The McDonald College in Strathfield: Performing Arts

The Essentials:
The McDonald College is a non-denominational, co-educational school for Years 3-12 in the inner west suburb of North Strathfield.

They specialise in performing arts and elite sport (acting, ballet, dance, music, musical theatre, elite tennis) allowing students to perfect their craft whilst engaging in a diverse curriculum leading to the NSW Higher School Certificate.

It is their firm belief that performance and creativity raises both academic achievement and fosters the development of exceptional students and people. 

As a performing arts school, The McDonald College is able to offer performance opportunities and programs that mean every student is supported in the learning of powerful communication skills, which can then be applied to myriad diverse careers. The college strongly believes that its legacy of successful students stands as a testament to both the college’s approach and philosophy.

Boarding: Girls only. Year 9 to Year 12. More info HERE.

Facilities: Science laboratories, nine dance studios, pilates studio, acting studios, music and ensemble rooms, 60-seat theatrette, library, art studios, darkroom and digital laboratory, art library, conference centre, canteen, TV and recording studio. A boarding residence houses up to 26 girls.

Philosophy: The college motto is “Strive for excellence”. It promotes, in all student endeavours, excellence and quality in learning — in all areas of the curriculum. 

Former students are currently studying at NIDA, the Australian Ballet School, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Victorian College of the Arts and universities throughout Australia and overseas. 

Famous ex-students: Tim Draxl, Natalie Imbruglia, Josh Quong Tart, Sarah Murdoch, Kathleen de Leon (Hi-5), Robert Curran (principal artist, The Australian Ballet).

Fee Range: $20,000. Click HERE for more details on fees.

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Find out more about The McDonald College by calling 02 9752 0507 or visiting their website.

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Sep 28 2019

nice details... given good information about school class.