North Shore School Guide: Private Boys’ Schools


Looking for a Private Boys’ 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 Private Boys’ School Guide, which showcases a huge range of private schools. We’re bringing you all the key facts you might need to help compile a list of schools you’d like to visit.

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Sydney Grammar School, St Ives Preparatory School

About Sydney Grammar School

Sydney Grammar School, St Ives Preparatory is a school for busy boys who love to learn, ask lots of questions and think deeply about their world. From Preschool to Year 6, St Ives Prep embraces a strong school-wide culture of reading and the joy of discovery. The School has both impressive curricula and extra-curricular programmes with the boys growing and learning in fields such as literacy, music, drama, sport, the visual arts, social sciences, 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, Fitness, Robotics Club, Typing, Debating, Chess, Taekwondo, Fencing, Woodworking and more than 30 Instrumental 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. Fee assistance is available from Year 5.
  • Fees: $28,257 (Preschool) – $35,451 (Year 6). View fee schedule.

St Ives Preparatory School Open Days & Tours

  • School Tours: The Headmaster invites parents to visit the School. Tours are conducted in small groups throughout the year. Bookings are essential.

Contact St Ives Preparatory School


Mosman Church of England Preparatory School

About Mosman Church of England Preparatory School

Mosman Church of England Preparatory School (Mosman Prep) is a vibrant community, dedicated to creating positive and meaningful experiences for boys during their critical early years of education (Early Entry to Year 6).

At Mosman Prep we support young men to be and to achieve their best, through individual attention, abundant opportunity and a deep community spirit inspired by our motto, Non Nobis Solum – Not for Ourselves Alone.

We offer a wide range of rich learning experiences, an outstanding teacher to student ratio, including specialist teachers and extra support staff, and a strong partnership between the School and parents. The School’s Outdoor Learning Centre in Terrey Hills is a wonderful space for the boys to connect with nature. There they learn and play through a rich integrated program within a unique and stimulating environment.

  • Ages: Preschool – Year 6
  • Gender: Boys
  • Religion: Christian foundations
  • Boarding: No
  • Extracurricular activities offered: Tennis, Basketball, Athletics, Cross Country, Football (Soccer), Rugby, STEM, Coding & Robotics, Debating, Chess
  • Transport Options: They offer a private coach service between Newport and Mosman Preparatory School. Mosman Prep has also partnered with Queenwood to offer more transport options for families. Queenwood bus route currently available to their boys is Allambie Heights (Positions on this service is subject to availability; priority is given to Queenwood students).
  • Scholarships: Each year, scholarships are awarded to boys entering Years 1 – 5 the following year. Applications for scholarships for the 2023 school year will be opening shortly. Visit their website for more information.
  • Fees: $25,900 (Preschool) – $27,500 (Year 6). View fee schedule.

Mosman Prep School Open Days & Tours

  • School Tours: The Headmaster conducts School Tours throughout the year and bookings can be made by visiting their website.

Contact Mosman Prep


St Pius X College, Chatswood

About St Pius X College 

St Pius X College Chatswood is a leading non-selective Catholic Boys School in the Edmund Rice tradition, dedicated to educating young men to be the best they can. At the heart of the College is a vibrant and inclusive community working together to support every student on their journey to becoming confident, capable and respectful young men.

  • Ages: Year 5 – Year 12
  • Gender: Boys
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Boarding: No
  • Extracurricular activities offered:
    • Junior School: Athletics, Basketball , Cricket, Cross country, Rugby ,Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Chess Club, Debating, Maths Club, Robotics, Performing Arts, Music and Dance.
    • Senior School: Athletics,Chess, Basketball, Da Vinci Decathlon, Cricket, Debating, Rugby, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Football, Mock Trial, Squash, Outdoor Ed, Performing Arts (Music and Drama), Swimming, Public Speaking, Tennis, Squash, Robotics, Coding, Boxercise and Social Justice Programs.
  • Transport Options: St Pius X College is located conveniently in the heart of Chatswood, close to all major transport hubs. The College’s playing fields are located at Oxford Falls, a 20 minute bus ride from the main Chatswood Campus.
  • Scholarships:
    • There are six Academic scholarships awarded annually by the Principal for academic excellence across the various year groups and one scholarship awarded annually via application for contribution to College life and being likely to enter a trade.
    • There are three Equity Scholarships awarded annually via application on the basis of financial hardship.
    • There are four Enrichment Scholarships awarded annually on the basis of enrichment of College life.
    • There are also two special purpose grants awarded to applicants on a needs basis to represent the College in co-curricular tours and events.
    • Scholarship details
  • Fees: $9,422 (Year 5) – $11,016 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

St Pius X College Open Days & Tours

  • Open Day: Saturday 19 March 2022. The Chatswood Campus will be open 10am – 2pm with the Principal’s address at 11am and 1pm. The sporting grounds at Oxford Falls will also be open from 8am- 12 noon. Bookings are essential via their website.

Contact St Pius X College

Newington College, Lindfield

About Newington College

Newington College educates boys from Kindy to Year 12 across four campuses in Sydney: Lindfield Prep K-6 on Sydney’s North Shore, Wyvern House Prep at Stanmore K-6 and Stanmore 7-12. Its Early Learning Centre at Stanmore caters for boys and girls aged 3-5.

Newington boys are curious, determined, caring, smart and resilient. Past students have achieved perfect ATARs and competed in international science and maths competitions.

Lindfield campus boys are immersed in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, learning to be thinkers, to build knowledge and to develop strong principles. Boys at their prep schools have automatic entry to the senior school which offers the HSC, IB and VET pathways.

  • Ages: Kindergarten – Year 6 (Lindfield campus)
  • Gender: Boys
  • Religion: Uniting Church
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Extracurricular activities offered at Lindfield: Chess, Fencing, Flag Rugby, Football, French, NewSport, Hop Hop, Martial Arts, Cricket, AFL Auskick, Basketball, Book Club, Da Vinci Decathlon, Drama, Gardening Club, Homework Club, LEGO Masters, Linguafest, Maths Enrichment, Science Club, Swimming, Theatre production, Theatresports
  • Notable Alumni: Former Deputy Premier of NSW Ian Armstrong, Former NSW Planning Minister Robert Webster, Former Wallaby Captain Nick Farr-Jones, Crime writer and journalist Malcolm Brown, Trent Zimmerman MP, Former Australian Ambassador to France His Excellency Ric Wells, Former CSIRO Chairman Sir Ian Clunies Ross, Cricket and rugby international Johnny Taylor, Journalist and presenter Tony Jones, Chef Neil Perry, Author Will Kostakis, Architect Alex Popov, Olympic equestrian gold medallist Phillip Dutton OAM, Rugby league player Cameron Murray, Rugby union player Allan Alaalatoa
  • Transport Options:
    • Private Bus: their private bus route caters to the North Shore, Cronulla, Eastern Suburbs, Dee Why & Ryde.
  • Scholarships: Scholarships are available to eligible boys in Years 7-12.
  • Fees: $20,903 (Kindergarten) to $36,770 (Year 12)

Newington College Open Days & Tours

Contact Newington College

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 attests to the quality of their teaching and their 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: View fee schedule.

Knox Grammar Open Days & Tours

Contact Knox Grammar

  • Address: 2 Borambil Street, Wahroonga NSW 2076
  • Email:
  • Phone: (02) 9487 0122
  • Knox Grammar website

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