John Monash Science School is Victoria's first specialist school for science, maths and technology. If you have a passion for the sciences, love a challenge, and welcome every opportunity to learn, then this is the school for you.
Applications for enrolment at John Monash Science School for our 2021 intake will open towards the end of Term 1, 2020. We encourage all interested parties to attend our annual Information Night (Wednesday 6th May 2020, at 7pm)
Prospective students and families are invited to join us for our annual information night at 7pm on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 at Robert Blackwood Hall on the Monash University campus in Clayton, VIC. This is a free event, however a ticket will need to purchased via our Eventbrite link (link details TBA)
Interested parties are invited to join us for a one-hour tour of John Monash Science School with current staff and students on hand to answer your questions. School tours are student-led and will begin at 3:30pm on each of the available dates (Dates and times TBA). There is no charge for tours. Bookings for school tours will open through Eventbrite, following Information Night.
Each year, the School Council endorses a policy and procedures document which outlines entry requirements and procedures for the forthcoming intake of students.
The new document will be available toward the end of Term 1 in 2020, however, this year’s (2019) documents are available below. Applicants are advised to read the documents carefully before applying. Please note: There is a cost involved with your application.
Applications are handled externally by Edutest, and JMSS staff cannot influence this process. If you encounter problems with the application process, please contact Edutest directly
To apply for enrolment at John Monash Science School, all prospective students must complete a formal Entry Assessment.
This includes, but is not limited to, identified written assessments administered externally to the school by Edutest. These assessments are administered on a given date and time, and all prospective students must register in order to sit and complete the assessment.
We have received a number of enquiries about the format and content of the tests which will be administered by Edutest to determine entry to the school. Please note that to ensure the integrity of the testing process, and equity for all applicants, no further information about the tests will be provided prior to the administration of the tests.
John Monash Science School is a specialist school which focuses on science, mathematics and associated technologies. The students who will benefit most from attending the school will be proficient in mathematics, be able to express themselves clearly in English, to apply scientific reasoning to problems and to think logically and coherently
The dates for 2020 Entry Tests (for enrolment in 2021) are as follows:
Year 10 - Application for JMSS Assessment
For students applying for Year 10 in 2021
These students will be referred to as “new Year 10s”.
Students must complete Year 9 before commencing Year 10 with JMSS.
Date of examination: Saturday, 20 June, 2020
Edutest Registration: Registration will need to be completed by midnight on 12th June, 2020
Year 11 - Application for JMSS Assessment
For students applying for Year 11 in 2021
These students will be referred to as “new Year 11s”.
Students must complete Year 10 before commencing Year 11 with JMSS.
Date of examination: Saturday, 23 May, 2020
Edutest Registration: Registration will need to be completed by midnight on 15th May, 2020
If your student’s performance in the examination has been adversely affected, please download and complete the appropriate form, and return to email@example.com
Please use the ‘Special Consideration Form’ if the student’s performance on the entrance examination may have been affected by illness, injury or personal trauma.
Please use the ‘Illness or Misadventure Form’ if some problem, such as sickness or accident, prevents your child from taking the John Monash Science School examination.
Once the offer of a place has been accepted, parents and students will be required to attend an information evening at the school.
At this event senior JMSS staff will explain the curriculum opportunities available to students as well as key policies and procedures. Students and their parents will then be asked to attend a course counselling session with JMSS staff within the following week at which time their courses for the following year will be discussed. Students will then be required to confirm their course using the online portal provided for this purpose.
All new students to JMSS will undertake an intensive orientation program prior to commencement. Students entering Year 11 will participate in the school's Fresh Start Program in late November and early December.
In this program students will meet their new classmates and teachers and begin their studies for the following year. Holiday homework will be set and it is important that all new students attend the full program.
Students entering Year 10 will be required to attend a full orientation day at the school in early December. Students will meet their new tutor teachers and students in their tutor groups as well as their new student buddies. Each new student will be assigned a student buddy from their tutor group whose role is to help with transition and introduction to life at JMSS. Year 10 students will also attend an induction camp at the beginning of their first year at JMSS.