Newington College provides quality, comprehensive education for boys from pre-K-12, offering learning pathways that lead to Higher School Certificate, International Baccalaureate Programme and VET qualifications.  With three campuses in inner Sydney and one on the city’s lower North Shore, we welcome boys from across metropolitan Sydney, rural NSW and beyond.

Newington encourages boys to ‘discover what’s possible’. The College’s corridors, classrooms, playing fields, chapel and stages act as springboards to discover the very best in each child. At Newington, we want each child to be curious and energized by the rippling wonder of our world and optimistic about their own place within it.

Opportunity, encouragement to try new things and embracing what the College has to offer means boys thrive beyond the College gates. Our students go on to study at prestigious international and Australian institutions, among them Oxford University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, Sydney University, the Australian National University, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of NSW.

Newington’s alumni includes medical pioneers, judges, scientists, world-renowned architects, global policy developers and more.

This rich history of achievement illustrates the College’s ability to keep pace with society’s ever-changing needs. A broad curriculum is designed to afford the best opportunities – both in and outside the classroom: new ways of learning; motivational coaching methods; flexible facilities; pervasive technologies and ] much more.

The College is committed being a caring community and a vibrant academic powerhouse at the same time.

Facilities: The Stanmore campus is on nine hectares of landscaped grounds. It includes five turf cricket wickets, 12 astro turf cricket nets, wet weather dropdown cricket nets, three rugby and two football fields, eight Plexipave tennis courts and a rifle shooting range. Two gymnasiums house basketball courts, volleyball courts, an indoor swimming pool designed for water polo and a strength and conditioning gym. The Space Frame is a multi-purpose, covered outside while the Sevington courts are being used for basketball and tennis. Newington’s rowing boatshed – one of Sydney’s largest – is at Hen and Chicken Bay.

Learning facilities include a magnificent library and mezzanine with seven seminar rooms, specialist  science facilities for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, a rooftop science experiment area, a dedicated Music Centre,  a 250-seat lecture theatre, a Technology wing incorporating design workshops and engineering laboratories, a 250-seat drama theatre, quiet study/seminar rooms, a Visual Arts Centre with practical workshop spaces and a specialist Photography and Digital Media Studio. The Concordia Art Gallery is used for both education and exhibitions. All classrooms have extensive ICT and audio-visual facilities. Support facilities include an IT help bar, a large assembly hall, the College chapel, a health clinic.a careers centre, a training centre and the school cafeteria,

Compulsory Subjects in Years 7: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Music, PD/Health/PE, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Technology, Visual Arts and French or Mandarin. Boys will also study Latin and receive support in literacy and numeracy if required.

Compulsory Subjects in Year 8: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Music, PD/Health/PE, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Technology, Visual Arts and Filmmaking.

Elective Subjects in Year 8: Students choose two from: Game Design, Drama, Commerce, French, Mandarin, Latin, Language Arts, Philosophy, Technology (Timber), Technology (Product Design), Hospitality

Compulsory Subjects Years 9 and 10: English, Mathematics, Science, Australian and World History, Australian Geography, PD/Health/PE, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Students choose two from Commerce, Design and Technology, Drama, Elective Geography, Elective History, Food Technology, Graphics Technology, Industrial Technology – Engineering, Industrial Technology – Timber, Information Software and Technology, French Chinese, Latin, Music, Photographic and Digital Media, Physical Activity and Sport Studies (PASS), Visual Arts, and Work Education. Students will also choose one other elective from 12 Ideas that changed the world, Adventure, Artificial Intelligence, The Big History Project, Coding and Robotics, The Concordia Project, Dance, Decrypting Language, Global Sport, Hands on History, To Infinity and beyond, La Dolce Vita, The Lab, Lifestyle and Leisure Technology, Making the news, The Three Ps, Revu-ing the situation: Using the Performing Arts for Social Commentary, Space, Sports Media and Journalism, Walking on Earth and What’s the Problem.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Boys

  • Faith-based: Uniting Church
  • Year: Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 2000 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: IBDP  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: Own Preschool
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Over 16k $18,594 – $33,984 , boarding $27,297 p.a (including a GST)
  • Address:200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore 2048
  • Phone:02 9568 9333
  • Fax:02 9568 9521
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Creative and performing arts, clubs and committees, chess program and competitions, debating, public speaking, outdoor education and sport
  • Scholarships Available:Boarding scholarship, Indigenous scholarship, Tongan scholarship

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