List of selective high schools in New South Wales Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_selective_high_schools_in_New_South_Wales

This is a list of selective and agricultural high schools run by the Department of Education. Entry to these schools is managed centrally by the department's Selective High School and Opportunity Class Placement Unit. Prospective students sit the Selective High Schools Test (typically in March of Year 6) and are allocated places at schools according to their profile mark, out of 300, which comprises both exam and school marks. Students may list up to four preferred schools.

A number of other government and non-government high schools also select their students based on merit; these include, for example, creative and performing arts schools, and some private schools.


School Suburb or town Years Selective status Website
Alexandria Park Community School Alexandria 7–12 Partially website
Auburn Girls High School Auburn 7–12 Partially website
Baulkham Hills High School Baulkham Hills 7–12 Fully website
Blacktown Boys High School Blacktown 7–12 Partially website
Blacktown Girls High School Blacktown 7–12 Partially website
Bonnyrigg High School Bonnyrigg 7–12 Partially website
Caringbah High School Caringbah 7–12 Fully website
Chatswood High School Chatswood 7–12 Partially website
Conservatorium High School Sydney CBD 7–12 Fully website
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School Calala 7–12 Agricultural website
Fort Street High School Petersham 7–12 Fully website
Girraween High School Girraween 7–12 Fully website
Gorokan High School Gorokan 7–12 Partially website
Gosford High School Gosford 7–12 Fully website
Grafton High School Grafton 7–12 Partially website
Granville Boys High School Granville 7–12 Partially website
Hornsby Girls' High School Hornsby 7–12 Fully website
Hurlstone Agricultural High School Glenfield 7–12 Agricultural website
James Ruse Agricultural High School Carlingford 7–12 Agricultural website
Karabar High School Queanbeyan 7–12 Partially website
Kooringal High School Kooringal 7–12 Partially website
Macquarie Fields High School Macquarie Fields 7–12 Partially website
Merewether High School Broadmeadow 7–12 Fully website
Moorebank High School Moorebank 7–12 Partially website
Normanhurst Boys' High School Normanhurst 7–12 Fully website
North Sydney Boys High School Crows Nest 7–12 Fully website
North Sydney Girls High School Crows Nest 7–12 Fully website
Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Selective Campus North Curl Curl 7–12 Fully website
Parramatta High School Parramatta 7–12 Partially website
Peel High School Tamworth 7–12 Partially website
Penrith Selective High School Penrith 7–12 Fully website
Prairiewood High School Wetherill Park 7–12 Partially website
Rose Bay Secondary College Dover Heights 7–10 Partially website
Ryde Secondary College Ryde 7–12 Partially
Sefton High School Sefton 7–12 Partially website
Smith's Hill High School Wollongong 7–12 Fully website
St George Girls High School Kogarah 7–12 Fully website
Sydney Boys High School Surry Hills 7–12 Fully website
Sydney Girls High School Surry Hills 7–12 Fully website
Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus Rozelle 7–10 Partially website
Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus Glebe 11–12 Partially website
Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus Leichhardt 7–10 Partially website
Sydney Technical High School Bexley 7–12 Fully website
Tempe High School Tempe 7–12 Partially website
Aurora College Western New South Wales 5-12 Fully website
Yanco Agricultural High School Yanco 7–12 Agricultural website

1 Previously known as Manly Boys High School (1954–1983) and Manly High School (1983–2002).
2 Year of amalgamation of Dover Heights High School and Vaucluse High School.
3 Previously known as Malvina High School (1965–2001) and foundation year for selective stream.

Creative and performing arts high schools[edit]

The New South Wales Department of Education operates creative and performing arts high schools in communities throughout the state. These schools aim to foster excellence in creative fields while teaching the same core syllabus as other state-run high schools and are accorded a high degree of autonomy by the department in selecting students and teaching staff. The schools boast specialised facilities and equipment and competition for places is acute.

School Location Years Website
Campbelltown Performing Arts High School Campbelltown 7–12 website
Conservatorium High School Sydney CBD 7–12 website
Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School Guildford 7–12 website
Hunter School of the Performing Arts Broadmeadow 3–12 website
Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School Northmead 7–12 website
Ku-ring-gai High School North Turramurra 7–12 website
Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School Penrith 7–12 website
Newtown High School of the Performing Arts Newtown 7–12 website
Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts Fairy Meadow 7–12 website

Sports high schools[edit]

The New South Wales Department of Education operates seven specialist sports high schools in local communities across New South Wales.[1] Each of the schools deliver a comprehensive education to local students and, by application and, based on merit and talent, students are selected to participate in each school's talented sports program.

School Location Years Website
Endeavour Sports High School Caringbah 7–12 website
Hills Sports High School Seven Hills 7–12 website
Hunter Sports High School Gateshead 7–12 website
Illawarra Sports High School Berkeley 7–12 website
Matraville Sports High School Chifley 7–12 website
Narrabeen Sports High School North Narrabeen 7–12 website
Westfields Sports High School Fairfield 7–12 website

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "High Performance Schools". Cricket New South Wales. 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.