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Melbourne Girls Grammar

Melbourne Girls Grammar

VIC, Melbourne City Central









About Melbourne Girls Grammar

Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS) is a school where challenge and choice create opportunities for every girl to discover who she is meant to be. Principal Catherine Misson’s drive to create student centred practices has resulted in an historical shift in the design of schooling. Internationally recognised for its innovation and leadership, MGGS integrates academics and wellbeing across the school, allowing girls to access an unparalleled suite of  opportunities.

We are a forward-looking community and understand that our students must be prepared for life in an increasingly complex and globally connected world. Our focus is to develop and empower young women, with the courage, skills and experience they need to excel in life beyond school.

Through an unwavering commitment to be their personal best, girls at MGGS develop confidence and independence. Our school values of integrity, compassion, courage and self-discipline provide the foundation for student service and leadership. Our exceptional learning programs (from early learning through to Year 12) respond to the unique needs of contemporary girls. Enhancing an MGGS education are the diverse opportunities offered in the classroom and beyond. The depth of co-curricular programs offered across the school ensures that every girl explores and develops her areas of interest and passion to maximise her learning. In particular, our coding, engineering and design workshops underpin our commitment to quality STEM experiences for girls.

The Melbourne Girls Grammar Senior Years Program (Years 9 to 12) is responsive to the world in which our girls will live, study and work beyond graduation: we focus on developing an enterprising mindset, so our girls are academically, emotionally and socially prepared for the pace and complexity of global lives. Students have both fixed and flexible experiences in their program, providing them with the capacity to shape their day according to personal goals and priorities, which have been established in consultation with teachers, wellbeing coaches and fitness coaches. Wellbeing coaches work with students one-on-one, or in groups, on subjects ranging from time and stress management to sport, body image and mindfulness.

The new Artemis Centre is at the heart of our Senior Years Program. The centre responds to the changing learning needs of today’s young women. This purpose-built facility supports our students’ wellbeing needs with flexible learning areas, silent study spaces, and facilities for relaxation and exercise. Our girls’ timetable encourages independence in learning and time management. We recognise the significance of social, emotional and physical health and help students find their individual strengths and
interests to thrive.

Our teachers are passionate about teaching and learning and we are committed to providing teachers with quality professional development. The MGGS initiative Centre for Educational Enterprise (CEE), offers our teachers a fully customised professional learning program to leverage their interests and maximise their development. As part of the CEE program, MGGS offers teachers the opportunity to do an externship enabling them to identify leaders in the industry and seek a placement with them to experience the cutting edge of real life workplaces. Our teachers return to the school inspired to provoke new thinking and to plan student experiences that will encourage the development of key attributes and understandings.

We believe that to flourish in the highly complex, accelerating world in which they live and learn, our students must emerge from school confident in their identity, equipped with strategies to apply themselves in challenging contexts, and optimistic that they can influence their future opportunities.

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1000
Up to Year 6: 350
In high school: 650
In Year 12: 120

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

36 VCE level 3/4 studies
193 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

3 VET program(s) available
6 VET students

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 29%

Median Score 36

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 100%


Bachelor enrolled 71%

TAFE/VET enrolled 5%

Employed 7%

Activities and Support staff



23 music options
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44 sporting activities
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68 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

70 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

4 accelerated learning
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Message from the Principal

Melbourne Girls Grammar has a clear vision for the education of our contemporary students. We are committed to preparing them to navigate their future with confidence, resourcefulness, and the ability to respond to complex challenges. Our girls have the capacity to be the positive influence in the many life contexts they will experience beyond our red brick walls.

Catherine Misson

Student Profile

Name: Emma

Year Level: Year 11

Favourite Subject: Biology

Emma started at Melbourne Girls Grammar as a boarder in Year 9 and, now in Year 11, has made the most of every opportunity at the School.  

“Choosing to board is one of the biggest decisions I have made in my life,” says Emma. “My choice to board was partly because it would allow me to leave home and experience independence in a safe environment. I have become more confident in many ways. There are so many opportunities to try new things and meet inspirational people through different school programs, and to meet girls from diverse backgrounds and different cultures. We are always surrounded by passionate and driven students.” 

Emma’s favourite subjects include biology and drama. With biology, Emma enjoys the practical aspect, with many excursions to the zoo, the aquarium and the Royal Botanic Gardens (directly opposite the school) to observe what the class is learning about in the real world. “We go outside the spectrum of textbook learning and discuss real world examples,” says Emma. The utilisation of technology and the world-class facilities and equipment also enhance the learning experience. Drama also allows Emma to use her artistic and creative side and she says, “I find the process of creating purely from stimulus very interesting and fun. We have very active discussions where we all contribute and can share personal stories which we can then incorporate into performances.”

Emma is also very involved in co-curricular activities and takes part in the senior choir, Merton Chamber Voices, Melbourne Girls Grammar and Melbourne Grammar School plays, tennis and debating, and the new music theatre group, an initiative by Emma and a peer. Emma says that she has become passionate about public speaking, and says that, “it gives me greater self-confidence and increased confidence in asserting my own opinion.” 


Open days

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


School fees at Melbourne Girls Grammar

The fees outlined below have been sourced from Melbourne Girls 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
Kindergarten fees $21,212
Prep Fees $22,984
Grade 1 $24,308
Grade 2 $24,308
Grade 3 $26,268
Grade 4 $26,268
Grade 5 $29,936
Grade 6 $29,936

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $31,932
Year 8 $32,972
Year 9 $34,484
Year 10 $34,484
Year 11 $35,288
Year 12 $35,288

Boarding Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $27,516
Year 8 $27,516
Year 9 $27,516
Year 10 $27,516
Year 11 $27,516
Year 12 $27,516

International Student Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Grade 5 $46,992
Grade 6 $46,992
Year 7 $46,992
Year 8 $46,992
Year 9 $46,992
Year 10 $46,992
Year 11 $46,992
Year 12 $46,992

Our Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Melbourne Girls Grammar 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 Female
Eligibility For entry into Years 5, 7 and 9. Based on an academic examination and interview. Awarded at the discretion of the Principal.
Amount Comment Full remission of tuition fees for the duration of enrolment.
Tenure 6 years

School Details

Principal: Mrs Catherine Misson

86 Anderson St South Yarra VIC 3141
100 Caroline St South Yarra VIC 3141


Tel: (03) 9862 9200

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