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St Leo's Catholic College - Wahroonga NSW

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St Leo's Catholic College, Wahroonga
An inclusive comprehensive, co-educational Year 7 to Year 12 systemic Catholic secondary college within the Diocese of Broken Bay.
16 Woolcott Avenue
Locked Bag 1007, Wahroonga
Sydney North
(02) 9487 3555
Accepting enrolments for 2024 onwards and final applications for Year 7 2023, with limited vacancies in other year groups. Waitlists apply for most years.
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'A caring, inclusive community, St Leo's is renowned for our pastoral care, with a strong emphasis on knowing each student and growing their unique potential.'
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Mr Anthony Gleeson
  • Secondary School
  • Single School Location
  • Catholic
Year 7 - Year 12
All inclusive 2022 fees:
Year 7 - $6,648
Year 12 - $6,870
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Digital Technologies
  • Employment Pathways
  • Faith / Religion
  • Information Technology
  • Performing Arts
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
  • Tertiary Pathways
  • Welfare
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby 7's
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Why Choose St Leo’s?

  • Located on six hectares in the leafy suburb of Wahroonga, St Leo’s is the only co-ed Catholic secondary school on Sydney’s Upper North Shore

  • We are a caring, inclusive community renowned for our pastoral care, with a strong focus on knowing each student and growing their unique potential

  • With consistently strong all-round academic results, St Leo’s is an award-winning College acknowledged for teaching excellence and innovation

  • A recent $30 million campus and technology upgrade provides state-of-the-art learning and recreational facilities for our students, including our $14 million centre for Creative and Performing Arts and Technology with Drama theatre, Dance, Music and Art studios

  • We are committed to developing the ‘whole person’ through a focus on each of our ‘Growth Domains’ - Academic, Spiritual, Cultural, Physical, Social/Emotional & Environmental

  • Our customised St Leo’s online ’Learning Den’ platform allows students to demonstrate their learning and features digital portfolios our students take with them to show future employers

  • Our Pathways & Partnerships Program assists students and their families transition to life beyond school into the 21st century workforce through a range of higher education, industry and trade partnerships

  • A distinct STEM and innovation focus, ensuring our students have the skills they need to succeed in a globalised world

  • A strong sporting culture with our weekly Sport for Life program and tiered opportunities for talented athletes to progress to higher representative levels including national and international. We are also proud of our new partnership with Liverpool FC International Academy as a Skill Development Centre, exclusive to St Leo's students and our Priority Feeder primary schools

  • A huge range of other co-curricular offerings including over 20 extra-curricular ensembles free to students, a range of extra academic, social justice and environmental opportunities and overseas tours

Find out more about everything St Leo's has to offer by visiting our website or booking a tour.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


I am proud to warmly welcome you to St Leo’s Catholic College, Wahroonga.

At St Leo’s, we are committed to forming confident, competent Catholic-valued young women and men of conscience, aiming to help students find their passion and develop their talents into greatness.

At St Leo’s, we are committed to forming confident, competent Catholic-valued young women and men of conscience, aiming to help students find their passion and develop their talents into greatness.We equip our students with the skills and attitudes to be future leaders in their fields, honouring God in what they do and how they do it. 

To achieve this, we aim to provide broad educational experiences that promote the spiritual, academic, social, cultural, physical and environmental growth of our students – what we call our Growth Domain areas. By developing real-world, transferrable skills, our students graduate as well-rounded individuals ready to successfully negotiate the challenges of the future. We strive to ensure each student develops to be the best they can be.

St Leo’s is part of the Catholic Schools Broken Bay system of schools and draws upon this system for expertise and support.

I invite you to visit us at our Open Day or arrange a tour to see the wealth of opportunities available at St Leo’s and experience the warmth and caring of our community for yourself.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Anthony Gleeson

St Leo’s Catholic College is a located on six hectares in Wahroonga on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. We are just off the M1 Motorway exit, near the Pennant Hills Road and Pacific Highway junction, and a short walk from Waitara or Normanhurst train stations.

We have many students who travel from all over the Upper and Lower North Shore, Central Coast and Hills District.

There are a number of transport options for students depending on the starting point, including:

  •  The majority of students walk from Waitara train station via Yardley Ave, or from Normanhurst station via Unwin Road
  • ‘Kiss and Drop Zone’ at the main College entrances in Woolcott Avenue/Windarra Cresent (Gates A/B), Wahroonga
  • Drop zone at the alternative entrances to the College in Yardley Avenue (Gate C) and Unwin Road (Gate D), Waitara
  • Bus to the top of Woolcott Avenue, Wahroonga
  • Bus to Unwin Road, Waitara

Visit the Transport NSW trip planner or use the travel app of your choice to view the best options for your circumstances.

Free public transport (School Opal card) is available to students who live more than 2.0km straight line distance from the College, or at least 2.9km walking. Apply or update your details via the Transport NSW website.


"We are very grateful for the tireless effort, support and dedication to our child’s learning St Leo’s staff and Mr Gleeson!"
Dimi V (parent)

"You guys are amazing and so dedicated! Our kids are so lucky to have such wonderful caring teachers."
Monique D (parent)

"St Leo’s have demonstrated their ability to get things done - our kids are in safe hands." Sean C (parent)

"I’m so proud to be a part of this school." Claire C (parent)

"We are so grateful to Mr. Gleeson and all the staff of St. Leo’s Catholic College, for their incredible dedication and tireless efforts in delivering an exceptional online learning platform for our children, in the most extraordinary of circumstances. The rollout, communication and ongoing support from St. Leo’s - for both the students and parents - has been just brilliant. It’s been a wonderfully smooth transition; our son is excited and engaged, and we all feel incredibly blessed to belong to such a wonderful community." Tess D (parent)

"I’m very proud to be a staff member at such an innovative school. We are not afraid to experiment and we just get on with business as usual. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful, dedicated and caring team." Rachel W. (teacher)

We are currently enrolling for Year 7 2024 and beyond, and accepting final applications for 2023. We have limited vacancies in other year groups, and waitlists may apply.

If you missed our Open Day & Expo, take a look at what you missed! View our Open day 2022 video

We are pleased to advise that, following a break due to Covid restrictions, we are recommencing small group campus tours. Please contact us about availability.

Liturgical dance
TAS workshop
Robotics class
TAS - woodwork
Spirituality Day
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