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North Shore School Guide: Private Co-ed Schools


Looking for private co-ed schools on the North Shore? 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 Co-ed School Guide, which showcases a huge range of local private schools. This guide showcases what makes each school unique. 

North Shore Private Co-ed Schools





Co-ed Schools on Sydney’s Lower North Shore

Redlands, Cremorne

About Redlands

Located in Cremorne on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, Redlands offers an outstanding academic education for children from Preschool to Year 12, with a focus on each individual student, exceptional teachers and world-class learning programs and resources. Their innovative and inclusive coeducational learning community nurtures each individual student, developing their unique skills and talents to achieve personal excellence and truly let their light shine.

Since 1884, they have upheld a proud tradition of academic excellence, supported by an extensive range of sport and co-curricular opportunities. Redlands students graduate as well-rounded, confident and compassionate young adults, ready to make a natural transition to life after school and a positive contribution to our world.

The diversity of opportunities at Redlands recognises the diverse nature of their students and aims to prepare them for future roles as outstanding citizens.

  • Ages: Prep/Pre-school – Year 12
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Religion: Anglican
  • Boarding: No
  • Extracurricular activities offered: 
    • The Redlands Ballet and Dance Academy offers: RAD Ballet, Classical Ballet Training, Pointe Preparation, Advanced Pointe, Repertoire, Contemporary, Character, Jazz, Tap, Pilates and Hip Hop.
    • Drama and Theatre: Curriculum Drama and Theatre, Senior School Musicals and the Gala Arts Celebration
    • Music: Curriculum Music, Music Ensembles, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Stage Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Senior Choir, Broken Consort, Piano Trio, Drum Corp and String, Wind, Guitar, Saxophone, Brass, Jazz Vocals, Chamber, Piano, Percussion and Flute Ensembles.
    • Sports: Basketball, Football, Netball, Hockey, Rugby, AFL, Rowing, Tennis, Sailing and Snowsports, in addition to the Athletics, Swimming and Cross Country Carnivals. The school also runs the Redlands Cup for Snowsports in the Snowy Mountains and the Redlands Cup for Sailing on Sydney Harbour.
  • Notable Alumni: Dr Sue Morey, Chief Justice Helen Murrell, Professor Michal Johnston, Kobe Steele, Catriona Rowntree, Elliott Wheeler
  • Transport Options:
    • Redlands Private Bus Services: Eastern Suburbs Line, Inner West Line and Pittwater Line
    • Transport NSW Bus Services
  • Scholarships: Academic Scholarships are offered for entry to Year 7 to students with proven academic excellence, an exemplary work ethic and the ability to make significant contributions to the life of the School. Merit Scholarships are offered for entry to Year 7 students who have the ability to make a positive and significant contribution to the life of the School. We expect them to have an exemplary work ethic, strong academic potential and be willing to participate in co-curricular activities and be socially aware. Redlands also offers Means-testd Scholarships, Music Scholarships and Ballet Scholarships.
  • Fees: $22,700 (Kindergarten) – $36,000 (Year 12).

Redlands Open Days & Tours 2024

  • Redlands Junior Campus Open Morning – Kindergarten to Year 6. Register.
  • Redlands Senior Campus Open Morning – Years 7 to 12. Register.

Contact Redlands

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner, Middle Cove

Year 11 Lake Argyle Expedition with Glenaeon

Year 11 Lake Argyle Expedition with Glenaeon

About Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Australia’s first Steiner school, offers an academically challenging, emotionally fulfilling, and culturally enriching learning environment where teachers educate to the highest standard and support students on their journey to a successful future.

A proudly non-selective, co-educational school for students from Preschool through to Year 12, Glenaeon offers a holistic and student-centered approach to learning. Glenaeon’s curriculum and pedagogy is a rich, seamless blend of the local NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements with the educational insights of Austrian-born philosopher, scientist, artist and educator Rudolf Steiner. It inspires creativity, independent thinking, and a deep appreciation for the natural world. The unique teaching framework builds a thinking that is independent, heartfelt and practical and sees the school consistently rank in the top 100 schools in NSW.

Students are guided to become confident, well-rounded individuals who are able to think critically and engage with the world. Their unique bushland settings provides a stunning natural landscape from which students develop to full potential through an education that nurtures mind, body and spirit.

  • Ages: Preschool – Year 12
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Education Style: Steiner Education
  • Boarding: No
  • Extracurricular activities offered: Drama Club, Sinfonia, Concert Band, Big Band, Jazz Combo, Chamber Choir, Art Space, Debating & Public Speaking, SPORT: Parkour, Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, Frisbee, Fencing, Athletics & Archery
  • Notable Alumni: Bliss N Eso Jonathan “Bliss” Notely and Max “Eso” MacKinnon (Australian Hip Hop band); Brenna Hobson (Executive Director at National Theatre of Scotland); Caitlin Fitzsimmons (Journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald); Cody Sheehan (Cystic Fibrosis Advocate & youngest ever Board Director for Cystic Fibrosis NSW); David Heimann (Company Director Interior + Fashion Design); Dr Andrew Keyworth (GP); John Polson (Australian Actor, Director and Founder of Tropfest); Luke Fischer (Poet); Manon Gunderson-Briggs (Actor); Phoenix Keating (Fashion Designer); Richard Claremont (Australian Painter); Scott Needham (Photographer); Stephen Ormandy (Artist & Co-Founder Dinosaur Designs); Taelor-Jane (Musician); Toby Thatcher (Australian/British Conductor); Vanilla Tupu (Film maker/Producer)
  • 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, 2025 scholarship is 28 February 2024.
  • Fees: $19,276 (Kindergarten) – $32,047 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School Open Days & Tours

Contact Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Co-ed Schools on the Upper North Shore

Newington College, Lindfield

About Newington College

Newington College educates students 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 years.

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

Lindfield campus students are immersed in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, learning to be thinkers, to build knowledge and to develop strong principles. Students 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 and girls (from 2026)
  • 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: Their private bus route caters to the North Shore, Cronulla, Eastern Suburbs, Dee Why and Ryde. It also has a route from the Lindfield Prep campus to the Stanmore Secondary campus.
  • Scholarships: Scholarships are available to eligible boys in Years 7-12.
  • Fees: $22,471 (Kindergarten) to $38,884 (Year 12). See fee schedule.

Newington College Open Days & Tours

  • School tours: Join a school tour at their Lindfield campus on Tuesday 28 February and Thursday 18 May. Book a school tour here.

Contact Newington College

  • Address: Lindfield K-6: 26 Northcote Road, Lindfield | Stanmore K-6: 115 Cambridge Street, Stanmore | Stanmore 7-12: 200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore | ELC: 129 Cambridge Street, Stanmore NSW 2048
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: (02) 9568 9333
  • Newington College website

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 ensures students reach their potential through support and individual learning plans. Masada College has HSC results consistently in the top schools in NSW.

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, Netball, Soccer, Tennis, Cricket, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Oz Tag, Chinese, Drama, Young Engineers, Coding, Chess, Lego/Board Games, Homework Club, Debating, Public Speaking, Duke of Edinburgh, Da Vinci Decathlon, Tech Crew, Charity Committee, Chesed Program and more.
  • Transport Options:
    • Private Bus: Eastern Suburbs Bus Route and North Shore Bus Route
    • Public Bus: Service available from Gordon & Killara train station
  • Fees: Fees: $13,683 (Kindergarten) – $29,793 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

Masada College Open Days & Tours

  • School Tours: They would be delighted to meet with you and answer any questions you may have about Masada College. Book a tour.
  • Kindergarten Experience Day: 8 May 9am – 10:30am
  • Year 7 Experience Day: 16 May 8.15am – 3.30pm

Contact Masada College

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Barker College, Hornsby

About Barker College

Founded in 1890, Barker College is an Anglican private co-ed school on Sydney’s upper north shore. Catering for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, the School also offers boarding for Senior School students in Years 10 – 12. All students are exposed to a range of diverse opportunities and experiences. Through this, they’re able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment.

In recent years, Barker has opened three Indigenous primary school campuses in Yarramalong on the Central Coast, Wollombi in the Hunter region and most recently, Dhupuma Barker in NE Arnhem Land. A priority for each of these schools is the development of strong foundational skills in literacy and numeracy for Indigenous students from Kindergarten to Year 6, with the intent to instil confidence to learn and a desire to learn.

  • 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 their 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 they offer a broad range of sporting, cultural and recreational co-curricular activities. Throughout years 7 to 12, their 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. For further information about all Scholarships offered and exam dates please visit their website.
  • Fees: $25,970 (Pre-K) – $40,670 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

Barker College Open Days & Tours

Please visit their website to book one of their regular school tours.

Contact Barker College

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St Leo’s Catholic College, Wahroonga

St Leo's Catholic College

St Leo’s Catholic College

About St Leo’s Catholic College

St Leo’s Catholic College is a co-educational Catholic secondary school located on six hectares in leafy Wahroonga – and is an exceptional place to learn. St Leo’s is a caring, inclusive community renowned for its pastoral care, focus on wellbeing and developing the whole person. It has a strong emphasis on knowing each individual student and growing their unique potential, helping each to find their passion and develop their talents so they can change the world for the better.

Along with an innovative learning environment, personalised approach, consistently strong academic results, wide range of co-curricular offerings, unique Pathways program beyond school and strong sporting culture, St Leo’s offers a wholistic view of education and wellbeing, with an emphasis on skills for lifelong learning.

A recently completed $30 million campus upgrade includes a state-of-the-art centre for Creative and Performing Arts, Technology and Hospitality with new drama theatre and dance studio, art galleries, specialty music rooms, commercial grade kitchens and TAS workshops.

The caring St Leo’s environment and extensive range of opportunities form well-rounded students for whom anything is possible.

  • Ages: Year 7 – Year 12
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Boarding: No
  • Extracurricular activities offered: 
    • CAPA: Currently 24 different free co-curricular ensembles and programs across music, art, drama and dance as well as regular concerts/performances and an annual musical/drama production.
    • Sport: Weekly ‘Sport for Life’ program for all students and a comprehensive range of representative opportunities available in a variety of team and individual sports.
    • Other: Pathways Program; Debating and Public Speaking; Outdoor Education, Retreat and Peer Support Programs; Community Tutoring Program; STEM, Robotics and Coding workshops; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme; Environmental Group and broad Social Justice program; Chess and Writing clubs; global sporting and immersion experiences and more.
  • Transport Options: 
    • Train: Located walking distance to Waitara and Normanhurst stations.
    • Bus: Various public bus options available.
  • Scholarships: No
  • Fees: $7,954 (Year 7) – $8,172 (Year 12). Sibling discounts available. View fee schedule.

St Leo’s Catholic College Open Days & Tours

  • Open Evening: Wednesday 3 April 2024, 3:30-6:30pm. Book here.
  • School Tours: Contact the school to arrange a private tour.

Contact St Leo’s Catholic College

Wahroonga Preparatory School

About Wahroonga Preparatory School

Founded in 1926, Wahroonga Preparatory School is Knox Grammar School’s vibrant co-educational campus for girls and boys from Pre-Kindergarten (4 years of age) to Year 6 (12 years of age). Wahroonga Preparatory School provides a co-educational option for families who wish to have their children attend a co-educational primary school within a Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 School, thus accessing the resources and facilities of Knox Grammar School.

Their unique Pre-Kindergarten program (K minus one classes) provides an ideal learning environment for children in the year before they start their formal schooling in Kindergarten. Their Pre-Kindergarten children attend five days per week and develop strong literacy and numeracy concepts, as well as learning important listening skills and attributes to be a successful learner. Based on a Reggio Emilia philosophy the Pre-Kindergarten program and Kindergarten program focuses on developing strong conceptual understandings using a range of natural resources and acknowledging the “hundred languages” of children.

The School is renowned for dedicated, innovative teachers, who help every girl and boy develop core academic skills, providing a firm foundation for secondary school. The class teachers teach English, Maths, Visual Arts, History and Geography and Specialist subject-based teachers provide Literacy, Science and Technology (STEAM), Music, French, Religious Education and Sport and Physical Education classes each week. A Gifted and Talented program led by specialist staff provides opportunities for high-potential students with enrichment and extension of the curriculum. Dance programs and Coding and IT programs are taught across Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6. All students Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6 attend weekly Chapel and weekly Assembly and an SRC is an integral part of the school.

Wahroonga Prep’s integrated Positive Psychology program aims to support and improve the social, physical, spiritual and academic fitness of every student. The School expectations of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Hardworking and Truthfulness are taught explicitly every week and a Kindness curriculum is taught across PK to Year 6.

  • Ages: Pre-Kindergarten (K minus one aged 4 years) – Year 6 (aged 12 years)
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Religion: Uniting Church
  • Boarding: No
  • Extracurricular activities offered: Comprehensive music program including ensembles, choirs, orchestra, compulsory strings program in Year 1 and Year 2, sport, social justice, debating.
  • Transport Options:
    • Train: a short walk from Wahroonga Station.
  • Scholarships: No
  • Fees: $17,940 (Pre-Kindergarten) – $15,880 (Years K-6) plus technology and activity levies.

Wahroonga Preparatory Open Days & Tours

  • 9am, Thursday 29 February – book
  • 9am, Thursday 21 March – book

    Contact Wahroonga Preparatory School

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    Preschool – Year 2 Schools

    Blue Gum Community School, Hornsby

    About Blue Gum Community School

    An Early Childhood School for children from 3 to 8 years old, Blue Gum’s approach is informed by best practices in Australia and around the world. Their approach ensures that learning is always meaningful, contextualised and marked by joy – so important in a time of uncertainty triggering high levels of anxiety.

    Small by design, Blue Gum’s high teacher-to-child ratios ensure high-quality relationships can be established with each child and their family. Working closely alongside the children, their teachers partner with children in the learning process – co-collaborators in their pursuit of understanding, lending their competencies, skills and support to equip them to discover and interrogate their own answers.

    Underlying Blue Gum’s educational approach is our empowering image of the child as competent, capable, creative, responsible, resourceful and resilient, rather than an empty vessel to be filled.

    • Ages: Preschool – Year 2
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Secular
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: Music, the arts, outdoor education and languages are all incorporated into their daily programs in both the Preschool and the Primary School.
    • Transport Options: 
      • Train: Families can choose to walk to school from home or from Hornsby train station. The School is an easy 800m walk from Hornsby station.
      • Cycling: A bike rack is provided at the school where children can safely leave their bicycles for the school day.
      • Car: A circular driveway will be in operation for parents of the primary school children. A teacher will be on duty to assist children in and out of cars to maximise convenience for families. A small number of short-term parking spaces are available on the school grounds for preschool carers required to sign their child in and out each day.
    • Fees: Primary (K-2) – $9,180 per year; Preschool (2-, 3- and 5-day enrolment options available) – $96.00 per short day (9am to 3pm), $144.00 per full day (8am to 6pm).

    Blue Gum Community School Tours

    • Tours happen monthly, held for those with children on the Waiting List. To be invited to a tour please first fill out the free online Waiting List form on the School’s website, and an invitation will be sent to you for the next available tour. Due to high demand, please note that all 2024 Preschool, Kindergarten and Year 1 places have been allocated. That said, you are welcome to add your child to the Waiting List and in turn come to a school tour in 2024, in case availability opens during the year. The Waiting List is also open for those wanting to explore a place in 2025 and beyond.

    Contact Blue Gum Community School

    Co-ed Schools on Sydney’s Northern Suburbs

    Arden Anglican School

    About Arden Anglican School

    Arden is a vibrant and welcoming co-educational Anglican school for students from Pre-School to Year 12. They understand that if a child is to retain their inborn sense of wonder there needs to be a focus on the co-development of a growth mindset and the joy of learning.

    Centred on the Christian faith and finding joy in God, their students build an understanding of self, relationship skills, social awareness, responsible decision making; and they are encouraged and equipped to engage with their learning.

    Arden’s staff are dedicated to the individual needs of each student, encouraging them to be the best they can be.

    In 2023, Arden ranked 57th in the State for the HSC. More than 1/3 of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 90+ and nearly 1/5 an ATAR of 95+. In addition to a strong academic program, Arden is bursting with co-curricular opportunities in which all students are encouraged to participate.

    • Ages: Prep/Preschool – Year 12
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Anglican
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: 
      • Junior Campus — Wind Ensemble, Beginner Band, Concert Band, Arden Singers, Vocal Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Strings, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Music Camp, Tech Crew, Tech Club, Coding Club, Musical Theatre, Garden Club, Drama Club, Theatresports, da Vinci Decathlon, Tournament of Minds, Chess Club, Write a Book in a Day, Debating, Cru Crew, Mini Cru and outdoor education.
      • Secondary Campus— Ad Altissima Enrichment Program, Concert Band, Stage Band, Chapel Band, Percussion, Jazz, Vocal, String and Symphonic Wind Ensembles, Dance Group, Debating, Drama Club, Theatresports, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, camps, Public Speaking, Catering Club, Robotics Club, Sound and Tech Crew, Production Group, Prayer Group, Maths Club, English Club, Art Club, Science Club, Chess Club, Fencing, Social Justice Group, Environment Group, Vine, Students With A Mission, Tournament of Minds and various tours, including Indigenous Immersion, European cultural tour and a mission tour to Cambodia and Vietnam.
    • Transport Options:
      • Secondary campus: 5-minute walk from Epping train and metro station.
      • Junior campus: accessible from Beecroft station.
      • Driving: if you are driving your children to school, kiss and drop parking zones are located on Wongala Avenue at the Beecroft Campus, where friendly staff will greet your children each morning and in Essex Street at the Epping Campus for quick drop off.
    • Scholarships: Year 7 Academic and Music Scholarships are offered. 2026 Scholarship applications will open in October 2024 and close February 2025. More information.
    • Fees: $7,540 (Preschool) – $25,836 (Year 12).

    Arden Anglican School Open Days & Tours

    Contact Arden Anglican School

    Co-ed Schools in the Hills District

    Hills Grammar, Kenthurst

    About Hills Grammar

    Hills Grammar is a contemporary private co-educational school without religious bias. Set on 53.4 acres of landscaped and bushland grounds, boys and girls from pre-kinder to Year 12 enjoy an extraordinary learning environment on one beautiful campus. Opportunities offered in the academic, co-curricular and student wellbeing programs reflect their vision of Extraordinary Education: Extraordinary Individuals.

    They recognise that quality staff are key to a quality education and, as an employer of choice, Hills attracts and retains highly qualified and dedicated teachers.

    Excellent staff, exceptional facilities, small class sizes and recognition of the parent-school partnership combine to make Hills Grammar the perfect learning environment to nurture confident and creative students.

    • 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. 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 trips, international tours, sailing trip, creative thinking and problem solving, environment clubs and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
    • Notable Alumni: Joel Edgerton (Class of 1991), Robert Ovadia (Class of 1990), Delta Goodrem (Class of 2002), Dr Amelia Hynen (Class of 2008), Rebecca James (Class of 1992), James Dive (Class of 1996)
    • Transport Options: 
      • Train: 15 minutes from the Sydney Metro Station
      • Private Bus: Dedicated Hills Grammar bus service
      • Local Bus: Serviced by local buses
    • Scholarships: They offer academic and strive for excellence scholarships for Years 7 and 11. The Scholarship application process commences two years prior to commencement. All applicants are required to sit a Scholarship test, and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview, plus an audition where relevant.
    • Fees: $18,935 (Kindergarten) – $29,300 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

    Hills Grammar Open Days & Tours

    • Open Day: Friday 22 March 2024
    • School Tour: They hold regular small in-person tours – book online or take a virtual tour

    Contact Hills Grammar

    Co-ed Schools on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

    John Colet School, Belrose

    About John Colet School

    John Colet School’s foundational education prepares students for the wonders & challenges they’ll face in life. Their unique Primary School education is based on principles of academic excellence, rich cultural curriculum, spiritual values & character development. An annual Shakespeare Festival, which all students from Kindergarten to 6th Class take part in, is a highlight for all. Students are taught within a caring, supporting environment of trust & stay with their class teachers for 2-3 years for stability and connection. A daily vegetarian lunch is also provided.

    Their focused teaching, proven methodology & effective delivery of NSW’s curriculum has consistently placed them among top-ranking primary schools in Australia. The success of their program is seen in the result of happy, motivated children who see themselves as part of a community.

    • Ages: Kindergarten – Year 6
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Multi-faith
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: Sailing, tennis, fencing, chess, music tuition, ensemble, yoga, classical and modern languages and gardening. Swimming lessons are provided during school time. All students learn choral singing and music notation. The children take part in all sorts of outside competitions – such as singing eisteddfods, inter-school debating or sport, or inter-school chess championships.
    • Transport Options: 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: $16,490 (Infants) – $17,480 (Year 6)
      Includes tuition fee, textbooks, hot lunches, sport and swimming lessons, camps, excursions, incursions, resources, maintenance levy and student insurance.  Sibling discounts apply.

    John Colet School Open Days & Tours

    • School tours: Small group tours of the peaceful bushland campus can be booked by enquiring with their Registrar through the school’s website.
    • Visit John Colet School’s organic garden and find out how it’s part of the curriculum at John Colet School’s Open Day, Sunday 26 May 2024 from 10am to 2pm.

    Contact John Colet School

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    Northern Beaches Christian School, Terrey Hills

    About Northern Beaches Christian School

    At Northern Beaches Christian School, they recognise that excellence looks different for every student. As a private co-ed Christian school, they aim to help their students take their place in the world and their contribution for good. Within a vibrant community, their steadfast commitment to wellbeing means students are known, valued, and supported as they face the challenges and curated risks necessary to extend their learning and character.

    Within their world-class facilities, they seek to bring out the best in their students to keep their future as big as possible. They celebrate the efforts and success of their students, whether high achievers or those who have overcome adversity to do more than they thought possible.

    Student success is a chord of three strands. It is achieved by students, staff and families working together. As they look ahead, their Vision, Love Learning, coupled with the Christian message of hope, shapes their community and their approach to education.

    • Ages: K- Year 12
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Christian
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: Sport, Music, Performing Arts, Creative Workshops, STEM and Academic Workshops, Outdoor Education, Global Opportunities and more.
    • Transport Options:
      • There are four services that connect NBCS to the Northern Beaches, North Shore and other areas of Sydney, including a private bus school bus from Terrey Hills to Palm Beach and suburbs in-between.
    • Fees: $11,140 (Kindergarten) to $21,420 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

    Northern Beaches Christian School Open Days & Tours

    • Thursday 22 February, 9:30am: Primary and Secondary tours
    • Tuesday 5 March,. 5pm: Primary and Secondary twilight tours
    • Thursday 21 March, 9:45am: Primary and Secondary tours
    • Tuesday 26 March, 9:45am: Explore Kindy Morning

    Contact Northern Beaches Christian School

    Oxford Falls Grammar

    Oxford Falls Grammar

    Oxford Falls Grammar

    About Oxford Falls Grammar 

    Located in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Oxford Falls Grammar is a co-educational school with a dynamic Christian foundation for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12. The OFG educational approach promotes a positive growth mindset to inspire critical and creative thinking, empowering students to reach their full potential and be confident in life.

    Their balanced curriculum builds the academic, social, physical and spiritual dimensions of each child as they discover their passions and develop their identity.

    Transitioning through each educational stage is simplified through one extensive campus and dedicated facilities for K-2, Years 3-6 and Years 7–12.

    • 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 students’ individual interests and passions beyond the classroom. The activities extend across Basketball, Football & Tennis Academies, Cricket, Rugby, AFL, Netball, Hockey, Swimming, Athletics, Chess, Debating, Mandarin, Duke of Edinburgh, Dance, Music, Drama.
    • Notable Alumni: Remy Siemsen (Australian Matilda & Leicester United FC 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. An extensive bus service runs across all the Northern Beaches suburbs.
    • Scholarships: OFG provides scholarships for students of outstanding academic ability entering Years 7 and 11. Registrations open in November each year and an exam or portfolio is submitted in February the following year.
    • Fees: $10,252 (Kindergarten) – $20,364 (Year 12). View fee schedule.

    Oxford Falls Grammar Open Days & Tours

    • Experience the Junior School campus through a bespoke Kindy/Junior School tour. Limited places available, please book online.
    • Personalised tours for prospective 2024 enrolments are available, contact the Registrar directly or visit anytime of the day on a virtual tour.

    Contact Oxford Falls Grammar 

    German International School Sydney, Terrey Hills

    About German International School Sydney

    The German International School Sydney (GISS) is a co-educational, non-denominational day school offering high quality education from Preschool to the IB Diploma Programme in Years 11 & 12. It is not necessary to be familiar with the German language, as they boast a successful intensive language immersion programme, leading to bilingual competency in both English and German.

    GISS provides students with a complete education experience in a co-educational and bi-lingual environment and has been ranked as one of the top three Primary and Secondary schools on the Northern Beaches, according to the latest NAPLAN data (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) released by acara, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting authority. GISS also remains in the top 100 schools in NSW and therefore solidifies its standing as one of the best Primary and Secondary schools on the Northern Beaches and in NSW.

    • Ages: Preschool – Year 12
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Non-denominational
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: Co-curricular elective activities (they call them “Arbeitsgemeinschaften”) are part of the curriculum up to Year 7 and are timetabled on Tuesdays from 1:40 pm to 3:15 pm. The innovative co-curricular (AG) program “Strengthening Skills for Lifelong Learners,” fosters a dynamic learning environment that propels students toward becoming lifelong learners equipped with indispensable skills for success in our interconnected world. It focuses on the following four key areas: Global Citizenship, Innovation & Technology, Physical & Emotional Wellbeing and Creative Expression.

        • STE(A)M
        • Science & Technology
        • Debating
        • Drama
        • Musical
        • Gradening
        • Soccer
        • Chess Club
        • Taekwondo
        • Gym Wheel
        • Junior & Secondary Choirs
        • Junior & Secondary String Ensembles
        • GISS Band
        • Tennis
    • Transport Options: In addition to Transport NSW’s Terrey Hills to City route, GISS offers four daily private bus services which pick up and drop off at the school gates. Open to all GISS students from Kindergarten to Year 12. See timetable here.
    • Scholarships: Each year GISS offers a limited number of scholarships to students for outstanding academic potential. Both internal and external local students with English native speaker fluency, who are currently in Year 10 can apply. IB Scholarship
    • Annual Fees: $14,630 (Kindergarten) – $29,200 (International Baccalaureate)

    German International School Sydney Open Days & Tours

    • Open Days: Saturday 9 March 2024 & Saturday 7 September 2024.
    • School Tours: Thursday, 15th February at 9.30 am for Secondary (Year 5 – 10), Friday, 16th February at 11.00am for Primary School. Please check the GISS website for more dates.

    Contact German International School Sydney

    Sydney Japanese International School, Terrey Hills

    About Sydney Japanese International School

    Welcome to the Sydney Japanese International School (SJIS) – a little piece of Japan set within the leafy suburb of Terrey Hills in Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches.

    Established in 1969, SJIS provides the New South Wales curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 6 in the International Division. Students enjoy daily Japanese lessons, fostering cultural immersion.
    Our school, adorned with a vast oval and expansive outdoor play areas, children love coming to SJIS every day. Engaging in cultural activities, such as sports day, language festivals, and concerts with the Japanese Division, they shape their lives positively. Exploring diverse cultures, students gain a unique global perspective becoming a ‘kakehashi (bridge)’ between the two countries.

    The content and happy families at SJIS showcase our serene and respectful learning environment, nurturing holistic student development. They eagerly anticipate welcoming your family to their exceptional school community!

    • Ages: International Division Kindergarten – Year 6, Japanese Division Year 1 – Year 9
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Non-denominational
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: Karate, Sado (Tea Ceremony), Cheerleading, Multi-sports Club, Guitar, Chess and Soccer
    • Transport Options:
      • Their reliable school bus service is convenient for families living on the North Shore, Northern Beaches and some Western suburbs. SJIS uses the NSW State Bus Service for the majority of bus routes, as well as three school charter buses. To ensure the safety of students and to build connections, they use a ‘bus buddy’ system, partnering kindergarten students with older students who travel on the same bus route. A volunteer managing the bus stop works with families to organise introductions. View bus schedule.
    • Fees: $12,480 (K) – $12,880 (Year 9). View fee schedule.

    Sydney Japanese International School Open Days & Tours

    • Kindergarten Open Morning – Friday 17 May 2024, 11am – 12:30pm
    • Open Day – Sunday 18 August 2024
    • Monthly Online Information Sessions and Private Tours – please visit their website for details

    Contact Sydney Japanese International School

    Co-ed Schools in Sydney CBD

    St Andrew’s Cathedral School

    About St Andrew’s Cathedral School

    Founded in 1885, St Andrew’s Cathedral School is a coeducational, independent Anglican school, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Reflecting their Christian foundations, they are a strong and hopeful learning community that nurtures the individual strengths of each student in their care.

    Their teachers are experts in their chosen fields who very much enjoy the relational nature of teaching and who engage in the character development of each child, both within and outside the classroom.

    As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, their middle school students are taught the NSW school curriculum through the IB Middle Years framework and Senior College students can choose to study either the HSC or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

    They are the quintessential city school, located in two high-rise buildings in the centre of Sydney’s CBD, enriching our curriculum with city experiences, all on their doorstep.

    • Ages: Kindergarten – Year 12
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Anglican
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: Whether it’s on the sporting field, in music and performing arts, debating and public speaking, overseas tours or their many clubs, their teaching and learning doesn’t end in the classroom. Their extensive co-curricular program challenges and stretches their students to follow their passions and develop both expertise and character. Their Outdoor Education program, which runs from Kindergarten through to Year 10, is one of the largest and most comprehensive of any school in NSW. St Andrew’s Cathedral School also own an Outdoor Education Centre called Kirrikee, in the Southern Highlands.
    • Scholarships: Each year, they offer scholarship in the following categories: Academic, Music, Clergy, Cathedral chorister, First Nation (Kindergarten entry into Gawura)
    • Fees: $23,762 (Kindergarten) – $41,807 (Year 12).

    St Andrew’s Cathedral School Open Days & Tours 2024

    • 19 February – Kindy Open Morning
    • 20 March – Junior School Twilight Tour and Information Evening
    • 14 May – Year 3 Open Morning
    • 19 August – Junior School Twilight Tour and Information Evening
    • 23 October – Gifted & Talented and Scholarship Information Evening

    Contact St Andrew’s Cathedral School

    Special Education Schools on the North Shore

    St Lucy’s School

    About St Lucy’s School

    St Lucy’s is a K-12 special education school for students with disabilities located in Wahroonga on Sydney’s North Shore in brand new state-of-the-art facilities. They specialise in educating students with a wide range of disabilities including mild to severe intellectual disability, autism, and sensory impairments. St Lucy’s is an independent Catholic School in the Dominican tradition.

    Their main campus is in Wahroonga with 3 satellite campuses at Catholic primary schools in Pymble and on the Northern Beaches. They provide quality education to students living on Sydney’s North Shore, Northern suburbs, Norwest, Northern Beaches, Inner West and Central Coast.

    Their students are all individuals and they encourage their potential. Their educators structure individual educational and social goals for your child, celebrating their individuality and strengths and natural desire to learn.

    • Ages: Prep/Preschool – Year 12
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: In addition to their in-class academic programs, St Lucy’s provides other opportunities for learning including:

      • Specialised teaching programs – developing mathematics and literacy skills.
      • Creative Arts – a central part of the St Lucy’s curriculum. Specialist educators teach in the areas of Drama, Dance, Music and Visual Arts.
      • Physical Education – students enjoy an expansive Physical Education curriculum including swimming, athletics, ball skills and bike riding taught by our trained Physical Education staff.
    • Transport Options: The Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP) is a NSW State Government service administered by the NSW Dept of Education. The aim of the ASTP is to support students who need assistance to travel to school as per their approved eligibility criteria as detailed in the ASTP Guidelines. For more information on the Assisted Transport Program please contact Leigh-Ann Hibbert at [email protected]
    • Scholarships: Year 7 Academic and Music Scholarships are offered. More information.
    • Fees: $5,664 (K-6), $7.905 (Years 7-8), $7.905 (Years 9-10), $9,427 (Years 11 & 12). More information.

    St Lucy’s Open Days & Tours

    • K-6 Open Day #1 – Tuesday 12 March 2024, 9.15am-11.00am.
    • K-6 Open Day #2 – Wednesday 27 March 2024, 9.15am-11.00am.
    • Narrabeen Satellite Class Open Day – Tuesday 19 March 2024, 9am-10.30am.
    • High School Open Day – Wednesday 13 March 2024, 9.15am-11.00am.
    • Register here

    Contact St Lucy’s School

    St Edmund’s College, Wahroonga

    About St Edmund’s College, Wahroonga

    St Edmund’s College in Wahroonga is a Year 7-12 co-educational special high school for teenagers with a wide range of disabilities, including students with mild to moderate intellectual disability, Autism and other sensory impairments. All students are catered for through an individual program, which addresses academic, and personal and emotional wellbeing.

    The use of technology forms a significant part of the delivery of the educational programs at the College. They are inspired by the strong belief that the young people they serve have a fundamental right to a quality education that is meaningful, purposeful and hope-filled. Their vision is to enrich the hearts and minds of young people with special needs for active participation in their community. At St Edmund’s College they believe that all children have great potential and an enormous amount to offer the world and our work as an educational community is to support their students to achieve this.

    • Ages: Year 7 – Year 12
    • Gender: Co-ed
    • Religion: Catholic College in the Edmund Rice tradition
    • Boarding: No
    • Extracurricular activities offered: There are many co-curricular opportunities such as dance, creative art, music and sport to ensure the school experience is both challenging and rich. Learning outside the classroom provides students with the increased opportunity to express themselves through their Creative Arts program; challenge themselves through their Sports program and Camps; and engage in the community through their Excursions and Work Experience program.
    • Transport Options: Students can apply for transport to and from school through the assisted school travel program with the Department of Education. For independent walkers the train station is 1.2km or a 15-minute walk.
    • Fees: $7,485 – $9,033

    St Edmund’s College Open Days & Tours

    Tuesday 5 March, 9:30am – 12pm. College tours are also offered throughout the year on request with the Registrar. Register here.

    Contact St Edmund’s College

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