Set in 3.3 hectares of leafy grounds, our coeducational primary school centres around the historic 'Harleston' building in Caulfield, 12 kilometres from the city.
Grimwade House has 680 girls and boys and a teaching staff of around 60. Our facilities include shaded playing areas, a theatre assembly hall, a swimming pool and gymnasium, sports oval, tennis courts, chapel, science laboratory and specialised music school.
Grimwade House is a caring and happy environment which values the particular nature of each child. Melbourne Grammar made a deliberate policy decision to have a coeducational primary school in 1979, and has built up a teaching and administrative staff which specialises in providing a rich educational experience for girls and boys, together.
While we have an unyielding commitment to high academic standards, we are acutely aware that our children will enter a world of constant change. They will need skills that will be different from those in the past - interactive skills, oral communication, problem solving, teamwork and creative thinking.
We build confidence and resilience through offering a broad range of experiences and opportunities for success - from performing in a choir or musical to joining Student Council to entering a reading competition to joining the girls' football team!
Outside the School grounds, children are shown many ways to explore their wider environment and to challenge themselves in safe surroundings. In Year 5, for example, they travel to Woodend to the Robert Knox Camp, where students learn basic survival skills combined with a wide variety of outdoor-based activities, under the supervision of our Camp Director.
At the end of Year 6, boys can continue to junior secondary education at Wadhurst. Girls proceed confidently to other girls' and coeducational schools.
When girls and boys walk through the gates of Grimwade House, they begin a journey that is exciting, challenging and rewarding in a warm, family atmosphere.
For more information about Grimwade House, please download the Grimwade House Parents Handbook.