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Ivanhoe Grammar School

Address: 41 The Ridgeway, Ivanhoe VIC 3079, Australia

Description Ivanhoe Grammar School

  • Established: 1915
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Students age: 8-18
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: host families
  • Language of instruction: English.

Ivanhoe Grammar School was founded in 1915 and in the first year of its educational activity took only 12 people to study. Over the years of fruitful work, the educational institution has turned into a large educational center with three modern campuses in Melbourne: Ivanhoe and Plenty. Today it is a general educational institution that accepts children to study from preparatory school to graduation classes.

Ivanhoe Grammar School is distinguished by a rich history and pedagogical experience, innovative approaches and a wonderful environment for the full development of children. The founder of the school, Sydney Buckley, believed that the tasks of the educational institution include not only a strong academic background, but also a diverse personality development.

The educational institution is proud of its intercultural environment and a diverse extracurricular plan, which includes an art school, a music school, sports sections, an adventure club, a cadet academy, and much more. All this encourages children to develop their strengths in a variety of areas of life.

Particular attention is paid to creating a safe and comfortable environment in which each student feels free and comfortable. The school’s philosophy is based on democratic ideas recognized in Australia: the idea of equal rights and opportunities for every person, freedom of religion, speech and the promotion of values such as openness and tolerance.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ivanhoe Grammar School

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Middle Years 7-8

  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Type of training: blended
  • Requirements: from Intermediate
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Cost: from 34840 $ AUD per year.

Programs of grade 7 and 8 will allow students to immerse themselves in a fascinating environment and undergo training according to modern methods. The curriculum is flexible, due to which it will help each student to develop in the field of their interests, taking into account gender, cultural differences. All students study:

  • English (English)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Faith, Ethics and Attitudes ( Religion and Ethics )
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Wellbeing
  • Languages - select from French, Chinese or Spanish ( French , Chinese or Spanish to choose from )
  • The Arts
  • Technology (Digital Technology, Food Technology).

Additional disciplines are offered at choice:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Acting
  • Design
  • art
  • Communications
  • Product Design and Technology
  • Fashion and Textile
  • Food technology
  • Digital technology.
from 36 380 $AUD / year

Senior Years 10-12

  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Type of training: blended
  • Requirements: from Intermediate
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Cost: from 36380 $ AUD per year.

The high school program is focused on the interests and abilities of each student: in three years, students acquire strong training and are determined with a further lesson plan. Grade 10 allows students to gently switch to the national program of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) to choose from .

In the 10th grade, all students study:

  • English (English)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Australian and Global Perspectives (Australia and World Development Perspectives)
  • Physical Education
  • Life Matters.
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International baccalaureate

  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Type of training: blended
  • Requirements: from Intermediate
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Cost: from 36380 $ AUD per year .

International Baccalaureate is an in-depth training program that offers the student more choices: they are taught to think critically and apply a creative approach, develop communication skills, written and verbal, recognize and accept the difference between people and cultures.

Subjects to study:

  • Studies in Language and Literature: English Literature, Chinese Literature ( Language and Literature )
  • Language Acquisition: French, Japanese, ab initio Indonesian ( Foreign languages )
  • Individuals and Societies: Economics, History, Psychology, Business Management ( economics, history, psychology, business - management)
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sports, Exercise and Health Science ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sports, Health Sciences)
  • Mathematics
  • The Arts: Music, Visual Arts (Music and Visual Arts).

Accommodation, housing and food

The school offers foreign students accommodation in host families, students are not allowed to live independently or without a guardian. The educational institution assumes responsibility for high-quality and safe placement and accommodation in host families.

Events Ivanhoe Grammar School

  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Dancing
  • Acting



  • A safe and comfortable environment for everyone
  • Intercultural environment
  • Innovative approaches
  • Rich teaching experience
  • Strong academic background
  • A diverse extracurricular plan.

Equipment Ivanhoe Grammar School

Modern equipment of the school is one of the priorities of the educational institution. Ivanhoe Grammar School believes that a modern and innovative environment will strengthen the educational process and expand the interests of students:

  • The center opened in 2013 is designed for students in grades 7 and 8: there are many educational spaces for individual and project work, an information technology laboratory
  • Modern studio of fine art and acting. The studio includes a dance and music school, six music halls, two large auditoriums for rehearsals of orchestras, music groups and a choir, a recording studio, 2-D, 3-D-studios and seven fine art studios
  • The scientific center was built in 2007 and includes numerous laboratories in which students in practice can study chemistry, physics, astronomy, science and weather
  • The library is a place where students not only study literature and do their homework, but also have fun with friends at board games and design works
  • Food Technology Center - in a professional center, students can gain valuable culinary experience and learn about food management features
  • The large sports center includes two large fields for playing soccer, field hockey, softball, a swimming pool, a physical development center, tennis courts
  • Cafeteria with a wide selection of dishes and a cozy atmosphere
  • Information Technology Center
  • Parks.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

All students go home for a three-week vacation in the middle of the year and at the end. The school closes during the holidays.

  • Semester 1: the beginning of studies for students of grades 7 and 12 on January 30, for all others, study begins on January 31. The end of the semester is April 5th.
  • Semester 2: April 23 - June 21
  • Semester 3: July 15 - September 20
  • Semester 4: October 7 - December 6.

Cost of education:


Cost per year in Australian dollars

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Year 12


  • Medical insurance - 600 $ AUD
  • Administration fee - 280 $ AUD
  • Registration fee - 180 $ AUD .

The school offers students participation in scholarship programs, which you can find on the official website.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • All students from grades 4 to 6 must bring an iPad with them , students in grades 7 and older will need a laptop
  • Filing a completed application and paying a fee of $ 180 AUD
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of passport and visa
  • Copy of the translated transcript of grades from the last place of study
  • Requires translation of all documents into English and notarization of documents
  • Additional requirements are possible.
  • All students need to pass entrance tests to confirm a sufficient level of preparation for studying at school.

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