Santa Maria College, Northcote VIC







Established: 1904

Principal: Joanne Rock

Address: 50 Separation Street, Northcote 3070


Key Information


80 Teaching

40 Non Teaching


$7,720 (Year 7)

$7,720 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



Italian & Japanese


VET Available

About our school

Santa Maria College is a dynamic Catholic secondary school for girls. In the tradition of the Good Samaritan Sisters, students are empowered to be fearless in their learning, to stand together on issues of equity, diversity and justice, and to take their rightful place in society. At Santa Maria we understand girls! The Village Model: Our One Community, Three Villages model for years 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 ensures students are known as unique individuals and have access to programs designed specifically for them. They feel a sense of belonging and are supported to unlock their full potential. IB World School: The International Baccalaureate Middle School Program enables girls in years 7-10 to discover their individual learning style, to receive grounding in the latest digital technologies and to situate their learning within a global perspective. The IB/MYP is the platform from which our girls launch into their senior years of schooling. Duke of Edinburgh Program: This outstanding program builds confidence and important life skills. Comprising physical challenges, emotional strength, team support and community service, Dukes encourages empathy and independence and the living out of Good Samaritan values.

Quick Facts

  • Santa Maria was founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1904
  • Our Village Model is unique
  • We offer the IB Middle Years Program
  • Ranked in the TOP 13 Catholic Girls Schools
  • Highest achievement rate of Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award in Victoria
  • 2021 Median ATAR was 75.9 (State Median 68.14)
  • 17.5% of Year 12 students achieved scores of 90+
  • Over 40% of Year 12 students in the top 20% of the state
  • Our students feel empowered to defy gender stereotypes
  • Our Master Plan ensures ongoing innovation

More from the school

Upcoming Dates

Thu Jul

Santa Maria College, Northcote VIC – Discovery Tours

July 21, 2022 - 1:00 am

Thu Aug

Santa Maria College, Northcote VIC – Discovery Tours

August 25, 2022 - 1:00 am

Mon Sep

Santa Maria College, Northcote VIC – Discovery Tours

September 12, 2022 - 1:00 am

Wed Oct

Santa Maria College, Northcote VIC – Discovery Tours

October 12, 2022 - 12:00 am

Thu Nov

Santa Maria College, Northcote VIC – Discovery Tours

November 24, 2022 - 12:00 am


  • Benedictine Centre – Gathering Space
  • Food Technology Centre
  • College Chapel
  • Design & Technology Centre
  • Science Centre
  • College Sports Gymnasium
  • Art Rooms
  • Benedictine Centre – Drama Space
  • Benedictine Centre – Lecture Theatre
  • Benedictine Centre – Dance Space
  • Benedict’s Cafe
  • Learning Resources Centre – Library
  • Seiwa Courtyard
  • Benedictine Centre – Visitor Reception & Business Office
  • Student Services Centre

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 570 540 552 558 559
Year 9 614 606 599 606 597

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


University enrolled: 86%
TAFE/VET enrolled 5%
Employment 2%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

50 Separation Street, Northcote, 3070

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