Fort Street High School

Fort Street is acknowledged for continued academic excellence, tolerance, liberalism, a broad education, social and political awareness and responsibility. We acknowledge students as individuals and promote a sense of community and respect for all. There is a strong sense of tradition and history, broad academic curriculum and co-curricular program. The school commenced in 1849 and is the oldest academically selective school in NSW. In 1974 it became co-educational on the current site at Taverners Hill, Petersham. The sesqui-centenary was celebrated in 1999. The school values its diverse population from over 100 suburbs in Sydney. Of the approximately 930 students 500 speak languages other than English. Our school continues to be proud of outstanding academic results with 95% of students each year proceeding to the university of their choice immediately after the HSC. Students' results place them regularly in the top ten positions in the state in a range of subjects. These students are offered prestigious university scholarships. Current students aspire to make positive contributions to Australian society and are nurtured by famous Fortians including The Hon Michael Kirby and Dr John Yu.

Cooler Classrooms Program

The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.

To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.

Schools that sit below 30°C will be able to apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries, allowing more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.

This school is eligible to apply for funding through the Cooler Classrooms Program. Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.

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