About Loreto

First Loreto. Then the world.

For generations of young women, here
is where it starts.

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 Loreto Ministries and one of six Loreto schools in Australia.

Our foundress, Mary Ward, a devout and pioneering English woman who lived from 1585-1645, believed that "Women in time to come will do much."

We provide opportunities for young women to grow with confidence and compassion, developing modern day Mary Wards who are ready to take on the world - wherever that may lead them.

Est. 1897

Loreto Normanhurst is an independent, Catholic, day and boarding school for girls in Years 5-12.


1200+ students make up our Primary and Secondary cohort.


Boarders in Year 7–12 are from the Sydney Basin, Country NSW, interstate and overseas.


Our staff are leaders and innovators in their fields who inspire our students every day.

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Pioneering Social Justice: Unleashing Impactful Initiatives at Loreto Normanhurst

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70 Years of the Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Chapel

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Open Day 2023

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Spring Fair 2022 Wrap Up

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Together we rise.

Loreto Normanhurst.
Start Here. Go Anywhere.


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