Is CBHS Lewisham a selective school?

No, CBHS Lewisham is proudly comprehensive. We believe in supporting every boy to achieve his potential, regardless of his academic level. However, our 2022 HSC results placed us as the 9th best Catholic boys' school in the state, and our academic achievements year on year make us a highly sort after school.

Why should we choose CBHS Lewisham?

With over 130 years of experience, CBHS Lewisham is the boys’ education specialist. An independent Catholic school in the tradition of Edmund Rice, our single campus in the Inner-West of Sydney is a hub of excellence from academic achievement to sporting, music, social programs and community participation.

How does the school look after the boys?

CBHS Lewisham prides itself on a Pastoral Care system that is second to none. Your son is supported via his classroom teachers, Homeroom teacher, Year Coordinators and on-site school Counsellors. Early in their first term at school, Year 5 boys are given a Year 12 buddy to help them navigate the nuances of life as a CBHS Lewisham student.

Is an all boys' school a good option?

Yes! At CBHS Lewisham our approach to learning in all areas of school life has been tailored to how boys learn best, and the results speak for themselves; you can find out more here.

What are the intake years?

Most boys come into the school in Years 5 or 7. There are occasionally places in other years, so please contact us if your son is in another year.

Why do your boys start in Year 5?

CBHS Lewisham has a primary school campus for boys in Years 5 and 6 alongside our high school campus. With dedicated teachers, classrooms and playgrounds, starting in Year 5 gives your son a great head start; find out more here 

What is the enrolment process?

If you are interested in enrolling your son at Christian Brothers’ High School Lewisham, please complete an Expression of Interest to begin the process. Every applicant is offered an interview, and we will be in contact with you three years prior to his proposed commencement to request further information and arrange a suitable time for the interview to take place. If this interview is successful, we will confirm your offer in writing and you will be required to respond within a set period of time to confirm his place.

What is CBHS Lewisham's academic record standing?

We are proud of our achievements. In 2022, we had 24 students receiving an ATAR of 90+ with two students scoring above 99, along with results above the state average in over 20 subjects. We encourage every boy to continue their education and we cater to all boys, regardless of their academic abilities. With Old Boys, including Dr Victor Chang and Justice Terry Sheahan, our legacy of high achievement is a testament to the quality of teaching and learning outcomes of the school.

How do I submit an application?

You can start the enrolment process here.

Are there places available and do you have waiting lists?

We are currently taking applications for Years 5 & 7 commencing in 2024, 2025 & 2026. Applications outside of these intakes will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please visit here for more information

What time does school start and end?

School starts at 8:40am and finishes at 3:10pm with the exception of Thursday when school finishes at 2:45pm due to sport. View school calendar here.

What documents does the school require?

After you submit an Expression of Interest form, we will ask you to complete an Enrolment Form approximately three years before he is due to commence. You will be asked to include documents such as a copy of his birth certificate, completed vaccination schedule, his latest school report card, NAPLAN results, any relevant medical information and his baptismal or confirmation certificate (if applicable).

Does my son bring his own device to school?

All students are required to bring their own computer. Information on which laptops are suitable will be given at Orientation; please do not buy a device prior to receiving this information. Smart tablets and smartphones are not permitted under our (Bring Your Own Device) BYOD program.

Do boys have to play sport?

CBHS Lewisham has a proud sporting tradition, with a number of current premiership teams across a range of sports. All boys are encouraged to be active via Representative or Internal Sports each Thursday. CBHS Lewisham does not have weekend sport.

What co-curricular activities can my son participate in?

We have a wide range of co-curricular activities for students, ranging from sport, to drama, music, debating, public speaking, chess, aviation and more. 

Does the school offer before and after school care?

Whilst we do not have before and after school care, our library, the Waterford Learning Centre, does offer supervised study group on selected days of the week each term for help with homework or assessments. There are also clubs which are on after school, including music band and ensembles.

How is CBHS Lewisham involved in the local community?

Students and staff are offered opportunities to play an integral role within the wider community, addressing social justice issues and assisting the disadvantaged. These opportunities are designed to be holistic and age-appropriate for all year groups. 

What are the school tuition fees?

Fees are less than you may expect for a quality independent education. We also offer discounts for brothers who are in attendance at the same time. For more details on fees, click here.

Does the school offer scholarships?

No. However, CBHS Lewisham does offer a rangeof bursary's, full details can be found here

When are tuition fees payable?

Fees can be paid weekly, fortnightly, monthly or by term via BPoint, BPay or Direct Debit.

How much more do we need to pay for books, camps and excursions?

When considering the total investment in your son's education, please account for uniforms, textbooks, stationery, laptop, incursions, excursions, subject-specific costs (ie timber or art) and camps which are not included in his tuition fees. 

Does the school have buses?

Yes, we have several school bus routes and we are central to public buses, trains and light rail. Click here for further information.

How to withdraw a student from CBHS once he has started?

If you need to withdraw your son, please contact the school directly on 8585 1744 to discuss this process.

Enrolments are now open, please click below to find out more and start the process.