"It's exciting to see the real world and the working world every day'." — St George's graduate
Like deciding on a home, choosing a school has to feel right. St George's Anglican Grammar School is a special place. It's a small school with a big difference.
The city connection
Unlike other schools, our campus does not end at the gates - it extends to the city which plays a pivotal role in each student's education.
St George’s Cathedral is our chapel and spiritual home where assemblies and services are held. The Perth City Library and Alexander State Library can be used as a study zones by our Year 12 students. The Heath Ledger State Theatre Centre is our stage for drama productions, while Yagan Square and His Majesty's Theatre are just two performance venues for music. The Art Gallery of WA and Museum Boola Bardip are familiar extensions of our classrooms while Wellington Square, Langley Park, the banks of the Swan River, Kings Park, Elizabeth Quay and the Supreme Court Gardens are utilised for sport, recreation and further learning.
St George's Grammar is also enjoying a growing connection with city businesses who open their doors for excursions and vocational insights. These mutually beneficial partnerships provide our students with one-of-a-kind opportunities for mentoring and an exposure to a multitude of potential career pathways.
Being in the heart of the city also allows our students to be active citizens. Our students are confident users of the city and their distinctive red blazers add a vibrant, youthful and creative presence to the city centre.
'Our city-based campus allows us to respond to the learning and social needs of young people at a time when they are navigating their way to adulthood. We use the many places in the city as part of our learning environment.' — Mrs Tina Campbell, Principal
The decision between co-education or single-sex education is an important factor for many families. At St George's Anglican Grammar School, our approach to and passion for co-education is just part of what makes us different.
We are a proudly inclusive school, and we provide a safe learning environment where all students can truly be themselves. Our students are accepted for who they are and are encouraged to find their place and their passions. Within this supportive environment, our students learn to be inclusive of others, despite – and perhaps because of – their differences.
Close bonds between students and teachers are an integral feature of St George's. Our multi-storey school creates an environment in which relationships are central to all we do. Students are greeted at the door every day by staff and by name. Teachers seek to provide an exceptional educational experience that goes beyond the curriculum and prepares students for an ever-changing world.
The campus is bright, modern and student-friendly - with an almost university feel. It comprises seven floors of teaching and learning spaces, including a basement devoted to music, an urban cafeteria and a rooftop recreation area. While most sport is conducted at venues and parks outside of the school, our fully equipped gym and rooftop basketball, soccer and volleyball area provide further space for physical activity, downtime and play.
The interior design features bold splashes of colour, plenty of art and modern finishes and furniture, designed to be welcoming and allowing students to interact with ease.
Teaching spaces include large classrooms with interactive whiteboards and adaptable furniture that promotes collaborative learning; art, design and technology rooms; a fitness centre, music rooms, resource centre, science laboratories and spacious library. Most floors have city and Swan River views.
Convenient public transport
Another benefit of going to school in the city is the convenience of continual public transport. With Transperth bus stops and CAT buses arriving and departing directly outside our building, and the Perth Train Station just 200m away, St George's is ideally situated for students who live in suburbs near and far. Some students catch the ferry to Elizabeth Quay and our location is also convenient for parents who work in the city.