The McDonald College, North Strathfield

At The McDonald College, we fully understand that a passion for performance means that children are creative and think laterally. We harness and develop this trait for our students as they strive for excellence academically.
School Founded
Student Numbers
up to 500
Year Levels
YEAR 3 to YEAR 12

17 George Street
North Strathfield

This is exactly what we’ve been doing for over thirty years. We strongly believe that our legacy of successful students stands as a testament to both our approach and our philosophy.

It is our intention that all students have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents within a supportive school environment.  The vitality, diversity and creativity that we can offer through our educational programmes will help foster true Australian and world citizens.

Our history that has shown that only The McDonald College has been able to simultaneously achieve a high level academic education and solid Performing Arts training for our students. Continuing this unique immersive approach students today enjoy on average ten hours or more a week in dedicated Performing Arts tuition. Further, they are surrounded by like-minded students, teachers and industry specialists who all share a passion to perform and gain new opportunities.


Students choose a High Performance stream of their choice across Acting, Ballet, Dance, Music, Musical Theatre or Elite Tennis. With 2.5 hours dedicated to the stream of their choice each day, students engage in a full academic program, which is tailored around their Performing Arts/Elite Sport timetable. This ensures that students are prepared academically whilst pursuing their passion.

Performing Arts
Boarding House
Dance Studio
Performing Arts Centre

Entry Scholarships are offered to exceptional applicants and are typically awarded in the format of a partial fee reduction on Tuition Fees, that is the Combined Academic and Performing Arts Fees.

Open Evening (Wednesday 20 February 2019)
Open Day (Friday 15 March)
Entry Auditions (Friday 29 March)
Open Morning (Thursday 9 May)
Tennis Open Day (Friday 24 May)
Entry Auditions (Friday 14 June)
Open Day (Friday 26 July)
Tennis Open Day (Friday 2 August)
Open Evening (Wednesday 14 August)
Entry Auditions (Friday 13 September)
Open Morning (Thursday 17 October)
Open Morning (Thursday 14 November)