Welcome to IGS

International Grammar School (IGS) opened its doors in 1984 with a unique vision to provide students with a globally focused bilingual education, rich in the study of music and the arts. Today, this pioneering spirit continues.

IGS is a vibrant school with a warm and inclusive community. The campus is located near the heart of the city, in Ultimo, just a short stroll from the University of Sydney, UTS and the creative hubs of Glebe and Chippendale.

It is an independent, secular, Preschool to Year 12 co-educational school. In the Early Learning and Primary years, students are immersed in a flagship bilingual program. They then go on to study at least one language in Years 7 to 10 and a choice of languages for the Higher School Certificate.

IGS offers a broad liberal education and believes that the teacher’s role is to honour and nurture childhood while drawing out the innate gifts of the child. IGS takes students on an educational journey that empowers them to explore their gifts, find their voices and become their best selves as they move with growing confidence and independence towards adulthood.

Unity through Diversity is the motto and five core values — diversity, personal achievement, connectedness, vibrancy and authenticity – are at the heart of who IGS is and what it does.

Staff are committed to providing a unique educational experience that gives students views of the world from every classroom and learning space. They are proud of the innovative campus and curriculum, the Global Centre for the Teaching and Learning of Languages, the Imaginarium, the SAGE program, the Philosopher in Residence, Critical Thinking for the 21st Century and much more, unique to IGS. At IGS, learning happens in and beyond the classroom – on the stage, in the orchestra, on the sporting field, in the vast array of after-school clubs, and while abroad on international exchange. IGS is a passionate learning community – a local school with a global outlook.

IGS’s students are the school’s greatest ambassadors. They are in the moment: happy, warm, open-minded, curious, kind and respectful. Speak to them and they will tell you what makes IGS a great school!


International Grammar School is a co-educational secular school offering quality teaching for pre-school, primary and high school students. The school’s […]

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