List of selective high schools in Sydney

In Sydney, there are 35 high schools that offer places to students who have demonstrated their outstanding academic potential.

15 of these high schools are ‘fully selective’, meaning that every student has been merit-selected at special entrance exams for their advanced academic skills.

There are also 20 other high schools in Sydney that have ‘partially selective’ classes. In these schools, local students with a wide range of abilities are enrolled, together with students who have been selected on academic merit.

2 agricultural high schools in Sydney offer selective placements in Year 7 and there is also a selective senior high school that offers entry to Years 11 and 12.

See the full list below….

List of Selective High Schools in Sydney from Kids First Children's Services in Brookvale

Selective and partially selective high schools in Sydney

  • Alexandria Park Community School (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Auburn Girls High School (girls, partially selective)
  • Baulkham Hills High School (co-educational, fully selective)
  • Blacktown Boys High School (boys, partially selective)
  • Blacktown Girls High School (girls, partially selective)
  • Bonnyrigg  High School (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Caringbah High School (co-educational, fully selective)
  •  Chatswood High School (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Elizabeth Macarthur High School (Narellan) (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Fort Street High School (Petersham) (co-educational, fully selective)
  • Girraween High School (co-educational, fully selective)
  • Granville Boys High School (boys, partially selective)
  • Hornsby Girls High School (fully selective)
  • Hurlstone Agricultural High School (Glenfield) (boarding and day students; coeducational; agriculture is a compulsory subject from Years 7 to 10 and for students entering the school in Year 11)
  • James Ruse Agricultural High School (Carlingford) (co-educational – agriculture is a compulsory subject up to Year 10)
  • Macquarie Fields High School (coeducational, partially selective)
  • Moorebank High School (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Normanhurst Boys High School (fully selective)
  • North Sydney Boys High School (fully selective)
  • North Sydney Girls High School (fully selective)
  • Northern Beaches Secondary College Manly Campus (co-educational, fully selective)
  • Parramatta High School (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Penrith High School (co-educational, fully selective)
  • Prairiewood High School (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Rose Bay Secondary College (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Ryde Secondary College (co-educational, partially selective)
  • Sefton High School (co-educational, partially selective)
  • St George Girls High School (fully selective)
  • Sydney Boys High School (Surry Hills) (fully selective)

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This program is open to Year 5 students in Terms 3 and 4, and Year 6 students in Term 1.

Groups contain no more than 5 students, ensuring that children receive the support and help they need to approach Selective Schools and Scholarship exams with confidence.

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