Selective entry high schools

​Providing for academic high-achievers

Selective entry high schools provide an educationally enriched environment for academically high-achieving students.

There are currently four selective entry high schools in Victoria for students in Years 9-12: a male student and a female student smiling

A centralised selection process is used to admit students to the four selective entry schools. Each year students need to sit a common entrance exam in order to be considered for the following school year.

Please note:  Each year applications open mid-February and close early May, with the examination held on the Saturday following the Queen's birthday public holiday.

Applications for the 2019 school year are closed.​

The application fee of $120 is waived for applicants from low-income families and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The following information gives you a comprehensive overview of the selection and application process:

  • About the Schools - gives a brief explanation of the four selective entry high schools in Victoria and includes links to their websites
  • How to Apply - outlines important points to consider prior to applying, including who is eligible to apply and application timelines
  • Practice Tests - provides information and practice tests to prepare your child prior to sitting the entrance examination
  • Sitting the Entrance Examination - outlines general information and tips to help your child prepare for the examination; it also explains what your child can bring (and not bring) to the examination.
  • Outcome of Application - explains how places are offered and examination outcomes.