A proposed new Catholic school in Box Hill will open its doors to students at the beginning of 2018.
The new college, to be called Santa Sophia Catholic College Box Hill, will meet the needs of the growing Box Hill community.
It will firstly be open to years 7 and year 8 students at a temporary site within the grounds of Lady of the Angels Primary School in Kellyville.
The college will accommodate 2000 students from early childhood to high school and will provide a flexible curriculum and multiple pathways including early learning and out of school hours care.
Executive Director of Schools Greg Whitby said the proposed school will increase the number of local students able to access an up-to-date faith-based education.
“We’re thinking outside the box at Box Hill. This exciting new learning community will take the best we know about education and prepare young people for everything the future holds,” Mr Whitby said. “Sydney’s north west is a great place to raise a family. We’re committed to working with local mums and dads to provide every student with an outstanding start in life.”
The proposed school will bring the number of schools in the Diocese of Parramatta to 80.
Applications are now being accepted for years 7 and 8 students to start the first term of 2018. In 2020 the school will move to its permanent home at 40-46 Terry Road in Box Hill.
- Details: parra.catholic.edu.au.