School type Coeducational Day
Head of school Dr John Collier
Co-ed Age Range 5-18
Number of pupils 1,200
Day fees per annum AUS$16,850. - AUS$29,050.
Language of Instruction English St Andrew's Cathedral School (SACS) is a coeducational, independent Kindergarten to Year 12 Anglican school. It is the quintessential city school in Australia, located in two high rise buildings in the centre of Sydney's CBD. Our school seeks to enrich its curriculum by engaging in learning experiences beyond the classroom, utilising city museums, concert halls, theatres, law courts, galleries and other places of work.
We seek to ensure our students are given every opportunity to excel academically, socially and in co-curricular activities. We are proudly known as a highly inclusive pastoral school, which aims at academic excellence, and has outstanding programs in Music, Drama and Outdoor Education.
The academic performance of our Year 12 graduates is consistently impressive, with our Senior College students able to choose the International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) as their exit credential. Our staff are committed to continuously improve and lift our results and academic culture. We use a wide range of technologies in the classroom to ensure students are given every opportunity to be engaged and learning every day.
Our 2015 cohort achieved the school's best-ever IB Diploma results, including two 44s (the maximum possible IB score is 45). The pass rate for our IB students was 97 per cent, which exceeds the worldwide pass rate of 80 per cent.
In 2016, St Andrew's introduced the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. This move represents our commitment to best practice in the assessment and learning of Middle School students. The benefits will not only be seen in students in Years 7 to 10 but will also manifest in the enhanced development of our students undertaking the HSC, the International Baccalaureate Diploma and beyond school, as they are equipped with the tools for lifelong learning.
At SACS, every student is nurtured, encouraged and valued. A growing number of international students enrol every year and a diverse community of students are drawn from all over Sydney and beyond.