Setting Pittwater House apart from other schools is our approach to education - our twin school structure.
It provides an environment where the boys from the Grammar School and the girls of the Pittwater House Girls College mix on the same campus but are predominantly educated in single-sex classes. This unique educational format showcases the best teaching practices of single-sex learning within a co-educational environment.
Boys and girls learn differently, particularly during their formative years, as such we have structured the entire school, our curriculum and the overarching teaching philosophy around this understanding.
Boys and girls are taught in single-sex classes from Kindergarten to Year 8. In Year 9, students begin a slow integration with the opposite sex with elective subjects being taught in a co-educational setting. The foundation elements of the curriculum across English, Maths and Sciences remain single-sex until Year 11 and 12.
In Years 11 and 12 all classes are fully co-educational. This gradual integration of both sexes in the classroom allows students to be engaged in learning styles appropriate to their gender whilst addressing the need for students to be able to mix in a co-educational society.