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John Monash Science School

Our School

John Monash Science School (JMSS) is Victoria’s first specialist secondary school focussed on science, mathematics and associated technologies. Formed as a result of a unique partnership between the Department of Education and Training (DET) and Monash University, the school accommodates 650 young men and women in Years 10, 11 and 12 (VCE).


Students in Year 10 study English, Maths, Physical Education, Issues Studies, Emerging Technologies, and Core Science - a combination of Chemistry, Physics and Biology - as well as their choice of Emerging Science electives (see below) and Languages.

At Year 11 and 12 level (VCE) JMSS offers a wide range of Science and Mathematics courses as well as Languages, Accounting, Economics, Geography, History, Information Technology, Politics, Literature, Media Studies, Music, and Physical Education.

Extension studies are also available with Monash University, where students study First Year University courses and gain credit towards their degree.

Emerging Sciences

Students in Year 10 study Core Science as well as choosing from our unique science electives, created in conjunction with Monash University researchers and academics:

Our Dynamic Earth;
Aquatic Fieldwork Science;
Pharmaceutical Science;
Analytical Spectroscopy;
Terraforming Mars;
Materials Science and Engineering;
FLEET Science;
Synchrotron Science;
Nature and Beauty of Mathematics;
Medical Physics;

Outreach Programs

There are many ways JMSS is energising science across Victoria through outreach programs:

Australian Science Fair hosted towards the end of each year at JMSS. Year 10 students work on an Extended Experimental Investigation all year, and then get ready to showcase their results at the Australian Science Fair;

"Little Scientists - Big Science" involving students in Year 6 coming to JMSS every fortnight to work with JMSS Year 10 students on a science project;

Regional Science Exchange where Year 10 students from around rural and regional Victoria come to study at JMSS for a three-week block to broaden their horizons in science (more information at;

Year 10 students around Australia can study Emerging Science electives in real-time classes such as Nanotechnology and Astrophysics through ESV – Emerging Sciences Victoria (more at

John Monash Science School

39 Innovation Walk
Clayton, VIC 3800
Phone: 03 9905 1002



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Key Details:

  • Type: Government
  • Level: Secondary
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation
  • Academically Selective: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes


School Tours
If you have a passion for the sciences, love a challenge, and welcome every opportunity to learn, then this is the school for you. School Tours are student-led and will begin at 3.30pm on each of the available dates.
Please visit: School Tours

Virtual Tour
Please visit:
Good Education 360 - John Monash Science School

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John Monash Science School JMSS


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