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Yarra Valley Grammar

Yarra Valley Grammar

VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs









Established in the heart of Melbourne’s east in 1966 and set on a spacious 29-hectare campus, Yarra Valley Grammar overlooks the Yarra Valley and the picturesque Dandenong Ranges. Students excel under the guidance of great teachers who love what they do and seek to inspire them to strive for excellence.

Outstanding VCE results

In 2017, our VCE students have once again achieved some excellent and well-deserved results. Our outstanding VCE results included:

  • A top ATAR of 99.45
  • Five students achieved an ATAR of 99 or above
  • The median ATAR was 82.95
  • Median study score was 34
  • More than 37 per cent of students achieved results in the top 10 per cent in Victoria

We believe that it is the powerful combination of hard-work and dedication from our students and great leadership, guidance and commitment from their teachers which contributes to Yarra Valley Grammar’s consistently excellent VCE results.


Yarra Valley Grammar’s broad curriculum is responsive to individual student needs, with extra opportunities for enrichment and support. Key learning areas include English, mathematics, science, art and design, business studies, design technology, humanities, ICT, languages including Chinese, Indonesian and French, physical education and sport/outdoor education. Our students also enjoy a diverse range of extracurricular opportunities, including academic, sporting and special interest clubs.

Levavi program

This newly established program has been developed to provide enrichment, enhancement and extension opportunities for Year 7 and 8 students in English, mathematics, humanities and science. Students are invited to participate in the program based on a range of criteria including their exhibited passion for the subject(s). Extra-curricular extension opportunities are also available for Year 6, 7, 8 and 9 students.

ESTEAM program

New to the curriculum for Year 8 is our ESTEAM (Enterprise Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) program. This program offers learning challenges across each of the curriculum areas providing opportunities for problem solving, creativity and endeavour. Key areas of focus will be coding & robotics, product design, food, business, digital technologies and importantly, the celebration of outcomes.

Wellbeing and resilience

We are introducing a new framework for our student wellbeing and resilience programs across the whole school in partnership with The Resilience Project. Our aim is to promote independence, resilience, engagement and the confidence to achieve in all of our students and we are confident that this new partnership will help facilitate these goals.


High achieving students who are Australian citizens are eligible for scholarships in the areas of academia, music and general excellence. Academic scholarships are offered to students entering Years 5, 7 to 11. Music and General Excellence scholarships are offered for entry into Years 7 to 11. 

Early Learning Centre

Kindergarten programs are available in our Early Learning Centre for both three and four year olds, full and part-time. All ELC sessions run from 8.45am-3.00pm with before and after school care also available. Our teaching staff are degree qualified, Early Years trained educators and we offer a play-based curriculum. In 2016, our centre was awarded Exceeding the National Quality Standard by ACECQA (The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) across all seven areas assessed.

School tours

Meet our teachers and students, learn about our unique approach to teaching and learning, and explore our beautiful grounds and excellent facilities. Please visit our website for open mornings and school tour dates. 

For more information
Yarra Valley Grammar
Kalinda Rd, Ringwood, VIC 3134
Contact: Ms Gagan Arora 
Telephone: (03) 9262 7700
CRICOS number: 00356E

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1156
Up to Year 6: 233
In high school: 923
In Year 12: 132

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

42 VCE level 3/4 studies
300 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, English as a second language, French, Indonesian,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

7 VET program(s) available
29 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12


Scores of 40+ 20%

Median Score 34

Satisfactory completions of VCE 99%

Satisfactory completions of VET 95%


Bachelor enrolled 74%

TAFE/VET enrolled 11%

Apprentice/Trainee 1%

Employed 1%

Activities and Support staff



14 music options
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37 sporting activities
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61 other clubs or activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

57 support staff
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Message from the Principal

I have the privilege of working with teachers across the school, early learning to Year 12, and what impresses me most is the powerful combination of curriculum knowledge and well-honed interpersonal skills. Whether that be to lay the foundations of learning in literacy, numeracy and creativity in the Junior School or the finer points of physics in Year 12, our teachers are very good at their craft. 

Subject knowledge alone however is not be enough. They must also have the ability to relate to young people and genuinely care about them and their learning.

I often get asked: “What makes a great teacher?” My answer is always the same. A great teacher is expert in his or her field who has a passion for their subject combined with a genuine regard and care for young people. My job as principal is to find such people and put them in front of our students.

Dr Mark Merry

Student Profile

Name: Maddy Rennie

Year Level: Year 12, School Co-Captain

Favourite Subject: Legal Studies

My favourite subject is legal studies. I find it very interesting to learn about our legal system and our teacher, Mr Hay makes it a fun class.

I play hockey for the school in the winter and volleyball in the summer. I also do athletics, cross country running and swimming. I play for Doncaster Hockey Club at a senior level and I am a member of the Hockey Victoria Academy. 

I love catching up with my friends, either going shopping or to the movies. I also do a bit of cooking in my spare time.

My goals for this year are to achieve the best results I can with my studies but also to maintain a balance between school and friends, family sport and down time. I want to make the most of my final year at Yarra and enjoy all the opportunities it brings.  

Open days

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

School fees at Yarra Valley Grammar

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Yarra Valley Grammar 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 $14,776
Grade 1 $17,980
Grade 2 $17,980
Grade 3 $19,564
Grade 4 $19,564
Grade 5 $20,040
Grade 6 $21,200

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $22,224
Year 8 $23,156
Year 9 $25,068
Year 10 $25,068
Year 11 $26,364
Year 12 $26,487

Our Scholarships

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

Scholarship Name General Excellence Scholarships
Eligibility Please refer to theupdated information on homepage under scholarships.

School Details

Principal: Dr Mark Merry

Kalinda Rd Ringwood VIC 3134


Tel: (03) 9262 7700

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