Carey Baptist Grammar School


In our complex and ever-changing world, it’s clear that today’s young people will be faced with a unique set of challenges in the future. To meet these challenges, fulfil their ambitions and contribute to the wider world, students must be equipped with capabilities that will enable them to thrive in a changing environment. At Carey Baptist Grammar School, we believe in adopting a broader expression of success and allowing students to leverage their strengths and follow their passions, whether they be academics, creators, innovators or athletes. 

Founded in 1923, Carey is a Christian independent co-educational school offering 3-year-old Early Learning to Year 12. Carey is situated in Kew, Melbourne, within easy distance of public transport.

As one of Australia’s leading schools, Carey maintains an even gender balance, fostering the development of confidence, communication skills and self-esteem in all students. Carey works in partnership with families to develop wise, independent, motivated young people who are inspired and equipped to create positive change. The Senior School offers both IB and VCE and fosters a dynamic and stimulating environment..

The wellbeing of every student is at the heart of everything we do at Carey and our award-winning wellbeing program underpins all our activities, from the very beginning of each student’s schooling. Through nurturing student wellbeing and supporting their individual interests, we foster an environment that supports them in achieving their best while also developing individuals with integrity, resilience and a social conscience. 

Carey’s position as a globally-respected school enhances our students’ engagement with the wider world and ensures that when they are applying for tertiary education, whether in Australia or abroad, their applications are looked upon with favour and esteem.

For more information about our programs and purpose-built facilities, visit, call our Admissions Manager on +61 3 9816 1242 or email [email protected]
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Homestay program for international students


Diploma Programme (DP)

The IB Programme at Carey, offered in Year 11 and 12, usually attracts about a third of our Senior School cohort. While the rest of the cohort undertakes the VCE, the students are not segregated and they each benefit from the diversity of thinking and experience from both streams.

All students are offered the support they need to succeed, and they achieve incredible results. Our average scores are consistently well above the worldwide average, placing Carey in the top IB schools in the country.

Our IB educators are experts in their fields. With regular professional development and an active engagement with the IB Diploma Co-ordinator’s network, we ensure that our program is always at the forefront of IB approaches to teaching and learning. We have a number of examiners, principal examiners and workshop leaders within the School. Our educators and committed, passionate and inspiring leaders and mentors for our IB students.

Creativity, Activity, Service is something already ingrained into the Carey experience for all students. Community Service is a particular passion of so many of our students, which means that we have a huge number of avenues for students to follow, from helping refugee children with homework to volunteering to assist with our multiple school musicals and plays throughout the year.

Creative thinking is championed in all classrooms, and our arts program is exceptional. A number of our students are exhibited in the IB Visual Art Exhibition every year, in positions reserved only for the best and most creative works. Along with our regular musicals and plays, students also have access to a huge number of instrumental teachers and 12 music ensembles for Senior School students.

Our co-curricular program also caters for every student’s interests and needs – as a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria, students participate in regular interschool sports competitions across a wide variety of activities. We also offer non-competitive programs for students who are interested in yoga, dance, biking and more.

We offer a wide range of subjects for our IB students:

  • Language A: English (Language and Literature), Chinese (Language and Literature)
  • Language B: Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Spanish ab initio
  • Individuals and societies: Business and Management, Economics, Geography, History, Philosophy, Psychology
  • Sciences: Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Sports, Exercise and Health (SEHS)
  • Mathematics: Maths Analysis and Approaches (SL and HL), Maths Applications and Interpretations (SL)
  • The Arts: Visual Arts, Theatre, Music