About Us

About Us

Loreto Normanhurst is a leading Sydney independent, Catholic day and boarding school for girls from Years 5-12. Established in 1897, the school is part of a worldwide network of Loreto schools under the care of the Loreto Sisters (IBVM), and is one of seven Loreto schools in Australia. 

We are most proud of our 123 years of excellence in girls’ education. Our foundress, Mary Ward, a simple and devout English woman who lived from 1585-1645, believed that, “Women in time to come will do much …” Immersed in an education grounded by the Loreto values of felicity, justice, freedom, sincerity and verity, our students will transition into the world with these values as their educational and moral compass.

Located in Sydney’s leafy Upper North Shore, less than 30 kilometres from the Sydney CBD, the school is set on over 25 acres of glorious grounds, and offers state of the art facilities for approximately 1,100 students, over 150 of whom are boarders from Country NSW.

The award-winning Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model focuses on the development of students in a holistic sense, utilising the key areas of faith, academic, community and extra-curricular to focus on individual student growth. This model of education is innovative and dynamic and fosters critical thinking, curiosity and joy in learning.

Loreto Normanhurst seeks to affirm and encourage the development of young women who will take their place in the world as leaders and people of commitment, inspired by gospel values.  The school fosters a liberal education, with self-motivated learning and pursuit of personal excellence central to its teaching and learning philosophy.  Each student is encouraged to fulfil her personal and academic potential in an atmosphere of freedom, care and respect for the individual.

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Each student is encouraged to fulfill her personal and academic potential in an atmosphere of freedom, care and respect for the individual.