Founded in 1926 and set in the historic fields of the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne, St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar is a non-denominational and non-selective independent private school. The School encompasses 2 campuses and 50 acres of manicured gardens, provide our students with a place to belong and connect in a natural landscape that provides a calm, secure and predictable environment in which to grow and flourish.

The School is located in a growth corridor in greater Melbourne, where there is significant housing and infrastructure investment being made as farmlands become new homes for Victoria rapidly expanding population.

The demographics of the local area are rapidly changing in line with the rapid growth in the area.

Our School - St Margaret's Berwick Grammar

Our school has a growing student body of over 820 students, provides all pupils with a single, seamless educational journey through Early Learning, Junior School, Middle Years to the completion of VCE in a Senior College setting. Through our Diamond Education Model, the school offers a co-educational learning environment in ELC and Junior School (primary school), before separating students at the right physical and emotional time in their growth and development to a single-gender education on separate campuses, dedicated to catering to the learning and wellbeing needs of our Senior Girls and Boys (secondary school).

Drawing on close to a century of operation as well as validated research, these separate learning environments enable the best of both worlds, allowing girls and boys to thrive in safe learning zones, freeing students from traditional gender stereotypes.

While the School has four distinct campuses ELC, Junior School, Senior Girls and Senior Boys, students and families are connected through a range of programs and events that create belonging and build community.

We provide a diverse, inspiring environment in which young people of all abilities can develop their interests and extend their learning. Central to our ethos of growing great people is our focus on character development in the belief that an education of the head that neglects an education of the heart is no education at all!

The St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar framework stresses participation and the quest for excellence in the 4 As of Academics, Athleticism, Artistry and Adventure as an antidote to schools that preach just the learning of the ABC’s and focus on ATAR’s.

Distribution of Socio-Educational Advantage (SEA)
Gender Split
Language Background Other than English


Our Junior School (Primary School) (Pre-Prep to Year 6) is a fully authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School implementing the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Our Senior Schools (Secondary School) (Year 7 to Year 12) teachers the Victorian Curriculum culminating the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) at the end of Year 12. Students choose up to 5 VCE subjects to study.

The school offers a comprehensive range of subjects which include: English or English (EAL) or English Literature (compulsory), SPARC Program (compulsory), Accounting, Art, Australian and Global Politics, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Chinese Second Language, Chinese Second Language Advanced, Computing – Applied, Economics, Food Studies, Geography, Health and Human Development, History – Twentieth Century, Languages: Chinese or French, Legal Studies, Mathematics, General Mathematics, Mathematics Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Media, Music Performance, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Studio Arts, Theatre Studies, Visual Communication and Design and VCE VET.


ATAR stands for Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank. It is a number between zero and 99.95 that tells your position in your year group. It is a rank or percentile position out of all students who are completing the VCE. So, an ATAR of 90 means the student is in the top 10 percent of their year group.

Class of 2021

There were 81 students in the class of 2021 who achieved the following outcomes:

  • 13% of students achieved an ATAR of 99+
  • 27% of students achieved an ATAR of 90+
  • 50% of students achieved an ATAR of 80+
  • Girls Median ATAR 82
  • Boys Median ATAR 70
  • Girls Median Study Score 34
  • Boys Median Study Score 30
  • 4 Perfect Study Scores were achieved in English, Further Maths, Legal Studies and Physics.
  • 100% of students passed VCE

Other Awards and Distinctions for the class

  • Students receiving Victorian Premier Awards for Academic Excellence.
  • Students selected to exhibit in Top Arts, Victoria’s premier arts event for students, at the National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Students selected to dance at Top Dance, Victoria’s premier performing arts event for students.
  • Students completing Silver and Gold awards in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

Tertiary Institutions attended by St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar Graduates from the last 4 Years include:

Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Australian National University (ANU)
Bond University
Deakin University
James Cook University
LaTrobe University
Monash University
RMIT University
SAE Creative Media Institute
Swinburne University
University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
Victoria University