About SPC

Located in Alice Springs, capital of Outback Australia, St Philip's is a Uniting Church co-educational Boarding and Day School for students in Years 7 - 12. With strong academic excellence and a widely accredited Outdoor Education and Performing Arts program, St Philip's College provides opportunities for your child that will endeavour to develop their individuality, strengthen leadership skills and create a well rounded individual, prepared for life after school. 

St Philip's has an enrolment of 550 students, including 50 boarders.

The student body reflects Alice Springs' multi-cultural mix of people, most of whom have come from somewhere else. Their families include scientists, linguists, teachers, nurses, tradespeople, sociologists, anthropologists, palaeontologists, computer experts, defence personnel and a large American community servicing the US-Australia joint defence force facility at Pine Gap.

Conscious of its geographic isolation St Philip's works hard to ensure this is not a limiting factor for its students. From Years 7 to 12 students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities and opportunities which broaden their horizons.

Students are encouraged to strive for academic excellence and as a result, our graduates attend universities in all Australian states and the US, qualified to study everything from medicine to outdoor education, music to information technology.

The College's curriculum and extra curricular programs are designed to appeal to and challenge young people living and learning outside the mainstream of Australian urban society, while at the same time providing them with the key to it.

Discovering our place in the world through an adventurous education
Our Vision
Provide high quality education in a safe, respectful and inclusive environment in Central Australia that inspires lifelong learning and holistic character development.
Our Mission
To Strive, To Seek, To Care with Heart
Our Motto
To strive to be our best, to seek to find the truth, to care for ourselves, our friends and all who are around us from the HEART. In everything we do we live the values of Honesty, Engagement, Acceptance, Respect and Trust inspired by our Christian ethos and our place locally and globally.
Values and Commitment