About Us

‘A great school should be more concerned with the building of character than with the attainment of academic excellence...Every child is capable of doing something well and has something to contribute. This must be encouraged and developed to the utmost.’

The Reverend Sydney Buckley, Founder of Ivanhoe Grammar School

Since the School’s creation in 1915, we have grown from twelve students in a Parish Hall to the leading multi-campus school we are today. While the core principles laid down by our founder remain the same, our school has seen a great deal of change.

With campuses in Ivanhoe and Mernda, families in Melbourne’s North have access to the leading educational outcomes that Ivanhoe provides.

Rich in history, yet thoroughly vibrant, diverse and innovative, Ivanhoe Grammar School provides a wonderful environment for students and has a long history of providing excellent educational outcomes.

International in outlook with a wide range of co-curricular choices, Ivanhoe encourages students to discover and develop their strengths, no matter where their interests lie. Vibrant programs in areas such as performing and visual arts, music, sport, adventure, cadets, local and international service and leadership help students to develop their unique range of talents and gain an awareness and a sense responsibility about their world.

Our focus on student wellbeing and a shared set of values means students feel safe, valued and well cared for throughout their school years and beyond, with the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians network providing a valuable link to their school peers even after they have left school.

We look forward to welcoming you to our School and sharing our plans for the future.