Backgirls boarding school

SCEGGS Darlinghurst

School Name: SCEGGS Darlinghurst
Location: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Founded Year: 1895
Religion: Anglican
Motto: Luceat Lux Vestra (Matthew 5:16:"Let Your Light Shine")
Type: Girls
Boarding Age: 12-18
Year Group: Kindergarten - Year 12
No. of Students: 890
No. of Boarders: 50
Ratio of International Student:
School Facilities:
  • During 2011, the first tower of the Joan Freeman Science, Art and Technology Centre was completed.
  • Tablet PCs for the 1:1 roll-out were purchased and a comprehensive suite of software installed.
Extracurricular Activities:
  • Sport
  • Choirs, Madrigal Groups, Orchestras and Instrumental groups
  • Drama
  • Debating, Public Speaking and Speech
  • Inter-House and Inter-School

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Carol Evans
215 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
+61 2 9332 1133

The School

  • SCEGGS is a non-selective Anglican school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 with a school population of about 880 girls. Located near the centre of Sydney, it attracts students from all over the metropolitan area and is able to utilise the educational resources of the city. SCEGGS aims to educate its students to become confident, competent and articulate young women in an environment which values diversity and individuality. Its excellent academic record makes it one of Sydney's leading Independent Girls’ Schools.
  • In 2001, The Sun-Herald ranked SCEGGS Darlinghurst second in Australia's top ten girls' schools, based on the number of its alumni mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia (a listing of notable Australians).


  • SCEGGS is a non-selective K-12 Anglican Girls’ school. There are no special criteria for the offer of a place at the school. Offers are made on the basis of availability on the date of application.
  • The current entry years at SCEGGS are Kindergarten, Year 3 and Year 7.
  • Please contact the Admission Office directly by email, by post or visit the School website for latest information.

Boarding Houses

Whilst predominantly a day school, SCEGGS offers a small number of boarding places at St Vincent's College, Potts Point.

2012 Boarding Fees & Tuition Fee (AUD$) Per Year

Boarding FeesPlease contact the admission office for more detailed information.
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