WELCOME TO ASCHAM SCHOOL
A rewarding education
Ascham is the place where girls develop and grow, broaden their knowledge and acquire an extraordinary skillset.
It is the place where self-confidence and independence are nurtured, resilience is built and participation is encouraged.
And it is the place that ensures girls will ultimately thrive in their professional and personal lives.
A COMBINATION OF STRENGTHS
A distinct difference
We are proudly a girls’ school without religious affiliation, centred around strong values, a focus on academic excellence and a culture of positive leadership.
Our inspiring environment embodies the spirit of community and inclusivity, and every girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential thanks to our teaching platform, the commitment of our staff and a powerful combination of lessons, initiatives, workshops and activities.
A REWARDING EDUCATIONAL FRAMEWORK
A Dalton education
Ascham is the only school in Australia to use the Dalton Plan and it sits at the heart of our teaching and learning. This unique framework provides girls with an extraordinary skillset, not only for school but also in preparing them for life beyond the School gates.
Our teaching philosophy embraces its four key principles—independence, collaboration, responsibility and reflection—to inspire classroom learning and encourage a goal-oriented mindset.
EXPLORE OUR SPACES
Our single, 5-hectare campus is a blend of heritage and contemporary buildings, engaging learning spaces and welcoming outdoor areas.
Take a look at all we have to offer through our range of virtual tours, all without leaving your couch!
EDUCATION FROM PREP TO YEAR 12
A complete learning adventure
Ascham’s enriching academic journey begins with the early years of activity-based education in Hillingdon, continues with a formative academic program in Fiona, and culminates in Senior School, with its deeper learning framework and preparation for the HSC and life after School.
Living at Ascham
Boarding has played a continuous, central role in the School’s history and culture since it first welcomed boarders in 1887.
Generations of boarders have thrived at Ascham, becoming brave learners and forging friendships that last a lifetime.
BRINGING HEART TO LEARNING
Vi et Animo—uniquely Ascham
Our unique wellbeing framework, Vi et Animo—with heart and soul, strength and courage—embraces the belief that girls who are socially, emotionally and physically well, have a positive outlook and can engage fully with their learning.
This framework is built around our values and the four main principles of the Dalton Plan, and develops academic buoyancy for girls, giving them the skills to cope with challenges and setbacks.
NURTURING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Excellence in education at every step
DALTON IN ACTION
Hear how the Dalton Plan supports our students in navigating their academic and personal development, and guides the lives of Ascham Old Girls.