As a single-sex K-12 school, we are ideally positioned to educate, develop and nurture girls to become women of purpose and influence. We are proud of our consistently strong examination results, but we believe in learning for learning’s sake. We aim for our students to develop knowledge of the wider world, the character and disposition to engage with it effectively, and the autonomy and knowledge of self to drive exploration of it. They are thus equipped to manage complexity, diversity and change. Our outstanding staff and facilities provide an environment in which girls can engage with big ideas, participate in a wide range of cocurricular activities and take full advantage of the opportunity to explore their interests and talents.
Developing our girls into young women who can manage their lives independently is a key objective, and we offer a safe but challenging framework in which they learn to do so. We do not remove obstacles, but offer guidance and support in overcoming them. This approach is reflected in our motto: Per Aspera ad Astra (‘Through struggles to the stars’).
At Queenwood we also seek to develop an understanding of our place in the world, as the first step to seeking justice, peace and prosperity for all. We challenge our students to generate meaningful links with people who have different ideas and perspectives, and expect them to make their own contribution, guided by our founding values of Truth, Courage and Service.
Our ultimate objective is to produce young women of intellect, character and purpose, who are generous in spirit and motivated to apply their gifts and energies in the service of others.
Queenwood offers the IB program to our Senior students as an alternative to the Higher School Certificate. Information nights provide further information.