Location and facilities

Ascham is a single campus school, well-served by public transport and close to everything Sydney has to offer.

One campus for everything

Ascham is designed to accommodate all living and learning needs in a single, 5-hectare campus. From their earliest years to completing their HSC, boarding and day girls can call our Edgecliff campus home and be in easy reach of Sydney Harbour, Bondi Beach, buses, trains and ferries and Sydney’s wider social, arts and entertainment offerings.

Ascham occupies a prime position on New South Head Road, Edgecliff, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, close to Sydney Harbour, three kilometres from the CBD and five kilometres from coastal beaches. Ascham is well-served by all forms of public transport and is also within easy walking distance of Darling Point and Double Bay ferry wharves.

Buses from Edgecliff Terminus to:

City (Gresham Street) 327
Circular Quay 324 L24 325 326
Bondi Junction 200 326 327
Dover Heights 323
Watson’s Bay 324 L24 325


Edgecliff Station is on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line and connects directly to Town Hall and Central Stations, for onward access across the wider Sydney region.


There is no parking in the school grounds. Paid parking is available at the Edgecliff Centre, opposite the School. There is also 2-hour street parking on Darling Point Road.

Private bus services

We have made a number of private bus services available to parents:

Cranbrook School operates services from the Inner West and North Shore, which pass by Ascham on the way to and from Cranbrook. The Inner West service starts at Hunters Hill and operates via the Cross City Tunnel. This service does not stop at Central or Forest Lodge. The North Shore service starts at Seaforth.

Find out more about routes, timetables, prices and application forms.

Scots runs a large number of bus services which pass by Ascham and are available to our girls. Find out more about routes, timetables, prices and application forms


Location and facilities

The Ascham campus combines modern, high-quality spaces and purpose-built amenities that collectively provide everything our girls need as they develop academically, physically and emotionally.

We ensure girls are well-supported and cared for, with a range of facilities from hi-tech classrooms and lecture spaces to well-equipped sporting and performing arts facilities, welcoming boarding houses, dining rooms and a wellbeing centre.


Ascham from above

Since 1886, Ascham has continually evolved to suit the changing demands in teaching and learning for the 21st century and incorporates a wonderful mix of heritage and contemporary buildings, learning spaces and outdoor areas.

Our suite of virtual tours allow you to a walk across the campus—from early years classrooms to Senior spaces, boarding houses, science and performance centres, dining and sports facilities.

Campus map

Get your bearings with our interactive map of the campus, showing key areas and spaces and how it all comes together in one single location.

Prep School

Raine House
The Octagon
Merrilie Roberts Gymnasium and Swimming Pool
Multi Purpose Building (MPB)

Holmwood House
Health Centre

Macintosh House

Packer Theatre
The Peter Adams Music School
The Dining Room
The John Komaromi Classrooms
The Patricia Johnston Wing
The Marie Daley Room

Tennis Courts

Art School

Fergusson House


Boarding at Ascham
Centre for the Sciences
Senior School


The Margaret Bailey Building

The Halse Rogers Building

The T.M. Scott Building

Wallis House - Reception

The Dower House

Fairy Walk


Become part of Ascham

Live and learn in an exciting, vibrant environment that nurtures self-confidence, resilience and participation. Begin the enrolment process now or find out more about our approach.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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