Who we are

School Statement

Macquarie Grammar School is Sydney CBD’s only fully comprehensive, secular, independent, Yrs7-12 High School. Located just by the Queen Victoria’s Building, on Clarence Street, the School boasts an HSC-focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on academic studies that will lead to students attaining an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) with less stress and a more focused approach. The booming population in Sydney’s CBD and inner suburbs has lead to a squeeze on local schools, leaving frustrated families stuck on long waiting lists, to access independent alternatives. Macquarie Grammar School favours a co-educational learning model with a 21st century outlook which is secular, co-educational, and open to all.

Founded in 2004, the School’s mission is to provide an academic-based curriculum and prepare students for the Higher School Certificate (HSC), pre-vocational and University Education, and the workplace, by providing quality education to our students and fostering an enjoyment of and respect for learning. We value every student and have a respect for cultural diversity and inclusiveness.

Teaching and learning takes place in a nurturing, student-centred, caring, and safe environment, where every effort is made to cultivate the individual’s potential.
We welcome freedom of expression that will foster the growth of all within the School. Fees are kept to a minimum because we utilise our City’s World-Class facilities.

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”
Jacques Maritain

Our School has gained a reputation as being friendly, and engenders a culture that is harmonious and caring. MGS has cultivated a culture of belonging and an attitude of gratitude. Our HSC graduates have consistently enabled Macquarie Grammar School to be included on the “HSC Honour Roll”, “Mathematics Merit List”, and the “Board of Studies NSW Distinguished Achievers’ List”, since our conception. The majority of graduates choose to articulate to further tertiary studies.

Statement of Core Values

Macquarie Grammar School practices the following values for Australian Schooling articulated in the National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools that underpin the activities, actions, and behaviours within its community.

Care and Compassion

Care for self and others

Doing Your Best

Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard for a just society.


Enjoy all the rights and privileges of Australian citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control, and stand up for the rights of others.

Honesty and trustworthiness

Be honest, sincere and seek the truth.


Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct; ensure consistency between words and deeds.


Treat others with consideration and regard, respect another person’s point of view.


Be accountable for one’s own actions, resolve differences in constructive, non- violent and peaceful ways, contribute to society and to civic life, take care of the environment.

Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion

Be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others.

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