City Catholic School goes Co-ed

St Mary’s Cathedral College transforms to a Kindergarten through Year 12 co-educational model.
Feb 6, 2024
An expansion of access to one of the city's most storied catholic schools.

They say the city is the classroom at St Mary’s Cathedral College, with a quick walk students can visit the Australian Museum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hyde Park Barracks, State Library and NSW Parliament. Just as close is the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens and a little further on is the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour.

Now more students will be able to share in the experience as St Mary’s Cathedral College has announced that it will be accepting enrolments for both boys and girls for Kindergarten to Year 7 in the first school term of 2025, meeting a growing demand for high quality co-educational opportunities in the heart of Sydney.

The school will accommodate the increase in student numbers through Sydney Catholic Schools’ purchase of an additional campus on William Street, only a few minutes walk from the Cathedral.

The announcement coincides with St Mary’s Cathedral College’s Bicentennial year, having been founded in 1824. In its 200-year history the College has seen the leadership of the Benedictine Monks, Marist Brothers, Sisters of Charity and Christian Brothers.

As a Cathedral College, St Mary’s has a particular focus on sacred music and has earned a reputation for being part of a famed world class Cathedral Choir.

Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools, Tony Farley said, “The next chapter in the story of an iconic Sydney Catholic School. The last group of young women to graduate from St Mary’s Cathedral College was in 1967 and this return to co-education is both an evolution and reminder of our rich history and traditions.”

St Mary’s Cathedral College Principal, Mrs Kerrie McDiarmid said the move to a kindergarten to year 12 school was an “exciting moment for the school and Catholic education right across the city. We draw students from many parts of Sydney and feel privileged to provide a high quality Catholic education that seamlessly blends our traditions with our pursuit of excellence.”

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend the St Mary’s Cathedral College Open Day on Wednesday, 6 March 2024 from 2pm - 6pm.