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Melbourne Girls Grammar

Melbourne Girls Grammar

VIC, Melbourne City Central









Boarding at Melbourne Girls Grammar School

Boarding at  Melbourne Girls Grammar The Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS) Boarding House (Years 7 to 12), is located on the Merton Hall Campus in South Yarra. Our boarders have access to the many internationally recognised cultural, sporting and entertainment facilities of Melbourne, as well as the Royal Botanic Gardens just on our doorstep. One of the great strengths of the MGGS Boarding House is the quality and depth of the relationships built between the school, families and girls. We support and encourage our girls to learn about themselves, develop their character, build relationships and become independent young women. Our boarders come from all over Australia and overseas, bringing with them a wide range of perspectives, learning experiences and expectations.

Every girl’s boarding journey is unique as she is able to explore her passions and achieve her best in whatever it is she chooses to pursue. The girls are encouraged to develop their own routines and gain independence and confidence in their time management and organisational skills. Girls are given the opportunity to get involved in specialised activities to develop strong friendships and enable each girl to find her way, ensuring she is enriched by all the opportunities MGGS and the wider Melbourne community have to offer.

Boarders are encouraged to achieve their personal best in their academic and co-curricular pursuits. We believe an exceptional education not only focuses on academic skills but also emotional and physical wellbeing. We understand that in order to enjoy their experience and succeed, our boarders need to feel supported and settled in the boarding house, their home away from home. There is a strong care network to support the needs of each girl including the dynamic residential staff, wellbeing coordinators, academic tutors, and teachers, who communicate daily about each girl’s academic progress and classroom engagement. This support network guides the girls from transition into the school through to graduation.

The boarding house fosters strong, capable young women who develop the skills and confidence to flourish and be their best in every possible way. We aim to develop every girl’s capacity to be an independent and reflective learner. Our girls acquire the skills to be strong self advocates, articulating their needs, concerns and aspirations with confidence and courage. A boarding experience at MGGS prepares and empowers our girls for life beyond school.

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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