A co-educational boarding school in metropolitan Melbourne

Caulfield Grammar School has one of the longest-running and most experienced boarding programs in Australia. We are one of the few schools in Melbourne to offer boarding for both girls and boys. 

Located just eight kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, Caulfield Grammar School’s Caulfield Campus provides boarders with the best of both worlds – an exceptional education and nurturing family environment in one of the world’s most liveable cities. Beaches, parks, cafes and shops are all within walking distance, and the city is just 15 minutes away by public transport.  

For rural and international students, it’s a great way to make the most of living in Melbourne. 

Boarding house at Caulfield Campus
Boarding students connecting on campus
The boarding house on Caulfield Campus

The Boarding Experience

Where our proud history meets your future.

We believe boarding nurtures valuable life skills, building confidence, resilience and independence. Our boarding experience offers a vibrant inclusive community, bringing together staff and young people from different backgrounds, ages and cultures to live and learn together. Since opening our doors to boarders in 1881, Caulfield Grammar School has valued the benefits of a residential community, providing an inclusive ‘home away from home’.   

Boarding Life

Our Boarding Family

Boarding students are the heartbeat of our Caulfield Campus.

We offer co-educational boarding from Years 9 to 12 and accommodate up to 90 students. Our boarding facilities immerse students in a comfortable and welcoming environment that develops the whole student and promotes strong relationships during their crucial adolescent years.  

Boarding Facilities Tour

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Life in the Boarding House

Morcom House is the centrepiece of our boarding facilities, which extend across a number of buildings on Caulfield Campus and directly across the street on Glen Eira Road. Girls and boys share common recreation and dining facilities, with accommodation in separate boarding houses. This co-educational aspect means that brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews can board at the same school, a feature that is uncommon to many schools. 

Boarding students standing outside of Morcom House, the boarding house at Caulfield Campus

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Wellbeing & pastoral care

Our pastoral care program is designed to meet the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs of both students and staff, and is a key element of our student-centered approach to education that embraces the whole person.  

Having the right people around can make a huge difference to how students feel in those moments when they need someone to talk to. We employ staff from a variety of ages, ethnicities and backgrounds, ensuring all boarders have a varied pool of adult personalities that they can connect with should they want advice or just a chat.  Students are carefully supervised on campus and are contactable on a supervisor’s mobiles when on leave. 

The challenges presented by COVID-19 have not only required a re-addressing of educational practices but also how we can actively support our School boarding community in overcoming the obstacles of this unique time. In addition to our strict compliance with COVIDSafe protocols and guidelines, our boarders’ wellbeing is supported and maintained by the School’s commitment to and focus on the connection between emotional health and learning capacity. This is guided by our key School principle known as ‘Mind for life’. 

Boarding students enjoy the support of a variety of staff in the pastoral care program at Caulfield Campus
Boarding students celebrating house sport

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Personal Boarding Tour

The best way to understand life as a Caulfield Grammar boarder is to take a personal tour. You’ll have an opportunity to chat with our boarding staff, see the facilities and get a first-hand sense of what life is like here.

To arrange a personal conversation or tour with our Head of Boarding, please contact:

Telephone: +61 3 9524 6333
Email: admissions@caulfieldgs.vic.edu.au


Find out more about the various scholarships available, including our Boarding Scholarship.

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Australian Boarding Schools Association

Caulfield Grammar School is proud to be a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) which serves to support and develop best practice in residential communities across Australia. 

Boarding Life Gallery