Backboys boarding school

Melbourne Grammar School

School Name: Melbourne Grammar School
Location: South Yarra & Caul
Founded Year: 1858
Religion: Anglican
Motto: Ora et Labora (Pray and Work)
Type: Boys
Boarding Age: 11-18
Year Group: Per-School - Year 12
No. of Students: 1800
No. of Boarders: 120
Ratio of International Student:
School Facilities:
Extracurricular Activities:

13 music options; 26 sporting activities; 19 other clubs or activities

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Julie Girdwood
Domain Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
+61 3 9865 7570

The School

  • Founded in 1858, Melbourne Grammar School educates some 1,800 students from Prep to Year 12. It fosters excellence through learning and leadership and offers an educational experience ranging across intellectual, social, cultural, spiritual and physical pursuits.
  • The School is organised into three campuses to meet the needs of different age groups. Junior School, Grimwade House (Prep to Year 6) is located in Caul eld, and is coeducational with 680 girls and boys. The Middle School, Wadhurst (Years 7 and 8), and Senior School (Years 9 to 12) are in South Yarra and cater for 1,120 boys - day students and boarders.
  • The three campuses are unifi ed by common values, energy and a commitment to each child.


  • Enrolment for international students is only available from Years 7 to 12. Students must board at the School and must have a guardian who lives in Melbourne.
  • The main enrolment intakes are in Wadhurst at Year 7 and Senior School at Year 9. Entry at all other year levels is dependent on vacancies in those levels.
  • Students may sit for entrance testing with Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS).

Boarding Houses

  • The boarding precinct centres on three graceful Victorian houses overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens. Current boarding facilities opened in 1998, and they provide modern, purpose-built student accommodation – a home away from home to 120 boys from Years 7 to 12; Creswick House for Years 7 and 8 and Perry and School Houses for boys in Years 9 to 12.
  • Boarding at Melbourne Grammar School provides a warm, friendly environment where teamwork and communication are important and where resident staff and students work together to create an environment where all boys can live happily and achieve their best.

2012 Boarding Fees & Tuition Fee (AUD$) Per Year

Boarding Fees --- 31,200 31,200 31,200 31,200 31,200 31,200
Tuition--- 39,000 39,000 40,500 42,380 40,500 40,500
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