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Meriden is an Anglican day school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. Boys are also accepted in Pre-Kindergarten. The school is located in Strathfield and is very easily accessed by train and bus.

Meriden is an academic school that offers a high-quality balanced education for young women. Founded in 1897, it is one of Sydney’s leading independent schools. The school is characterised by outstanding academic performance, an innovative and challenging curriculum, a supportive learning environment and a wide range of sport, music and co-curricular opportunities. Meriden is centred on the Christian faith as expressed in the Anglican tradition, yet is open to all and respectful of other faiths.

Facilities: Meriden comprises three adjacent campuses — Lingwood (Pre-K and K), Junior School (1 to 6) and Senior School (7 to 12). Facilities include Sports Centre, heated pool, libraries at each campus, two auditoriums, maths learning centre, music and performing arts centres, design and technology centre, pottery studio, multimedia facilities.

Technology: At Meriden, technology is used to develop young women who are well-informed, critical thinkers. The school is well equipped with computers, tablets, laptops, interactive whiteboards, AV equipment, sophisticated multimedia equipment, ICT-focused libraries and a multitude of learning software, resources, applications and reference media.

Sport: Athletics, badminton, basketball, cross-country, diving, hockey, netball, football (soccer), swimming, tennis, touch football, volleyball, water polo.

Co-curricular activities: Tennis Academy, Music Academy, ambassadors, cadets, chess club, coding club, maker club, STEM club, philosophy club, TED-Ed club, student Christian groups, debating, drama, speech, theatre sports, Cadets, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award , Interact, mock trial, student representative council, Tournament of Minds, concert band, choirs, chamber ensembles, wind, string and percussion ensembles, and two orchestras.

Welfare and personal development: At Meriden, every student is known and valued. All staff members play an active role in the pastoral care of students. A well-established pastoral care program and the services of a chaplaincy team and school counsellor ensure students have a sound support network.

Special programs: In addition to Gifted and Talented and Academic Support programs, Meriden offers special programs that cater for the needs of elite sports students and talented musicians.

From the school: Meriden enjoys a fine academic record and consistently high places in HSC rankings. The priority at our school is high-quality teaching and learning. Through an innovative curriculum, excellent resources and well-qualified and dedicated teachers, each girl’s individual learning style is catered for, and each girl is strongly supported in her learning. Simultaneously, the girls are encouraged in other areas of their learning, including music, debating, drama, sport, personal development and community service. Meriden offers a well-rounded and holistic education, producing well-informed and talented citizens.

Principal: Dr Julie Greenhalgh

Religion Anglican
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1300 students
Fees: Over 16k
$18,900 (Kindergarten) to $31,470 (Year 12)
Phone
(02) 97******* (02) 9752 9444
Address 10-12 Redmyre Road, Strathfield, NSW 2135
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