The recognition of the uniqueness of each student as a learner underpins the Ravenswood Learning Framework from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

In 2023, one Ravenswood International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma  student achieved  a perfect score of 45, equating to the highest possible ATAR of 99.95. In 2022, four students also accomplished an ATAR of 99.95 (one HSC and three IB). In 2022 and 2023, five Ravenswood students in total have achieved perfect scores in the IB Diploma, placing them in the top 1 per cent of IB students in the world.

As the first Positive Education and Visible Wellbeing School in NSW, Ravenswood understands that wellbeing and academic success are inextricably linked. Principal Mrs Anne Johnstone is internationally recognised for her pioneering work in the field of Positive Education and youth wellbeing. Ravenswood received four excellence awards at the 2022 Australian Education Awards for School Principal of the Year, Best Student Wellbeing Program, Primary School Teacher of the Year and Boarding School of the Year. The school has also been recognised five times in six years on The Educator 5-Star Innovative Schools List (2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023).

Ravenswood is the only school on Sydney’s Upper North Shore to offer students a choice between the HSC and the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). From Kindergarten to Year 6, the IBPYP provides a rigorous framework that values and promotes inquiry, collaboration, and student agency. Our new pre-kindergarten, Ravenswood Prep, offers an innovative curriculum combining the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), Reggio Emilia and Ravenswood’s Positive Education approach.

Ravenswood students have access to more than 100 diverse co-curricular choices, from acro-dance to AFL, and are also engaged in Service and Social Justice Programs. Ravenswood was the first girls’ school on Sydney’s North Shore to offer Cadets (in partnership with the Knox Grammar School Army Cadet Unit).


Scholarships:  The scholarships offered by Ravenswood are: Academic Scholarships, Music Scholarships, Kim Buchan All Rounder Scholarship, The Margaret Donaldson Scholarship, Ravenswood Alumni Scholarship, The Rural Residential Scholarship. 2024 scholarship applications for 2026 scholarships opens 1 June 2024 and close Friday 9 August 2024, with scholarship examinations conducted 17 August 2024. Ravenswood scholarships are conducted by Academic Assessment Services. All scholarship candidates are required to take the Scholarship Examination, conducted at Ravenswood. For Ravenswood Scholarships enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Ravenswood Open Days and Tours

  • Open Day: Friday 27 May 2024, 9am-1pm. Register now
  • Discovery Tours: 8 August and 14 November. Held 9am-11am. Register now.

Secure your spot to attend Open Day or one of our Discovery Tours throughout the year.

Ravenswood Open Day

Find out why Ravenswood is a multi-award winning, globally recognised school in Positive Education – and one of Australia’s top schools academically in NSW. Meet our dynamic award-winning Principal Mrs Anne Johnstone, our Deputy Principal – Head of Junior School Ms Sarah Guy, and Ravenswood staff as you discover why our Prep to Year 12 Day and Boarding School is one of Australia’s leading independent girls’ schools. Learn how Ravenswood provides flexibility and choice, catering for individual preference by offering both the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and International Baccalaureate (IB), with our teaching and learning delivering academic excellence. Experience a day in the life of a Ravenswood girl through exploring our world-class, award-winning facilities during our student-led campus tours, with our Junior School and Senior School located on the one idyllic, convenient campus.


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