All You Need to Know About International Grammar School Sydney

  • Preschoolers

Schooling is such a hot topic among parents, and with so many options—it’s easy to see why. Public, Catholic, or private? Single-sex or co-ed? Religious or non-religious? Inner-city or out in the suburbs? The pressure to make the right choice for your child is real, and given a school’s potential to shape your child's sense of self and future, it’s a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly

International Grammar School Sydney is an incredibly unique independent, coeducational, secular school offering quality teaching for early learning, primary and high school students through to Year 12, located right in the heart of the city. Here's what you need to know about this renowned Sydney school.

International Grammar School Sydney

Key Features of the School

International Grammar School Sydney
IGS offers an incredibly inclusive and global approach to learning. 

International Grammar School is a local school with a global perspective—something which is incredibly apparent in its language offering. An IGS education is a bilingual education, while also being rich in the study of music and the arts. The chance to learn a second language is offered to students from preschool until year 12—something which really sets the school apart from others.

"Unity through Diversity" is the school's motto and its five core values of diversity, personal achievement, connectedness, vibrancy, and authenticity are the beating heart of the school, and really highlight the ethics of the community and environment within which children can really, truly thrive at IGS.

A Day in the Life of a Student

International Grammar School Sydney
IGS believes in offering a well-rounded education so that students can discover their own passions and sense of self.

The IGS vision is to empower students to be world-ready through limitless learning opportunities, creativity, and innovation. The curriculum is constantly evolving to meet the needs of students and includes exciting programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) in addition to their renowned language and music offerings.

Believing that a well-rounded education is essential for success in today's world, IGS is dedicated to providing students with the tools they need to thrive both academically and personally.

Take a tour of the school and get a feel for IGS' offering for yourself. 

Principal Spotlight

Shauna Colnan International Grammar School
IGS Principal, Shauna Colnan embodies the core values of the school.

IGS Principal, Shauna Colnan has led an incredibly distinguished career in leadership roles across some of Sydney’s most prestigious independent schools.

Shauna started out as an English and History teacher, and it’s safe to say her capacity as an educational leader has been well and truly enriched by academic studies at the University of Sydney, the University of New England, Harvard University, and New York University.

Shauna trusts wholeheartedly in the broad liberal education that students receive at IGS, believing that a teacher's role is to honour and nurture childhood while drawing out the innate gifts of the child. Her ethos with IGS is to offer students a varied and diverse educational journey that empowers them to explore their gifts, find their voices and become their best selves as they move with growing confidence and independence toward adulthood.

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