‘Watch Us Change the World’ is our statement of intent. It exists to instil courage in our young women to create the future they want to see for themselves.  

Since 1916, a Pymble education has equipped girls with the tools to achieve those dreams, while shaping them as influential and compassionate women. Girls at Pymble Ladies’ College are nurtured to be inquisitive, courageous, and determined, so they can make a difference that will positively change the world.  

Our campus sits on 50 acres of beautiful park-like grounds on Sydney’s upper North Shore. The College is a non-selective, independent school for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, with Boarding available from Year 7.  

We don’t just dream – we do.  

The opportunities – both curricular and co-curricular – ensure Pymble girls have every chance to achieve the ambitions they set for themselves.  

Pymble has been marked with excellence throughout its 105-year history. The College has gained a reputation for offering extraordinary and well-rounded academic and co-curricular programs, with outstanding teachers and world-class facilities.  

What makes Pymble so special?

That’s easy. It’s our girls.

The College’s new Strategic Direction 2021-2030 is an exciting new chapter in the life of the school and for our girls. It aims to develop the whole student, in all areas of her life, by focusing on four key intelligences – academic, social, emotional and digital – which are underpinned by the Mind, Body and Spirit Framework supporting holistic wellness.

Read more about our Strategic Direction and Vision  


Dr Kate Hadwen is the ninth Principal in the 107-year history of Pymble Ladies’ College.

With more than 25 years’ experience in educational leadership across the breadth of schooling from Kindergarten to Year 12, Dr Hadwen has held roles in schools in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, from Principal and Head of Senior School, to Head of Boarding and Primary Teacher. 

Dr Hadwen believes in collaborative leadership, is passionate about evidence-based and data-driven personalised education and is a strong advocate for academic excellence. She has always championed student voice and leads with her personal philosophy which centres on the girls’ development and success.

We warmly invite you to hear from Dr Hadwen in the video below.