About us

University Senior College is an independent secondary school with a strong learning culture driven by passionate and inspirational teachers.

Founded in 2002, we are one of the most significant feeder schools to the university sector in South Australia. USC is an adult learning environment for Years 10 to 12 students that has access to The University of Adelaide’s facilities.

Our graduates are ready to succeed at University, and become leaders in their field. If you’re a student at USC, you’ll be challenged to be a creative critical thinker, building skills in resilience and innovation.

“USC is full of positive, hardworking and ambitious students and even after only being here for a year, I can say I have become a much more enthusiastic and passionate learner.” Jayda, Year 10


USC mission

To inspire, empower and nurture lifelong learning.

USC graduate attributes

USC graduates are:

  • Empowered, resilient and ready to succeed in their chosen fields and in the world beyond school.
  • Effective communicators, collaborators, and leaders.
  • Innovative, divergent, and critical thinkers.
  • Empathetic, ethical and globally minded citizens.

USC aspirations

Our Aspirations are the pillars of our Strategic Plan.

  1. Be renowned as the senior secondary school of choice for pre-tertiary education, bringing together the most aspirational students, and passionate and inspirational staff, seeking excellence.
  2. Nurture and actively maintain a cohesive, respectful, and diverse community.
  3. Seek new experiences and opportunities, to contest our thinking and be ready to embrace the future.
  4. Create challenging learning opportunities that lead to individual and shared success.
  5. Utilise the opportunities provided by our environment within and beyond the classroom.
  6. Strengthen our genuine partnership(s) with The University of Adelaide, and other organisations to offer exceptional experiences for staff and students.


  • Mutual Respect
  • Trust and Integrity
  • Diversity and Inclusivity
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