as an international student

We have aimed to make the enrolment process as straightforward as possible, while ensuring you can get the information you need and connect with us appropriately.

Step 1:


Complete and submit the application form. The last entry year group is Year 10.

Step 2:


If we have a place, a provisional letter of offer will be sent to you.

Step 3:


Acceptance of a place requires payment of a non-refundable, non-transferable enrolment fee. Prior to commencement, one term’s tuition fee and a refundable holding fee deposit are payable.

Step 4:


Part of the orientation process includes a tour of the school, ordering text books, uniform fitting, access to the school portal and an introduction to Head of Junior School, Year Mentor or Director of Boarding (where applicable).

Ready to apply to St Catherine’s? You can submit an online application form here.

Welcoming international students

St Catherine’s is highly regarded internationally for its academic program, results and broad Beyond the Curriculum program. 

We want every student to be able to access this high quality education, and through it become women of character and discipline, with the moral and emotional strength to deal with life’s challenges.

As part of our commitment to this vision, we welcome international students who wish to study in Australia.

If you are thinking of St Catherine’s for your daughter, you may wish to appoint an education agent.

A registered agent understands the enrolment processes and procedures and can provide appropriate advice in your own language.

View our school presentation, in English.

Hear from two of our international boarders.

Important information

We provide some important application information relevant for international students.

St Catherine's Virtual Fair – English

St Catherine's Virtual Fair – Chinese

St Catherine's Virtual Fair – Thai

St Catherine's Virtual Fair – Vietnamese

Guides for international students

Please read our informative guides to help with your understanding and planning.

Boarding brochure:
HSC results:

We are here to answer any questions you may have.

ID: SCS2024

International fees

We provide our fee list applicable to all international students wishing to study at St Catherine’s.

Tuition fees 2023


(3 terms)


Fees for international students

Fees shown are for tuition only. Other fees and charges will be payable in addition, including boarding. Please review our Schedule of Fees for full details.

Frequently asked questions.

We provide answers and guidance to some common questions.

We make contact approximately 21 months out from the waitlisted commencement year. We invite you to attend an interview, and we request various forms of material be made available to assist with the interview. This generally includes:

  • Most recent two school reports.
  • Most recent Naplan results.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Passport for overseas application.
  • Other material for overseas application.

All students are requested to attend the interview ideally with both parents. The interview takes around 30 minutes and is conducted by either one of the Heads of Department or other executive staff. Families who are unable to join us in person may be able to conduct their interview via Zoom.

There is no need to prepare: our main aim is to get to know the student and family and discuss their educational and life experiences to date.

If a place is available, it will be offered shortly thereafter. Families are given two weeks to confirm and begin the enrolment process. We generally say that you will know if your daughter is attending St Catherine’s School about 18 months out of the commencement year.

We understand circumstances change and you are welcome to defer your position from one intake year to the next, however, any enrolment fee paid is non-refundable and non-transferable from one intake year to the next.

If you have not paid your enrolment fee and wish to defer your child’s place, a position for the deferred year will not be guaranteed and you will go back on the waitlist.  It is likely you will need to re interview for the preferred year, especially if deferring from the junior school to the senior school.

We encourage all families to waitlist siblings as soon as possible. We offer enrolment preference to pre-existing families, subject to availability.

A discount on the enrolment fee applies for a sibling/s, subject to the other sibling/s being a current student at the school.

St Catherine’s has relationships with various independent boys’ schools in Sydney including Cranbrook School, Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School, The Scots College and Waverley College.

St Catherine’s School accepts all faiths and those that have no faith at all.

Open Mornings

Our Open Mornings allow you to immerse yourself into life at St Catherine’s. Hear from our headmistress and take a guided tour of classrooms, facilities and spaces to get a unique insight.

Open Mornings are offered four times a year and registration is essential.

Open Mornings 2023:

  • Tuesday 21 March
  • Thursday 18 May
  • Tuesday 29 August
  • Wednesday 22 November

All at St Catherine’s School acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora nation, 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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