St Catherine's School

St Catherine's School

Waverley NSW

Learning at St Catherine's 

We educate girls like yours who will shape our future world.

Our teachers embrace the latest educational research balancing clear instruction with engagement. They help each girl to learn in the way that is right for her,giving her the academic rigour she needs and the tools she can use to flourish at school. When she leaves, we want her to be well educated, well rounded and well balanced – ready for further study, ready for life. 

Academic Challenge 

The foundation of learning at St Catherine’s is what we call Academic Challenge. We offer a broad, differentiated curriculum with a focus on meeting individual student needs, plus other forms of enrichment, extension and the opportunity for acceleration.

Our teachers really get to know the students to gain a deep understanding of their talents and interests as well as areas that may need some work. We will help your daughter develop a resilient mindset and show her how to apply it to her learning.

Academic Challenge is part of a learning philosophy that will help your daughter to become accomplished. She can then approach her final years at school with the confidence she will need to enter university and the career to which she aspires. 

Academic Care 

Our Academic Care program, founded on the principles of positive psychology, is designed to develop girls' wellbeing and help them flourish. The philosophy is based on evidence-based positive psychology, the VIA character strengths and the school values of integrity, resilience, respect, relationships, and service.

We help develop girls' wellbeing by building 

  • Positive emotions 

  • A resilient mindset 

  • Academic tenacity 

  • Strong relationships.


Please visit our website for a comprehensive guide to our fees. 


Reflecting the inclusive nature of our learning philosophies, we offer academic, music, all-rounder, alumni and Indigenous (boarding) scholarships. Please visit our website for further important information and how to apply.  

Open days  

We are Australia’s oldest independent Anglican girls’ school.  We have been here for 165 years and want to share with you what we do. 

We would love to welcome you and your daughter to our school at one of our Open Mornings to get a feel for the way we approach education. Please book online. 

  • Thursday 25 February 2021 
  • Thursday 20 May 2021 
  • Wednesday 21 July 2021 
  • Thursday 18 November 2021 

You can view our prospectus here.   

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Gender in depth

Female: 100%

Male: 0%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

LOTE taught:
Chinese, English, English as a second language, French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish

Activities & Support Staff

Accelerated learning

Accelerated learning (13)


Activities (55)


Extra-curricular (40)


Music (35)


Sports (37)

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School Details









Headmistress: Mrs Judith Poole


26 Albion Street Waverley New South Wales 2024

Tel: (02) 8305 6200

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