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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.

 

This list contains 677 results

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Mount St Benedict College
Mount St Benedict College - Pennant Hills NSW
Mount St Benedict College is a Catholic, independent, girls high school in the Good Samaritan tradition, offering holistic education based on Benedictine values of Pax, Hospitality and Stewardship.
Town or Suburb Pennant Hills
Religion Catholic
Main Gender GirlsGirls
School Type
  • Secondary School
Year Levels Year 7 - Year 12
Student Enrolments 1260
Additional Needs Program available
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St Leo's Catholic College, Wahroonga
St Leo's Catholic College - Wahroonga NSW
An inclusive comprehensive, co-educational Year 7 to Year 12 systemic Catholic secondary college within the Diocese of Broken Bay.
Town or Suburb Wahroonga
Religion Catholic
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Secondary School
Year Levels Year 7 - Year 12
Student Enrolments 1000
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St Paul's Catholic College, Manly NSW
St Paul's Catholic College - Manly NSW
St Paul’s College is a safe and inclusive community offering an authentic, professional Catholic education with co-educational opportunities from 2025. Located on the Northern Beaches with modern facilities, extensive grounds and uninterrupted harbour views.
Town or Suburb Manly
Religion Catholic
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Secondary School
Year Levels Year 7 - Year 12
Student Enrolments 310
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Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary, West Pymble
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary - West Pymble NSW
A welcoming and dynamic school with a very strong sense of community. Our goal is to develop independent and creative learners who are motivated to achieve their maximum potential.
Town or Suburb West Pymble
Religion Catholic
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
Year Levels K-6
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
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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

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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
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Inaburra School
Inaburra School, Bangor NSW
A co-educational, K-12, independent school in southern Sydney. Standing upon its Christian foundation and in partnership with its families, Inaburra seeks to shape life-long learners who are resourceful, creative, confident and discerning.
Town or Suburb Bangor
Religion Christian
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels K - Year 12
Student Enrolments 1200
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
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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
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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
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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
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John Colet School
John Colet School - Belrose NSW
A K – 6 co-educational, multi-faith school in Belrose on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Town or Suburb Belrose
Religion Multi-faith
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
Year Levels Primary
Student Enrolments 285
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
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Barker College
Barker College - Hornsby NSW
Barker is a fully coeducational Anglican school for Pre-K to Year 12 students located on the upper North Shore of Sydney. Boarding for Years 10 - 12.
Town or Suburb Hornsby
Religion Anglican
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Early Learning
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
Year Levels Pre-Kindergarten – Year 12 Coed
Student Enrolments 2800
BoardingBoarding Available
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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
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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
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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
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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

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St Kieran's Catholic Primary School - Manly Vale NSW
St Kieran's Catholic Primary School - Manly Vale NSW
Providing a comprehensive and diverse curriculum that engages and empowers the learner in real and relevant learning experiences.
Town or Suburb Manly Vale
Religion Catholic
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
Year Levels K-6
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Holy Family Catholic Primary School - Lindfield NSW
Holy Family Catholic Primary School - Lindfield NSW
Holy Family enjoys a reputation for high academic standards and a very positive, nurturing and caring environment for all students.
Town or Suburb Lindfield
Religion Catholic
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
Year Levels Kindergarten - Year 6
Student Enrolments 250
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
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Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School - Forestville NSW
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School - Forestville NSW
Our school motto ‘Let Your Light Shine’ is the inspiration for each child to achieve at their highest level in the context of an engaging and challenging curriculum.
Town or Suburb Forestville
Religion Catholic
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
Year Levels K-6
Gifted and Talented Program available Gifted & Talented Program
Additional Needs Program available
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St Gerard's Catholic Primary School - Carlingford NSW
St Gerard's Catholic Primary School - Carlingford NSW
St Gerard’s Carlingford provides a happy and nurturing environment for your child to learn and grow. Discover our school’s innovative classrooms, expansive green spaces, extensive extra-curricular activities and focus on student well-being.
Town or Suburb Carlingford
Religion Catholic
Main Gender Co-edCo-ed
School Type
  • Primary School
Year Levels K-6
Student Enrolments 288
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