2025 Scholarships

At St Catherine’s School, we believe that every young mind deserves an opportunity to thrive in an environment that fosters growth and achievement.

St Catherine’s is proud to offer a wide range of full and partial scholarships to current and prospective students, allowing us to foster a culture of excellence and provide financial assistance to eligible families. 

Our application process is conducted by Academic Assessment Services (AAS) and opens roughly 18 months before the scholarships will be applied. We are currently accepting applications for 2025.

Click below to apply now and change your daughter’s future with all the benefits of a St Cath’s education.

Key dates

Scholarships open: Monday 16 October 2023

Scholarship close: Friday 26 January 2024

AAS examination: Saturday 3 February 2024

Auditions: Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 February 2024

Scholarships on offer

Open to a student entering Year 7 who attended our junior school for one year or longer.

  • Open to internal applicants only
  • Full or partial tuition fees covered

A means-tested scholarship offered to students in Years 7-12 who excel academically.

  • Open to internal and external applicants
  • Full or partial tuition fees covered

A general academic scholarship open to students in Years 7-12.

  • Open to internal and external applicants
  • Full or partial tuition fees covered

Open to students who exhibit excellence in a particular performance area such as sport (state level representation) or drama as well as demonstrated sound academic ability.

  • Candidates may be asked to audition in their specialist area
  • Open to external applicants
  • Full or partial tuition fees covered

Open to Years 7-11 students with a passion for music who are dedicated to their music studies.

  • Applicants must have a high level of development on their instrument(s), generally a minimum of AMEB Grade 5 or equivalent.
  • Open to internal and external applicants
  • Full or partial tuition fees covered

A means-tested scholarship offered to students in Years 7-11 who live in regional Australia.

Recipients of this scholarship must remain a boader for the duration of their time at school
Open to external applicants only
Full or partial tuition fees covered with boarding fees paid by the family

A means-tested scholarship offered to students in Year 10 with demonstrated academic ability, clear commitment to study and demonstrated engagement in the life of her school.

  • Open to internal and external applicants
  • Scholarship covers up to 50 per cent of tuition fees for Years 11 and 12

A means-tested scholarship offered to daughters or granddaughters of St Catherine’s alumni in Years 7-11.

  • Open to internal and external applicants
  • Full or partial tuition fees covered

How to apply

Click here to submit a scholarship application online. The application must include your daughter’s:

  • Two most recent school reports
  • Most recent NAPLAN results (for external students only)
  • Any recent awards and achievements (if applicable)

Please also attach a 100-word statement written by your daughter in response to: ‘Why should I be considered for a scholarship’.

If applying for a means-tested scholarship, we require your family’s past two financial years’ tax returns and Notices of Assessment to be attached to your scholarship application.

You will need to submit an enrolment application directly to St Catherine’s.

Click here to submit a St Catherine’s School application for enrolment online.

Please note that existing and waitlisted St Catherine’s families who have previously submitted an enrolment application form do not have to complete this step.

All applicants must attend the scholarship testing day held by AAS at St Catherine’s School on the date listed above.

Once the results from the AAS examination are released, we will contact shortlisted candidates for an interview.

At the conclusion of the interview process, successful candidates will be contacted with their offer of scholarship. 

Terms and conditions

  1. Applicants must have submitted both a scholarship and an enrolment application.
  2. Scholarship applicants must be Australian citizens.
  3. St Catherine’s School Sydney will treat all documentation submitted by scholarship applicants in the strictest confidence.
  4. The scholarship examination will be conducted at St Catherine’s School or remotely if needed.
  5. An alternate scholarship examination date is not available.
  6. All applicants will be considered for a scholarship but may not be shortlisted nor granted a scholarship offer.
  7. All offers are awarded at the discretion of our Headmistress. 

For further information about our scholarships, including our Indigenous Education Scholarship Program, please email enrol@stcaths.nsw.edu.au.

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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