The Pittwater House School

The Pittwater House School, located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, is an independent non-denominational school, offering a Pre-School to Year 12 education. Founded in 1961, the School has built a reputation for its academic excellence, picturesque beachside location and boutique size which accommodates nurturing relationships with the pupils.

Pittwater House is one of Sydney’s most innovative private school, as it brings together the best of both a single-sex and co-educational approach to learning. We offer a unique twin school environment in which the Boys’ Grammar School and the Girls’ College mix on the same campus but are predominantly educated in single-sex classes, showcasing the best teaching practices of both approaches.

To ensure your child feels supported and encouraged throughout their time at school, Pittwater House has well developed strategies in place to ensure a positive transition for all stages of their journey throughout their school life.



Pittwater House has more open and green space on campus per student than any other private school on the Northern Beaches. On our 3.5 hectare campus, we offer outstanding facilities including:

  • Eight lane 25 metre short-course heated swimming pool.
  • Large multi-purpose playing field (full-size oval)  catering for rugby, cricket, soccer, PE and various other sporting activities.
  • Multiple playgrounds for Pre-school, Year K-2, Year 3-6 and free space for senior students.
  • The ‘Great Hall’ which is a multi-purpose hall used for assemblies, theatrical performances, displays and school functions.
  • An indoor sports complex with a rubberised synthetic floor which is suitable for basketball, futsal, netball, gymnastics and dance.
  • Outdoor courts for tennis and netball.
  • Creative Arts Centre which offers a bespoke space for dance and movement. Situated alongside the music cottage, this fabulous facility provides a multi-functional environment suited to various forms of dance, yoga and performance.



ECC: Inspired by the Regio Emilia approach, Pittwater House Early Childhood Centre offers a holistic approach to early learning and acknowledges that play is the best vehicle for early learning as it provides the most appropriate stimuli for brain development.

Junior School: Lessons are developed in line with the NSW Board of Studies Syllabuses, and include the six Key Learning Areas: Mathematics; English; Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE); Science and Technology; Creative Arts and Physical Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE).

At Pittwater House we offer French and Chinese, taught by our specialist Foreign Language teacher to all Students from Year 3. Specialist teachers also teach music, choir, visual art, science, technology, Physical Education and Health.

Senior School: In Year 7, in addition to the compulsory core subjects, students will be able to choose one Elective Subject from the following: Dance, Drama, Latin, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Crossing Borders – a cross curricular, critical thinking project.

Elective subjects are chosen in Year 9 and 11 and can be viewed via the following link


Co-curricular Program

Pittwater House believes in providing a well-rounded education, offering students the opportunity to develop their talents beyond the classroom. Our broad range of co-curricular activities can be categorised into: Leadership and Outdoor Education, Music and the Arts, Sports, Cadets, Skills and Services and finally Competitions.

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Positive Education and Pastoral Care

Our aim is to provide a complete education – not just focus on traditional academic outcomes. We want to ensure that our students have the best opportunity to succeed in life by providing skills that build resilience, positive emotion, engagement and meaning.

We achieve this through a combination of our Pastoral Care programs and our focus on Positive Education.  Positive Education developed from Professor Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology model, gives children life tools such as resilience, confidence and optimism enabling students to flourish.

School Information

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

    Single-sex classes

  • Faith-based: None
  • Year: Pre-Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 850 students
  • 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: Own Preschool
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: Own After School Care
  • Fees: 12k - 16k $7,560 (2 day Pre-School program) - $22,980 (Year 12)
  • Address:70 South Creek Road Collaroy, NSW
  • Phone:02 9972 5789
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Sports, music and arts, cadets, outdoor education, leadership program, Duke of Edinburgh

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