Masada is located on two campuses on Sydney’s leafy North Shore, at
Lindfield (Preschool and Junior) and St Ives (Preschool and Senior). The school
was founded in 1966 to provide an excellent and thorough, academic and cultural
Jewish education. While principally intended for Jewish children, the college
welcomes students of other faiths.

Facilities: Dedicated computer rooms and IT facilities, data
projectors and internet access in most classrooms, libraries (with internet
access), design and technology centre, auditorium (computerised lighting, sound
and projection), sports oval, multi-purpose ball courts, state-of-the-art
hospitality/food technology kitchen, music room, canteen, Year 12 common room.

Subjects Years 7 and 8: These subjects are compulsory: English,
Mathematics, Science, Hebrew, Jewish Studies, History, Geography, Music,
Technology Mandatory, PD/Health/PE, Visual Arts, Drama, Sport.

Electives Years 9 and 10: In addition to a core curriculum of
English, Maths, Science, Hebrew, Jewish Studies, Australian History, Geography,
Civics and Citizenship and PD/Health/PE, students can choose two electives from
Drama, Food Technology, Commerce, Music, Design and Technology, Visual Arts,
Photography and Sports Science.

Electives Years 11 and 12: English (all courses), Physics, Chemistry,
Biology, Ancient History, Modern History, Extension History, Food Technology,
Hospitality, Mathematics (at all levels), Geography, Business Studies,  PD/Health/PE, Economics, Modern Hebrew, Classical Hebrew, Music,
Visual Arts, Drama, Design and Technology, Studies of Religion, Society and
Culture and Economics. Subjects may change from year to year according to
students’ interests and the college also facilitates students studying courses

Sport: Tennis coaching, athletics, swimming, soccer, netball,
softball, cricket, basketball, rugby, surfing, squash, table tennis.

Extracurricular activities: Mock Trial, debating, Duke of
Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, extensive range of individual musical instruments and
voice lessons, stage bands, guitar and string ensembles, jazz bands, orchestra,
drama productions, public speaking, Tournament of Minds, Da Vinci Decathlon,
Tech Crews. The curriculum is supported by a vibrant informal Jewish Studies
program, community programs and charity committee.

Welfare and personal development: The college employs a number of
specialist teachers to devise individual programs and support for students with
special needs and those requiring remediation. A specialist careers adviser and
school psychologist are available to students and parents for private
consultations. Specialist ESL teachers are also available. A gifted and talented specialist works closely
with the students and staff in both primary and high. Student welfare is
overseen by the classroom teacher in primary and by Year Patrons in the high
school. Leadership skills are developed through a Peer Support program in the
primary school and Peer Support Program, Student Representative Council, House
system, prefecture and sports captains in the high school, along with a variety
of committees, including a Charity Committee.

Special features: Masada offers students and their families a warm,
nurturing environment. Students are supported both in and out of the classroom
through a very strong pastoral care program, extending to parent evenings which
complement the pastoral programs students are offered in the classroom.

School Information

Masada College (1)
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Jewish
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: preschool 73, primary school 194, high school 336 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: Own Preschool
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 8k - 12k annual fees $9776 to $19,700. education funding and heritage bursaries are available.
  • Address:High school: 9–15 Link Road, St Ives 2075. Primary and Preschool: 15A Treatts Road, Lindfield 2070.
  • Phone:02 9449 3744
  • Fax:02 9144 3722
  • HSC Subjects offered:Hebrew (Modern and/or Classical), Mathematics (all levels), Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Modern History, Ancient History, Society and Culture, Studies of Religion, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Extension courses Hospitality (Food and Beverage), Food Technology, Design and Technology, Music, Visual Arts, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Chinese and Literature
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Tennis, Fitness, Futsal, Cricket, Basketball, Softball, Squash, Athletics, Football, Rugby, Netball, Oz Tag

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