The McDonald College
“(A) small, nurturing school where kids can pursue their passions but still not give up their education. (We) love that it’s a fully functional school”
Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA | Co-Educational Day & Boarding School
Type of School: Co-Educational Religion: Non-Denominational
Year Levels: K-12 Homestay Program provided
Number of Students: 400 approx. Student to Faculty Ratio: 9:1
EAL Program Support. In Senior International Program (Years 10 - 12)
The McDonald College is an amazing and unique school in Australia. An independent, non-denominational, co-educational K – 12 school offering performing arts & performance sports streams with an equal focus on academic rigour.
The size and student enrolment of The McDonald College means that every student has independent attention by teachers and faculty staff. Every student is known and understood. Our size means we can, and do, pay attention. We can develop individual learning pathways to set your child up for academic success.
Whether they need a bit more support for a specific subject, have particular needs, or are a candidate for Acceleration.
The College is invested in supporting your child to achieve their personal best when it comes to academic grades, taking care of their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing; developing skills to prepare them for a fulfilling life; ensuring they are well-placed to discover their passion; and providing an inclusive, safe and supportive environment. Everyone wants school to be a place that students enjoy coming to every day. Students LOVE going to school!
The McDonald College takes a collaborative approach, working with you and your child, to understand how they learn best. Every academic staff member at The McDonald College wants the same for your child as you do – for them to achieve their personal best when it comes to their school grades. We see to it they get all the support they need to do just that. Research shows that when students are doing something they feel passionate about and are supported properly, they will perform to the best of their abilities across the board.
From performing arts to performance-centred
Many people when they hear ‘The McDonald College’, they think of ‘ballet’ or ‘performing arts school’. While our history is steeped in ballet and dance and these are art forms that we are famous for – we have evolved. We have expanded our offerings across all streams of performing arts and also offer performance sports – specifically tennis and rhythmic gymnastics.
Performance isn’t just about what happens on-stage or on a court. It is also about performance in the classroom, and creativity isn’t just about the arts. Creativity also lives in science, technology, and mathematics. From Kindergarten onwards, we foster critical thinking and creative problem-solving. This is key to how our students graduate to become all-round performers.
The McDonald College, Sydney
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“This school has helped me grow as a person and has shaped me into who I am today. The school’s environment is so perfect for me as an individual and makes the academics of school less stressful.”