Founded in 1858, Melbourne Grammar School values excellence in education. The school’s vision is to create an innovative, dynamic and technology-rich learning environment that provides every student with opportunities for success, self-discovery and leadership. Melbourne Grammar School is concerned with developing the “whole person” — intellectually, physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially and spiritually — so that students emerge as individuals capable of making valuable contributions to society. Melbourne Grammar School strives to enable students to look beyond what they think is possible to achieve the unimaginable.

Facilities: Melbourne Grammar School is located on two campuses — in South Yarra (secondary) and Caulfield (primary). Grimwade House (Prep to Year 6) is a happy, secure and nurturing environment for both girls and boys. The Middle School, Wadhurst (Years 7 and 8), boasts a state-of-the-art educational environment. The Senior School enjoys a combination of the most modern learning facilities together with the “bluestone”, a hallmark of a long and impressive tradition. Facilities at each campus include a library, a hall, a physical education centre, a music school, a chapel, computer laboratories, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and playing fields.

Curriculum: The academic program is designed to give students a thorough grounding in the major disciplines, encourage flexibility of mind, lead students into co-operative teamwork and prepare them for lifelong learning. A wide range of subjects is offered, including a Chinese language program from Prep level. Personal notebook computers are used extensively by students from Year 5 in all subject areas. iPads were introduced in 2013 for Years 5 and 7.

Extra-curricular activities
: These include most sports, the creative arts and an outdoor education program. The school has its own symphony orchestra, concert band, brass ensemble and choir.

Welfare and personal development
: The school’s strong pastoral care program is committed to the growth of every student. Pupils are grouped into Houses under the guidance of a Head of House and tutors. There are three school counsellors, three chaplains and special education and careers guidance departments.

Boarding: The caring, supportive environment at Melbourne Grammar School helps the boarding students thrive. Dedicated tutors and a structured schedule help boarding students achieve outstanding academic results; while a warm, home-like atmosphere and a team of support staff help students build relationships, gain confidence, and grow into resilient young men, ready for their lives ahead. Boarding facilities are located in South Yarra for students from Years 7 to 12. The boarding precinct provides outstanding facilities with both single and double rooms for Years 9 to 12 students. Years 7 and 8 students live in a Victorian terrace house with the Head of House. There is a nurse on duty and a doctor is always on call. The recreation program offers outings to plays, concerts and sporting events. Sports, creative arts and music facilities are available and students may go to films and other approved events in the city. Girls from local schools are invited to social functions and boys attend dancing classes outside the school.

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex:

    boys; co-ed prep to year 6

  • Faith-based: Anglican
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1800 students, includes 120 boarders
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Over 16k tuition prep to year 6 $21,540; years 7 and 8 $24,880; years 9 to 12 $26,340 (year 10 $28,220 includes compulsory 21-day outdoor education program ‘beyond the gates’). boarding years 7 to 12 $21,060
  • Address:355 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004
  • Phone:03 9865 7555
  • Fax:03 9865 7577
  • Scholarships Available:Academic scholarships Music Scholarships Boarding Scholarships Access scholarships
  • Entry Year for Boarding:Year 7


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