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.
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;
Materials Science and Engineering;
Nature and Beauty of Mathematics;
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 www.regionalscienceexchange.com.au);
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 www.emsci.vic.edu.au).