This co-educational school, founded in 1957, takes students from
preschool to Year 12 on three campuses. In addition, parent/child groups are
run at both the preschool and K-2 campus. A new extended-hour community
preschool, opened in 2006 in Willoughby, students in Kindergarten to Year 2 at
Castlecrag, while the remainder of the school is set on 4.5 hectares of
bushland at Middle Cove.

In line with its motto, “Unfolding Individual Journeys”, the school
bases its educational philosophy on the principles of Rudolf Steiner through
five programs run in each year level in a developmentally appropriate way:
academic, altruistic, aesthetic, artisan and active wilderness. The school
provides a variety of options during Years 11 and 12 that allow access to
university, with senior college HSC outcomes of a consistently high standard.

Academic program: A rigorous education that takes the growing child
through a broad and inspiring range of subjects, meets all requirements for
Board of Studies and National Curriculum, and produces excellent results in Year
12, including the HSC.

Electives Years 7 to 10: English, Design and Technology, Geography,
German, History, Japanese, Mathematics, Music, PD/Health/PE, Visual Arts,
Eurythmy and Industrial Technology.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Ancient and Modern History, Biology,
Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, English (all courses), Geography,
German, Japanese, Mathematics (all courses), Music, Physics, Visual Arts, VET,
Open High School courses.

Sport: Students experience a broad range of sports in the active
program and take part in at least one camp per year in the wilderness program.
Glenaeon has a well-developed active wilderness program of which camps are

All students in Year 9 are offered the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh, the
outdoor part of which all students complete; and all Year 9 students complete
the Life Saving Bronze Medallion. Glenaeon is a member of the NSW Combined
Independent Schools Sports Council.

Extracurricular activities: Junior and senior choirs, orchestra,
instrumental ensembles, drama, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, chess, craft
and woodwork courses (extra costs for some activities). Glenaeon participates
in International Student Exchange programs. A co-curricular program of sports
runs through the week and year, which includes touch football, swim squad,
athletics, basketball, fencing and netball.

Glenaeon is a member of ISD, an Independent High Schools’ Sports
Association and each year students compete with other independent schools in
touch football, basketball, cross-country, soccer, netball, athletics and
swimming. In addition the school competes with other Steiner schools in a Year
5 Greek Olympics: running, wrestling, long jump, discus and javelin and high
school swimming and athletics.

Welfare and personal development: Glenaeon fosters a broad and
compassionate world view in students, encouraging the embracing of differing
cultural and religious perspectives. Christian, as well as other appropriate
festivals are celebrated either by the whole school or on a class-by-class basis.
A relationship of trust between students and teachers is built up over a
considerable period — class teachers remain with their classes from Years 1 to
8 and class guardians look after Years 9 to 12, forming the basis for pastoral
care and an approach to discipline. The discipline strategies selected attempt
to bring about a heightened sense of personal responsibility in the individual.
A community code operates and there are clear policies concerning bullying and
the use of illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco.

Special features: Glenaeon fosters community relationships at all
levels including a collegial Management Group.

From the school: Congratulations to our 2010 graduates who are now
pursuing a range of tertiary pathways from Science to Commerce.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Non - denominational
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 500 students from preschool to year 12
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Less than 4k preschool $75/day core program, $85/day extended day and holiday program, kindergarten to year 2 $10,284, years 3 to 6 $10, 901, years 7 to 10 $13,760, year 11 and 12 $15,906. full fee-paying overseas students $21,000 approx. family discounts are available for resident students.
  • Address:5A Glenroy Avenue, Middle Cove 2068
  • Phone:02 9932 2325
  • Fax:02 9417 5346
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Scholarships Available:Glenaeon Scholarship, Aaron Macmillan Music Scholarship, Marion Mahony Griffin Scholarship

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