Welcome to Caulfield Grammar School


We are a five-campus school with 3320 students, 700 full-time and part-time employees and over 400 sports coaches.

Our size and scale allows us to provide a vast range of broad and balanced programs for our students. And yet, because students are spread over multiple campuses, we don’t feel ‘too big’. We have all of the benefits of scale, without students ever feeling like a small fish in a big pond.

Day-to-day school takes place at a choice of three Melbourne campuses: Wheelers Hill, Malvern and Caulfield. Our campuses in Yarra Junction and Nanjing, China offer specialist education programs for our students.

Established in 1881 Caulfield Grammar School is a leading independent co-educational school in Melbourne, Australia.

One school, five campuses

Wheelers Hill CampusEarly Learning to Year 12
Malvern CampusEarly Learning to Year 6
Caulfield CampusYears 7 to 12
Boarding from Year 9
Yarra Junction CampusEducation Outdoors
Nanjing Campus, ChinaInternationalism Program

Our purpose


To enable quality learning every day in every experience for every learner for life.

Our vision


To be a leading, internationally recognised, co-educational school fostering responsible global citizens.

Our values


Inspired by our Anglican tradition of faith, hope and love, our values drive our behaviour, inform our decisions, shape our perspective and underpin our culture.

Our strategy


Our Strategy 2019 – 2031 plan enables our School to further evolve, and enrich all members of our community – defining what the future will look like for Caulfield Grammar School in 2031.

Our motto


‘Work hard that you may rest content’.

Our School badge is an emblem of visibility and membership that symbolises our rich history.

Our distinctive colours of blue and white and School motto were chosen in 1882 by Joseph Henry Davies, M.A., School founder and headmaster (1881-88).  

‘Labora ut Requiescas’, meaning ‘work hard that you may rest content’, inspires us to persevere in achieving the goals of truth and knowledge represented by the star on the School badge, surmounting the shield of faith and protection. 

Our motto was influenced by a verse from the Bible’s New Testament, Epistle to the Hebrews, Chapter 4:11, “Let us labour therefore to enter into rest” and freely translated from the Latin as labora ut requiescas. 

Our community


Caulfield Grammar School prides itself on its connected community.

At the core is CaulfieldLife. CaulfieldLife is our purpose-built community platform that provides a place for our students, families and employees to connect, send and receive information, and access School resources.

Families joining Caulfield Grammar School are welcomed into nurturing and friendly campus communities. Each campus has an active and passionate Parents & Friends Association. These associations host functions for families, help with fund and friend-raising, and are the social heart of each campus.

The Caulfield Grammar School journey doesn’t end at Year 12, with students welcomed in to the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association community. Students can attend reunions, networking events and join clubs with fellow alumni. 

The Caulfield Grammar School Foundation seeks the philanthropic funds that will enable the best possible learning environment and experiences for our students.

Recognising that fees cover the operating and general costs and giving transforms our School, the Foundation works in partnership with the School community to provide  current and future students with world-class facilities, programs and scholarship opportunities. A strong supportive foundation underpins every great school around the world.