An exciting, innovative school for students with a passion for the creative and performing arts. Established in 2005, The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School is open to students of artistic ability, dedicated to nurturing talent and encouraging the highest quality in performance and academic excellence.
The school is a boutique institution, designed specifically to meet the needs of young people who, in addition to their academic studies, desire to focus on Music, Drama, Dance and/or Visual Arts. While there is a focus on the performing and creative arts, there is also emphasis on academic excellence.
- APGS is an independent, non denominational secondary school (Years 7-12)
- APGS focuses on performing and creative arts as well as academic excellence
- APGS's student body consists of approximately 90% local and 10% international students
- Students study Board of Studies approved curriculum leading to their HSC
- Students are accepted from Years 7-11 by audition and interview
- APGS is fully accredited by the Board of Studies and registered with CRICOS
Located in and around a heritage-listed building with a long history of music and education, APGS features include a computer room, recording studio, dance studio, rehearsal and in-house performance space, along with multiple practice and recital rooms.
Performance venues are hired according to production specifications and APGS students also perform at corporate functions, local community festivals, awards ceremonies, eisteddfods and charity events.
APGS is an ideal institution through which to build a network of contacts in the creative arts. Outward looking and aware that the arts and entertainment industries turnover billions of dollars, APGS brings to the students working professionals with the energy and vision to make projects happen.
Producers, directors, writers, film makers and performers are regularly invited to share their stories with the students, balancing inspiration with the awareness of the perspiration it takes to forge a career in the arts.