Uniquely located in the Snowy Mountains region in NSW, Snowy Mountains Grammar School is a K-12 co-educational day and boarding school that offers students a diverse range of learning and development opportunities.

This is enabled through a modern and innovative approach to education where every student is truly known, and co-curricular programs are influenced by the unique surroundings.

Named Australian Boarding School of the Year in 2018, the boarding house is a ‘home away from home’ for its residents, with full-time students having their own room, access to WiFi, a modern dining room, kitchen, laundry, common rooms, sport equipment storage and outdoor living areas. This gives students the benefits of community living, while also still guaranteeing them privacy and personal space.

The spectacular lakeside location nestled in the mountains guarantees an environment in which to grow and develop that is safe, clean and healthy. Few schools can match the natural ‘playground’ that SGMS boarding students call home.

With residents coming from all over Australia, the boarding house at SMGS is large enough to foster growth and self-confidence, but small enough to notice and cater for individual differences.

With 24-hour, seven-day-a-week support from the exceptional and caring boarding team, the boarding house community is underpinned by the values of trust, respect, responsibility and accountability. These values foster the development of a positive environment where each boarder is guided and encouraged to achieve their personal best.

Boarders are provided with an excellent activities program, taking advantage of the unique location near the ski fields and the beautiful natural environment of the surrounding rural areas. During winter, boarders have the option to be on the mountain three days a week! Other activities including equestrian, aviation, mountain biking, trampolining, netball, soccer, rugby and Navy Cadets provide boarders with ample activities throughout the year. The weekend program often takes advantage of Lake Jindabyne, Kosciuszko National Park, Canberra and the South Coast.

SMGS offers students a number of flexible boarding options including weekly, full-time, winter-only (Term 3) and the renowned Elite Snowsports Academy (ESA).

Boarding Bursaries and Scholarships

SMGS offers a range of scholarships for Middle School and Senior School students, including Rural Farming and Boarding Bursaries, Academic Excellence, General Excellence Merit, Music and Arts, and Excellence in Innovation and Technology.

External examinations for Academic Scholarships for 2023 admission will be held on Saturday 26 February 2022.

Scholarship applications for 2023 enrolment are now open and close on 8 February 2022.

Enquiries for scholarships and bursaries can be made through our Registrar by email on or phone on 02 6457 1022.

To learn more about our school, visit

School Information

  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Anglican
  • Year: Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 384 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: Visit website for reference
  • Address:PO Box 258, Jindabyne 2627
  • Phone:(02) 6457 1022
  • HSC Subjects offered:Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, English Advanced, English Standard, Extension 1 English, Extension 2 English, Extension 1 Mathematics, Extension 2 Mathematics Mathematics Standard 2, Geography, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Modern History, Music, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE), Physics, Visual Arts
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Art Club Workshop Club Aperature Astronomy Club Chess Club Community Service Club Robotics Club Drama Club Environmental Club
  • Scholarships Available:Academic Excellence General Excellence Merit Music and Arts Snowy Monaro Community Excellence Snowy Monaro Community Citizenship Excellence or Innovation in Science and Technology Rural Farming Boarding
  • Entry Year for Boarding:Year 7

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