The aim of John Monash Science School is to fully develop the talents and capacities of all students to help them strive for personal best.

Empowering students through learning, activities and leadership opportunities.

We help our students to develop interdisciplinary capabilities such as critical and creative thinking, alongside ethical, intercultural, personal and social perspectives.

The JMSS Strategic Plan has a whole school approach to student engagement, empowerment and wellbeing. We believe in providing students with an environment that promotes responsibility, resilience and a growth mindset.

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JMSS Reef And Rainforest Trip

Clubs & Trips.

John Monash Science School has a range of programs on offer for all students, including Harmony Day, World Challenge, International Students Science Fair, Reef and Rainforest, International Student Exchange and many more.

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JMSS Students In Uniform Standing Outside Smiling

House Teams.

Central to all of the work at John Monash Science School is our belief that quality interpersonal relationships are essential if outstanding learning outcomes are to be achieved. We foster these relationships through our House Structure.

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Regional Science Exchange.

Held annually, the John Monash Science School Regional Science Exchange invites Year 10 students from regional Victorian schools with a passion for science to join us for an immersive three-week block.

Through the Regional Science Exchange, small cohorts of Year 10 students from rural and regional Victoria are invited to visit Melbourne and experience teaching and learning at John Monash Science School (JMSS) – Victoria’s first specialist secondary school with an explicit focus on science, mathematics and associated technologies.

JMSS Student Testing In The Lab

Careers & Pathways.

Using our dedicated careers website you can find information on VTAC, Universities, work experience placements, resumes and cover letter samples. You can also compare courses and institutions, as well as watch videos and complete questionnaires to find out your career interests.

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JMSS Students Talking And Smiling Inside School

Wellbeing & Mindfulness.

There is a strong support system at JMSS which underpins all learning. The school is noted for its house system, with all students allocated to one of four houses for their entire time at JMSS. At JMSS we take a planned approach to esteeming mindfulness which will take shape through Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and as part of our school culture.

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We firmly believe we need to educate the ‘whole person’ if our graduates are to make a positive difference in the world they will face. This is why the personal development of all of our students is of fundamental importance to us.

Peter Corkill - Principal