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For students, parents and staff alike, the Melbourne Grammar School experience is one of belonging to a large family that extends far beyond school years and around the world.

More than six generations of students have passed through our gates to be embraced by a supportive and diverse community. At Melbourne Grammar School the staff, parents and alumni share a common vision – to prepare young people for fulfilling and meaningful lives in an unpredictable world. Integral to this is that our students are secure in the knowledge that they have an extensive “family” supporting them today and in the future.

Beginning in Melbourne but extending across Australia and to the world, our community nurtures binding ties with families of current and past local and international students. Our School takes great pride in its strong sense of community, which is palpable from the village-like feel of Grimwade House to the welcoming and engaging atmospheres of Wadhurst and Senior School. We believe that academic excellence and individual success is only part of each student’s journey ­– just as important is the knowledge that each child has an extensive and committed community supporting them and caring about them today and in the future.

Parents are encouraged to participate in many aspects of School life, and support groups such as the Friends of Grammar, the Old Melburnians, the Melbourne Grammar School Foundation and auxiliary groups provide vast amounts of energy and expertise that benefit the entire School. From supporting sports teams to baking cakes and running tucker box lunches, fundraising and friend raising, our community feel a deep sense of pride and connection with the School.

Auxiliary Groups


The Grammar community comprises many support groups, whose members help to organise and promote the School’s co-curricular programs in the areas of sport, the arts and community work.

The parent support groups are not necessarily involved in fundraising, rather they provide support infrastructure to a particular area by helping out at training, organising uniforms and holding events.

Parent support groups meet on a regular basis to plan activities in support of various sporting teams, such as AFL, rugby, soccer, rowing, hockey, cricket, basketball, athletics and snow sports, as well as creative arts programmes such as the Music Auxiliary Sub Committee and arts@mgs, which promotes exhibitions, dramatic and theatrical productions, musical concerts and arts events.

To be involved in a parent group, please contact Judith Mein, the Alumni and Community Coordinator.

Melbourne Grammar School is centrally located in South Yarra, just minutes from the city and adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The boarding precinct centres on three graceful Victorian houses overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens. Our boarding facilities 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 is an important part of life at Melbourne Grammar School, and the advantages of boarding are numerous. The friendships made in the boarding environment are strong and long lasting, the boarders’ proximity to the School’s facilities helps them fully appreciate all the School has to offer and Melbourne Grammar School’s location offers boarders an unrivalled quality of life.

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.

A number of boarding scholarships are available. Please click here for more information.

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