Sydney’s North Shore has lots of wonderful public schools. These schools are predominantly funded by the Government, with small additional fees payable by families. We list all the public primary and high schools on Sydney’s North Shore.
When it comes to public schools, generally speaking you don’t have a choice about the school your child attends. It’s based on the catchment zone that you live in. Occasionally, schools may allow ‘out of area’ children into the school if they are under capacity, but be aware that younger siblings may be refused entry into that school if they reach a certain number of students.
To find out which local public school you’re zoned for (based on your residential address), use the School Finder tool on the NSW Government website.
For a quick overview, read through the list of public schools on the North Shore (sorted by suburb).
How to find out more about the schools:
- Visit the school website
- Contact the school and arrange a tour or attend an Open Day
- Speak to other parents who currently have children at the school
North Shore Public Primary Schools (Kindergarten – Year 6)
All primary schools and the majority of high schools have designated intake areas. Schools may accept enrolments from outside their local area if places are available. Find out more.
North Shore Public High Schools (Year 7 – 12)
The public high schools on the North Shore are listed below:
|Asquith Boys High School||Asquith|
|Asquith Girls High School||Asquith|
|Cammeraygal High School||Crows Nest|
|Cheltenham Girls High School||Cheltenham|
|Epping Boys High School||Epping|
|Hunters Hill High School||Hunters Hill|
|Killara High School||Killara|
|Killarney Heights High School||Killarney Heights|
|Ku-ring-gai High School||North Turramurra|
|Lindfield Learning Village||Lindfield|
|Mosman High School||Mosman|
|Pennant Hills High School||Pennant Hills|
|St Ives High School||St Ives|
|The Forest High School||Frenchs Forest|
|Turramurra High School||South Turramurra|
|Willoughby Girls High School||Willoughby|
North Shore Public Selective High Schools (Year 7 – 12)
Selective high schools cater for academically gifted students with high potential who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates of their own academic standard.
Selective high schools help these students to learn by grouping them with students of similar ability, using specialised teaching methods and materials. Selective high schools are unzoned so parents can apply regardless of where they live.
|Chatswood High School||Chatswood|
|Hornsby Girls High School||Hornsby|
|Normanhurst Boys High School||Normanhurst|
|North Sydney Boys High School||North Sydney|
|North Sydney Girls High School||North Sydney|