Scholarship program.

St Catherine’s School offers a comprehensive scholarship program to current and prospective students of St Catherine’s School.

This program provides a broad range of opportunities to suitable students reflecting the academic and inclusive nature of our learning philosophies.

Exceptional students can benefit the entire school.

An opportunity to flourish.

Every student has special qualities but we know some are achieving at high academic levels or have a particular talent for performance, sport or music.

St Catherine’s offers a broad range of scholarships for girls that meet these criteria, which could allow them to develop their talents further and enjoy all that school has to offer.

Scholarships available.

We offer a range of full and partial scholarships, the majority of which are means tested. All are awarded at the discretion of the headmistress to those who would benefit from a St Catherine’s education, but whose family have limited financial capacity.

Scholarships open each year in November and close the following February for commencement the following year. The selection process takes approximately three months and successful applicants are generally notified in May the year prior to commencement.

For full details—and how to apply—please see our Scholarships brochure.

Open to internal applicants only.
Full tuition fees.
For a girl who has attended St Catherine’s junior school for one year or longer.

Open to internal and external applicants – means-tested.
Full tuition fees.
For academic excellence. A bequest from the five Fielding sisters, students at St Catherine’s School between 1900 and 1918.

Open to girls from Claremont College, Randwick.
Full or partial tuition fees.

Open to internal and external applicants – means-tested.
Full or partial tuition fees.
For girls with exceptional academic ability and potential.

Open to external applicants Years 7 to 10 – means-tested.
Full or partial tuition fees.
For girls who exhibit excellence in a particular performance area such as sport or drama (state level representation).
The successful applicant will have:

  • sound academic ability
  • a desire to contribute to the life of the school in her particular performance area
  • a letter of recommendation from a coach or tutor.

Open to internal and external applicants Years 7 to 11.
Full or partial tuition fees.
For girls who have a passion for music and wish to see that passion celebrated and nurtured.
The successful applicant will:

• study music within her academic program

• contribute fully to the musical life of the school through ensembles and performances

• have highly developed skills on her preferred instrument.

This scholarship requires minimum standards and an audition.

Open to internal and external applicants Years 7 to 11 – means-tested.
Full or partial tuition fees. Boarding fees will still be payable.
The successful applicant will have:

• sound academic achievement

• a commitment to her studies

• a desire to contribute to the life of the school.

Open to internal and external Year 10 students for Years 11 and 12 – means-tested.
Up to 50% tuition fees.
This scholarship honours former headmistress Miss Faith Patterson AM.
The successful applicant will have:

a demonstrated need for the scholarship

demonstrated engagement in school life and activities

sound academic achievement

a commitment to her studies.

Open to internal and external applicants Years 7 to 11 – means-tested. Alternate years.
Full or partial tuition fees.
Jane Barker was the founder of our school. This scholarship is awarded to a daughter or granddaughter of an Old Girl.

The successful applicant will:

• show a desire to contribute to the life of the school

• have sound academic achievement

• have a commitment to her studies.

Open to Indigenous students Years 7 to 10.

Since the 1970s we have been working with Indigenous communities to offer students access to an excellent education.
See our Indigenous Education Scholarship Program on this website for more information.

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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