Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding and Day
86 Anderson Street,
SOUTH YARRA, VIC, 3141
Principal: Dr Toni E Meath
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Amanda Haggie
Telephone: (03) 9862 9200
Number in School: 980
Number of Boarders: 80
Boarding at Melbourne Girls Grammar
Melbourne Girls Grammar continues to provide an exceptional Boarding House Program for girls in Years 7 – 12. Located within the City of Melbourne, and in the heart of our School, boarders have access to the many internationally recognised facilities at the School’s doorstep. The School is only a twenty minute walk along the Yarra River from Federation Square and across the road from the Royal Botanic Gardens, and nearly all girls utilise this close access for short trips into the CBD or for daily exercise around ‘The Tan’.
Our Boarding House, accommodating approximately 84 girls, reflects genuine diversity with a strong connection to rural Victoria and New South Wales. Our boarders acknowledge that their parents have granted them a wonderful opportunity to not only continue their education at a leading girl’s school, but to also explore a range of opportunities and to develop their independence. ‘Knowing the Girl’ is a belief that is at the core of all our programs and routines. This normalises an experience that is not replicated even in a residential hall at university.
With young and dynamic professional staff who reside amongst the girls in the House, we aim to reflect the scope of personalities and needs of each girl in the diversity of our staff team. The staff tutor and support the girls, especially in the transition to a new school.
A boarding experience is the most thorough and realistic preparation for tertiary life. The deliberately advanced level of independence works to prepare the girls for the end of Year 12 and for many of the challenges young women face once they have graduated from school life.