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188 New South Head Road
Tel: 02 8356 7000
Fax: 02 8356 7230
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
International Students: Yes
Education at Ascham
For over 125 years Ascham has provided a strongly academic liberal education with an emphasis on intellectual rigour personal responsibility and commitment to others. The school is internationally renowned for its consistently high level of academic excellence and broad range of sporting artistic and performance activities. Through its long boarding history the school maintains strong links with rural communities and has proportionally one of the largest enrolments of country boarders in NSW.
Ascham is situated on 4. 4 hectares of beautiful grounds in a prime location near Sydney Harbour only 3. 5 kilometres from the CBD. Edgecliff railway station and bus terminal are opposite the school’s main entrance.
An Ascham education is designed to prepare girls for tertiary studies and for life beyond school. Using a modified version of the Dalton Plan ascham provides some of the smallest class sizes in Australia. In the senior school girls spend up to half of their academic periods in studies where they work either independently or with a teacher individually or in small groups. The remainder of their time is given to class lessons. Genuine individual attention to girls of all abilities is the result. A free choice of academically rigorous subjects including languages is offered in timetables to fit in with the girls.
With heritage buildings set in spacious grounds excellent facilities including an indoor pool gym tennis courts and playing fields theatre and studios libraries and full computer technology ascham provides a splendid physical setting for learning and growing.
Extracurricular activities include a broad range of team sports outstanding music and drama programs outdoor education expeditions cultural excursions interstate and overseas tours. Student exchanges to other countries community volunteer work and high level involvement in academic enrichment programs all feature in an Ascham education.