St Andrew’s Cathedral School (SACS) is a place unlike others. Fully coeducational from Kindergarten to Year 12, we offer a different experience of independent schooling — dynamic, future-focused and outward-looking, situated in the centre of Sydney’s bustling CBD.
As one of Australia’s oldest schools, SACS is grounded in Anglican values, but boasts an inclusive admission policy that accepts students from all faiths and belief systems.
Our central, convenient location (spanning two campuses) means we have a geographic enrolment base that spans across Sydney. We provide convenience for working city parents, with before- and after-school care. Our city location is complemented by Kirrikee, a vast outdoor education property in the Southern Highlands, as well as numerous Australia-wide and international opportunities to undertake community service, perform and compete in sport.
SACS offers senior college students the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Higher School Certificate (HSC), both of which are internationally recognised exit credentials.
The IB programme fits perfectly into St Andrew’s global outlook and focus on independent learning. Our 2014 IB cohort achieved outstanding results, with 61 per cent receiving ATARs in the top 10 per cent of the state and our Dux scoring 98.80. Increasingly, our IB graduates are choosing to study overseas, at institutions such as New York’s The New School. With small class sizes and access to specialist staff, IB is the perfect option for senior students looking for a rigorous, well-rounded alternative to the HSC.
We know that all students are different — in taste, academic ability and learning style. Providing flexibility in the classroom and co-curricular experiences is therefore imperative. Students can choose from up to 40 music ensembles, debating, chess, mock trial, dance and an incredible array of performing arts, as well as summer and winter sports. Our specialist strength and conditioning room is managed by a highly credentialed professional basketball player, and students have access to some of the city’s best sporting venues, including those at the University of Sydney.
If your child wants to be part of a school where they are encouraged to achieve beyond their own expectations, book a tour and find out how the right education can prepare them for life.