St Peter's College, Adelaide

St Peter's College, Adelaide

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St Peter's College, (officially The Collegiate School of St Peter, but commonly known as SPSC, St Peter's or Saints), is an independent boy's school in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Founded in 1847 by members of the Anglican Church of Australia, the school is noted for its famous alumni, including three Nobel laureates and forty-one Rhodes scholars.

Three campuses are located on the Hackney Road site near the Adelaide Parklands in Hackney.The Senior School (years 8-12) comprises the bulk of the grounds and most of the historic buildings. To the south of the site are the Preparatory School (years 3-7) and Palm House (reception-year 2). The College also owns an outdoor education campus in Finniss, near Lake Alexandrina. The School is a member of the G20 Schools group.

St Peter's is a day and boarding school and offers two matriculation streams in secondary education: the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).

In 2010 The Age reported that St Peter's College ranked equal fourth among Australian schools based on the number of alumni who had received a top Order of Australia honour. The hard copy article also published a table of the schools which were ranked in the top ten places, as follows: (1st with 19 awards) Scotch College, Melbourne, (2nd with 17 awards) Geelong Grammar School, (3rd with 13 awards) Sydney Boys High School, (equal 4th with 10 awards each) Fort Street High School, Perth Modern......
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