Hunter School of the Performing Arts offers a unique educational environment, being NSW’s only fully selective Performing Arts School.
Our school delivers outstanding developmental programs, with a gifted and talented focus in Dance, Drama, Music and Production Technology. In addition, academic, welfare and sporting programs complement the delivery of a comprehensive academic Year 3-12 curriculum, which caters for the individual abilities of students while accommodating academic giftedness and learning support needs.
Enrolment through audition is available for Years 3-11. Please be aware that the majority of vacancies occur in Years 3-7 where students undertake compulsory studies in Dance, Drama and Music throughout Years 3-6 and compulsory studies in Music in Year 7. All students undertake study in their auditioned performing arts area in Years 7-10. Students in Years 11 and 12 select all subject areas for their senior years, however, students who audition In Year 11 must undertake studies in their auditioned area.
Year 8-12 students can undertake major and minor studies in the Performing Arts as elective subjects. This can include the study of more than one Performing Arts area. All students have access to specialist opportunities for tuition and ensemble membership in the Performing Arts.
We offer strong academic programs in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Visual Arts, Technology & Applied Sciences, Languages Other than English and Personal Development, Physical Education and Health.