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About Meriden

For 125 years, Meriden has been providing girls with an enriching learning environment that empowers them to achieve their potential. Educating students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, Meriden is one of Sydney’s top-performing independent girls’ schools. We offer a rigorous curriculum, a dynamic pastoral care program and a wide range of sport, music and cocurricular opportunities.

Meriden girls are encouraged to find their voice, become independent thinkers, take responsibility for their learning and make a positive difference to their community. The size of our School allows us to offer a wide subject choice and countless opportunities beyond the classroom to ensure all our students are able to explore their talents and areas of interest.

A Christian foundation enriches life at Meriden, with every member of the School community encouraged to live out our values of compassion, integrity, courage and respect. When girls graduate from Meriden at the end of Year 12, they take with them the skills and attributes to thrive in a changing world.

Meriden’s vibrant working environment attracts highly-qualified education professionals who are leaders in their areas of expertise. Our talented and dedicated staff members keep Meriden at the forefront of girls’ education.

Location and Facilities

Meriden’s central location, in the heart of Strathfield, makes travelling to the School from all areas of Sydney, and surrounding regions, convenient and direct. Our students come from local suburbs and further afield, and Meriden has its own fleet of private buses to complement the many public transport routes to the School.

Meriden’s three campuses are located adjacent to one another. Each campus is designed according to the developmental needs of its students to maximise learning. Their proximity fosters a unique sense of community spirit and school pride across all age groups.

Meriden offers state-of-the-art facilities and specialised learning spaces for Music, Visual Arts, Design and Technology, Research and STEM. Collaborative learning spaces promote creativity, teamwork and leadership and students have access to cutting-edge technologies that prepare them for academic growth and the workforce of the future.

The School’s sporting facilities, which include outdoor tennis courts, a swimming pool, gym, outdoor fitness circuit and a fully-equipped multi-purpose sports centre, encourages high rates of participation in physical activity for all students and supports the unique needs of a number of elite young athletes.

A Meriden Education

Meriden offers a holistic approach to teaching and learning that equips students to become life-long learners. Our curriculum is designed to cater to a range of academic abilities and to prepare girls for success in the HSC.

To ignite students’ passion for learning, Meriden prioritises innovation and creativity in the classroom. Our commitment to small class sizes means teachers know all their students as individuals and can accommodate their specific learning needs. Meriden’s outstanding academic results reflect the success of this approach. Each year, the School ranks among the top independent girls’ schools in NSW in the Higher School Certificate. Our students often rank within the top five placings in their subjects, putting them among the state’s elite academic achievers.

The results achieved by our younger students in external literacy and numeracy testing far surpass the state average and their performance in state-wide individual subject competitions is equally as impressive.

Meriden’s Lateral Learning program intellectually challenges all our students and plays a pivotal role in developing our girls into skilled communicators who are prepared for life beyond school as independent, thoughtful, compassionate and connected global citizens.

Beyond the Classroom

During their time at Meriden, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in a wide range of experiences to develop a portfolio of achievement in areas including public speaking, debating, the Australian Army Cadets and social justice initiatives.

Our cocurricular program is broad, and every girl has the opportunity to try new things and find her niche.

Meriden’s thriving Music department fosters a love of music in every student. The School’s many choirs and instrumental groups cater to every music style and level of ability. Our musicians have numerous performance opportunities throughout the year to showcase their latest repertoire. Girls with exceptional musical talent may be invited to join the Amadeus Program, which provides specialised support that nurtures each student’s musical development, balanced with their academic needs.

Meriden’s highly-regarded sporting program offers a variety of team and individual sports and encourages every girl to care for her physical wellbeing. The School has a remarkable record of sporting achievement, with Meriden girls having represented Australia in athletics, swimming, water polo, badminton and tennis. The School’s Olympus Program caters to the educational and sporting needs of our elite athletes, supporting them to fulfil their academic and sporting potential.

Encouraging students to contribute to the community and care for one another is an integral part of life at Meriden. Our students gain a deep understanding of the importance of making meaningful contributions to the community through their participation in fundraising and community service activities. Every student leaves Meriden with first-hand experience of what it means to be an active and engaged citizen.


3 Margaret Street
Strathfield, NSW 2135
Phone: 61 2 9752 9444



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Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Girls
  • Religious Affiliation: Anglican
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Students: Yes
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Performing Arts Academy: Yes
  • Sporting Academy: Yes


MERIDEN Girls Make Their Mark Videos:
Meriden Tennis on Vimeo.
Meriden Music on Vimeo.

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