Ipswich Grammar School


Established 1863


50 mins drive from BROWNS

Prep to Year 12

Ipswich Grammar School

Ipswich Grammar School has welcomed international students for many years.

Today, students from India, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan call IGS home. Founded in 1863 as Queensland's first secondary school, Ipswich Grammar provides a safe, nurturing and fulfilling environment for all students. Our expert staff, small boarding numbers, ensuited rooms and innovative programs contribute to the ongoing academic success of all international students.

Ipswich is located in South-East Queensland at the joining of the Brisbane, Lockyer and Fassifern valleys. It is centrally positioned as part of a national road network and is about 40 minutes from Brisbane, one hour from the Gold Coast and 45 minutes from domestic and international air and sea ports.

Ipswich is connected to Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, via a substantial road network as well as a fast electric train service, which is a short walk from the school.

School Information

Year established: 1863

School facilities

  • Auditorium
  • Information and Technology Centre
  • Library and Resource Centre
  • Industrial Technology and Design Workshops
  • Gymnasium
  • Heated Pool
  • Multi-purpose Sports Dome
  • 8 International Standard Tennis Courts and a Clubhouse
  • Special Programs

  • Music Program - Concert Band, Senior Concert Band, Guitar Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Stage Band, Voices of Grammar, or Soul Band
  • Private music lessons for all string, woodwind, brass, percussion instruments as well as voice and piano
  • Visual Arts - 2D, 3D, Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking, Digital Designs, Cross curricula, and Mixed Media
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Debating
  • Human Powered Vehicles
  • School Entry Requirements

    Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
    HSP 2 HSP 2 HSP 2 HSP 4 HSP 4

    *HSP refers to BROWNS High School Preparation program