Santa Maria College is a Catholic Secondary College for girls. It was established by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of Saint Benedict in Northcote in 1904. The school currently has around 900 students enrolled.

The values of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan Order give direction to our College community. We nurture well-informed, articulate and independent young women who are energised by the Word of God and respond to the challenges of the real world with spirit and compassion.

Santa Maria College encourages students to cultivate their talents in a safe and happy environment. Our girls understand the importance of balancing the pursuit of academic excellence with emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. They have a love of learning, which is nurtured in first-class facilities, by dedicated staff. We have a robust and challenging curriculum. We are proud to be internationally recognised as an International Baccalaureate World School. Our middle school students (Years 7-10) follow the highly acclaimed Middle Years Programme of the IB Organisation. We also provide a diverse and challenging co-curricular program. The Curriculum and Co-Curricular sections of our website provide further information. By immersing themselves in our dynamic educational community, students experience success academically and in other facets of life.