Boarding Overview


Boarding Overview

Ravenswood boarding opened in 1935, catering to girls from wider Sydney, country NSW, interstate and overseas. Ravenswood has received the 2022 Excellence Award for Best Boarding School (2022 Australian Education Awards).


The Ravenswood Residential College (RRC) is a home away from home, providing a safe and caring 'boutique' environment for up to 50 students in Years 7–12. College staff are trained in Ravenswood’s award-winning Positive Education and Visible Wellbeing approach, ensuring the girls develop strong and meaningful relationships, in a family-like atmosphere.

The Ravenswood Residential College is also a first-class learning and living experience, with academic support and an endless choice of co-curricular activities. Staff in the College nurture a passion for learning and include a network of illustrious Ravenswood alumni, who serve as nightly tutors.

‘Many of our tutors are former school captains and school duxes. All are inspirational and always available to give us advice across academic subject areas or on pastoral issues,’ (Annabelle Simpson).

‘I really feel the wellbeing programs in the School flow into the Residential College,’ (Holly Small).

‘The Boarders feel like sisters, no one is left out and the staff create such a positive atmosphere, constantly making sure we are looked after,’ (Evangeline Derwent).

‘I love the school’s Positive Education approach. It has significantly increased levels of happiness across the School,’ (Genevieve Chirgwin).

Information on Boarding Fees can be found on the Fees page.

View the Boarding Handbook

Ravenswood is a member of:

The Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA), which exists to promote the interests of boarding schools in Australia by enhancing the wellbeing of boarders, facilitating the professional development of staff and advancing best practice among schools.

The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA), which works for equity of access to education for all students who live in rural and remote Australia.