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10 Henry Street, Gordon, Sydney, NSW 2072, Australia

+612 9498 9898



School type Girls' Day & Boarding Preparatory, Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1901
Status Private
Principal Mrs Anne Johnstone
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 4-18 years (boarding from 13)
Number of pupils 1,367
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Monique Connor
PYP Coordinator Anne Gruenewald
Associations IB

Since its foundation in 1901, Ravenswood has embraced a strong tradition of academic excellence with an emphasis on wholistic education. As a proudly non-selective school from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, we are committed to being at the forefront of education and wellbeing for girls, aiming to ignite the potential of every student - inspiring her passion and purpose to lead her most meaningful life.

Ravenswood is a Uniting Church school, governed by a Christian ethos and our guiding principles of Excellence, Respect, Courage, Optimism and Compassion. Our motto is semper ad meliora - Always towards better things.

Ravenswood offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to students in Years 11 to 12. We are also one of few schools in Australia to offer the International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) is provided from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.

Ravenswood's IBDP cohort grows each year and the School's results are always excellent. Our students have achieved perfect scores of 45 for the last four years running. Two perfect scores were achieved in 2020, while almost a quarter of our students achieved a score of 40 or above.

As one of the first Visible Wellbeing Schools in NSW, Ravenswood has embedded evidence-based positive education strategies into the curriculum, recognising that learning and well-being are inextricably linked.

For the last three years, we have been recognised by The Educator as one of Australia's most innovative schools and named 'a school to watch' in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and positive education. In 2021, we were named a Best Wellbeing Program Awardee in the Australian Education Awards.

Ravenswood prizes its reputation as a warm and connected community, where every student feels known and cared for. As the Vice-Chair of the International Positive Education Network and the Chair of the Positive Education Schools Association, Principal Anne Johnstone is an internationally recognised leader and sought-after speaker in the area of youth wellbeing.

Ravenswood girls have access to more than 100 diverse co-curricular choices designed to extend their development beyond the classroom, including; gymnastics, snow sports, dance and music to name a few. Our girls also enjoy co-educational opportunities in partnership with our brother school, Knox Grammar School, including army cadets, careers, musical performances and service activities.

Ravenswood girls enjoy the benefits of award-winning world-class facilities including the Mabel Fidler Building, state-of-the-art Learning Resources Centre and SciTech Centre. The Centenary Centre features a Performing Arts Auditorium, Music Centre, open exhibition space and dance studios. The indoor sports and recreation centre includes a strength and conditioning facility and 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool and diving apparatus.

Our beautiful new Senior Learning Centre is a forward thinking 21st century learning space designed to provide both flexible academic spaces and relaxation areas for our Years 11-12 students.