Hunter Valley Grammar School

Hunter Valley Grammar School is the region's own premier P-12, independent, coeducational school centrally located in East Maitland.

Our school is well known for our deep sense of care and compassion where every person, student, parent and staff member alike is valued and given a voice. 

We unashamedly believe an optimistic, healthy learning environment is the catalyst for lifelong learning. At Hunter Valley Grammar School students benefit from striving for high standards and from an education that is anchored in our 
School’s Values for Life.

HVGS is a school where students feel safe to be themselves, express their individuality, make a contribution and belong to a community of action and purpose. Our students feel optimistic about their future, graduating with realistic and tangible tertiary and vocational options.

Students enjoy outstanding facilities on 13 hectares of beautifully landscaped, tree studded grounds. They benefit from the commitment and care of professional staff. Students can choose from a wide range of region-leading academic and co-curricular programs for their personal development and growth.


Hunter Valley Grammar School News: 

The Challenge of Change: A Journey towards a World International Baccalaureate Continuum School

The MYP: developing the next Generation of purposeful and positive young people

Thrive in Year 5 from Hunter Valley Grammar School on Vimeo.

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*This school is a candidate school for one or more IB programmes.


Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Hunter Valley Grammar is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The school was authorised and accredited to teach the PYP in 2015 after meeting the high expectations and requirements of the IB.

Our school has embraced this global education platform, which has led to innovation of our teaching and learning and the creation of a rigorous, challenging and relevant curriculum. Our programs from Preschool to Year 6 explore the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies (BOSTES) through the lens of the PYP framework. This is developing lifelong learners who have balanced, reflective and open minds from which to approach their learning in caring and courageous ways.


We strive to allow our students to develop balanced approaches and be principled thinkers, who inquire into their world.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Hunter Valley Grammar School is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP). We are in a unique position to be able to build on the conceptual understanding, transdisciplinary skills and international-mindedness that students bring with them from our implementation of the PYP in our Junior School. Students experience a purposeful transition into discipline-specific learning, and are supported to meet the heightened levels of academic rigour the MYP presents. Students are supported by a designated Mentor Teacher throughout their senior school years, facilitating an individualised education for each child. Alongside this, students enjoy a true variety of learning experiences, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. MYP students experience a broad and balanced curriculum, drawing on core academic subjects as well as those from the arts and design with the aim of preparing students for the dynamics of the 21st century. In Year 7 and 8 students experience a year-long project-based STEM investigation, placing value on interdisciplinary problem solving and collaboration. The culmination of the MYP is the Personal Project, which HVGS are excited to implement in 2021. Students are encouraged to be involved in a broad range of co-curricular opportunities and service learning to round out their academic study. The IB philosophy underpins all programs offered to students: academic, wellbeing and co-curricular, leading to the holistic development of empathetic, purposeful and principled young people who transition confidently from the MYP into the pathway of their choice.

Diploma Programme (Candidate) (DP*)

Hunter Valley Grammar School is a Candidate School for the IB Diploma Programme

Career-related Programme (CP)

Hunter Valley Grammar School is an Authorised School for the IB Career-Related Programme

Positions currently vacant at Hunter Valley Grammar School