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Edinburgh College, Lilydale VIC

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Edinburgh College, Lilydale VIC
Edinburgh College offers continuous Christian education from Early Learning (2-5 years of age) to Year 12. Our picturesque campus overlooking the Yarra Ranges is the ideal location for learning.
Edinburgh Rd
33/61 Edinburgh Road, Lilydale VIC 3140
Melbourne East
(03) 9728 2211

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Mr Tim Borgas
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Single School Location
  • Early Learning Centre
  • Primary Campus
  • Secondary Campus
  • Seventh-Day Adventist
Early Learning - Year 12
Seventh Day Adventist
Prep: $5,105 p.a.
Year 12: $11,736 p.a.
Gifted & Talented Program
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Early Learning Fundamentals
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Personal Values
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
  • Visual Art
  • Australian Rules Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cross Country Running
  • Equestrian
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

As a private Christian school owned and operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Ltd., we offer a comprehensive education program from Early Learning to Year 12. Our dedicated staff are passionate about teaching and provide individualised support to each student on their learning journey.

At Edinburgh College, we pride ourselves on our welcoming environment welcoming students of all faiths and cultures. However, education is Bible-based Christ-centred and prioritises child safety. Our policies procedures and practices reflect the special character of Adventist Education.

Experience a holistic education that nurtures character promotes academic excellence and instils a commitment to service. Apply now and become a part of our legacy of over 60 years where excellence in Christian education has been our hallmark.

The educational activities of the College are designed to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum development intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically.


The process of education involves the continued development of a set of values upon which all decisions depend. Christian Education seeks to enhance sensitivity to values that are in harmony with God's will. The development of character and personality based upon a love for God, unselfish concern for others and personal self-respect, are basic to all curricular objectives. 


Seventh-day Adventists believe in the reality of God the Creator, and that we are created in God's image. We believe the aim of Christian Education is the restoration of the image of God in people through Jesus Christ.


We believe that an understanding of the world and ourselves is enhanced by an acceptance of the Bible as a measure of reality and truth. We have intelligent powers of choice and are accountable to God in every aspect of life.

The Edinburgh College curriculum is based on the philosophy of education for the whole person.

The education activities of the College are designed to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their maximum development intellectually, physically, spiritually and socially.
Edinburgh College is situated on a picturesque campus overlooking the Yarra Valley. Edinburgh has fantastic learning facilities designed to enhance the learning opportunities for every student.

Edinburgh College provides a broad and balanced curriculum that gives every student the opportunity to experience and excel in activities outside of the classroom.

Among these opportunities are a variety of musical, sporting, outdoor education, STEM, performing arts and communitity service activities. 

Respect - Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you… Matthew 7:12

Resilience - But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion. Hebrews 10:36

Responsibility - ...Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galations 6:5

Willingness to Learn - Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6
Character... Through Nurture, Learning and Service

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The Edinburgh College Sports Academy develops character through elite sporting opportunities and academic excellence.


Our Elite Academy Basketball program is open to the local community and partners with AM Elite Hoops. Perfect for all skill levels and school ages.

The Sports Academy Elite programs are specialised sporting development regimes that focuses on all areas of student athletic and academic development.

Students attending Edinburgh College from years 7-12 who apply and are accepted into this program will participate in the following sport specific programs;

  • Strength and conditioning program

  • Morning and afternoon training sessions

  • Academic support & requirements

  • Competition opportunities


Scholarships at Edinburgh College

Our scholarship program recognises a range of student talents that are consistent with our belief in the holistic development of each student. In addition to academic development, we recognise and seek to enhance each student’s spiritual, physical and social development.

Learn how an Edinburgh scholarship can help you

Scholarships are open to prospective and current students entering Year 7 in 2025 and current students entering Year 10 in 2025.

Scholarships are available for students entering:

  • Year 7 in 2025 and provide up to a 50% discount on annual tuition fees until the end of Year 9
  • Year 10 in 2025 and provide up to a 50% discount on annual tuition fees until the end of Year 12
Edinburgh College offers scholarships in the following categories:
  • Academic – awarded to students who excel academically.
  • Creative – affirms our belief in a Creator and recognises student’s artistic and creative talents.
  • Leadership – recognises students who exhibit a comprehensive range of leadership skills and who continue to utilise those skills to make a difference within the community.
  • Music – awarded to students who excel in musical performance.
  • Service –affirms our belief that acts of service represent a powerful means by which to aid those in need. This scholarship recognises extended, personal involvement in community service.
  • Science – awarded in recognition of students who exhibit a curiosity in the field of science.
  • Sport – awarded in recognition of students who excel in sport.
  • Technology – recognises students who exhibit outstanding skill in the use of technology for a productive and altruistic purpose.

How to apply

  1. Complete a student enrolment application form available from administration or the website.
  2. Read the scholarship guidelines.
  3. Complete and return the scholarship application by the due date.
  4. Attach and Submit all relevant information, as the application will only be considered if it is complete.
    Forward your completed printed application and attachments to:
    Edinburgh College
    33-61 Edinburgh Road
    Lilydale, 3140
    OR Forward your completed e-copy application and attachments to
Applications for Scholarships in 2025 are now open and close at 4pm Monday, 17 June 2024.
Scholarship Form Years 10-12

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We at Edinburgh College know ‘WHY we come to work each day’.  We believe and prayerfully promote the wonderful daily invitation of ‘taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him’ (Psalms 34:8).  

Our mission is to develop children of character in a faith nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence and a commitment to service.  Our caring, talented and dedicated Edinburgh College staff and volunteers endeavour to be the best educators and support officers possible.  We strive to understand each of our student’s individual learning journeys; their learning preferences, what inspires them, how they can turn failure and/or disappointment into a growing opportunity, and why it is valuable to be Respectful, Responsible, Resilient and to have a Willingness to Learn in any given community.

Our Crest clearly reflects our ‘Why’: The crown on the crest recognises that God, in the form of the three members of the Trinity, is at the head of all that occurs at the school. This acknowledgement is supported by the motto “In Him We Live” and encapsulates the view that God is an integral part of our lives. The open Bible and the dove indicate that the school is guided by the Word of God as enlightened by the Holy Spirit. The laurel garland on the sides represents the prize of achievement.


We believe and prayerfully promote the wonderful daily invitation of ‘taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him’ (Psalms 34:8).

Edinburgh College is a private Christian school owned and operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Ltd.  It provides a comprehensive academic program, from Early Learning to Year 12, in harmony with Christian beliefs, values and lifestyle.  Edinburgh College provides Christ-centered education for the community.  Adventist education is Bible-based, Christ-centred, child safe, service-oriented and Kingdom-directed. It aims for a balanced development in the lives of students, encouraging them to choose a personal relationship with Jesus, serving Him in this world until He comes again. These features, infused through the schools’ policies, procedures and practices provide the Special Character of Adventist Education, based on the fundamental beliefs and values of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Our worldwide network of Adventist schools operate education systems in over 100 countries, and has become a significant contributor to the employing over 84,000 teachers and currently educating over 1.6 million students.

Today, Adventist School Australia serves the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by providing strategic direction and support to 50 school campuses spread across Australia that are offering Christian education to 13,000 students.



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