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In pursuit of excellence - academics

The Class of 2021 achieved a median ATAR of 95.30. This translates to 50% of the cohort being in the state's top 4.7% of graduates in 2021. This result is particularly impressive given the School’s large non-selective cohort of 285 boys.

Eleven BGS Class of 2021 students earned the highest possible ATAR of 99.95 – more than a third of the 32 possible perfect ATARs awarded across the state. A further four students received an ATAR of 99.90. Elijah Wong was named Queensland’s top student.


At BGS, 62% of students in Years 5, 7 and 9 achieve results in the top two bands in NAPLAN – significantly higher than the state average.

These outstanding NAPLAN and ATAR results demonstrate the growth of our students along their BGS journey and a culture of relentlessly pursuing excellence.

Our dedicated teachers strive to develop a culture of endeavour and a supportive environment that enhances students' learning capabilities.


It was very easy to see what success looked like.


The BGS journey is all about personal growth in the pursuit of excellence.


Brisbane Grammar School students and teachers never rest on their laurels. Our extraordinary academic results illustrate the breadth of achievement of BGS students, and a culture of pursuing excellence in teaching and learning to challenge the status quo.

We track student results across academic, wellbeing and cocurricular to identify those who require additional assistance to enhance their learning capabilities.

The School is at the forefront of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) education in Australia. STEAM combines scientific inquiry with technological implementation, engaging the problem solving of engineering, the creativity of art, and mathematical modelling to support a whole-of-brain approach to comprehension and understanding of the real world.

The transformative BGS STEAM Precinct, open in 2023, will bring disciplines together in large, contemporary and technologically rich learning spaces.

A BGS education has never been more valuable.



A BGS education provides a diverse generation of students with STEAM initiatives that cultivate creative, innovative and effective thinkers. The pursuit of excellence is fostered through student-centred and inclusive programs where students work towards becoming problem solvers, collaborative leaders, autonomous thinkers and aspirational learners.

Tanya Neilsen
Principal Project Officer – STEAM and Related Learning



How do you measure excellence?

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

Graduates pursue their excellence in diverse fields

BGS Boarding talk in their modern, private rooms

Excellent facilities and more than 400 hours of additional academic support for boarders

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

Innovative teaching pedagogy studies validated by The University of Melbourne

BGS Old Boy Sean Parsons shows BGS students what excellence in education means.

24 dimensions used to identify, track and support wellbeing to ensure boys are supported and happy


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