Founded in 1878 by the Good Samaritan Sisters, St Scholastica’s is a
Catholic girls’ high school situated in Glebe, five minutes from the city.

Facilities: Library, technology resource centre centre, computer
rooms, independent learning centre with IBM computers, networked computer
laboratories, internet, two netball courts, one tennis courts, multi-purpose

Electives Years 7 to 10: Visual Arts, Music, Drama, History,
Geography, Commerce, Information & Software Technology, Technology, Food
Technology, Textiles Technology, Aboriginal Studies, French, Italian, Japanese,
Physical Activity & Sports Studies, Talented Students Program (Philosophy).

Courses Years 11 and 12: Studies of Religion 1 and 2 (compulsory and
studied at HSC level), Fundamentals of English, English Standard, Advanced and
Extension, ESL, Mathematics, Mathematics Ext 1 & Ext 2, General
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth & Environmental Science,
Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History, Modern History, Extension History,
Geography, Drama, Economics, Legal Studies, Music, Visual Arts, Business
Studies, Society and Culture, Italian Continuers, Japanese Beginners and Continuers,
Chinese Background Speakers, Design and Technology, Food Technology,
PD/Health/PE, VET Hospitality, VET Business Services, Community and Family
Studies, Information Processes and Technology, access to TAFE VET courses, Open
High School and Saturday School of Community Languages.

Sport: Netball, softball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, soccer,
touch football, hockey, gymnastics, diving, athletics, cricket, basketball,
water polo, indoor soccer.

Extracurricular activities: Private music tuition, debating, public
speaking, choir, band, orchestra, theatre sports, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Welfare and personal development: St Scholastica’s allows students to be catered for at an individual
level. With the aid of an academic adviser, each student negotiates her
subjects on the basis of need, talent and interest. The school accommodates a
wide range of student backgrounds, and a pastoral care system encourages
personal development and individual responsibility.

Special features: Among key curriculum innovations is a resource
centre, which is a student-led learning environment where students can follow
specific themes in their choice of subjects. There is also ESL and a Gifted and
Talented Program. At the heart of the College are its traditional Benedictine
values: compassion, justice, wisdom, learning, harmony, balance, hospitality
and stewardship. The College has a strong Justice Peace and Ecology Program.

School Information

St Scholastica's College
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 880 students, 80 of whom are boarders.
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: Yes
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: Yes
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 12k - 16k Boarding $14,110 plus $500 activity fee for years 7 to 10. Tuition years 7 and 8 $4,700, years 9 and 10 $4,990, years 11 and 12 $5,980.
  • Address:4 Avenue Road, Glebe 2037
  • Phone:02 9660 2622 (day) / 02 9660 0342 (boarding)
  • Fax:02 9660 7939
  • HSC Subjects offered:Most, however they change each year according to the cohort subject selection.
  • Entry Year for Boarding:Year 7 - Year 11
  • Special Needs Support:Learning disability, Developmental disability

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