Our Approach

Catherine House
Senior School

St Hilda's has been educating girls for more than a century. The original school was established in 1896 in a private house in Claremont, then known as the Girl's High School (GHS). Since then it has grown and evolved and is now ranked amongst Australia's pre-eminent independent schools for girls. Today, St Hilda's has an enrolment of over 1200 students, including boys in the Early Learning Centre, and 150 boarders. Christ Church Grammar School for boys is located nearby in Claremont, on the same site as the original GHS building, and is our brother school.

St Hilda's is set across two beautiful campuses in Mosman Park; one at Chidley Point for students from Junior Kindergarten through to Year 6, and the second is on Bay View Terrace, accommodating the Senior School and Boarding House.

St Hilda's is proud of an enviable academic record, which is the result of hard work by its students and dedicated teaching staff. Aside from academic excellence, St Hilda's also offers every student an education in strong traditional values; excellence, respect, inclusion and justice. The foundation of the School's ethos is to prepare each student to be 'future-ready' in an ever changing world.

St Hilda's School aims to equip each girl to take her place in life, to meet the challenges she will inevitable face and to make her unique mark on the world. We hope that all our students will also carry wonderful memories of school years, and their friendships, throughout their lives. School days should, after all, be fun days too.

Our Purpose

To provide a vibrant school community that educates and inspires girls for life.

Our Vision

Preparing girls for the future by developing tenacity, confidence and compassion.

Our Values

Excellence – We encourage the pursuit of personal best in all areas and respect the achievements of others. We have a lifelong commitment to the quest for knowledge.

Respect – We value sensitivity and concern for the well being of others. This means being caring, compassionate and honest. We learn in a safe and supportive school environment, while respecting our natural environment and cultural heritage.

Inclusion – We acknowledge that we are a diverse community and must have regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others in everything we do. We value diversity of cultural expression.

Justice – We are committed to participation and citizenship. We promote democratic processes and social justice. We believe in fairness and equity for the achievement of a just responsible society.

School should, after all, be fun too.

As a leading educational institution, St Hilda's is constantly reviewing the requirement to upgrade and develop our facilities. The generosity of our school community has enabled us to undergo dramatic transformations in recent years, in the development of our campuses and to invest in high tech buildings with state-of-the-art facilities.

St Hilda's is more than a school; it is a community and a way of life. Parents are actively encouraged to be part of their girls' education with a thriving Parents' and Friends' Association (P&F), volunteer year representatives, support associations for Sport, Drama, Music and the Library and numerous other volunteer opportunities. Many parents continue to remain part of the School community on their daughter's graduation through the Whitby Association Parents' Group.

The Old Scholar's Association (OSA) actively encourages networking opportunities with student mentoring sessions from a myriad of professional and vocational industries. The Association also fosters the tight-knit community of dynamic St Hila's women through reunions, publications and many wonderful events throughout the year.