School: Cranbrook School



Mailing Address: 5 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023

Phone: +61 2 9327 9000

Fax: +61 2 9327 9033


Key Details:
Type: Independent
Level: P re-school to year 12
Gender: Boys
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Boarding: Yes

CRICOS Code: 02298E


Our School

Cranbrook is an independent boys' school offering a well-rounded education for students from Kindergarten right through to Year 12. It opened in 1918 and has enjoyed excellent academic and sports success since its inception.

Our Values

At Cranbrook, we care passionately about each individual who is entrusted to us for his school days. Our aim is to discover each boy's potential and develop his strengths. We recognise that the journey towards adulthood is one of the most important that he will take, requiring great care, guidance and support along every step of the way.


Cranbrook School has a unique academic program, incorporating the Teaching and Learning Framework in the Senior School and the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme in the Junior School. In the classroom or on the sporting field, Cranbrook boys develop the capability to think and act in ways that are skilful, creative and responsible. The result is an educational experience that is rich and meaningful.

Co-curricular Activities

Cranbrook School offers a comprehensive range of co-curricular programs including a wide range of summer and winter sports, drama, music, chess, debating, robotics, visual arts and a unique outdoor education program. Through voluntary co-curricular activities the School aims to develop important skills in leadership, performance, creativity, decision-making, cooperation, communication and service.

Pastoral Care Program

Cranbrook’s pastoral care system is based around its unique House system. Importantly, the Houses at Cranbrook are not simply structures for organising the School and facilitating inter-House contests. They genuinely promote an environment in which boys feel safe, gain a sense of identity at the School, and become known and valued as individuals.


Mutual respect and friendship bond Cranbrook boarders together but it is their independence and maturity that set them apart.

The boarding experience teaches boys how to live in harmony with others and how to establish a routine so that they can practise sound academic habits. Being a member of the boarding community teaches boys to be independent, responsible for themselves and responsible to the group so that they grow into mature and self-reliant young men. Boarding provides ample opportunity to become involved in school life. Sport, drama, music, debating, outdoor education, House activities and the chance to make life-long friends are just some of the myriad opportunities available to Cranbrook boarders.

The Boarding Housemasters and Tutors at Cranbrook are mentors and role models: those 'significant adults' who are critically important to the emotional and social wellbeing of adolescent boys.