Located just off Warrigal Road in the heart of Melbourne’s South East, we offer excellence in coeducational learning from Early Learning through to Year 12.
Starting from humble beginnings in 1983, the school became a reality when leaders of the Oakleigh Greek Orthodox Community together with the late Reverend Father Nicholas Moutafis established a school primarily to satisfy the educational needs of families of Greek background living in the South-Eastern suburbs. At the time, around 41 percent of Oakleigh’s residents were of Greek heritage, making it an ideal choice for many families in the area. And so, Oakleigh Grammar (formerly Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College) was born.
In 2012, with a spirit of enthusiasm and anticipation, Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College was rebranded as Oakleigh Grammar and opened its doors to students of all cultural and faith backgrounds.
The school continues to increase its multiculturalism and expand its prestigious programs as the years go by, with the implementation of the Leader in Me Process, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the Arrowsmith Program. The school also implemented an International Student program in 2016, which currently caters for students from China and Cambodia as it continues to expand.
Our mission is to create quality learning opportunities for every student to reach their full potential. We implement internationally renowned learning programs including the Reggio Emilia Philosophy in our state-of-the-art Early Learning Centre, The Leader in Me Process from Prep to Year 12, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, the Arrowsmith Program and e-learning initiatives, including iPads.
Further to a strong academic curriculum, Oakleigh Grammar students are exposed to a range of social experiences within Oakleigh and the broader community. Character developing programs such as the SRC, The Leader in Me and the International Baccalaureate give students the capacity to grow socially during their school life. Students explore their co-curricular interests and talents in the visual and performing arts, sports, debating, music ensembles, chess club, multimedia, learning enhancement programs and social leadership initiatives.
Students participate in physical education as a core subject and often continue with this subject into VCE studies. Oakleigh Grammar participates in several interschool sporting competitions in a range of sports.
Oakleigh Grammar News:
Celebrating Service at Oakleigh Grammar - November, 2021
Putting the Value in Evaluation - October, 2020
We are proud to be one of a small number of schools offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Melbourne. In line with the International Baccalaureate mission statement, Oakleigh Grammar values education that goes beyond academic development. The school encourages students to develop awareness beyond the individual and his or her immediate community.
As an International Baccalaureate World School, we have access to the best educational resources to further enhance and support our student learning. The program has a focus on the ‘learner’ and the development of ‘learning skills’. Coupled with high international assessment standards, this encourages students to reflect on their learning and performance.
Authorisation as an International Baccalaureate World School ensures strong accountability to best-practise teaching and learning from within this framework. Students learn best when their lessons have context and are connected to their lives and experience of the world.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme encourages both personal and academic achievement. This challenges students to excel in both their studies and personal development.
Given the opportunity to study the Middle Years Programme from Years 6 to 10 provides students with outstanding preparation for VCE studies.
There is a focus on holistic education, and in their final year of studying the Middle Years Programme, students complete a Personal Project. This allows all students to have their own inquiry based on personal interest, setting challenging goals, solving theoretical questions and problems, and reflecting on their own learning outcomes.