Since 1871


Our College boasts a long and proud history. The Hamilton and Western District Boys’ College was founded in 1871 and Alexandra College (a school for girls) was founded in 1872. Built by Western District residents who wanted their children to receive a good education in their own district, in the early years the schools served as University Colleges, preparing students in their first year of tertiary education.

Amalgamation in 1962


The two schools amalgamated in 1962 to form a co-educational College. In 1977, with the establishment of the Uniting Church, Hamilton College became associated with the Uniting Church in Australia (it was previously under the control of the Presbyterian Church). The College changed its name to The Hamilton and Alexandra College in 2001.