Orange is fast becoming a centre of excellence for educational services. Orange is lucky to be home to the ever expanding Orange campus of Charles Sturt University Schools of Denistry and Health Science.
We have excellent schools and tertiary education institutions in Orange with teachers and business professionals moving to the region to provide a quality education for all students, across all education systems.
“The quality of education on offer in Orange is a great benefit for moving and staying here in Orange” Wayne Harris, Regional Manager at Hansen Yunken who relocated with his family three years ago.
Supported by the resources of Charles Sturt University campuses in NSW, the Orange Campus offers on-site students a high-quality education available on site to full-time day students, or distance education students.
Orange campus is home to the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences formed in 2008. The school brings together CSU's rich history of health professional education in Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Nutrition and Dietetics. These disciplines have been joined by the new disciplines of Dentistry and Oral Health and had their first intake of students in 2009.
Charles Sturt University (Orange campus) offers the following courses on-site:
- Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management
- Bachelor of Ecological Agriculture (Distance Education)
- Bachelor of Horticulture (Distance Education)
- Bachelor of Clinical Science (pre-dentistry and pre-medicine)
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Pharmacy
- Bachelor of Dental Science
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science
At postgraduate level the available programs are:
- Doctor of Sustainable Agriculture
- Master of Sustainable Agriculture
- Graduate Diploma of Sustainable Agriculture
- Graduate Certificate of Sustainable Agriculture
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Master of Philosophy
In addition, distance education students enrolled with CSU are able to utilise library and IT facilities at the Orange campus throughout the year.
Orange College is a major regional centre offering a wide range of trade programs, as well as courses in access and general education, business, community services, hospitality, information technology and management, with many at diploma level. The college specialises in accounting, children's services, conservation earthworks, fine arts, fitting and machining, HSC, hairdressing, horticulture, music, plumbing, painting and decorating, real estate, shop-fitting, sign writing, travel, turf management, viticulture, welding and welfare.
Orange College operates out of three sites. The campus located at March Street where the business, hospitality, beauty, welfare, health and arts courses are offered, is also home to the main library. The Anson Street Annexe offers courses in carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, shop-fitting and sign writing. The Rural Skills Centre at Forest Road houses the 'Green Skills Centre' which offers a number of related manufacturing and engineering courses. The Rural Skills Centre is also home to the Primary Industries and Natural Resources faculty offering a range of courses including, but not limited to agriculture, animal studies, conservation earthworks, conservation and land management, horticulture, turf management, veterinary nursing, viticulture and wool classing.
Orange has several adult education and training providers including Central West Committee College, University of the Third Age (U3A - an over 55 college) and OCTEC.
Orange has seven high schools.
Kinross Wolaroi School is a Uniting Church day and boarding School nestled in the beautiful city of Orange on the Central Tablelands of NSW. Kinross Wolaroi is a Pre-Prepartory to Year 12 school of over 1,000 students with a proud tradition of educating young people in a family environment where ideals are based solidly upon friendship, spiritual strength, the security of family values, hard work and the pursuit of excellence to the very best of one's ability. The school offers the opportunity for co-educational learning with separate boarding sites for girls and boys.
Orange Anglican Grammar School was established in 2007 and is a co-educational, day school in the Anglican tradition. The School currently caters for students from Transition (4 year olds) to Year 7. The first intake of Year 7 students took place in 2010, with progression to Year 12 by 2015.
Orange Christian School is a Christian parent-owned school located in the central west of NSW, preparing students for a life of on-going learning and service to the community. The site has been developed with modern buildings capable of housing 450-500 students. The school offers education for Pre-Kinder to Year 12.
James Sheahan Catholic High School proudly serves families in the Orange region by providing a quality Catholic education for students in Years 7 to 12.
James Sheahan Catholic High School opened in 1980 as a modern co-educational high school and was named after Monsignor James Sheahan who had served the community of Orange for nearly 50 years. The school currently has 884 students enrolled.
Orange High School is a public high school and provides secondary education to students from year 7 to 12. Orange High School aims to provide a supportive environment in which students are encouraged to achieve. The school currently has over 1,000 enrolments.
The Canobolas Rural Technology High School was established in 1967 and is situated on the eastern boundary of Orange. The school has close ties with its community and a reputation for high academic achievement, student excellence, a diverse curriculum and a caring and competent staff. The school helps and encourages students, according to their ability, to strive for excellence and success in a variety of fields. It places emphasis on use of technology in a rural context. The school currently has approximately 770 enrolments.
Anson Street School, a school for specific purposes and caters for students with special needs, aged 4 - 18 years. Anson Street School works in partnership with Parents and Caregivers to develop Individual Education Programs for all students. The school has approximately 90 enrolments.
Meadowbank Education Trust School
Orange campus (Exclusive Brethren) - Years 3-12
We have a number of Primary School's in the region offering children in and out of the city centre a quality education.
- Bletchington Public School
- Borenore Public School
- Bowen Public School
- Calare Public School
- Canobolas Public School
- Cargo Public School
- Clergate Public School
- Glenroi Heights Public School
- Mullion Creek Public School
- Nashdale Public School
- Orange East Public School
- Orange Public School
- Spring Hill Public School
Independent Schools/Non Government
- Sacred Heart Infants School (Catholic)
- St Joseph's Primary School (Catholic)
- St Mary's Primary School (Catholic)
- Kinross Wolaroi School (Uniting)
- Orange Anglican Grammar School (Anglican)
- Orange Christian School (Christian)
- Meadowbank Education Trust School, Orange campus (Exclusive Brethren)