Co-educational Boarding


Since our foundation in 1896, Guildford Grammar School has established a proud tradition of boarding. We provide a home away from home for our students from regional Western Australia, interstate and overseas. Our boarding students enrich our school culture and establish life-long friendships within our community.

The Boarding House is not just a place to live, it’s a place for students to grow. Our extensive pastoral care program ensures every child is known and cared for. My family and I have been involved with this wonderful school for many years and over this time we have developed lasting friendships.

Not only do we have world-class boarding facilities, we are fortunate to have an amazing team of caring and supportive staff, parents and friends. It is without a doubt, the people of this community who make Guildford Grammar School such a warm and positive place.

I look forward to meeting your family and showing you around our natural and unrivalled surroundings. As one of Western Australia’s oldest schools, Guildford Grammar School proudly offers extraordinary opportunities and modern, comfortable living within a stimulating and welcoming environment that promotes wellbeing and prepares students for their future.

Matthew Weston

Head of Boarding

A unique shared experience

We offer a unique, shared opportunity for the whole family. Just like at home, co-educational boarding allows siblings to learn and live together at school and share the boarding journey, offering comfort for the whole family while also delivering flexibility and convenience for parents. Co-educational boarding encourages important social and emotional skills and provides a setting to develop healthy and respectful relationships with one another.


There are many benefits to co-educational boarding that have a lasting impact on a child’s learning journey. We understand the main consideration for families is to provide their children with greater opportunities. Learning and living together, boarders become part of our warm community, where belonging lasts a lifetime. Our boarders bring diversity, fresh perspectives and a cultural richness to the entire school community.

Our new world-class Boarding House is at the heart of the School’s spectacular 100 hectare campus, surrounded by wide open spaces and stunning views across the banks of the Swan River.

The bright, comfortable and contemporary spaces are designed for modern day living and with our boarders’ needs at the forefront. The facilities include separate and secure living areas for girls and boys, as well as shared areas and lounges for relaxation, study and group gatherings.

If you live in regional Western Australia, the best way to learn more about our boarding experience without visiting our campus, is to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable staff when we visit a town near you. Our regional tours invite you to learn more about:

  • our boarding family
  • the enrolment process
  • our new world-class, co-educational Boarding House; and
  • how we offer a home away from home for girls and boys from regional Western Australia, interstate and overseas.

Our Admissions team will be ready and waiting at the following regional events to answer any questions you may have. Save the date and drop by for a chat!

Upcoming regional tours for 2022:

  • FeNaCING Festival Karratha – July 30-31
  • Mingenew Mid West Expo – August 12
  • Dowerin Field Day – August 24-25
  • Newdegate Field Day – September 7-8
  • Esperance Agricultural Show – October 14-15
  • Albany Agricultural Show – November 11-12

The Boarders Parents’ Association consists of parents who have been nominated or volunteered to represent the interests of the families and boarders in each of the years of boarding.

The group meets formally three times a year and is also involved in supporting functions throughout the year, which provide opportunities for boarders’ parents to meet up.

The Association discusses issues relevant to the wellbeing of the boarding community and acts in a liaison role between the School and the parents of Boarders.

For more information on the Boarders Parents’ Association contact Mr Matthew Weston, Head of Boarding by email or phone (08) 9377 8540.