 and Primary Years Programme in 1997. With more than 25 years' experience, Mercedes prides itself on being a South Australian leader in IB education, and was recently commended by the IBO for its implementation of the MYP in particular.

A Mercedes College education is fundamentally based upon students having an opportunity to undergo rigorous study in a supportive and caring environment. The IB programmes supply the framework for the Australian curriculum to provide students with a world class education and subjects most relevant to young Australians in the 21st Century.

The College is proud of its culture of academic excellence, which saw 91 per cent of the Class of 2017 receive first round tertiary offers, but is also committed to supporting students beyond the classroom. A range of pastoral care programmes are designed to help develop the whole person. The College works to build strong relationships, positive emotions, personal resilience and healthy lifestyles through a range of academic, creative, sporting, musical, expressive and spiritual pursuits.

The College is guided by its Catholic identity, but many students are of other faiths or denominations. They are warmly welcomed and harmoniously settle into the College community. While morning prayer and celebrations are observed following the Catholic faith, students study and respect global religions to ensure each has a comprehensive understanding of religions from all over of the world as part of a focus on international mindedness.

Mercedes College has maintained a strong commitment to fostering international understanding and awareness of others. The College was the first Australian school to become an associate member of the Council of International Schools, and has welcomed international students since 1983, who continue to form an integral part of the student body.

For more information on Mercedes College please visit www.mercedes.catholic.edu.au