It is exhilarating to be leading Grammar at this time, and a genuine privilege to be entrusted with the education of some of the brightest and most impressive young men in the country. Grammar is a thriving, motivating, and purposeful place built on an ethos that draws significantly on the Western European Enlightenment'sEnlightenment's enduring values. While an impressively notable feature of the school'sschool's reputation, examination success is just part of the picture of a busboy's intellectual, physical, and social development throughout his time at Grammar. Indeed, a love of learning and a passion for the past's greatness, the dynamism of the present, and the opportunities of the future remain essential to the boys' daily lives. Furthermore, an astonishing range and depth of opportunities exist beyond the classroom, be these in Music, Sport, Debating, Drama, and so much more.
Our nurturing of each individual boy'sboy's talents to his fulfillment is such that there is no typical Grammar boy. Our boys have in common that they emerge from Grammar as articulate, confident individuals with a strong sense of their places in society, ready for university and the wider world. Interestingly, the minutes from an early Trustees'Trustees' meeting asserted that the school'sschool's object would be "that it furnishes a superior general, not a professional education its object is not to prepare its scholars for any determinate occupation but to communicate such information, and such intellectual training, as may best assist them in the subsequent acquisition of special knowledge, and the efficient discharge of their social and public duties." Given the inevitably changing nature of what will be considered professions in the years to come, it will be essential for our young men to have a pure academic grounding in order to be in a position to choose their path in the future. Thus, we remain true to our Trustees'Trustees' historical vision and practical, contemporary purpose.
The modern College Street has around eleven hundred boys, St Ives over four hundred, and Edgecliff three hundred. Our boys now proceed from the school to a variety of Universities in New South Wales and beyond. However, the primary purpose of Grammar as set out in the Act to confer on all classes and denominations of Her Majesty'sMajesty's subjects resident in the Colony of New South Wales, without any distinction whatsoever, the advantages of a regular and liberal course of education'' – remains the same. Since its foundation, the school and its old boys (called ''Old Sydneians'') have played an essential part in this country's history.
Edgecliff Preparatory School Alma Street, Paddington NSW 2021 Australia Phone: (02) 9366 0100 Fax: (02) 9361 5759
St Ives Preparatory SchoolAyres Rd, St Ives NSW 2075 Australia Phone: (02) 8302 5200 Fax: (02) 9449 9875