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Queenwood

Queenwood

Locked bag 1, Mosman, NSW 2088, Australia

+61 2 89687777


q@queenwood.nsw.edu.au

www.queenwood.nsw.edu.au

Queenwood
School type Girls' Day
Founded 1925
Status Private
Principal Ms Elizabeth Stone
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 5-18
Number of pupils 850
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Sarah Thompson
Associations IB

A rigorous academic curriculum within a balanced program of activities has been the hallmark of a Queenwood education for over 90 years. Within a strong learning community, we create space for our girls to engage with big ideas and connect with a diverse range of people and communities. At Queenwood, our commitment is to a liberal education – an education which, at its core, develops rigorous thinking and the practice of inquiry.

Our Programs

We are an independent Kindergarten to Year 12 non-selective day school for girls that provides a well-balanced curriculum catering to individual differences. We seek to develop in our students the knowledge, skills and habits which will be the foundation for a lifelong awakening to the complexity of the world. As girls move through the school there are increasing opportunities and expectations for independence. Our curriculum, pastoral care structures and extra-curricular programs create a safe but challenging framework within which girls learn to manage their work, their time, their relationships and responsibilities – skills which are essential to a happy and productive life.

International Baccalaureate

We offer dual IB and HSC pathways for Year 11 and 12 students, and each girl has the opportunity to choose the pattern of study which bests suits her individual interests and preference. Our IB results demonstrate the commitment to academic rigour offered at Queenwood, with 56% of students completing our last IB Program placing in the Top 5% of the state with their overall mark. This has enabled our alumnae to attend Universities within Australia, as well as in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Brown Universities. Our commitment to the life of the mind reaches far beyond the examination syllabus, and we recognise the school years as an essential grounding in developing an intelligent and sensitive awareness of the world.

Our Values

Truth, Courage and Service underpin a Queenwood education. Growing in wisdom with a strong sense of identity and self-knowledge aid students in seeking a deep understanding of the truths of the world. That sense of purpose, the willingness to engage with challenge and the desire to make a contribution remain at the heart of Queenwood’s mission. By thinking and acting independently, our girls are keen to courageously engage with contemporary social and political issues, thereby deepening their knowledge of themselves and gaining deeper and more nuanced perspectives on the world. We encourage our students at every level to contribute in thought, word and deed: responding to the vulnerable and marginalised with respect and compassion; speaking out with courage; and taking action in their service.