About Us

Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is an independent, non-selective Anglican school with an enrolment of approximately 1,300 students.

Spread over two campuses, the School is co-educational from Early Learning to the end of Year 3 and girls only from Years 4 to 12. Boarding facilities are available for girls in Years 7 to 12.

Established in 1926 by the Sisters of the Church, led by Mother Emily Ayckbowm, CGGS is the oldest private day and boarding school in the ACT. Since its foundation, its Christian faith, ethos and values provide an important foundation for all the School’s endeavours.

CGGS brings together highly qualified teachers and impressive resources and facilities in the nation's capital to create a purposeful learning community. Students are enriched by the diversity of opportunity and a spirit of 'anything is possible'. In a safe and secure environment where not only academic but social and emotional needs are genuinely cared for, CGGS provides a complete education. Individuals are acknowledged and can thrive; develop a true world view; make lifelong friends and a real contribution as global citizens.

As a day and boarding community, CGGS students have a range of cultural backgrounds representing more than 54 nationalities. With students speaking over 50 different languages there is a sense of broad-mindedness within the School - if there is more than one way to say something, there's certainly more than one way to look at it.

CGGS is an International Baccalaureate World School authorised to offer the IB programmes from the Early Learning Centre through to Year 12. CGGS's academic achievements are consistently outstanding, reflected in the results achieved by our students on NAPLAN and through the BSSS and IB curriculums every year.

Canberra Girls Grammar is justifiably proud of its students who leave Year 12 as confident young women with aspirations to undertake further studies and make a positive mark upon society.

We ensure every child and young woman has the opportunity to play to their strengths, inside and outside the classroom. Alongside four Rhodes Scholars, CGGS has produced Olympians, award-winning lawmakers, a High Court judge, spiritual leaders and an aerospace engineer - just to name a few.