St Scholastica’s College is a Catholic, independent school in the Good Samaritan tradition, for girls in Years 7-12. Our day and boarding school – affectionately known as ‘Schols’ – has been educating young women for 140 years, instilling values which have their foundations in the Catholic faith and the inspiration of the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the Gospel (Luke 10: 25-37).
We proudly describe our College as a ‘school like no other’ because of the rare balance between academic achievement, creativity and excellence in the Arts and sports, in an environment that gives emphasis to personal growth, nurturing pastoral care, inclusion, diversity and respect. Schols has a rich history of educating international, metropolitan, rural, regional and remote students and reducing the educational gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.
Our educational offering – through innovation and evidence-based continual development – challenges young women to become citizens who will make a positive difference to the world. A Schols education is holistic and strongly grounded in academic and personal growth, developing young women to become wise, just, compassionate, balanced, and well equipped for an ever-changing world. The College actively promotes the essential values of Hospitality, Compassion and Justice, Stewardship, Harmony and Wisdom.
Opportunities for local community outreach and immersion in the works of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan domestically and abroad add great depth to the experiences at Schols. A broad range of social justice initiatives underpins our faith in action and builds a strong sense of other.
St Scholastica’s College is a wonderful place for boarders to live, learn and be taught. Within a beautiful and peaceful landscape a rich and diverse community of parents, students and staff all play a vital role in living the Benedictine values of the College. It does not replace home but it is a great place to make lifelong friends.
Our boarders, of diverse nationalities from culturally rich backgrounds, come from around Australia and overseas, bringing with them a wide range of abilities, learning experiences and expectations. They have a strong presence in every aspect of school life, including academic pursuits, sport and leadership. They are at the heart of the broader College community.
At St Scholastica’s College, our broad-based curriculum ensures a solid grounding in a wide range of subjects in addition to allowing students to pursue particular areas of personal interest and expertise.
The College follows the NSW curriculum of study set by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). The State sets the curriculum but we apply nuance and refinement to create the best academic opportunity for each student, irrespective of academic ability. Our staff work to maximise students’ personal and academic achievements as they progress to a post-school life in tertiary studies, further education, or employment.
As a Catholic School, the study of Religious Education is compulsory in all years. The foundations of the College exist within the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the strength of the Benedictine tradition.
For information please go to our website: www.scholastica.nsw.edu.au
For enrolment enquiries please contact our Registrar by calling: (02) 9660 2622 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.