Fort Street High School was established in 1849. As the oldest selective high school Fort Street has a unique place in history of the State of NSW, having educated and nurtured some of the most prominent and influential citizens in Australia.
Fort Street High School is an academically selective secondary school. Entry is competitive and based on academic merit. There is a maximum enrolment of 150 students in each of Years 7 – 10. There are between 160 and 170 students in each of Years 11 and 12.
The Fort Street High School ethos is to engage Fortians in effective learning, developing teamwork and problem-solving to become critical, creative, ethical thinkers and leaders of the 21st century.
Fort Street High School has a wide range of programs that support student learning and enhance social and personal development. They operate as part of the extended before and after school timetable and are designed to complement the curriculum by enriching the core learning experiences for students. All activities undertaken are listed on student reports.
A strong peer support program provides an important avenue for developing leadership.