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Newington College - Stanmore

Newington College - Stanmore

200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore, NSW 2048, Australia

+61 2 9568 9333



Newington College - Stanmore
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1863
Status Independent
Headmaster Mr Michael Parker
Language of Instruction English
Boys Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 2,129
Boarding fees per annum AUS$33,651 (inc GST)
Tuition: AUS$24,390 - AUS$42,201 per annum
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Ms Cheryl Priest
Associations IB

The hub of Sydney, Australia

Newington College is an International Baccalaureate World School in the heart of Sydney. It includes a Primary Years Programme (PYP) satellite prep school, based in Lindfield on Sydney's upper north shore, and a boarding house for secondary students on the main campus in the inner west suburb of Stanmore.

It's only ten minutes from Sydney International Airport and Central station, and five minutes from the prestigious University of Sydney.

Surrounded by a number of universities, theatres, libraries and museums, the location gives students of all ages the opportunity to access a range of learning and cultural resources, and work with experts from other nearby centres of learning.

The College attracts a diverse range of students from greater Sydney, regional areas, and the Asia-Pacific, with the lush gardens and playing fields creating an oasis of learning within the bustling city.

A tradition of inclusivity and critical thinking

Founded in 1863, the founding fathers realised the need for a quality educational establishment to help students develop into adults that will make a positive difference.

Newington College's holistic approach to education and unique focus on critical and creative thinking, makes it a remarkable place to educate your child.

Its families value the approach of teaching children how to think not want to think, while being open to other student's views and perspectives - a belief espoused by the IB.

The College strives to reaffirm a culture that is vibrant and caring while encouraging their students to be courageous, open-minded, creative, and curious, valuing both independence and teamwork.

Rigorous approach to learning and teaching

Lindfield Preparatory School offers the PYP (Primary Years Programme), while the senior school is the only Greater Public School (GPS) in Sydney that allows students to choose between the Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination and the IB Diploma Programme.

The IB Diploma is a popular option for many at the College and the results achieved are outstanding. Newington is committed to providing an internationally respected education with access to the best teachers, facilities and opportunities. Students are encouraged to take a global perspective to their studies and immerse themselves in their own areas of interest and passion.

The College is equipped with the latest technology and industry level facilities including a modern technology centre, 200-seat drama theatre, light-filled library, lecture theatre and super-labs.

Wellbeing, values, and spirituality

The teachers share a passion for their areas of expertise and build strong connections with their students - tailoring their teaching style to suit each individual.

The students value their teachers and coaches genuine interest in each of their wellbeing, passions, goals and setbacks, something the college is highly committed to.

The staff want to empower them to develop great hearts, inspired minds, and strong wings, who will leave the College ready to make a positive contribution to society and the future.

As a Uniting church school, Christian values are the backbone of the community. This includes welcoming students and families of all faiths and cultural backgrounds.

All students are expected to build a sense of social responsibility, service to others and the development of strong and lasting relationships - not only with teachers and peers but parents, families and past graduates (Old Newingtonians). The College strives for every member of the Newington community to feel welcome, connected and appreciated.

Extensive co-curricular opportunities

Newington encourages all students to experiment and grow through participation in a variety of co-curricular activities and tours in Australia and abroad, to help them discover their unique passion and interests.

These opportunities are a large part of what sets the college apart, with students combining academic life with sports, arts, outdoor education, and hands-on learning activities.


Out of 35 students doing the IB in 2022, 27 received an ATAR rank over 95. For Newington College, the median score was 40/50 which is equivalent to an ATAR of 97.90. The median score was 38/45, compared to a global average of 32/45. Underpinning these results were some exceptional individual performances across all subjects.