The Senior School is where Canberra Grammar Boys grow into great young men. We are committed to creating an environment that gives all students access to excellent teachers, facilities and an unrivalled range of opportunities. We seek to give each boy a well-rounded education, with every opportunity to reach his potential and to be well prepared for a successful and fulfilling life after school.
The Senior School is a diverse community, encompassing boys from many different cultures and religions. This diversity enables boys to learn in an environment that represents our globalised world. We want each boy to grow in his understanding of the values of acceptance and open-mindedness in his relationships with others. The Senior School consists of boys in Years 7 to 12, with our House structure providing for smaller groups within these years.
We hold close relationships with Canberra Girls Grammar School through music, drama and House activities, providing opportunities for boys to socialise and develop friendships.
Underpinning all these facets is a level of care that defines Canberra Grammar as a unique school that understands all boys are different, and that each boy is valued for his unique capacity to contribute to the life of this special school in the nation’s capital.
The Senior School caters for 950 boys in Years 7 to 12 on 20 hectares of grounds overlooking the national capital.
At its heart is the School’s beautiful heritage-listed quadrangle, which includes classrooms set in the original buildings constructed in the 1920s as well as the School’s art gallery, assembly hall and dining hall. The School Chapel, which overlooks the School’s main ovals, is an unusually attractive architectural classic of the 1960s.
Other facilities include a state-of-the-art performing arts centre, libraries for the Senior and Primary Schools, two boarding houses, a health clinic, a heated indoor swimming pool, several gymnasia, squash courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, and six large ovals. There is also an off-site boatshed for rowing and sailing.