Ascham, Edgecliff NSW
Ascham School, Edgecliff NSW
Ascham is one of the world’s leading girls’ schools, and since its foundation in 1886 has provided a shining example of the education of girls and young women. Ascham is an inclusive, day and boarding school that provides a strong academic program within a warm, welcoming environment. Through its liberal arts curriculum, the Dalton Plan, and extensive co–curricular offerings such as music, sport and drama, an Ascham girl is encouraged to develop into a confident, independent, compassionate, young woman with a sense of purpose in the world.
We are proud of our girls and their contribution to school and beyond. Ascham presents each girl with personal challenges so that she can explore her potential and become the person she hopes to be – and more. The school believes passionately in the education of young women and works in partnership with parents, staff and alumnae to create a nurturing and exciting atmosphere in which each girl can grow. From tours all over the world to the school-based leadership program we seek to build resilience by helping each girl develop the confidence to stretch herself, and the security to stumble. We believe that self-confidence comes from effort leading to real achievement, and that learning to bounce back from setbacks is an integral part of this process.
Ascham seeks to assist the development of girls into energetic, interesting young women who support one another, care for others and appreciate diversity. Through our community service projects and our relationship with the Exodus Foundation, Lou’s Place and the Redfern Community Centre we aim to develop girls who engage with the world around them, have a strong ethical sense and take their responsibilities seriously. Ascham girls have a wide range of interests, a thirst for learning and always strive to do their best. An Ascham girl is also an independent thinker; she is open-minded but true to herself and her values, she is resourceful, and she is confident in her skills. Our ultimate aim is to furnish our girls with the necessary qualities to make a significant difference in the world.