Life at Grammar
Explore our School
Founded by an Act of Parliament in 1854 Sydney Grammar School was officially opened in 1857.
The modern College Street has around eleven hundred boys, St Ives over four hundred, and Edgecliff three hundred. Our boys now proceed from the School to a variety of Universities in New South Wales and beyond, but the basic purpose of Grammar as set out in the Act – ‘to confer on all classes and denominations of Her Majesty’s subjects resident in the Colony of New South Wales, without any distinction whatsoever, the advantages of a regular and liberal course of education’ – remains the same.
Since its foundation, the School and its old boys (called ‘Old Sydneians’) have played an important part in the history of this country.
The secondary school (7–12) is located in College Street in the city of Sydney.
There are two preparatory schools, one in Paddington (K–Year 6) and one in St Ives (Preschool–Year 6).
The Music Department is very strong, both in terms of the quality of its teaching staff, and the quality of its facilities. We offer a number of music scholarships for outstanding performers.
The School Archives were established in 1981 to facilitate research into the School's history.
The library is named after AB 'Banjo' Paterson, one of the School's most famous Old Boys (1875-1881). It contains seating for 200 pupils in a variety of areas.
College Street, Darlinghurst
NSW 2010 Australia
Phone: (02) 9332 5800
Fax: (02) 9331 5164
Alma Street, Paddington
NSW 2021 Australia
Phone: (02) 9366 0100
Fax: (02) 9361 5759
Ayres Rd, St Ives
NSW 2075 Australia
Phone: (02) 8302 5200
Fax: (02) 9449 9875