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Ascham School

Ascham School

NSW, Sydney City Central & Eastern Suburbs









Boarding is at the heart of Ascham

Ascham School is a long-established day and boarding school for girls on 4.4 hectares of beautiful grounds in a prime location near Sydney Harbour, only 3.5 kilometres from the CBD. Ascham provides a strong academic program within a friendly, inclusive culture. Through its liberal arts curriculum, the Dalton Plan and extensive co-curricular offerings, an Ascham girl is supported to develop into a confident, independent and compassionate young woman with a sense of purpose in the world.

Ascham has an outstanding academic reputation, along with excellent music, art and drama departments. Sport plays an important role in the life of an Ascham boarder. Our girls regularly compete at the highest level, but it is not just for the high-flyers — there is participation at all levels, and with over 20 sports on offer, there is something for everyone.

We are very proud of our boarding history at Ascham, and since 1887 boarding at Ascham has created lifelong friendships within a very special community. The boarding houses are not an adjunct to the school; rather, they are the heart of the school. Boarding is a home away from home — a place where girls become confident learners, independent thinkers and caring individuals.

Three quarters of Ascham boarders come from country NSW, with some from Sydney suburbs, interstate and overseas. They live in a number of spacious former homes, providing a family atmosphere, and they enjoy a supervised academic program as well as a comprehensive weekend activity program.

The Dalton Plan allows each girl to develop a rich intellectual life, while individual attention from teachers provides each girl with the support needed to achieve her best. It helps lift and sustain the academic progress of every one of our girls, whatever her abilities and aspirations.

Although Ascham does not hold open days, we believe it is essential to visit us in order to truly understand what a special place Ascham is. By visiting, you begin to understand how important the happiness, confidence and sense of purpose of our students is to us. Please contact our Registrar to organise your visit to Ascham.

Ascham School offers boarding scholarships for girls in Years 7–10. Ascham scholarships are means-tested and we welcome applications from girls whose families may require some financial assistance for them to attend the school.

Ascham scholarships are prestigious awards and are awarded to girls who will thrive academically and personally at Ascham, and who will in turn make a significant contribution to the life of the school. Please visit our website for registration details.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1200

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed
English classes: streamed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, German, Latin,

Activities and Support staff



31 music options
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19 sporting activities
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42 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

17 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

1 accelerated learning
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Support Staff

9 extracurricular
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Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Ascham School for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

School Details

Head of School: Mr Andrew Powell

188 New South Head Road Edgecliff NSW 2027


Tel: 02 8356 7000

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