Melbourne Grammar School

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Course Range (Levels)P-12
Students (approximate)1797
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Who's Who of boys' school rankings (based on the number of its alumni mentioned in the Who's Who in Australia): 1.Scotch College, Melbourne, 2.Melbourne Grammar School, 3.Melbourne High School, 4.Geelong Grammar School, 5.Sydney Boys High School, 6.Wesley College, 7.Shore, 8.Fort Street Boys' High, 9.North Sydney Boys High School, 10.Sydney Grammar School The Junior school, Years Prep to 6, is co-educational. The senior school is boys only. The origins of Melbourne Grammar School lie in the vision and perseverance of Melbourne's first young Church of England Bishop, Charles Perry, who founded the Diocese of Melbourne. Charles Perry opened an 'experimental' grammar school in 1849 at St Peter's Eastern Hill (East Melbourne) to meet the growing educational needs of the young colony. Almost ten years later his dream of building a permanent, centrally located grammar school was realised with a grant from the Colonial Government of 15 acres on St Kilda Road. Melbourne Church of England Grammar School opened in 1858 with Dr John Bromby as the first Headmaster and 136 students enrolling in the first year. In its 150 years, Melbourne Grammar School has produced distinguished and varied graduates from its bluestone walls. Three Prime Ministers, Antarctic explorers, over one hundred Anglican clergy, the first Australian artist to be admitted to the Royal Academy, servicemen, academics, businessmen, industrialists, members of professions, musicians, actors, politicians, farmers, and many other Australians who have made invaluable contributions to this country's growth.

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Phone 03 9865 7555     
Address Domain Rd, Melbourne  VIC  3004
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