Student Enrolment

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.

2025 PROSPECTUS

Entry Assessment

Please be advised that JMSS does not support or endorse any tutoring companies, as they are not essential for success in completing the entry assessment.

We recommend that students consider purchasing and downloading at least one practice exam from the Edutest website. Written expression and Science material are not included in the practice test sets but are designed to help students prepare for the testing environment.

Please note that the entry processes for JMSS differs from those used by select entry high schools.

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Applications for 2025

Applications for entry in 2025 have now closed.

Entry Requirements
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Enrolment Policy

To be eligible for selection at JMSS, you must apply to sit the entrance test. Please see our application for JMSS assessment below to apply; for more information, refer to our enrolment policy for conditions of application.

Entry Tests

To apply for enrolment at John Monash Science School, all prospective students must complete a formal Entry Assessment. Entry for Year 10 in 2025 will close on Friday 24 May 2024

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 receive a number of enquiries about the format and content of the tests (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 2024 Entry Tests (for enrolment in 2025) are:

–  (Entry to Year 10 2025) –  15 June 2024 

–  (Entry to Year 11 2025) –   25 May 2024 

Year 10 - Application for JMSS Assessment

For students applying for Year 10 in 2025

These students will be referred to as “new Year 10’s”.
Students must complete Year 9 before commencing Year 10 with JMSS.

Edutest Registration: Closing Date –  24 May 2024

Edutest Examination Date: 15 June 2024

Edutest Link: https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t=w3m0lnt3  (Entry to Year 10 2025)

Please note: Statement on entry tests

Special arrangements for the examination may be organised for students with a prolonged illness or disability.  Requests for special arrangements must be made at the time of application and prior to the application deadline by emailing registrar@edutest.com.au

Year 11 - Application for JMSS Assessment

For students applying for Year 11 in 2025

These students will be referred to as “new Year 11’s”.
Students must complete Year 10 before commencing Year 11 with JMSS.

Edutest Registration: Closing Date – 03 May 2024

Edutest Examination Date: 25 May 2024

Edutest Link: https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t=7v16o350 (Entry to Year 11 2025)

Please note: Statement on entry tests

Special arrangements for the examination may be organised for students with a prolonged illness or disability.  Requests for special arrangements must be made at the time of application and prior to the application deadline by emailing registrar@edutest.com.au

For all students and parents – Edutest will contact you directly regarding times and location

Entry Requirements and Procedures.

Each year, the School Council endorses a policy and procedures document which outlines entry requirements and procedures for the forthcoming intake of students.

The 2024 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.

Please note, we do not offer boarding, lodging or accommodation of any sort for students.  If you require housing this needs to be made via private arrangements and not via the school.

Special Consideration, Illness and Misadventure.

If your student’s performance in the examination has been adversely affected, please download and complete the appropriate form, and return to john.monash.ss@education.vic.gov.au

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.

Course Confirmation.

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 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.

Orientation to JMSS.

All new students to JMSS will undertake an intensive orientation program prior to commencement. Students entering Year 11 will participate in the school's Head 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 mentor teachers and students in their mentor groups as well as their new student buddies. Each new student will be assigned a student buddy from their mentor group whose role is to help with transition and introduction to life at JMSS. Year 10 students will also attend an induction day camp at the beginning of their first year at JMSS.

Orientation Handbook 2024