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From the department

Applications for Selective High Schools are open

08 Nov 2021

Primary students working on computers

Do you have a child who is currently in Year 5? Does your child demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • intense curiosity
  • learns new ideas or skills quickly and easily
  • displays a good memory
  • asks complex questions
  • is creative
  • enjoys thinking in complex ways
  • requires fewer repetitions when learning new things
  • becomes intensely focused in their area of interest or passion.

Your child may benefit in being a student at a NSW Department of Education selective high school. Selective high schools are part of the NSW public education system.

A selective high school can provide your child with an education designed to stimulate their intellect, support their development and mix with other like-minded students.

There are 47 selective high schools across NSW which form part of the public education system.

For a complete list of all the NSW selective high schools, including a map,  go to the department's selective schools page


Applications can be done online. Find out the steps to apply on our application process page, and then submit your application.

Should you have an enquiry about the application process you can contact our friendly team via email: or telephone: 1300 880 367.