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Carey Baptist Grammar School

Carey Baptist Grammar School

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









About Carey Baptist Grammar School

Founded in 1923, Carey Baptist Grammar School is a Christian independent coeducational school offering three-year-old Early Learning to Year 12. Carey is situated close to the Central Business District of Melbourne, within easy distance of public transport.

As one of Australia’s leading schools, Carey maintains a 50:50 gender balance, fostering the development of confidence, communication skills and self-esteem in both girls and boys. Students participate in community service; study different cultures, religions and beliefs; learn the importance of human rights; and are encouraged to respect and appreciate the world beyond their own experience.

Carey works in partnership with families to develop wise, independent, motivated young people who are inspired and equipped to create positive change. The Senior School offers both IB and VCE and fosters a dynamic and stimulating environment. Our students achieve university entrance scores that place Carey amongst the top schools in Victoria.

Recruiting and developing highly professional teaching and support staff is one of our greatest priorities. Carey is known for being innovative, progressive and leading the way in best practice teaching and learning, supporting strong academic results and personal development for each student. Carey’s philosophy of student-centred learning requires students to be active, responsible participants in their own learning, with the teacher working as a mentor, facilitator and guide.

To support the learning program, Carey is committed to providing inspiring buildings and resources. Carey recently opened the Centre for Learning and Innovation, developed on principles of contemporary education and the latest pedagogical thinking and understanding. At the heart of the building is the Information Resource Centre which, in addition to housing our extensive catalogue, offers a variety of spaces that cater for the different needs of our students. On the top of this building sits the United Nations Room which reflects Carey’s diversity, inclusivity and commitment to social justice, thus preparing our students for the rapidly changing local, national and international communities in which they live, work and serve.

Carey students are curious, aspirational and engaged global citizens. We build on their individual qualities to develop young women and men who flourish and can lead and serve with courage, compassion and intelligence.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 2369
Up to Year 6: 812
In high school: 1557
In Year 12: 275

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

41 VCE level 3/4 studies
225 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, English as a second language, French, German, Indonesian, Spanish,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

6 VET program(s) available
6 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 11%

Median Score 33

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 94%


Bachelor enrolled 80%

TAFE/VET enrolled 7%

Apprentice/Trainee 1%

Activities and Support staff



38 music options
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25 sporting activities
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44 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

91 support staff
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Support Staff

2 extracurricular
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Message from the Principal

As the father of two daughters, both now Old Carey Grammarians, I understand the hopes, questions and anxieties many parents have when considering a new school for their children. I can confidently assure you – from my own experience, and from welcoming so many new Carey families in my time as Principal – that Carey provides a friendly and inclusive community where you child will be nurtured for years to come.

At Carey, we focus on helping young people become the best they can be. We offer our girls and boys every opportunity to grow into communicative, creative, critically-thinking, curious and community-minded young adults. When Carey’s students learn how to get the best from themselves, they are able to give their best to others – their families, friends, work colleagues and the communities they serve.

I am incredibly proud of our school and the people who make up its community. Please enjoy taking the time to explore the wonderful opportunities that we can offer your child.

Philip Grutzner BForSci, Dip Ed, MBA, FACE

Student Profile

Name: Aisha Dunstan

Year Level: 12

Favourite Subject: French

I started at Carey in Year 10 and from the beginning I have felt so embraced and at ease. There is a real sense of positive culture at Carey which comes from the inclusive and diverse community. 

The greatest element of Carey and being a student here is the ability to be involved in as many interests as you like and more importantly – you are encouraged to explore all of them.

Through the supportive environment Carey has provided me, I have been able to study the IB Diploma in vastly different areas that have taken my curiosity. French classes are my favorite part of the day, but not just because of the subject content; it’s the way that we are encouraged to speak out loud and to have conversations that everyone can build from together. Learning the content is one aspect but it’s the classroom environment which makes Carey such a great school to be a part of.  

The support, the opportunities and the community here at Carey are all reasons why I love coming to school and know that when I finish Year 12, I will be ready for my next steps.

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from Carey Baptist Grammar School for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.


School fees at Carey Baptist Grammar School

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Carey Baptist Grammar School for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Prep Fees $19,860
Grade 1 $23,468
Grade 2 $23,468
Grade 3 $23,468
Grade 4 $26,184
Grade 5 $26,184
Grade 6 $26,184

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $28,612
Year 8 $29,736
Year 9 $29,736
Year 10 $29,736
Year 11 $30,740
Year 12 $30,740

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 10 $35,770
Year 11 $36,776
Year 12 $36,776

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Carey Baptist Grammar School for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Scholarship Name Academic Scholarship
Gender Name Coeducational
Eligibility Available for entry into Year 7, 10 and 11. Based on scholarship exam results.

School Details

Principal: Mr Philip Grutzner

349 Barkers Rd Kew VIC 3101
9 Era Ct Donvale VIC 3111


Tel: (03) 9816 1242

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