Find your
own great.

We are a school for unique young women of character, ready to make their mark on the world. 

We foster each student’s individuality to help them discover their potential, develop their abilities and achieve their dreams.  

At St Catherine’s, we help every student find her own great.

Welcome to St Catherine's

Founded in 1856, St Catherine’s is Australia’s oldest Anglican girls’ school. 

With 167 years of experience in educating young women, we offer a rigorous academic program and one of the broadest curriculum choices available.

We welcome students from Kindergarten to Year 12, with boarders joining us from Year 7. 

We are an Anglican school educating young women for life.

Senior school students walking through the cloisters at St Catherine's - educating young women

Guided by strong values





Why a girls' school?

Girls’ schools offer unparalleled opportunities for students to find their own voices, thrive in STEM and sports, develop self-confidence and grow as leaders. 

Attending a girls’ school allowed St Catherine’s students to achieve:

  • First in-state rankings in English and EAL/D 
  • A median ATAR of 91.05
  • A national ranking in Robotics
  • A Rowing scholarship to Harvard
  • The highest possible Cadet rank
  • National premierships in Athletics and Rowing and state premierships in AFL, Athletics, Oztag and Rock Climbing
  • Selection for OnSTAGE.

St Catherine’s is a proud member of the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools.

The Coalition is the leading international advocate for girls’ schools and strives to create a global network focused on educating and empowering girls.

Becoming bold in spirit and open in mind.

The St Catherine's experience

With unrivalled STEM, sporting, music and performing arts facilities, life at St Catherine’s is about learning, designing, creating and innovating.

We encourage our students to explore new ideas and challenge themselves to build tenacity and a resilient mindset.

And we value what is important: developing a good character and an open mind, living and growing as part of a community.

Our students leave us as young women of character and intellect, ready to make their unique contributions to the world.

Academic results

St Catherine’s is an academically non-selective school that achieves incredible results.

In 2023, we ranked 21st in the state in the Higher School Certificate (HSC), with 49.6% of students receiving an ATAR above 90.

In 2022, we ranked 13th in the state, with a median ATAR of 91.50.


Junior school is a time of wonder and exploration, of discovering new things and developing friendships.

We build strong foundations in literacy and numeracy to ensure students have every opportunity to thrive academically and personally in the future.

Senior school builds further academic and personal strength.

We provide strong support and tailored guidance for every student in their pursuit of individual excellence and academic success.

Boarding at St Catherine’s is a unique way to experience life at school.

Our modern, comfortable and newly-renovated boarding house caters for 66 boarders. 

Our dedicated boarding staff live on-site, providing a strong sense of community while allowing girls to develop independence.

Open Mornings

Our Open Mornings allow you to experience the magic of life at St Catherine’s for yourself and discover why we’re the right school for your family.

Open Mornings :

  • Wednesday 6 March 2024
  • Thursday 22 August 2024
Applications for senior school are currently closed for 2024 and 2025 – except for boarding and scholarships.

All at St Catherine’s School acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people, the traditional custodians of the lands on which the school sits, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We extend this respect to the continuation of the cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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