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Sydney Private Schools

Information on private schools in Sydney, NSW Australia. This complete Sydney list contains all private and independent primary schools and secondary schools in Sydney.

The term 'private school' refers to any primary or secondary school that is not administered by the State government. Private schools charge each student a fee to attend and include Catholic schools, Independent schools, Christian schools, non-denominational (no religious affiliation) and other religion-operated schools. Most of the top Sydney schools are private schools. The best Sydney schools are also some of the best schools in Australia.

How many Private Schools are there in Sydney?
There are over 520 private schools in Sydney. Over 300 are Catholic schools and around 35 are Anglican schools. Of the remaining schools, many are Christian schools but at least 57 are non-denominational schools. 72 Sydney schools accept international students (CRICOS registered). 28 schools in Sydney are boarding schools which makes Sydney a popular choice for regional parents looking to send their child to a boarding school. Sydney also has over 60 schools for boys-only and over 50 schools for girls. The remaining Sydney schools are co-educational.

Schools are listed below in order of most-recently updated.

 

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Northern Beaches Christian School (NBCS)
Northern Beaches Christian School - Terrey Hills NSW
Our aim is to develop a culture that brings out the best in our students – in their learning, in their character, in the opportunities they take, the friendships they develop, and in understanding the message of the God who loves them.
Town or Suburb Terrey Hills
Religion Christian
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels K - 12
Student Enrolments 1300
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
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Kambala, Rose Bay
Kambala, Rose Bay NSW
Established in 1887, Kambala is an ELC to Year 12 Independent Anglican girls school, located in beautiful grounds on the rising shore above Rose Bay, overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Town or Suburb Rose Bay
Religion Anglican
Main Gender GirlsGirls
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels ELS – Year 12
Student Enrolments Day – 950, Boarding – 50
IB

 An International Baccalaureate World School

BoardingBoarding Available
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Meriden School, Strathfield
Meriden School, Strathfield NSW
A non-selective, independent school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.
Town or Suburb Strathfield
Religion Anglican
Main Gender GirlsGirls
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
Year Levels Pre - Kindergarten - Year 12
Student Enrolments 1,750
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
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Hills Grammar
Hills Grammar - Kenthurst NSW
A contemporary, co-educational independent school offering a wide range of opportunities through its academic, co-curricular and student well-being programs.
Town or Suburb Kenthurst
Religion Non Denominational
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels ECEC - Year 12
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
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Ravenswood School for Girls
Ravenswood School for Girls
Ravenswood School for Girls is one of Australia’s leading independent girls’ schools. A Uniting Church, Prep to Year 12 Day multi-award-winning Positive Education and Wellbeing School that also offers Boarding from Year 7.
Town or Suburb Gordon
Religion Uniting Church
Main Gender GirlsGirls
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels PREP-12
Student Enrolments 1400
IB

 An International Baccalaureate World School

Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
BoardingBoarding Available
Crest/ Logo
Tara Anglican School For Girls
Tara Anglican School For Girls, North Parramatta
Tara Anglican School for Girls is a Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 day and boarding school situated in North Parramatta. Tara is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the HSC.
Town or Suburb North Parramatta
Religion Anglican
Main Gender GirlsGirls
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Pre Kindergarten - Year 12
Student Enrolments 900
IB

 An International Baccalaureate World School

Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
BoardingBoarding Available
Crest/ Logo
Loreto Normanhurst
Loreto Normanhurst - Normanhurst NSW
A leading, Sydney, Catholic, independent day and boarding school for girls from Years 5-12.
Town or Suburb Normanhurst
Religion Catholic
Main Gender GirlsGirls
School Type
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Year 5 -12
Student Enrolments 1175
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
BoardingBoarding Available
Crest/ Logo
The Scots College, Bellevue Hill
The Scots College, Bellevue Hill NSW
The Scots College is committed to a culture of high expectations. As one of the top private boys' schools in Sydney, we acknowledge the importance of student engagement, of challenge and active learning opportunities.
Town or Suburb Bellevue Hill
Religion Presbyterian
Main Gender BoysBoys
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Early Years (age 3 and 4) to Year 12
BoardingBoarding Available
Crest/ Logo
Shore
SHORE, North Sydney NSW
Shore has been committed to the education and nurturing of generations of curious minds since the School began in 1889. Our priority has always been to deliver excellence in teaching and learning, and the character development of students in our care.
Town or Suburb North Sydney
Religion Anglican
Main Gender BoysBoys
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Early Learning - Year 12
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
BoardingBoarding Available
Crest/ Logo
Georges River Grammar, Georges Hall
Georges River Grammar, Georges Hall
Georges River Grammar is an independent, co-educational school for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, located in Sydney’s South-West.
Town or Suburb Georges Hall
Religion Christian
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels K-Year 12
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
Crest/ Logo
German International School Sydney (GISS)
German International School Sydney - Terrey Hills NSW
Founded in 1989, the German International School Sydney provides a complete, bilingual education within a multicultural environment for students from Preschool to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (Years 11 and 12).
Town or Suburb Terrey Hills
Religion Non Denominational
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Preschool - Year 12
IB

 An International Baccalaureate World School

Crest/ Logo
Pittwater House School
Pittwater House School, Collaroy NSW
Pittwater House is an independent, secular school offering a well-rounded private school education to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 using an innovative twin-schooling structure: single-sex classes on a co-ed campus.
Town or Suburb Collaroy
Religion Secular
Main Gender Single-gender classes on co-ed campus
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
Year Levels Pre-school - Year 12
Student Enrolments 1000
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
Crest/ Logo
St Andrew's Cathedral School
St Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney
St Andrew's Cathedral School is a K-12 coeducational Anglican school, located in the heart of Sydney's CBD.
Town or Suburb Sydney
Religion Anglican
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Kindergarten to Year 12
Student Enrolments 1450
IB

 An International Baccalaureate World School

Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Crest/ Logo
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Middle Cove
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Middle Cove NSW
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School (Preschool-12) 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.
Town or Suburb Middle Cove
Religion Non-denominational
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Preschool -Year 12
Student Enrolments 500
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
Crest/ Logo
Trinity Grammar School, Sydney
Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill NSW
An independent, non-selective, Anglican school for boys from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.
Town or Suburb Summer Hill
Religion Anglican
Main Gender BoysBoys
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Pre Kindergarten to Year 12
Student Enrolments 2,150
IB

 An International Baccalaureate World School

Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
Crest/ Logo
The McDonald College, North Strathfield
The McDonald College, North Strathfield NSW
The McDonald College is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational K – 12 school in North Strathfield. We offer a range of performing arts and elite sports disciplines with an equal focus on students’ academic studies.
Town or Suburb North Strathfield
Religion Non Denominational
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Years K - 12
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
BoardingBoarding Available
Crest/ Logo
Stella Maris College
Stella Maris College, Manly NSW
A Catholic independent school founded by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in 1931, offering a distinctive secondary education with a diverse and flexible curriculum supported by innovative learning and pastoral structures that promote student wellbeing.
Town or Suburb Manly
Religion Catholic
Main Gender GirlsGirls
School Type
  • Secondary School
Year Levels Year 7 - Year 12
Student Enrolments 1050
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
HomestayHomestay Available
Crest/ Logo
William Clarke College
William Clarke College - Kellyville NSW
We are a Christ-centred community that seeks to develop extraordinary learners with a passion to serve others. This statement is intrinsically based upon the belief that Christ is the key to unlocking wisdom that gives us all deep understanding and purpose.
Town or Suburb Kellyville
Religion Anglican
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels P-12
Student Enrolments 1,900
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Crest/ Logo
MLC School
MLC School, Burwood NSW
MLC School is an independent, non-selective, Uniting Church day school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. MLC School has provided generations of girls with an exceptional education and extensive opportunities for personal growth since 1886.
Town or Suburb Burwood
Religion Uniting Church
Main Gender GirlsGirls
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12
Student Enrolments 1380
IB

 An International Baccalaureate World School

Crest/ Logo
Newington College
Newington College - Stanmore NSW
Newington is a comprehensive, K-12, day and boarding College located in Stanmore, NSW.
Town or Suburb Stanmore
Religion Uniting Church
Main Gender Boys, girls, co-ed Boys/Girls/Co-ed
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels ELC - Year 12
IB

 An International Baccalaureate World School

Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
BoardingBoarding Available
Crest/ Logo

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