Boarding Options

At Brisbane Grammar School we have developed a flexible approach to boarding which reflects the differing needs of our community, in the form of three boarding options.

Full Boarding

Harlin House is a seven day a week boarding house, and the majority of boys are full-time boarders. Most boys choose to stay in during the weekends to take advantage of the excellent academic and wellbeing opportunities.

Arrangements are flexible, and boys can enjoy leave for all or part of most weekends. Staff organise leave through our online leave application system, with approval from parents, the Director of Boarding or Head of Residence, and the host family. Midweek leave for family dinners or special occasions can also be arranged.

Short Term Boarding

We also offer short term boarding places for periods ranging from a week to an entire term.

Short-term boarding appeals to boys and parents during times of intense school commitment, ranging from the school play to preparation for a sporting event or significant academic assessment. Families travelling overseas may also choose short term boarding.

Occasional Boarding

We also offer occasional boarding for existing Brisbane Grammar Students who wish to stay on two set nights over the course of a term. This is an appealing option for families wanting to streamline school life. 

Benefits for students:

  • no commuting
  • transport to and from off-site school activities
  • nightly program of academic support


For further details regarding the fee structure and specific arrangements, please contact:

  • Director of Enrolments, Mr Jamie Smith, on 07 3834 5200 or
  • Director of Boarding, Mr Berian Williams-Jones on 07 3834 5225