Established in 1855, Geelong Grammar School has built an international reputation as a pioneer of modern education, reinforced through its pioneering of Positive Education, a transformational approach to learning developed from the science of Positive Psychology. As Australia’s largest co-educational boarding school, Geelong Grammar School provides a unique learning and living environment, spread across five distinct campuses: ELC to Year 4 at Bostock House in Newtown, ELC to Year 6 at Toorak, Years 5 to 8 at Middle School in Corio, Year 9 at Timbertop, and Years 10 to 12 at Senior School in Corio.
The school’s philosophy of education is dynamic and continuous, from Early Learning Centres to Year 12, where rigorous academic programmes create wonder, curiosity and a desire to learn.
Positive Education: Geelong Grammar School developed Positive Education from the science of Positive Psychology in collaboration with Professor Martin Seligman and his team from the University of Pennsylvania. Positive Education focuses on cultivating positive emotions and character traits, encouraging students to find purpose and lead engaged and meaningful lives. Positive Education is taught at each year level, at every campus and across all aspects of school life.
Curriculum: Geelong Grammar School offers a dynamic and flexible curriculum from Early Learning through to Year 12. The school’s two Early Learning Primary campuses, located in Toorak and Geelong, provide the building blocks for a love of learning. Dedicated classroom teaching of the school’s transformational Positive Education program begins at Middle School. Timbertop, the school’s remote Year 9 campus located in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, provides students with a unique opportunity to experience a rigorous academic program alongside a challenging Outdoor Education stream. Senior School students have the choice of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma for entry into tertiary study.
Co-curricular activities: Geelong Grammar School offers more than 100 co-curricular activities, from drama, dance and debating to cooking, community service and environmental projects. Geelong Grammar has a proud sporting tradition and offers a wide spectrum of sporting pursuits, including rowing, AFL, rugby, soccer, athletics, sailing, swimming, equestrian and tennis.
Student welfare programs: Geelong Grammar School’s focus is on developing students spiritually, emotionally and physically as well as academically, helping them discover and develop their strengths so that they can strive for success and lead engaged and meaningful lives. Each boarding house is an intimate community bursting with energy and Geelong Grammar School is recognised as the leading school in Australian coeducational boarding, preparing students for the dynamics of the modern world through enabling boys and girls to live and learn alongside each other.