North Shore Independent School Guide


Looking for an independent school on the North Shore for your child? Choosing a school for your child is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make as a parent. No pressure, right? To help you with this big decision, we’ve compiled a North Shore Independent School Guide, which showcases a huge range of private schools – from primary to secondary, co-ed to single sex, those with religious affiliations, plus Montessori and Steiner. We’re bringing you all the key facts you might need to help compile a list of schools you’d like to visit.

To make it easy for you to find the best school for your child, we’ve summarised key information in the table below. Click on the name of the school for a Quicklinks to view the full listing.

School Suburb Years Gender Religion Tuition Fees (annual)
Barker College Hornsby Preschool – 12 Co-ed Anglican $22,500 – $34,050
Cameragal Montessori School North Sydney Preschool – 6 Co-ed Non-denominational $14,524
German International School Sydney Terrey Hills Preschool – 12 Co-ed Non-denominational $12,400 – $25,500
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School Middle Cove Preschool – 12 Co-ed Steiner Education $16,740 – $27,804
Hills Grammar Kenthurst Preschool – 12 Co-ed Non-denominational $17,720 – $27,430
John Colet School Belrose K – 6 Co-ed Multifaith $14,590 – $15,470
Knox Grammar School Wahroonga K – 12 Boys Uniting Church $20,910 – $34,110
Masada College St Ives Preschool – 12 Co-ed Jewish $14,832 – $27,774
Northside Montessori School Pymble Preschool – 6 Co-ed Non-denominational $14,860
Oxford Falls Grammar School Oxford Falls K – 12 Co-ed Christian $9,112 – $17,928
Pymble Ladies’ College Pymble K – 12 Girls Uniting Church $21,300 – $33,654
Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preschool – 6 Boys Secular $26,727 – $33,531
Wahroonga Preparatory School Wahroonga Preschool – 6 Co-ed Uniting Church $14,700
Wahroonga Adventist School Wahroonga K – 12 Co-ed Seventh-day Adventist $8,135 – $14, 190


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Cameragal Montessori School, North Sydney

About Cameragal Montessori School

For over 40 years, Cameragal has provided an Authentic Montessori Education delivered by an exceptional Montessori trained Staff. Cameragal is committed to fostering independence and a lifelong love of learning in children. Our program offers a unique learning environment to develop academic, social and emotional skills while guiding each child to their full potential.

  • Ages: Pre-school – Year 6
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Religion: Montessori
  • Boarding: No
  • Extracurricular activities offered: Swimming, fundamental skills program, bushwalking, surfing and camp
  • Fees: $3631 per term ($14,524 annually)

    Contact Cameragal Montessori School

    Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner, Middle Cove

    About Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

    For over 60 years, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School has helped children and young adults find meaning and direction in their lives. Through a considered balance of academic, aesthetic, artisan, altruistic and active wilderness (outdoor education) they equip students with the foundation they need to lead a life of character and contribution.

    • Ages: Preschool – Year 12
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Steiner Education
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered:
      • AFL, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, fencing, frisbee, netball, soccer, yoga
    • Notable Alumni: Caitlin Fitsimmons, Jonathan Bliss Notely, Dr Andrew Keyworth, Stephen Ormandy, Scott Needham, Taelor-Jane
    • Transport Options:
      • Private Bus: Glenaeon Charter Buses run from Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, Northern Beaches, Inner West and through Balmain/Lane Cove area to two of their three campuses in Castlecrag (K-Class 2) and Middle Cove (Class 3-Year 12).
      • Bus: Sydney Buses originating in Manly, Northbridge, Castlecrag, Chatswood & Wynyard. Forest Coaches service the areas of Belrose, Castlecove, Davidson, Killarney Heights and Warringah Mall.
    • Scholarships: Glenaeon offers various scholarships for new and existing High School students, including a general scholarship (Year 7 entry), a music scholarship (Years 7 to 10 entry) and an academic merit scholarship (Year 11 entry). The closing date for Glenaeon Year 7, 2021 scholarship is 28 February 28 2020.
    • Fees: $16,740 (Kindergarten) – $27,804 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

    Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School Open Days & Tours

    • School Tours: Run across their Willoughby, Middle Cove and Castlecrag campuses throughout the year. Event details.

    Contact Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

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    Pymble Ladies’ College

    About Pymble Ladies’ College

    Situated on 20 hectares of park-like grounds on Sydney’s North Shore, Pymble Ladies’ College is a non-selective independent school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, with Boarding available from Year 7.

    Founded in 1916, Pymble Ladies College is committed to creating a personalised learning environment for each student so she develops a passion for learning and scholarship, a strong assurance of her own worth, and the desire and values to contribute meaningfully to her local and global communities.

    The college provides myriad opportunities for excellence in academic studies, sports and the arts, a comprehensive curriculum with outstanding facilities and a nurturing pastoral care program that recognises and develops each girl’s unique strengths and qualities. Pymble also fosters an international education environment, promoting global citizenship and a worldwide perspective.

    • Ages: Kindergarten – Year 12
    • Gender: Girls
    • Religion: Uniting Church
    • Boarding: Yes
    • Extracurricular activities offered:
      • Sports: Pymble sets the standard in girls’ school sporting prowess. Year after year, and in numerous sports, activities and age groups, Pymble students achieve truly outstanding results while conducting themselves with grace and fairness. From fitness-training before school, to state and international-level competitions, Pymble’s sports and activities program offers something for every student. Find out more.
      • Activities: Pymble Ladies’ College believes in a balanced educational experience. In supporting the academic curriculum, the co-curricular activities program provides a platform on which students grow into healthy, capable and confident adults. The wide range of programs allows students a pathway to develop their talent and skills in a safe, informative and friendly environment. Our activities are directed towards character development and unique learning opportunities for valuable life lessons and universal values – teamwork, self-discipline and hard work. Find out more.
    • Notable Alumni: Ellyse Perry, Melissa Doyle, Dame Joan Hammond, Jacqueline McKenzie, Elizabeth Evatt, Edwina Tops-Alexander
    • Transport Options:
      • Train: 5-minute walk from Pymble train station
      • Private Bus: There are five dedicated bus services (Hunters Hill, Lower North Shore, North West, Northern Beaches, Lower Northern Beaches). Find out more.
    • Scholarships: PLC offers a number of scholarships each year to girls entering Years 7 to 11.
      • Junior Academic Scholarship (Year 7)
      • Performance Scholarship – Music (Year 7)
      • Performance Scholarship – Sport (Years 7 to 11)
      • All-rounder Scholarship (Years 7 to 11)
      • Boarding Scholarships (Years 7 to 11)
      • Senior Academic Scholarship (Year 11)
      • Ex-Students’ Union Scholarship (Year 11)
      • Indigenous Scholarship (Years 7 to 11)
      • Barbara Mary Nippress Memorial Scholarship (Years 7 to 10)
        Pymble Ladies College Scholarship details
    • Fees: $21,300 (Kindergarten) to $33,654 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

    Pymble Ladies’ College Open Days & Tours

    • Junior School Taster Morning – Thursday 11 June
    • Secondary School Open Evening – Thursday 13 August, 4pm to 6pm
    • Preparatory and Junior School Open Morning – Tuesday 18 August 2020, 9.15am to 10.30
    • Junior School Taster Morning – Wednesday 9 September, 8.30am to 1.30pm
    • Open Evening Twilight Tours – Thursday 5 November, 4pm to 6pm
    • Junior Taster Morning Tuesday 10 November, 8.30am to 1.30pm
      Find out more about School Tours

    Contact Pymble Ladies’ College

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    Sydney Grammar School, St Ives Preparatory School

    About Sydney Grammar School

    Sydney Grammar School, St Ives Preparatory School, is a unique educational environment where curious boys thrive and grow amid rich, varied and rigorous learning opportunities. St Ives Prep embraces a strong school-wide culture of reading and the joy of discovery

    The School has both impressive curricular and extra-curricular programmes with the boys growing and learning in fields such as literacy, music, drama, sport, the visual arts, languages, debating, STEM, science and chess. St Ives Prep is dedicated to developing rounded boys who are passionate about learning and keen to be active, informed and critical thinkers. The School is set in beautiful grounds with plenty of space to play.

    • Ages: Preschool – Year 6
    • Gender: Boys
    • Religion: Secular
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: Rugby, Football, AFL, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Softball, Swimming Squad, Multi-Sports Fitness Program,Robotics Club, Typing Club, Debating Coaching, Chess Coaching, Taekwondo, Fencing, and more than 30 Ensembles, including a full Symphony Orchestra.
    • Notable Alumni: A proud tradition of producing independent, often pioneering young men with the drive and confidence to make the most of opportunities and to make a difference in the world.
    • Transport Options:
      • Private Bus: The Sydney Grammar School private bus service has a real time tracking app for parents making travelling to and from St Ives Prep easier than ever.
      • Bus: Well serviced by several buses that come directly into the School and others that service the North Shore and the Northern Beaches.
    • Scholarships: Sydney Grammar School offers up to 25 academic scholarships every year to boys entering Year 7. Some of their scholarships are outright awards, others are means-tested. The Scholarship Exam is held each year in February.
    • Fees: $26,727 (Preschool) – $33,531 (Year 6). View fee schedule.

    St Ives Preparatory School Open Days & Tours

    • School Tours: Monday 3 August (Preschool only), Monday 31 August, Monday 19 October, 12.15pm – 1.45pm. Event details.

    Contact St Ives Preparatory School


    Wahroonga Preparatory School

    About Wahroonga Preparatory School

    Wahroonga Preparatory School’s educational philosophy is based upon the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach. Developed in Italy by Loris Malaguzzi, Reggio Emilia values each child as a strong, capable and resilient learner, with wonder and a passion for learning.

    At Wahroonga Preparatory, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and explore topics of interest to them through inquiry-based learning.

    The school uses a constructivist approach, developing strong general knowledge to build deep conceptual understanding.

    • Ages: Preschool – Year 6
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Uniting Church
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered:
      • Sport: Weekly outdoor sports activities, weekly PDHPE lessons
      • Performing Arts: Compulsory choir program for all years, and weekly strings program for Year 1 and Year 2. Optional concert band, string ensemble, recorder ensembles and a vocal ensemble. Ono-on-one instrument lessons available at extra cost. Specialist ballet and dance classes and extra language classes can also be taken at extra cost after school.
      • Clubs: Students from Kindergarten upwards can join our student clubs, which include Lego robotics, arts and craft, technology, music technology, board games, recorder and much more.
    • Transport Options:
      • Train: a short walk from Wahroonga Station.
    • Scholarships: No
    • Fees: $16,600 (Pre-Kindergarten) – $14,700 (Years K-6).

    Wahroonga Preparatory Open Days & Tours

    • School Tours: To book a tour, please email or call (02) 9489 3921.

      Contact Wahroonga Preparatory School

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      Knox Grammar, Wahroonga

      About Knox Grammar

      Established in 1924, Knox Grammar School is proud of its innovative approach to education. Knox is an inclusive, non-selective school and the consistently high results of their students attest to the quality of our teaching and our ability to bring out the very best in every child. Knox has three campuses (Knox Prep – K-6 boys, Wahroonga Prep – Pre-K-6 co-ed, Knox Senior 7-12).

      At Knox, each child is valued for their strengths and abilities. Their aim is to help students find and develop their passions and talents and grow from young people into great leaders of ‘Faith, Wisdom, Integrity, Compassion and Courage’.

      Knox Grammar is committed to enabling young people to develop the skills they need to achieve academic excellence in the innovation age.

      • Ages:  Kindergarten – Year 12
      • Gender: Boys
      • Religion: Uniting Church
      • Boarding: Yes
      • Extracurricular activities offered: There are so many activities and experiences on offer for students at Knox. All boys are encouraged to ‘have a go’ at the myriad of opportunities that are offered, giving them the chance to find their passions and talents. From dance to design, cadets to chemistry, and AFL to the arts – no matter what your child is interested in, he will find it at Knox.
      • Notable Alumni: Hugh Jackman, Hon Gough Whitlam, Peter FitzSimons
      • Transport Options:
        • Train: A short walk from Wahroonga or Warrawee station
        • Private Bus: Daily chartered bus service for Prep and Senior students from across northern Sydney.
      • Scholarships: Various scholarships offered for boys in Years 5-12, such as Academic Scholarships, Regional Boarding Scholarships, Music Scholarships, All Rounder Scholarships, Sons of Old Boy Scholarship. Scholarships open in November each year.
      • Fees: $20,910 (Kindergarten) to $34,110 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

      Knox Grammar Open Days & Tours

      Contact Knox Grammar

      • Address: 2 Borambil Street, Wahroonga NSW 2076
      • Email:
      • Phone: (02) 9487 0175
      • Knox Grammar website

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      Wahroonga Adventist School

      About Wahroonga Adventist School

      Wahroonga Adventist School has nearly completed its expansion into a full Prep to Year 12 co-education Christian School, with Year 12 commencing 2021. With a motto of “Nuture for Today, Learning for Tomorrow, Character for Eternity”, Wahroonga Adventist School provides a Christ-centred environment with a holistic approach to learning, focusing on children’s mental, physical, social and spiritual needs, which will ensure they are equipped with an education that prepares them for life.

      Comprising a Junior School (Prep – 4), Middle School (Years 5-8) and Senior School (Years 9-12), Wahroonga Adventist School is structured as three small schools in one operating out of a new campus, which features state of the art facilities.

      • Ages:  Kindergarten – Year 12
      • Gender: Co-ed
      • Religion: Seventh-day Adventist
      • Boarding: No
      • Extracurricular activities offered: Wahroonga Adventist School is passionate about its range of art, drama and music programs, and the importance of student health and wellbeing is promoted through the School’s diverse sports and outdoor education program. They offer a lively extra-curricular program, which includes leadership opportunities, community service, sporting activities, outdoor camps and the Duke of Edinburgh.
      • Transport Options: Train and bus routes from Turramurra, Hornsby, Pennant Hills and Thornleigh train stations. There is also an underground car park with pick up and drop off zones.
      • Scholarships: They offer three academic part (50%) scholarships for entry into Year 7. Scholarships awarded will follow through from Year 7 to Year 12.
      • Fees: $8,135 (Kindergarten) to $14,190 (Year 12).

      Wahroonga Adventist School Open Days & Tours

      Contact Wahroonga Adventist School

      • Address: 181 Fox Valley Road Wahroonga, NSW 2076
      • Email:
      • Phone: (02) 9487 2100
      • Wahroonga Adventist School

      Barker College, Hornsby

      About Barker College

      Barker College is an Anglican coeducational school. This year is a significant milestone in the School’s history marking its 130th anniversary and the first year of coeducation in the Middle School.

      There are two distinct differences at Barker College. One is that it’s a school that deliberately and intentionally allows people to thrive in a holistic sense – emotionally, physiologically, physically, academically.

      The second thing is that we have a firm coeducational identity and a firm expression of that. It’s a view that everybody can find a place and thrive irrespective of interests, skillset or capacity and be committed to doing that in a way that brings young men and young women together for the proper expression of human interaction and identity.

      • Ages: Prep/Pre-school – Year 12
      • Gender:  Co-ed
      • Religion: Anglican
      • Boarding: Yes
      • Extracurricular activities offered: The experience inside the classroom is only one part of a Barker education. Co-curricular activities deepen the school experience for all our students, and from the arts to the sporting field, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and uncover their talents. For Pre-K to Year 6 students we offer a broad range of sporting, cultural and recreational co-curricular activities. Throughout years 7 to 12, our students have even greater opportunities to pursue their passions. As well as Drama, Music, Cadets and over 20 different sports, Barker students can challenge themselves in the areas of robotics, debating and public speaking
      • Notable Alumni: Peter Garrett, Philip Ruddock, Alyssa Healy
      • Transport Options:
        • Train: A short walk from Hornsby and Waitara stations
        • Private Bus: Daily chartered bus service from the Northern Beaches, Lower North Shore, Galston, Terrey Hills, St Ives, Balgowlah and Bayview
      • Scholarships:Each year Barker offers a number of Scholarships for secondary students. These include Academic and Music Scholarships for Year 7 and Year 10, as well as Boarding scholarships for students entering Year 10. The Scholarship exam is held in November each year for Year 7 scholarships and in April for Year 10 scholarships.
      • Fees: $22,500 (Pre-K) – $34,050 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

      Barker College Open Days & Tours

      • School Tours: Barker does not have an Open Day, as they prefer to show parents around the School on a normal school day. Tours of our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools are held each term. Book a tour

      Contact Barker College

      Masada College, St Ives

      About Masada College

      Located in St Ives, Masada College is an independent Jewish co-educational school from Preschool to Year 12. Students from all backgrounds are welcomed to the College, which prides itself on inclusivity. The College develops independent thinkers, through Culture of Thinking pedagogy and caters for students across the learning spectrum, allowing them to reach their potential through support and individual learning plans. Masada College has HSC results consistently in the top schools in NSW, ranking 35th in 2019.

      The College’s educational mission is to raise responsible individual thinkers with a strong sense of social justice and confidence in their ability to determine their own future.

      • Ages: Prep – Year 12
      • Gender: Co-ed
      • Religion: Jewish Day School that welcomes students from all backgrounds
      • Boarding: No
      • Extracurricular activities offered: Choir, Band, Instrumental Ensembles, Dancing, Netball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Rugby, Rugby League, Athletics, Fitness, Futsal, Cricket, Basketball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Softball, Squash, Oz Tag, Chinese, Drama, Junior Engineers, Chess, Lego/Board Games, Homework Club, Debating, Public Speaking, Duke of Edinburgh, Camp Sababa, Da Vinci Decathlon, Tech Crew, Charity Committee and Chesed Program
      • Transport Options:
        • Private Bus: Travels from Lane Cove through Castle Cove, and along the North Shore line.
        • Public Bus: Service available from Gordon & Killara train station, from Shoreline and Forest Coach Lines
      • Scholarships: 
        • Year 5 and 6 High Potential Learner Scholarships: 50% discount on tuition fees until the completion of Year 8 and awarded based on the results of an examination held at Masada College.
        • Year 7 2021 Scholarship (Academic & All-Rounder): 50% discount on tuition fees from Years 7 – 10. Register on the school website by 20 March 2020.
        • Year 10 Scholarship: 50% discount on tuition fees from Years 10 – 12. Open to external students only. Application by portfolio and interview. For further information contact Karen Forrai at the email address below.
        • Hebrew Scholarship: Offered to Junior and/or Senior who have a passion for Hebrew.
      • Fees: $14,842 (Kindergarten) – $27,774 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

      Masada College Open Days & Tours

      Contact Masada College

      Northside Montessori School, Pymble

      About Northside Montessori School

      Northside Montessori School is a vibrant community on the North Shore where children are nurtured and love learning. While many schools motivate children to learn through promises of various rewards, Montessori philosophy is based on the belief that if you develop an interest and take responsibility of your own learning, you learn better and more thoroughly. It is deeply tied to the natural developmental path of the child.

      Northside Montessori School is a co-educational, non-denominational school for children aged 3-12 years. We have multiple programs to cater for the different age groups. Montessori education produces happy, social, disciplined, independent young people with a true love of learning.

      • Ages: Pre-school – Year 6
      • Gender: Co-ed
      • Religion: Non denomination
      • Boarding: No
      • Extracurricular activities offered: Choir, Concert Band, Orchestra, Gymnastics, Montessori Football, Art, Tae Kwon Do, Origami, Lego Robotics, Chess, Mandarin, French, Japanese, Yoga, Spanish, Tutoring in Piano, Brass, Guitar, Woodwind
      • Transport Options: School bus from Pennant Hills train station via Fox Valley Road, Kissing Point Road and Turramurra train station.
      • Fees: Preschool fees commence at $14, 497 (CCS available). Primary fees commence at $15,000. View fee schedule.

      Northside Montessori School Open Days & Tours

      • Open Day: Saturday 20 March & Saturday 21 August 2021, 10am-1pm
      • School Tours: Northside offer private enrolment tours to families. To book a private tour, contact Bec Talty, Enrolments Registrar on (02) 9144 2835

      Contact Northside Montessori School

      German International School Sydney

      About German International School Sydney

      Founded in 1989, the German International School Sydney (GISS) offers a complete multilingual school education system from Preschool to Year 12 combining the curriculum of both the New South Wales syllabus and the German State Thuringen, following the NSW school calendar year.

      Years 11 & 12 students have the opportunity to embrace the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) recognised worldwide as the best pre-university programme currently available.

      Students may be enrolled without prior knowledge of the German language, as the school’s content and language integrated learning methods allows students to be taught according to their individual language skills set.

      GISS’ vision is to enable your child to live a fulfilled life in tomorrow’s modern and rapidly changing global society.

      • Ages: Preschool – Year 12
      • Gender: Co-ed
      • Religion: Non denominational
      • Boarding: No
      • Extracurricular activities offered: Outside the classroom, students can choose to participate in a variety of sporting activities including soccer (football), Gymwheel, Swimming and Athletics. In addition, exciting Year appropriate ex and incursions are available throughout the school year.
      • Transport Options: In addition to TransportNSW’s Terrey Hills to City route, GISS offers eight daily bus services which pick up and drop off at the School gates. Open to all GISS students from Preschool to Year 12, the Manly Express, Northern Beaches Flyer, Pittwater Express, Chatswood Chaser and Mosman Mover service suburbs north of the CBD, while the Ryde Glider, Hills Express and River Runner service ensure all roads lead to GISS.
      • Annual Fees: $12,400 (Kindergarten) – $20,400 – $25,500 (International Baccalaureate)

      German International School Sydney Open Days & Tours

      • Open Days: Saturday 29 August, 12pm to 3pm
      • Private Tours: Please contact registrar Mrs. Antje Eildermann on (02) 9485 1912.

      Contact German International School Sydney

      John Colet School, Belrose

      About John Colet School

      John Colet School is a multi-faith independent K-6 school within Belrose, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Our school is comprised of two classes at each year level, with teachers staying with their class for several years.

      Our focus is on the development of character, academic achievement, a rich cultural curriculum and spiritual values. Alongside the core NSW syllabus, the curriculum includes Shakespeare, weekly Philosophy classes, Sanskrit, Choral singing and an enriched Art program. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of open-ended, enquiry based learning for subjects such as History, Poetry and Philosophy; and direct instruction for subjects such as traditional grammar, spelling and times tables, where the children are encouraged to learn the basic facts by heart.

      • Ages: Kindergarten – Year 6
      • Gender: Co-ed
      • Religion: Multi-faith
      • Boarding: No
      • Extracurricular activities offered: Art, Chamber Ensemble, Chess, Choir, Fencing, French, Garden, German, Individual Music Lessons, Latin, Mandarin, Philosophy, Sailing, Sewing, Shakespeare, Yoga. All students learn musical notation and to play the recorder in class lessons.
      • Transport Options: All students are escorted to bus stops and put on school buses safely
        • Morning public buses – Route 284 from Chatswood and Forestville, Route 110 from Neutral bay, Mosman and Seaforth, Route 270 from City via Forestville
        • Afternoon public buses – Route 283 to Chatswood via Forestville, Route 230 to Allambie Heights, Route 276 to Warringah Mall, Route 270 to Terrey Hills, Route 270 to Gordon via St Ives, Route 270 to City via Roseville Bridge, Route 265 to Seaforth, Mosman and Neutral Bay.
      • Fees: $14,590 (Infants) – $15,470  (Year 6).

      John Colet School Open Days & Tours

      • Open Days
        • Thursday 18 June, 9.30am
        • Wednesday 29 July, 7pm
        • Thursday 10 September, 9.30am
        • Thursday 15 October, 9.30am
        • Thursday 5 November, 9.30am

      Contact John Colet School

      Oxford Falls Grammar School

      About Oxford Falls Grammar School

      Oxford Falls Grammar School is a co-educational K-12 school situated in expansive grounds, 12kms from Chatswood and 13kms from St Ives. The OFGS educational approach develops critical and creative thinking in positive learning environments, preparing students for life in the 21st Century. Innovative, inquiry led teaching is the foundation for student engagement, fostering each student’s academic success and social and spiritual wellbeing.

      Their co-educational classrooms provide a real life, balanced environment where students thrive and develop skills to reach their full potential.

      • Ages: Kindergarten – Year 12
      • Gender: Co-ed
      • Religion: Christian
      • Boarding: No
      • Extracurricular activities: A wide variety of co-curricular activities are offered to extend and develop boys and girls individual interests and passions beyond the classroom. The activities extend across Performing Arts; Dance, Music and Drama, Sports, Creative Arts, Chess, Debating and Language clubs. View the Co-Curricular Booklet to see what’s offered.
      • Notable Alumni: Remy Siemsen (Australian Soccer player), Charlotte Best (Actor), Chloe Dalton (Olympic Athlete), Anneliese Rubie (Olympic Athlete)
      • Transport Options: School buses operate from Chatswood and Pymble Train Stations, St Ives Shops, East Roseville & Killarney Heights
      • Scholarships:
        • Academic Scholarships for Year 7 entry
        • Academic Scholarships for Year 11 entry 2021, registrations close 23 March 2020.
      • Fees: $9,112 (Kindergarten) – $17,928 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

      Oxford Falls Grammar School Open Days & Tours

      • School Tours: Group tours are held each term including new Twilight Tours. Book a tour.

      Contact Oxford Falls Grammar School

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      Hills Grammar, Kenthurst

      About Hills Grammar

      Hills Grammar is a truly independent, intentionally co-educational, proudly diverse and inclusive with no religious affiliation, Pre K to Year 12 School located in Kenthurst, part of Sydney’s growing Hills District. With intentionally small class sizes and peer groups, Hills Grammarians receive personalised attention and individualised learning.

      • Ages: Prep/Pre-school – Year 12
      • Gender: Co-ed
      • Religion: Non-denominational
      • Boarding: No
      • Extracurricular activities offered: The Co-Curricular program is an integral part of the whole School Curriculum. It provides wonderful opportunities for students to further develop their skills and interests across a broad range of activities including:
        • Sport: Soccer, cricket, tennis, touch football, volleyball, swimming, netball, basketball, taekwondo, athletics, cross-country, surf life-saving, rugby, fencing, weight training, boot camp. Students also train for a broad range of inter-school team competitions
        • Creative: music, debating, drama, choirs, orchestra, string ensemble, band, service learning, musicals, dance, cake decorating, photography,
        • Plus ski trip, sailing trip, creative thinking and problem solving, environment clubs and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
      • Notable Alumni: Delta Goodrem, Joel Edgerton, Robert Ovadia, Rebecca James, Melissa Overman, Adrian Cunningham, Van Anh Nguyen, Michelle Jenneke
      • Transport Options: 
        • Train: 15 minutes from the Sydney Metro Station
        • Private Bus: Dedicated Hills Grammar bus service
        • Local Bus: Serviced by local buses
      • Scholarships: To be considered for a Hills Grammar Scholarship, applicants must either be a current Hills Grammar Year 5 or 9 student or ideally have a paid application lodged with the School for Year 7 or 11. All applicants are required to sit a Scholarship test. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an audition where relevant plus a Scholarship Interview.
      • Fees: $17,720 (Kindergarten) – $27,430 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

      Hills Grammar Open Days & Tours

      • Principal’s Tours: 19 February, 8 May, 2 June, 23 June, 30 July, 18 August, 19 September, 15 October, 4 November, 25 November. Event details.

      Contact Hills Grammar

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