A 21st Century Grammar School
Founded this century in 2004, Macquarie Grammar School Ltd is uniquely attuned to the needs and aspirations of young students. We offer students from all walks of life the opportunity to excel in their chosen field of endeavour, be it the professions, business or academia.
Focused Curriculum puts Learning First
Macquarie Grammar’s Learning First approach offers a focused curriculum that prioritises academic attainment with a “back to basics” philosophy. We consolidate learning in the core subject areas that are most important to the HSC and a future rewarding career. Freed from the distractions that are often built into the curriculum at other Schools, Macquarie Grammar students are able to reach their full academic potential.
HSC and Tertiary Entrance Specialists
Unlike Schools that offer a split academic programme, Macquarie Grammar is 100% dedicated to helping our students complete their HSC and receive an offer of placement in a Tertiary course of Education.
Senior students, mature learners
Open for Years 7-12, Macquarie Grammar offers a calm, friendly, professional and focused environment for students to prepare for their HSC. Macquarie Grammar’s entire curriculum, learning environment and activities are designed to meet the needs and interests of senior students.
Professional CBD surroundings to inspire young adults
Located in the CBD, Macquarie Grammar’s learning environment reflects the future professional surroundings in which students will work, learn and socialise throughout their adult lives. Right by the QVB at Town Hall, we are central to all Sydney’s transport networks.
The most qualified teachers in NSW
Macquarie Grammar School leads in the state in the percentage of our teachers (88%) who hold postgraduate-level qualifications in the subject areas they teach.
Personal Academic Attention:Progress of every student
Macquarie Grammar is big enough to offer a strong HSC portfolio, and small enough to care about the individual progress of every student. Macquarie Grammar teachers reach out to every student, to help all students reach their full potential.
Open to all Australians
We are a secular, co-educational, School that welcomes students from all backgrounds. Our students reflect Australia’s dynamic and diverse population. We foster friendship and understanding to strengthen Australia’s democratic values.
The Fair Go Scholarship Programme
Our School is named after NSW Governor Lachlan Macquarie who is widely believed to have coined the phrase that became one of Australia’s most cherished values: the “fair go”. We take this value to heart, and offer a “fair go” to students from all backgrounds with full and half-scholarships to reduce fees for meritorious students.
Because Macquarie Grammar is located in the CBD, students have immediate access to some of the world’s best academic, sporting and cultural sites. The fitness programme operates at the Olympic-standard Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and the sports fields in Sydney’s Domain. It is a short stroll to the State Library, Sydney Library, Conservatorium of Music, Powerhouse science museum, the NSW Art Gallery and the Australian Museum. Best of all, usage of these wonderful facilities enables School fees to remain allocated entirely to academic pursuits.