Our History

From humble beginnings, the Central Coast Steiner School began its journey in 1995. A mudbrick cottage housed a kindergarten of eight children and Patricia Dodman, a dedicated Steiner teacher with a dream to bring Rudolf Steiner education to the NSW Central Coast.

A challenging journey has seen the school move from that house in Holgate to the Ourimbah campus of Newcastle University and then onto a vacant block at North Gosford. Finally in 2006, we moved with 163 students into our permanent home– seven acres of rural land with a brick house and a big green shed in Fountaindale.

The years since have seen great changes to that open pasture we settled into. The building of Steiner early childhood rooms, a high school visual arts classroom and science lab; conversion of the house into high school classrooms, the shed into offices and a music room and the garage into a woodwork room; building of a new library, toilet block and impressive performance and sports facilities. Gardens flourish and a nature-based playground is added to every year.

We now have over 290 students. Behind the physical changes are years of tireless effort from an evolving community of dedicated staff members and committed parents, always working to build on that original vision of bringing Steiner education to the NSW Central Coast.

Early Childhood

A three-day program which gently introduces the child to a calm, unhurried  approach to learning.

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kindergarten classes Central Coast Steiner School


Learning through strong foundations


Primary School

Every day we nurture a genuine love of learning in each child.


High School

CCSS high school not only prepares students to find their connection to the world, but to flourish.

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High School Central Coast Steiner school year 7 to 10

We welcome your queries and invite you to visit us and experience our school environment.