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Eynesbury College. An Australian high school education.

Eynesbury College is one of Adelaide’s oldest private senior secondary colleges for students in years 10, 11 and 12. Established in 1989, Eynesbury College is one of Adelaide’s oldest private senior secondary colleges for students in years 10, 11 and 12. The academic focus for all students is preparation for university. Students are expected to be independent learners, but also enjoy significant academic support within the teacher mentor program. Our teachers are subject specialists, and the classroom is shared with Australian students making up around 70% of our students, along with international students from many countries.

Eynesbury Year 12 students’ results have consistently placed students at the top the state, and merit awards for perfect scores are achieved every year. The average Eynesbury ATAR result for the last 10 years has been over 86%, and last year, more than 15% of our students achieved an ATAR of 98%. Around 40% of Eynesbury Year 12 graduates last year achieved an ATAR over 95%.

South Australian Certificate of Education

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) in a nationally and internationally recognised qualification designed to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to success in further education. There are two stages of the SACE:

Stage 1, which usually begins in Year 10 with the Personal Learning Plan, and continues through Year 11.

Stage 2, which is usually undertaken in year 12.

Each subject or course that is successfully completed earns ‘credits’ towards SACE. The SACE will be awarded once students complete a Personal Learning Plan, specific subjects in the areas of literacy and numeracy, a Research Project, plus the required number of subject credits in Years 11 and 12.

More information about SACE can be found at:

Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank

Students who complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) will have their final score calculated as an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) by the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). The ATAR compares students’ academic achievement in the SACE, and ranks them for university admission. Offers to university are based on the students’ ATAR rank; students with a highest rank will have access to the widest range of university programs. Entry to the most popular university programs, such as Medicine, other Health Science programs, Engineering and Law will be offered to students with the highest rank.

Students who have completed the SACE in Australia will not be required to sit a further English entrance test to university, as long as their achievement in their literacy program (for example, English as a Second Language or ESL) is 8/20 or higher. There may be additional language requirements for undergraduate programs in Nursing and Teaching, and some programs will require students to complete prerequisite subjects and other entrance testing. Please contact us for further information.

More information about ATAR can be found at:


Eynesbury have our own purpose built student accommodation called Homeaway, which is designed to meet the care and welfare requirements of students under the age of 18 (or in our High School Year 10 or Year 11). The student residence is located 3km from the city centre, on a major bus route. There is a large shopping centre across the road, and our chef will cook you delicious meals. Your own private bedroom is fully furnished, and includes an air conditioner and a fridge.

More information on our accommodation can be found at:

University choices

Students who finish the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) at Eynesbury will be able to use their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to apply for any university in Australia.

More information about our university partners can be found here: