Townsville Grammar School

Private School

Townsville Grammar School is open to students from the first year of primary school through to graduation. Each student is housed on a separate campus depending on age.

Years 7-12 are located in the North Ward district between the local mountain Castle Hill and the beach promenade, which is only 800 metres away. This picturesque campus combines historical features with modern facilities such as air-conditioned classrooms and a 50-metre swimming pool as well as “Parker Hall”, the residential building for the 120 boarding students.

Townsville Grammar School is an accredited International Baccalaureate World School and offers 11th year students the choice between the IB Diploma Course and the Queensland Certificate of Education. The IB Diploma is recognised by universities around the world, with many universities offering scholarships, bonus points or subject credits for IB graduates.

In addition to its excellent academic reputation, Townsville Grammar School has an excellent track record in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). It takes an active approach to learning, challenging students with real world problems.

If required, Internationals have the option of attending an English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Class, where they receive individual language tuition and subject related support. Specific after-school tutorials are also available.

The School’s music programme includes choirs, a symphony orchestra, a concert band and a whole range of ensembles for specific instruments.

Theatre productions take place every two years. Many students take part in these productions, on or off stage, in the orchestra or in the costume, make-up, sound and lighting departments. The professional level of these events is truly amazing for a school ensemble.

Townsville Grammar School offers a wide range of special support for its boarding students: after-school learning tutorials, evening home tutorials, lots of sports and music lessons and transport to all kinds of activities. Leisure activities and excursions into the nature of the tropical north of Queensland are offered, especially on weekends.

Townsville Grammar School Logo


  • private
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 750 (Year 7-12)
  • Year established: 1888



  • State: Queensland
  • Nearest town: Townsville
  • Google Maps


  • International Baccalaureate World School
  • Boarding Facilities
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

These pictures were taken during the school visit of the director of Highschool Australia Anne Stewart (see About us ) in June 2022