Masada College

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Masada College
Coordinates33°43′45.4″S 151°10′1.07″E / 33.729278°S 151.1669639°E / -33.729278; 151.1669639Coordinates: 33°43′45.4″S 151°10′1.07″E / 33.729278°S 151.1669639°E / -33.729278; 151.1669639
TypeIndependent, Jewish day school
MottoMy Rock & My Fortress
Religious affiliation(s)Judaism
PrincipalActing College Principal Martin Tait
Enrolmentapprox 632
SloganThe H.I.V.E. of Potential. Like the bees in a hive, a healthy society is made up of individuals who work together for the greater good. This is the foundation of Masada College ELC to Year 12, which nurtures Happiness, Inclusion, Values and Edge.

Masada College is an independent co-educational Jewish day school located in St Ives, on the upper north shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Masada College is Australia’s first Jewish international co-educational school, though enrollment is open to students from all backgrounds. The College states that its educational mission is to raise responsible individual thinkers with a strong sense of social justice and confidence in their ability to determine their own future.[1]


In 1962, a group of Jewish parents on Sydney’s North Shore set up the North Shore Jewish Kindergarten.[2] In 1966, they established Masada Primary School. The school began with just 14 students housed on the premises of the North Shore Synagogue in Lindfield. Within a few short years, the North Shore Jewish community boasted a thriving Jewish Primary School.

A high school was established in 1982, and in the following year it was relocated to the newly-purchased campus in St Ives (now known as the Michael Faktor Campus). Initially, the high school had 60 students in years 7 and 8, and an early learning centre was also created. In addition, the campus also became home to the new Kehillat Masada Synagogue, and in 1990 the Rachael and Reuben Pelerman Centre was added to the campus. The Sir Asher Joel Synagogue was extended and upgraded in 2003, along with the campus’s resource centre.

In 2014, Masada College consolidated its locations into one campus in St Ives.

Academic achievement[edit]

Masada College consistently ranks in the top 150 schools in New South Wales. [3][4]

Notable alumni[edit]

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  1. ^ "About Us". Masada College. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Caryn (2017-02-10). "Masada College looks to the future after 50 years of education". North Shore Times. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  3. ^ "Trend of Masada College,2075 by HSC results". Better Education. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  4. ^ "2017 High School Rankings". Matrix Education. Retrieved 2018-10-16.

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