17 Heyington Place Toorak VIC 3142

Tel: +61 3 9822 1285

Fax: +61 3 9822 7595

Junior School Office - Barbreck

Tel: +61 3 9828 3062

Early Learning Centre – Campbell House: The Ilhan Family Centre

Tel: +61 3 9828 3075

2024 Scholarships

St Catherine’s School leads the way for girls’ education in Australia. we are delighted to offer a range of scholarships for commencement in 2024

Apply Now

Small But Fierce

The 2022 Rowing Season will go down in history with the MMXXI, the St Catherine’s First VIII winning the Prince Philip Challenge Trophy at the Henley Royal Regatta in the UK.

The story so far

Principal's Tours

“Our 2021 VCE results are testament to the academic care our teachers provide to every student every day” Principal, Michelle Carroll.

Register Now

#1 girls’ school in Victoria

St Catherine’s School is now ranked as the #1 girls’ school in Victoria. With a median Study Score of 37, and median ATAR of 92.1, our outstanding VCE results place St Catherine’s in the top four performing schools in Victoria.

Find out more

She Who Dares Learns

Our Junior School provides an environment that allows girls to find their voice and develop into confident, capable and happy students.

Her Journey

Towards 2025

Our Towards 2025 Strategic Plan guides our planning and focus for the next five years to ensure our students are creative, independent and resilient in all that they pursue.

Find out more

She Who Dares Explores

Our co-curricular programs explore the possibilities with every student, expanding a sense of themselves and recognising the potential within each and every girl.

Her Opportunities

She Who Dares Thrives

For 125 years, the very heart of our engaged, dynamic and inclusive community has remained the commitment to nurturing young minds to be bold and creative, independent and resilient, and who dare to make a difference, both within and, beyond school.

Her Wellbeing

Integrity | Curiosity | Perseverance | Empathy | Gratitude

Today, it is with a great sense of pride I can communicate that St Catherine’s School is now ranked as the #1 girls’ school in Victoria. With a median Study Score of 37, and median ATAR of 92.1, our outstanding VCE results place St Catherine’s in the top four performing schools in Victoria. 

The continued growth in our VCE results over the past four years are indicative of our exceptional teachers and rigorous educational programs. Three years ago, St Catherine’s commenced a partnership of professional learning for our teachers with the University of Queensland, to embed a Thinking Agenda for every girl, in every classroom.  

Our outstanding VCE results in 2021, are testament to this targeted program and the exceptional academic care our teachers provide to every student, particularly during the challenges of the COVID pandemic over the past two years. ” Michelle Carroll, Principal

Our Boarders Call Illawarra Home

Year 10 student and boarder, Charlotte Rowe along with her parents Rosie and Mal Rowe share their experiences with us about boarding, online learning and the nurturing environment of St Catherine’s.

Find out more

Success is Determined by Attitude and Hard Work

I felt the warmth and kindness in the school grounds, and it felt like a nurturing environment. My girls have different skills and personalities. I felt that the School had the ability to provide opportunities for them both. I wanted them to receive a broad education that would spark their curiosity for future learning.

Read more

Do your Best Today, Tomorrow Will Look After Itself

In all the schools we considered, academic excellence is a given, it is how that is wrapped up and delivered that matters most. St Catherine’s demonstrated the strong leadership and nurturing environment which were of utmost importance to me. I want my girls to grow up to be caring and inclusive in whatever they decide to do and St Catherine’s values align with that.

Read more

Why did you choose St Catherine’s for your daughter?

I like the attention that St Catherine’s provides to each individual girl and its ability to provide leeway where it is needed as girls and their families navigate the teenage years, in particular. That focus on the big picture and the long run helps everyone keep perspective about what really matters.

Read More

Anna Davis (‘87)

Melissa Sweetland (‘86)

St Catherine’s Old Girl and Foundation Board Member Fiona Menzies (’87)