Scotch College is recognised as one of Australia's leading boys schools since its foundation in 1897. Throughout its long history, the School has upheld a tradition of excellence that is reflected in a wide and progressive curriculum. Scotch is a member of the Uniting Church, which was inaugurated in Australia in 1977 and was formed by the union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Christian values and ethics encompass all our teaching practices. The figure of Christ serves as an example of personal commitment, encouraging a Christian perspective of the world's needs and cares. At Scotch College, learning is more than an academic pursuit; it is a total picture which provides a balance between a student's intellectual, physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs. Scotch's tradition of individuality, excellence, and community is a trademark of our students; it is the cornerstone on which our School was built and the heritage for its future.