Explore Our School

Yarra Valley Grammar has successfully educated international students for many years.

Students from many different countries come to our School because of its reputation for academic excellence and innovation. The School sets high standards of performance in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits.

Our students excel under the guidance of great teachers who love what they do and seek to inspire them to achieve their best. They have a genuine interest in getting to know their students, so they can teach them effectively, identify issues or problems, and care for their welfare. Our local students and staff create a welcoming environment for our international students who speak very highly of the School and their experiences.

Yarra Valley Grammar’s broad curriculum is responsive to individual student needs, and new subjects and projects are introduced to ensure relevance to today’s students. The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the common credential for all Victorian students, providing pathways to universities and spanning over two years (Years 11 and 12).The majority of students move on to tertiary study, with the University of Melbourne and Monash University being the most popular choices.

All enquiries from China can be sent directly to our China Office in Beijing. Please email the China Office. For enquiries outside of China, please contact the Director of Marketing and Admissions, or visit one of the School’s agents for further assistance.

At Yarra Valley Grammar some of the benefits of selecting our School include:

  • Extensive subject choice in all areas of academia, sport and the performing arts
  • Caring and supportive teaching staff
  • State-of-the-art resources and facilities
  • Good access to public transport
  • Homestay arrangements organised by Yarra Valley Grammar (and are typically with an Australian family located very close to the School)
  • Small classes of English as an Additional Language (EAL) run for those needing to extend their English skills
  • After-school tutorials for international students run three times a week
  • Vibrant and friendly international student community

Picturesque campus in outer Melbourne – one of Australia’s most attractive and liveable cities

"Two years have gone so quickly, it’s hard to describe all the wonderful events here at Yarra Valley Grammar. Coming to Australia was a huge challenge for me, however, with the help of friends and staff at Yarra, I was able to relax and enjoy the new experience.

International students come from different parts of world and I would never have the chance to meet so many wonderful people if I didn't come to Yarra. At Yarra, we shared conversations, lunches and our learning experiences. Different cultures were mixed together with a touch of ‘Oz’.

During my two years at Yarra, I experienced unforgettable events. Involvement in talent shows, international student week, ‘muck up’ day, the formal and the valedictory dinner just to name a few. These were all new to us. These great opportunities enabled us to interact with the parents, teachers and our peers. We shared these wonderful stages of our lives together. I have great memories of my time at Yarra Valley Grammar, which will last forever." Ling, Zhijie (Cara) - Year 12, 2011; Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, 2012