Exceed even your own expectations

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Red Hill, Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) will soon celebrate a century of inspired learning, where young people have never stopped believing that anything is possible.

In honour of the revolutionary legacy set by our founders in developing fearless leaders, visionary thinkers and resilient learners, we consistently provide a world-class educational experience. We are committed to a holistic learning environment where students from the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12 are enriched and inspired by a diversity of opportunities, so that they may become their best selves.

In a community that champions Rhodes Scholars, Olympians, Supreme Court judges and aerospace engineers, CGGS empowers you to evolve into someone that exceeds even your own expectations.

Academic excellence

CGGS brings together highly qualified teachers, impressive resources and facilities to create a purposeful learning environment where students feel safe to excel. Our students consistently rank highly in NAPLAN results, and our Year 12 graduates are often recognised for their outstanding BSSS and IBDP results.

Year 12 Class of 2023 BSSS and IBDP results

A world-class curriculum

Students develop the skills and attributes of contributing citizenship through the International Baccalaureate (IB). CGGS is authorised to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme. Our awarded IB education provides a curriculum framework that is broad, balanced, conceptual and connected, developing students into active, compassionate, lifelong learners.

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Empathy balanced with ambition

Our research-based Pastoral Care program fosters interdisciplinary skills so that students unfold into resilient, capable and courageous young people.

Forming the foundation of our Pastoral Care program is the House-based system. An integral part of student life at CGGS, it underpins group participation, inspires positive peer connection and creates a supportive framework where students feel valued.

Embedded within our curriculum are bespoke Signature Programs which are targeted, age-appropriate initiatives that assist students on their journey of personal growth, self-reflection and development.

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A diverse co-curricular offering

An extensive co-curricular program offers an enriching and inspiring experience for our students, where they are free to discover their purpose, explore their passions and hone their talents—to make the most of every day.

You will find various clubs and activities, leading music and performance arts programs and a multitude of sports and sport representative opportunities on offer at CGGS.

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Providing equal opportunities

Our Scholarship and Bursary Program acknowledges and rewards students who have demonstrated academic excellence in combination with outstanding leadership skills, service, high achievement in sport, music, cultural pursuits or across multiple disciplines.

Funded in large part by The Gabriel Foundation, the program ensures that everyone has an opportunity to access a world-class education, regardless of their circumstances.

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A home in the heart of Canberra

Our heritage Boarding House, steeped in tradition and enduring charm, is the only all-girls' boarding school in the ACT. Located on the Senior School campus in Red Hill, the Boarding House is just one kilometre from Parliament House and minutes to Australia’s national institutions, universities, high-performance sport facilities, Embassies and over 50 museums and galleries.

Our dedicated boarding staff are available 24 hours a day to ensure you are provided with appropriate academic support, pastoral care and have access to our excellent on-campus facilities.

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A place of limitless possibilities

Our ELC, Junior School and Senior School campuses cover 10 hectares and include facilities such as an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasiums, sports courts, playing fields and purpose-built buildings for science, creative arts and ICT.

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