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5 Top Inner West Private Schools

Top Inner West Private Schools For Local Residents To Consider


Education is one of the top priorities for young parents moving to the Inner West. From private to public, some highly rated schools are present in the region. This guide looks at some of the top Inner West private schools for local residents to consider.

MLC School Burwood

MLC School in Burwood is a private school exclusively for girls. Established in 1886, the school focuses on offering an all-round education to young girls to empower them in the real world. MLC School offers an aquatic centre, a newly refurbished art centre, IT centres, media booths and much more. It is a non-selective school enabling students to pursue a range of interests in addition to their academic studies. The school offers classes from pre-kindergarten to year 12.

Trinity Grammar Summer Hill

Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill is a boys-only private school with a range of activities to choose from. From sporting and academic to spiritual and musical, the school has a program for every need. World-class educational offerings include vocational competencies, the International Baccalaureate and much more. The school offers classes from kindergarten to year 12.

Bethlehem College Ashfield

Bethlehem College located in Ashfield is a Catholic high school for girls established in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity. The school offers a broad and contemporary curriculum to cater to different learning needs. Some of the offerings include Learning Support, English as a Second Language, enrichment programs and vocational education activities. Tours of the school are available on request. Students can enrol any time from year 7 to year 12.

Newington College Stanmore

Started in 1863, Newington College in Stanmore is an all-boys school offering education from kindergarten to year 12. The school is one of the founding members of GPS, which is an association consisting of independent or private boy’s schools in the state of NSW. Offering a broad academic and co-curricular program, Newington College aims to help students develop practical skills. Newington College also has an Early Learning Centre, which is a purpose-built facility for children between 3 and 4 years old.

PLC School Croydon

Presbyterian Ladies’ College in Croydon is regarded as one of the oldest and prized private schools in Australia for girls. The school offers both a day and boarding school from pre-kindergarten until year 12. Several transformations have taken place within the school over the years to keep up with changing times. PLC offers a wide range of educational and extra-curricular activities to encourage girls to explore and master their talents.

The Inner West is filled with quality private schools for residents with small children to choose from. Take a look at this Inner West private schools list to help you make a decision. If you’re looking to move to or rent in the Inner West, contact the expert team at Raine & Horne Petersham.


Photo Credit: Newington College

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