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Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

About Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Sydney’s Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School was the first Steiner school established in Australia, in 1957.

Today the school has grown to occupy three campuses on the leafy, lower North Shore: a long-daycare Preschool at Willoughby; Years K-2 at Castlecrag and Years 3 – 12 at Middle Cove.

We take our roots from a Renaissance vision of a balanced education, a vision ever more urgently needed in our 21st Century world of “age compression” and “hurried children”. The balanced top spins longest: so we offer a broad education that prepares students for a successful and fulfilling life.

Here each child unfolds his or her unique journey through 5 foundational programs that interweave through each school year from Year 1 to Year 12.

Five Foundations of Education

Academic Excellence:
Glenaeon provides a rigorous education that takes the growing child through a broad and inspiring range of subjects, meets all requirements for the Board of Studies, and produces excellent results in Year 12, including the HSC.

A rich program of Creative and Performing Arts for all students in Drama, Music, Art, and Eurythmy.

A creative program developing “intelligent hands” though Technology, Wood and Metal crafts, Ceramics and Textiles: we experience our humanity through the useful and beautiful things we make and use.

Active Wilderness:
A resilience-building program of sport, camps and outdoor challenges in nature, as well as caring for the earth though our biodynamic garden and bush regeneration projects.

A program building a culture of respect and responsibility through:
* classes that are also learning communities
* a school discipline policy fostering self-discipline and respect for others
* service projects for the community.

Above all we provide an education that enables each student to begin on the path of self discovery: our well-rounded education takes a journey through the story of humanity, one that fosters a global and compassionate worldview taking its impulse from the classical ideal of “Know Thyself”.

Over our 59 year history, Glenaeon has continued to produce young men and women of quality and substance who have contributed to Australian society. We invite you to explore our grounds, our education and our approach to raising fulfilled young people.

Early Childhood - Preschool and Kindergarten

We have Parent Child groups from babyhood to school entry. Our preschool caters for 3, 4 and 5 year olds and the Kindergarten caters for 5 and 6 year olds in environments that allow the children to learn through imitation and with activities that highlight creativity, practicality and beauty through a rhythmic schedule of practical and artistic activities supported by creative play.

Young children learn through doing: in the Preschool and Kindergarten they experience imaginative stories and learn social literacy skills; they learn to bake, sew, finger knit, make paper crafts and more, providing a foundation for both practical competency and maths. They bushwalk weekly building bodily strength and reverence for nature; they celebrate seasonal festivals becoming aware of the earth’s changing nature, building a ‘feel’ for science.

HSC Results 2016

Glenaeon placed 108 out of 910 high schools in NSW based on proportion of Merit results
• Ranked within top 10% of state
• Non selective cohort
• 57% of students achieved a mark in the top two bands (B5/6 or E3/4)

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

5a Glenroy Avenue
Middle Cove, NSW 2068
Phone: 02 9417 3193
Fax: 02 9417 5346



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Key Details:

  • Type: Independent
  • Level: Combined
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Alternative: Steiner
  • Early Learning: Yes


Open Days and School Tours

For more information, call the Enrolments Registrar on +61 2 9932 2325 or go to our website

School Tours

Please contact the school to join a tour at any campus. Tours provide an opportunity to see classes in action, attend a presentation and have your questions answered.

Middle School Tours 9.30am - 11.30am

Thursday 23 February 
OPEN DAY - Friday 31 March 
Tuesday 2 May 
Saturday 27 May 
Tuesday 25 July 
Tuesday 15 August 
Saturday 9 September 
Tuesday 24 October

Tuesday 21 November

Castlecrag School Tours 9.30am - 11.30am

Thursday 16 March
Saturday 13 May 
Thursday 15 June
Thursday 27 July
Thursday 14 September 
Thursday 26 October

Saturday 4 November (Family Fair)

Preschool Tours 9.30am - 11.00am

Thursday 2 March 
Monday 1 May 
Thursday 8 June
Monday 24 July
Saturday 26 August 
Monday 16 October


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