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Abbotsleigh Senior School

About us

Abbotsleigh Senior School is a Pre K to Year 12 day and Year 7-12 boarding school for girls, with a reputation for excellence for more than 130 years. It is an independent Anglican school.

Each girl is encouraged to develop her potential in a caring Christian environment by fostering her pursuit of personal and academic excellence. By providing a broad, well balanced education the School helps each girl to develop both independence and interdependence, an appreciation of diversity and a philosophy of life which will enable her to be a courageous, constructive and compassionate world citizen with a will to serve.


Abbotsleigh Senior School has about 170 boarders from Years 7 to 12. Approximately three quarters of our boarders come from country and regional NSW with a sprinkling of students from overseas and greater Sydney.

The senior boarding residence at Abbotsleigh Senior School, Wheeldon House features 64 single bedrooms for students with an ensuite between two bedrooms. There are study nooks and warm common areas for both the Year 11 and Year 12 girls.


Abbotsleigh Senior School is located on 12 hectares of land on the leafy North Shore of Sydney. The campus has a rich history as well as state of the art facilities that provide students with the best possible educational opportunities. Features of the Senior School campus include the Abbotsleigh Research Centre, Aquatic Centre, concert and assembly halls, the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, gymnasiums, indoor sports hall plus turf and all weather playing fields.

Deep Learning

At Abbotsleigh we are committed to academic excellence, wellbeing, and the fostering of positive relationships and service.
Believing in educating ‘the whole girl’, our dedicated and talented teachers aim for every girl to experience rich and deep learning both within and the beyond the classroom. Our girls love to learn and love to be involved and to participate in a myriad of activities from sport, music, dance and drama, debating, public speaking to SRC, robotics, social justice and special interest clubs, CRU and so much more.

We teach our girls to ask questions, grapple with ideas, debate, take risks and reflect on their learning. However, this is not ‘surface level’ learning, or learning at ‘face value’. There are facts and there are opinions. Abbotsleigh girls learn how to delve deeply, solve difficult problems and develop sophisticated, conceptual understanding.

Abbotsleigh’s supportive environment encourages our girls to be resilient, independent, and to strive and reach for her true potential to achieve her personal best.


Abbotsleigh Senior School has a variety of scholarships, including scholarships for Indigenous students. For further details, please visit our website or contact the Registrar.

Abbotsleigh Senior School

1666 Pacific Highway
Wahroonga, NSW 2076
Phone: 02 9473 7777



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Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Secondary
  • Gender: Girls
  • Religious Affiliation: Anglican
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Indigenous Education: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes


Our Welcome Video
Welcome to Abbotsleigh on Vimeo

Our Boarding Video
Boarding at Abbotsleigh - YouTube

Learn more: join a school tour 
Abbotsleigh regularly holds tours of the Senior School campus for families. For more information please phone Reception on
02 9473 7777

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Submit the Abbotsleigh enrolment application form online or in hard copy. - Abbotsleigh
Students may enter Abbotsleigh in Year 7 or Year 10. Vacancies in other years may be offered as they occur.
Students starting at Abbotsleigh in Year 7 must complete an entrance test. Entrance tests are held annually in May (with registrations open from March) and September (with registrations open from June). A combined entrance and scholarship test is held in October each year.
Entry to Year 10 is based on reports, assessment procedures and an interview.

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