50% of graduates in the state's top 4.7%
BGS students consistently top the state on every measure.
This success translates into opportunity, with BGS graduates eligible for the most sought-after tertiary courses in Australia and abroad.
In a time of significant change in the world of work, at BGS the question, ‘What do you want to do?’ becomes, ‘What skills might you need for a job that might not yet exist?’
A BGS education has prepared thousands of Old Boys to attend and
excel at leading universities.
Since 1904, the School has produced more than 20 Rhodes Scholars, some of whom went on to become surgeons, historians, engineers, lawyers, professors, politicians and Australian rugby internationals.
BGS prepares your son for life.
Laying the foundations to pursue tertiary excellence.
Nothing without work.
BGS graduates attend leading universities across the world.
King’s College, London
University College, London
1904 - Arthur Roe
1905 - Norman Leslie
1908 - Stanley Castlehow
1909 - Leonard Brown
1911 - Harold Denham
1914 - Allan Row
1915 - John Radcliffe
1918 - F Paterson
1919 - Victor Grenning
1922 - Thomas Lawton
1927 - Franz Hirschfeld
1928 - John Lavery
1930 - Cecil Kerr
1938 - James Newman
1958 - Thomas Baxter
1960 - Clive Hildebrand
1966 - John Fenwick
1978 - Peter Wetherall
1980 - Donald Markwell
1981 - David Rose
1990 - Craig Arnott
1992 - Daniel Botsman
2006 - Nicholas Luke
2007 - Ryan Goss
2019 - Nicholas Salmon
BGS prepares students to excel at university.
BGS Old Boy Marcus Ray ’18 is one of the rare students to study at the University of Oxford and Harvard University in the same year.
After graduating from BGS in 2018, Ray was accepted to Oxford to study a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Ray graduated in June 2022 and was awarded the prestigious von Clemm Fellowship.
The fellowship is given to one Oxford finalist or recent graduate each year to study at Harvard for a year.
During his time at Oxford, the 2018 BGS School Captain learned from some of the world’s leading academics.
“What truly makes Oxford special is the people you meet, the opportunities it offers, and its history,” he said.
“Old libraries, formal halls and the like are not for everyone, but they do imbue student life with a sense of mystery and allure you won’t find in many other places.
“I’ve made fantastic friends at my College and beyond from the UK and around the world – all of whom are very knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they study."
Reflecting on his BGS journey, Ray believes the School provided him with an excellent platform to pursue different opportunities and interests.
“My experiences at BGS and the people who supported me were very influential in my decision to study at Oxford and Harvard."
How do you measure excellence?
62% in the state’s top 25%
Graduates pursue their excellence in diverse fields
100% tertiary eligibility
Excellent facilities and more than 400 hours of additional academic support for boarders
Innovative teaching pedagogy studies validated by The University of Melbourne
Academic staff receive 2 hours of weekly development on average
24 dimensions used to identify, track and support wellbeing to ensure boys are supported and happy
95% involvement in two or more pursuits across Sport, Music, Drama, Clubs and Activities
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