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Hamilton and Alexandra College

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Established  1871
Gender  Coeducational
Phone  +61 3 5572 1355
Motto  Knowledge and Wisdom
Principal  Dr Andrew Hurst
School colour(s)  Navy, Gold and Maroon
Number of students  425
Founded  1871
Denomination  Uniting Church in Australia
Grades  Early Learning Centre, Prep - Year 12
Address  1 Chaucer St, Hamilton VIC 3300, Australia
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The Hamilton and Alexandra College is an independent, private non-profit, co-educational day and boarding school located in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.


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The college came into existence as a co-educational school in 1962 as an amalgamation of the former Hamilton and Western District Boys' College which was founded in 1871, and Alexandra College, founded in 1872.

The school has been known as Hamilton College for most of its post amalgamation existence. In the early 21st century, the name of the college was changed to The Hamilton And Alexandra College to reflect its relationship with Alexandra College the former school for girls.


At year 11 and 12 level, the school teaches the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

The School is Hamilton's leading educational facility, with some of the highest Enter scores in the state. Sporting an average class size of 18.

Extra-curricular activities

The school offers a range of extra-curricular activities including outdoor education, choirs, jazz bands, a string ensemble and a concert band, drama and debating.

Sports offered include rowing and equestrian.


The College has two campuses within Hamilton. The Chaucer Street Campus encompasses the Senior School accommodating students from Year 7 through to Year 12. A separate 14 hectare property, "Myrniong", contains boarding houses for both boys and girls, Junior Campus and Equestrian Centre and is situated one and a half kilometres from the Senior Campus.

Approximately 20-25% of students at the school are resident at the boarding houses.


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