For more than 130 years Barker College has been a dynamic and forward-thinking, inclusive Anglican day and boarding school. The School is located at Hornsby, 25 kms to the north of Sydney at the junction of the North Shore and Central Coast railway lines, and near the start of the Sydney-Newcastle M1 Freeway.
A Barker education is shaped by our focus on preparing students for a life beyond the school gates. We seek to expose our students to diverse opportunities and experiences, so that they are able to develop resilience and adaptability within a supportive environment.
We have an abiding commitment to a strong academic program, effective pastoral care delivered in a Christian setting, opportunities and choice for all.
Further information about Barker, including curriculum details and our School Prospectus, can be found on Barker's website. Visit the school website www.barker.college.
Barker is an Anglican community inspiring every learner, every experience, every day.
Boarding at Barker College is a unique experience for senior students only. Students commence boarding at Barker in Year 10.
The Barker experience attracts boarders from the suburbs of Sydney through to country regions of NSW and beyond. The coeducational and small boarder numbers support the development of peer relationships and social skills, whilst also allowing strong academic and personal mentoring opportunities.
Families can consider keeping their children closer to home until the end of Year 9 and then elect to enter boarding from the start of Year 10.
Each year Barker College offers a number of Scholarships for Boarding, Academic and Music. The Scholarship Exam is held at the School and further information including an application, can be found at www.barker.college/enrolments/scholarships
The experience inside the classroom is only one part of a Barker education. Co-curricular activities deepen the school experience for all our students, and from the arts to the sporting field, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and uncover their talents.
For Pre-K to Year 6 students we offer a broad range of sporting, cultural and recreational co-curricular activities. Throughout years 7 to 12, our students have even greater opportunities to pursue their passions. As well as Drama, Music, Cadets and over 20 different sports, Barker students can challenge themselves in the areas of robotics, debating and public speaking.
Our Secondary School students also take part in compulsory Outdoor Education Camps. In this unfamiliar environment, students connect with the natural world while building leadership and teamwork skills.