Environment and learning spaces

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At Melbourne Grammar School we consider our facilities and campus to be central to student learning. Each of our learning spaces is purpose-built to support the goals of our curriculum including our sporting grounds, art studios and performance spaces.   

A historic campus

Melbourne Grammar School was established in its current location almost 170 years ago. Since then, the campus has developed to reflect contemporary educational needs and ongoing societal changes while maintaining the heritage of the past.

The rich history of the campus remains a source of pride for the School community. Students understand they are part of a larger tradition the moment they set foot onto our campus grounds.

Connecting our past to the present day

Opened in 1928, The Old Melburnians War Memorial Hall is one of the busy hubs of the Senior School — our meeting place for assemblies, theatrical productions, musical concerts and exams. This building commemorates the lives of Melbourne Grammar School alumni who served in the First World War.

The Senior School is also home to the Chapel of St Peter, opened in 1893, which is dedicated to the spiritual life of the School community.

Our central Melbourne location

Our Senior School campus is located on St Kilda Road, a short tram ride away from Melbourne’s CBD. The campus sits opposite the Royal Botanic Gardens in close proximity to the Tan running track, the Shrine of Remembrance and the National Gallery of Victoria. 

From many parts of the School, the buildings of Melbourne are clearly visible and students are able to gain a clear sense of being in the heart of a world-class city.

World-class learning facilities

Along with our dedicated outdoor education spaces, Senior School students also have access to world-class facilities on campus including:

  • The Nigel Peck Centre for Leadership and Learning (CLL) houses an extensive print and electronic library collection, the Higgins Theatrette, an IT hub, multimedia centre, and a gallery and exhibition space.
  • Strickland Physical Education Centre includes a gymnasium with facilities for volleyball, basketball, badminton and table tennis; four tennis courts; a weight training room and an indoor heated swimming pool.
  • Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub offers open learning spaces, flexible labs and areas where students can develop their own ideas and projects.    
  • Shelmerdine Music Studio is an underground rehearsal and teaching space that offers a soundproof studio and theatres for regular recitals and lunchtime performances. This space is complemented by the Senior School’s Myer Music School, used for private tuition.
  • Motor Works Art Facility is our self-contained visual arts centre and public exhibition space that includes spacious drawing studios, an eleven-person darkroom, and facilities for printmaking, woodworking, ceramics and computer graphics.