Eynesbury Senior College

Eynesbury Senior College is an independent co-educational senior high school on Franklin Street in the city centre of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. The college comprises a modern, five-storey, multi-function complex and caters for Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

Due to the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the intake of international students, Eynesbury Senior College will be stopping operation at the end of the 2021 academic year.

The college is characterised by its adult learning environment and its different approach to senior secondary education. Noticeably absent are extra-curricular activities, extensive sporting programs, festivals and other activities which are a feature of traditional schools. As a result, teachers are available outside scheduled class times for extensive one-to-one support. Students are encouraged to see their teachers as colleagues and are free to address them by their first name.

Eynesbury is known for its record of consistent academic success. The median Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of its students has been around 87-90 each year with about 95% going on to undertake tertiary studies.

Foundation Studies Program

In 1992, Eynesbury College delivered the first University Foundation Studies Program (FSP) in the state on behalf of the University of Adelaide. In 1994, Flinders University and the University of South Australia joined the program which became the South Australian Universities’ Foundation Studies Program. Foundation students are given provisional admission into the degree of their choice, subject to performance in the Foundation Studies Program. Admission is confirmed when students complete the Program and achieve the necessary entry score for that degree as set by the relevant target university.

To date, 96% of students who have completed the FSP have gained university places. The South Australian Universities’ Foundation Studies Program is recognised for entry into interstate universities (subject to meeting entry requirements) including the University of Melbourne, the University of New South WalesMonash University, the University of Queensland and the University of Western Australia.

The Program, consisting of 6 subjects, also enables Australian students to enter directly into First Year bachelor’s degree studies at the University of Adelaide without having to complete SACE Stage 2. FSP students may start in January (Standard Program – 12 months), April (Accelerated Program – 8 months) or October (Accelerated Program – 8 months or Extended Program – 15 months).