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Caulfield Grammar School - Caulfield and Malvern Campuses - St Kilda East VIC

Independent K-12 Coeducational School

Boarding at Caulfield Grammar School

Boarding at Caulfield Grammar School opens the door to a rewarding boarding experience for girls and boys. Students gain access to one of Australia’s most innovative schools, with an emphasis on specialist teachers and coaches, and a broad range of learning programs that prepare students well for an international future. Boarding is available at the Caulfield Campus in Years 7 to 12.

Boarding for girls and boys

Caulfield Grammar School has always been a boarding school — since its foundation in 1881 — and is committed to providing a secure and supportive environment. Caulfield Grammar is the only Associated Public School (APS) to offer boarding for girls and boys in metropolitan Melbourne, allowing sisters and brothers to board at the one school.

Our small boarding community of around 95 to 100 boarders and boarding staff and their young families leads to a close-knit family environment. Girls and boys share recreational and dining facilities but are accommodated in separate boarding houses (with a maximum of four students per room). Facilities include a library, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a gymnasium, basketball courts and a games room. Located eight kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre and well serviced by public transport, students enjoy convenient access to all the attractions of Australia’s ‘most liveable city’.

Boarding students are assisted in their studies by resident staff and also by a team of specialist teachers who provide tutoring.

Learning programs

Few schools can match the range of learning experiences on offer at Caulfield Grammar. This enables students to discover their talents and hone their skills in their chosen fields.

The school has a history of excellent VCE results. Year 10 students are able to study VCE units suited to their interests and abilities, allowing the VCE to be spread over three years rather than two. VET and first-year university subjects are also provided, and students are supported by a comprehensive careers program.

The Internationalism Program is based at Caulfield’s Nanjing Campus in China and allows Year 9 students to experience living and learning in China for five weeks, studying themes such as heritage, work, family, education and challenges.

The introduction of Learning Mentors to each Year 7 and 8 class means that two teachers operate in each core subject. They observe, assess and respond to the academic and social development of each child while supporting the specialist teachers.

Caulfield Campus, 217 Glen Eira Road,
East St Kilda VIC 3183
Email: cgs@caulfieldgs.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 9524 6300

Academic Scholarship - Wheelers Hill and Caulfield Campuses

For entry into Years 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11. Based on an exam and an interview.

Caulfield Grammarians' Association Scholarship

For entry into Years 10 to 12. Open to children of past students of the School. Awarded for achievement in several fields of endeavour related to school life.

Dance Scholarship

For entry into Years 10 and 11. Awarded for involvement and background in dance technique and performance. Based on an audition and an interview.

Founder's Scholarship for General Excellence

For entry into Years 7 to 11. Awarded for achievement in several different fields of endeavour related to school life. Based on application and an interview.

Music (Instrumental) Scholarship

For entry into Year 5 and Years 7 to 10. Awarded for outstanding musical ability. Based on an audition and an interview.

Music (Voice) Scholarship

For entry into Years 7 to 10. Must have had professional vocal training and experience in solo or choral group performance. Based on an audition and an interview.

Theatre Scholarship

For entry into Years 10 and 11. Awarded for involvement and background in performance or stagecraft. Based on an audition and an interview.

Visual Arts Scholarship

For entry into Years 10 and 11. Awarded for outstanding ability in practical and theoretical aspects of visual arts. Based on an exam and an interview.

W S Morcom Rural Boarding Scholarship

For entry into Years 9 and 11 as boarders. Awarded for contribution to school life. Based on an application and interview.

Key Facts


Year 10 are $26,220
Year 12 are $26,715

International Fee

Year 10 are $37,600
Year 12 are $38,094


The uniform is compulsory and enforced


1785 students,
431 up to Year 6,
1354 in secondary (Very Big)
254 in Year 12
411 in VCE level 3/4 Units
312 in VCE VET


43% girls

Overview of the Curriculum

Math classes are streamed.
English classes are of mixed ability.

Languages: Chinese, German

Overview of senior secondary subjects

45 VCE level 3/4 studies, VET programs available;

LOTE taught to Unit 4 level: Chinese, German

Selected senior secondary results

median study score of 35;
satisfactory completions of VCE 100%, of VET 100%

Activities and Support

38 music options; 40 sporting activities; 60 other clubs or activities; 74 support staff.


91% to university
8% to TAFE
1% to work

217 Glen Eira Rd, St Kilda East VIC 3183 Australia

Rev Andrew Syme

Mrs Kay Mitchell

Tel: 03 9524 6300



CRICOS number: 00136F

Student Profile

  • Name: Erica Patterson
  • Year Level: Year 12
  • Favourite Subject: Biology

Hometown - Mildura, Victoria

Erica commenced at Caulfield Grammar School in 2013, entering the boarding house in Year 10. Now in her final year, she is enjoying sharing her boarding experience with her younger sister Philippa who has also commenced at Caulfield Grammar in Year 10. Erica attributes her strong sense of understanding of what her career could involve thanks to the wide variety of subjects on offer at Caulfield Grammar School.

"Caulfield was an easy choice as I learned about the fantastic variety of subject choices and programs on offer, the support the tutors offer the boarders after school hours and the warm 'second family' feeling amongst the boarding house.

My favourite subject is Biology and I would love to continue studying Science at university next year. I hope to get into a Physiotherapy or Biomedicine degree - once completed I would love to work in rehab or as a physiotherapist. I also find that it is handy having the boarding accommodation on campus, as during after school hours we can meet with tutors who often supervise us in the boarding house," she said.


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