Choosing a school for your child is an important decision for every parent and carer.

Catholic schools are warm, welcoming communities and we focus on the development of the whole child. Our Catholic identity, supported by the Gospel values of love, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness, sits at the heart of everything that happens in our schools. The learning environment is dynamic, our teachers are highly trained and there are opportunities for every student to thrive.

SCS schools are open to all Catholic families, as well as families from Orthodox churches, families from other Christian Churches, and those from other faith traditions or non-religious backgrounds who are prepared to support the ethos, values and liturgical and sacramental practices of the Catholic Church.

You can apply to enrol your child in a Sydney Catholic School at any time although the formal enrolment period for Sydney Catholic Schools commences in March for enrolment of the following year. Secondary schools accept applications two years prior to commencement.

Enrolment applications should be submitted to the school of your choice. For primary students, this will generally be your Parish primary school.

The processes and decision of enrolment are determined by the individual school based on the context of the parish and school community and in accordance with Sydney Catholic Schools Enrolment Policy.


Tuition fees are charged for all systemic primary and secondary colleges. Tuition fees vary from school to school depending on the socio-economic ranking of the area in which the school is located. Contact your local Catholic school for more information about the school fees that will apply.

In addition to tuition fees, there will be school based charges for specific subjects, excursions or other activities.

Parents who need support to meet the cost of educating their child in a systemic Catholic school may be eligible for a bursary through the Catholic Education Foundation. Information about the Catholic Education Foundation can be obtained from your local Catholic school.

Sydney Catholic Schools is a registered provider of education to overseas students under CRICOS Provider No. 03336G. A small number of places in secondary systemic Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney are available to overseas students who share the Catholic faith and ethos embedded in our schools.