At Mentone Girls’ Grammar, we are experts in girls’ education. We understand how girls think, learn and interact. Our curriculum is specifically designed to engage girls at each age and stage from the Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12.
As an open-entry school, we accept students of all talents and abilities, faiths and cultures. We are consistently ranked among the top schools in Melbourne, and the best for girls in Bayside, and our students regularly win prizes for sporting, artistic and academic endeavour. We also have an impressive track record of VCE success and university entry. This is why since 1899 generations of students, staff and parents have been proud to be part of our vibrant learning community.
Our beautiful beachfront location has inspired our WAVES priorities – key principles which guide the way we meet the particular learning needs of girls by contributing to their Wellbeing, Achievement, positive Values, Enterprising nature and Success. These priorities contribute to the unique culture and success of our School, as well as our personalised approach to learning.
Our distinctive style of education provides an environment which explicitly aims to develop an enterprising mindset, coupled with critical 21st century skills and attributes. This focus is enhanced by our Enterprise Academy where the students explore real world projects and opportunities. Our aim is to develop digitally-literate, financially-savvy, innovative and flexible young women who can navigate the complex careers of the future with confidence. In increasingly new and different ways, we provide our students with important skills to manage their lives, to make informed choices and take calculated risks and the self-belief to manage challenges and maximise opportunities.
We are often benchmarked against some of the best schools in the world. Our curriculum challenges and inspires our students to learn, lead and live with a global focus. We have active international and language programs in Chinese, Japanese, French and German. The curriculum also includes a diverse range of curricular and co-curricular activities, coupled with advanced technologies including coding and virtual reality.
In the Junior School, at the heart of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) philosophy is a commitment to developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Every aspect of the curriculum is designed to engage students with these key concepts. We also have strong programs in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics), enterprise and financial literacy and align these initiatives within our Programme of Inquiry, delivered through an inquiry mode of instruction.
In the Senior School, along with languages and our extensive Arts/Humanities offerings that form a significant component of our global learning program, the school also caters heavily to those interested in Accounting and Economics to Business Management, Geography, History, Digital
We aim to give our students an international education, one which will empower them to, as global citizens, meet the challenges of their times. Mentone Girls’ Grammar is filled with staff and students who have passion, dedication and perseverance. We have high expectations and take great pride and joy in exceeding them.