Meriden School

Meriden is an Anglican day school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. Established in 1897, it ranks among Sydney’s top independent schools, providing a high-quality and well-rounded education for young women.

With consistently outstanding academic results, Meriden’s success is a testament to its innovative and challenging curriculum, combined with a supportive learning environment. The school offers a wide array of sports, music, and co-curricular activities, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Rooted in the Christian faith as expressed in the Anglican tradition, Meriden welcomes all and respects diverse beliefs.

Meriden School: An Overview

Enrolment: 1,750
Fee Range: Kindergarten - $22,960; Year 12 - $38,160
Scholarships: Academic, music and sports scholarships are available.

Location and Facilities

Meriden, conveniently located in Strathfield, is easily accessible by train and bus. The school is divided into three adjacent campuses: Lingwood for Pre-K and Kindergarten, the Junior School for Years 1 to 6, and the Senior School for Years 7 to 12.

Meriden boasts a range of impressive facilities, including a state-of-the-art sports centre, both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a heated swimming and diving pool, and libraries on each campus. Students can also enjoy two auditoriums, a STEM lab, music and performing arts centres, a design and technology centre, a pottery studio, and multimedia facilities.

Special Programs

Special programs at Meriden include: 

Amadeus Program: For students of exceptional musical ability, providing expert teaching staff to oversee their musical development and individual support to manage their academic studies.

Olympus Program: For emerging elite athletes competing at the highest levels in a range of sports, assisting girls in maintaining their physical and mental wellness, managing their schedules and negotiating academic studies with intense sporting commitments.

Meriden’s Lateral Learning Department offers a variety of innovative programs and workshops, providing students with skills and capabilities that prepare the girls for challenges and opportunities in academia, the workplace and interpersonal relationships. The key areas of the program include Global Outlook, High Potential Learning, Innovation, Speech, Research and Critical Thinking, and Technology.

Wellbeing Programs

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Meriden’s student wellbeing programs are supported by a pastoral care program, the services of a Chaplaincy team and a school counsellor. Meriden’s proactive model of care ensures that each student is known individually and encourages them to build positive relationships in all areas of their lives.


Sporting opportunities offered at Meriden include athletics, badminton, basketball, cross-country, diving, football (soccer), hockey, netball, swimming, tennis, touch football, volleyball and water polo.


For those that enjoy music, they can access Meriden's concert band, choirs, piano club, chamber ensembles, wind, string and percussion ensembles, and two orchestras.

Co-curricular Activities 

The co-curricular opportunities at Meriden are endless. They include the Tennis Academy, Music Academy, ambassadors, art club, Cadets, chess club, coding club, composition club, da Vinci Decathlon, debating, green team, junior and senior science clubs, radio project, media team, STEM club, philosophy club, tech club, TED-Ed club, student Christian groups, drama, public speaking, theatre sports, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Interact, mock trial, student representative council, student fitness, Tournament of Minds, writing group and more.

At Meriden, there is something for every child, whatever their passions and interests are. 

For more information, visit Meriden School.

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