Then the world.
Loreto Normanhurst creates strong women, modern-day Mary Wards who are ready to take on the world—wherever that may take them.
Empower your daughter to seek truth and do justice.
We’re a leading Sydney independent, Catholic day and boarding school for girls from Year 5-12. Established in 1897, we’re a part of a worldwide network of Loreto schools under the care of Loreto Ministries and one of six Loreto schools in Australia.
Choosing Loreto Normanhurst means selecting a transformative education that transcends the ordinary. Our award-winning Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model (LNSGM) is the heartbeat of our commitment to nurturing leaders of character. Inspired by our visionary foundress Mary Ward, we empower young women to be seekers of truth and instruments of justice.
- Over 125 years of excellence in girls' education
- Ground-breaking holistic learning approach through our FACE Curriculum
- Consistently high HSC results, with over 45 courses of study available.
- Unique Pastoral Care focus and bespoke social and emotional learning program - Oakseed
- 200+ Boarders from Sydney basin, country NSW, interstate and overseas.
- Student leadership opportunities from Year 5–12
- Extensive extra-curricular program with opportunities from Sport to Future Problem Solving, Debating to Music.
- Diverse, grounded and supportive community of students, staff, parents and alumnae.
Over 125 years of excellence in girls' education.
In the spirit of our foundress Mary Ward who believed that “women in time to come will do much,” Loreto Normanhurst encourages young women to take their place in the world as seekers of truth and instruments of justice.
Ground-breaking holistic learning approach through the pillars of our FACE Curriculum.
The cornerstone of the LNSGM is the FACE Curriculum, which places equal importance on the holistic development of each student across Faith, Academic, Community and Extra-curricular.
Consistently high 2023 HSC Results, with over 45 courses of study available.
The success of the LNSGM is evident in our consistently high HSC results and the formation of our graduates as ‘Compassionate Warriors’: independent, articulate and compassionate women of grit, independent thinking, voice, creativity, conscious faith and service.
Unique Pastoral Care focus and bespoke social and emotional learning program - Oakseed
The LNSGM is also supported by a strong Pastoral Care program featuring a House system and advisors and tutors who care for the students and get to know them as a whole person. The Oakseed program was developed in consultation with leading child psychologist, Dr Danielle Einstein and commissioned by Loreto Normanhurst to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes across five areas of social and emotional competence which become essential protective factors for wellbeing.
200+ Boarders from Sydney basin, country NSW, interstate and overseas.
Loreto Normanhurst Boarding enriches the diversity of our thriving community by connecting students from all over Australia and the world. Our fully flexible boarding model welcomes students from ex-pat and overseas families and the Sydney basin, with 80% of our boarders coming from rural NSW.
Student leadership opportunities from Year 5–12
Our commitment to student leadership is evident through a comprehensive range of opportunities offered to students from Year 5–12. As part of our strong Pastoral Care program we recognise the importance in empowering our students to take on responsibilities, develop leadership skills and build on their confidence and ability throughout their educational journey.
Extensive extra-curricular program with opportunities from Sport to Future Problem Solving, Debating to Music.
Through our extensive extra-curricular programs, students have further opportunities to support their learning and growth through leadership, social justice, sport, music, oratory, speech and drama.
Diverse, grounded and supportive community of students, staff, parents and alumnae.
The strength of Loreto Normanhurst, as a vibrant community for students, parents, staff and alumnae, extends across Australia and around the world. As a whole school, ours is a community of rich diversity and this strategy aims to strengthen and further enhance diversity so that our students grow in empathy for others, build dialogue and develop a global perspective that prepares them for success in an interconnected world.
Learning at Loreto
The award-winning, proven Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model emphasises collaboration, creative and critical thinking, digital capabilities, adaptability and independence.