Northholm Grammar School

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Course Range (Levels)K-12
Students (approximate)500
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Northholm Grammar School is an independent, co-educational K-12 school welcoming families of Sydney’s Hills and Hornsby Shires since 1983. It’s the school of choice for parents seeking a cohsive K-12 experience for their child. As a school with inclusive Christian values in the Anglican tradition, we welcome families of all faiths and embrace diversity and inclusivity.

Northholm is the hidden gem of the district, closely connected to the Hills and Hornsby Shires. The idyllic campus, nestled in natural bushland, provides the space and opportunity to flourish. Northholm Grammar’s modern teaching and learning spaces include advanced information technology resources, science laboratories and specialist music, drama, art and design and technology facilities. The campus also features a working farm, agriculture trade training centre, a sensory garden, extensive fields and courts, and an indoor sports centre.

Northholm Grammar was founded on a vision to create a caring school that would know and nurture its students, with inspiring teachers who motivate them to give their best, and a campus environment that enhances the adventure of learning. Almost 40 years on, this vision is just as relevant as students, parents and staff strive together as a community for the common goal of academic, pastoral and co-curricular achievement.

Northholm students build real relationships with peers and teachers, as they travel along their individual learning paths, secure in the knowledge that they belong. Academically rigorous but non-selective, Northholm caters for all students and proudly stands for excellence and aiming for your personal best. Students are encouraged to serve other, find purpose and are instilled with the determination and character to succeed.

Whether your child is academically gifted, shines on a creative stage, shows promising sporting ability or aspires to lead others to positive change, students at Northholm are respected for who they are and valued for what they can achieve. We will discover and nurture each child’s talents through a tailored learning experience with a Learning Support Team who monitor the progress of students providing in-class support, small group and individual tuition. Students who wish to be challenged beyond the core content have a range of clubs, co-curricular options and enrichment activities to choose from.

Learning at Northholm is enriched with opportunities to foster the intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social development of our students. Personal growth is encouraged through pastoral care, a leadership program, music and drama programs, and a chapel program. A Service Learning Program enables all students to grow through participation in year-based service initiatives, charity events, fundraising and outreach programs.

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Contact Person Mrs Gabriela  Moore
Position of Contact PersonHead of Enrolments
Phone (02) 9656 2000     
Address 79 Cobah Road, Arcadia  NSW  2159

Within an easy 25 minute drive from Hornsby or Castle Hill, Northholm enjoys the benefit of a tranquil, semi-rural setting away from traffic noise and urban pollution. Situated on 10 hectares the school is within easy reach of the Hills District, the Upper North Shore and the Hawkesbury Valley. The contained site enhances the schools sense of community and its proximity to natural bushland provides easy access to outdoor education.

Due to current restrictions, we have put on hold all Open Days and School Tours. However, we invite you to connect with us to register your interest and receive further information. Register by emailing or visiting

Academic Results and Trends

Year 12 ATAR | Secondary | Primary

Compare with local schools in surrounding suburbs (5 km radius):
Secondary: Arcadia |
Primary: Arcadia |

Top 10% in State (%): 24%

Number of Perfect Subject Scores: 1

We recognise that each child is motivated differently and has a range of interests and talents. Welcoming all students, we stand for excellence and aiming for your personal best, encouraging them to set their personal academic standards high.

The four key pillars of a Northholm education are:

Learning through Scholarship by challenging our students with high academic ctandards, inspiring teaching, personalised learning and purposeful curriculum.

Caring for Others and Self wich focuses on individual growth, social and emotional development and wellbeing.

Living a Fathful Life in which inclusive Christian values are enacted to develop character.

Contributing to the Community that promotes in each student a sense of belonging and desire to serve their community.

All-through School
The All-through School Framework, delivered alongside a philosophyy of academic intentionality with pastoral attentiveness, is designed to develop student skills so they can seamlessly transition through the school phases from Kindergarten to Year 12 with a consistent educational ethos, a familiarity with staff and routines, continuous progress tracking and estanblished friendships.

All learning journeys are formed in relationship with the values, contect and culture of the school community. An All-through School enhances our shared vision and supports each other pastorally, challenging them to grow academically.

Extra Curriculum Activities

Northholm offers its students a broad Co-curricular Program with opportunities in the Arts, Sports, Schools Clubs and Outdoor Education. Offerings vary from year to year subject to student interest but may include:

The Arts: Instruments including woodwind, brass, percussion or vocal. Music groups include Concert Band, Stage Bans, Choir, Rock Band as well as Flute, String, Percussion, Brass and Guitar ensembles. Drama productions and Visual Arts

Sports: athletics, basketball, cricket, cross country, diving, equestrian, go-karting, football, futsal, hockey, indoor cricket, mountain bike riding, netball, rugby union, snowsports, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, touch football, triathlon, volleyball.

Outdoor Education: Agriculture Clubs such as Animal Handling, Eco Warriors, Cattle Club, Bush Regeneration, Show Teams. Camps. Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Other: Max Potential, STEM Club, Rural Fire Service Cadets, Debating, Lego Club, Coding Club, Leadership Programs and more.

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Entry Years/Grades: 7 and 11
Scholarship Name: Academic, all round and music scholarships

% of Academic Tuition Fee: Up to 100%

% of Music Tuition Fee: Up to 100%

Other test: Music Scholarships are required to audition.

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A limited number of scholarships covering full or part tuition fees are awarded each year to both new and continuing students entering Year Seven and Year Eleven. These scholarships acknowledge excellence in academicall round, and outstanding ability in music.


Applicants in each of the above categories are required to sit for an ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) scholarship test as well as satisfy other specific criteria set by the school. The final determination in the awarding of scholarships is at the discretion of the Principal. All students in receipt of scholarships are expected to demonstrate an excellent work ethic and be actively involved in the wider life of the School. All scholarships are subject to an annual review.

To register, contact the Head of Enrolments on (02) 9656 2000

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