University High School offers a sequential curriculum in Years 7-10 across the eight Key Learning Areas (KLAs)
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Studies of Society and the Environment (SOSE)
Sport and Physical Education
Languages offered within the LOTE program are French, German and Latin
At the VCE level, the School provides broad curriculum diversity, with more than 30 subjects offered at Years 11 and 12. These include a number of Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects.
The School's curriculum is structured to provide enrichment and extension opportunities. Many students in Years 10 and 11 study units normally taken at Years 11 and 12 respectively. By arrangement with the University of Melbourne, the School's academically capable VCE students can study and gain credit for first year university subjects.
The University High School values:
a culture of excellence in learning and teaching
the diversity brought to the School by students, teachers and parents
programs which cater to a range of learning styles and which foster independent thought, critical thinking and collaborative learning
development of social responsibility and personal qualities such as integrity, resilience, respect for oneself and others
students who have gained a wide range of skills and the self confidence to participate effectively in society and meet future challenges in the world
policies and practices which promote enrichment and extension in both the formal curriculum and co-curricular activities
active partnerships between students, staff, parents and the wider community to enrich educational opportunities and outcomes