Ballarat Clarendon College is a school where learning comes first. It is a coeducational school associated with the Uniting Church in Australia, enrolling students from Early Learning to Year 12. Clarendon has a Junior (ELC to Year 4) campus in Mair Street, Ballarat, a Years 5 to 12 campus in Sturt Street, Ballarat and a third campus on King Island where Year 9 students spend one term each year.
Most students live in Ballarat and surrounding districts and attend as day students. However, there are 150 boarding places which are filled by students mainly from regional Victoria and southern New South Wales, supplemented by a small number from overseas.