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Abbotsleigh Logo _NWP1729 _NWP4586_Boarding Abbotsleigh is a Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 Anglican day and boarding school for girls. The school’s sixth headmistress, Miss Betty Archdale, said, “With education, women can do or be anything,” which is an ethos the school stands by. It always has, and always will, champion equality for women and girls. Its teaching philosophy ensures that girls are provided with experiences that are innovative, challenging, varied and fun. This is why Abbotsleigh girls love to learn. The school believes that by giving every girl the opportunity to do more, she has the ability to be more. Abbotsleigh prepares girls for a changing world in which they can positively impact their future and that of others. It encourages girls to find opportunities to serve the community, and inspires them to act now to make a real difference. Approximately 90 per cent of the school’s boarding students come from country and regional New South Wales. Boarders are an integral part of the Abbotsleigh community, providing diversity to the culture of the school. Abbotsleigh values girls’ welfare and focuses on enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual development of each student through a comprehensive wellbeing framework. Teachers encourage girls to pursue their interests in sporting, music and performing arts arenas, while achieving their academic personal best. A leader in girls’ education, Abbotsleigh ranked as the top NSW independent school in the 2013–2015 HSC results. In 2016, it was the fourth highest-ranking independent school. Abbotsleigh’s 2017 median ATAR was 93 against a state average of 69. An Abbotsleigh holistic education is underpinned by the Christian faith, and staff encourage generosity, respect and understanding of diverse beliefs and cultures. Abbotsleigh girls are unafraid to be awesome. They are given room to ask questions, express themselves, take risks and to fail. Its girls keep learning and growing, long after graduation, and maintain their connections through an active Old Girls’ Union. Regular school tours are held throughout the year. For all enrolment enquiries, please contact Colleen Fenn, registrar, on (02) 9473 7744 or email

Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1500
Colleen******* Colleen: 02 9473 7744
Address Junior School: 22 Woonona Avenue, Wahroonga NSW 2076. Senior School: 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga NSW 2076
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