Australian Performing Arts Grammar School (APGS) is an exciting, innovative school for students with a passion for the creative and performing arts. Established in 2005, APGS 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 specialist institution, designed s 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.
Australian Performing Arts Grammar School seeks to bring together young people of creative ability and provides inspirational tuition and the finest instruction in a trusting and encouraging atmosphere. APGS strives to offer an arts rich and rigorous academic education in an international environment that empowers the creativity of every student.
Students study specialized Performing Arts subjects across four streams: Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Arts. They also complete the NSW standard curriculum requirements and achieve their HSC. Academic subjects offered include: English, Mathematics, Geography, History, Science, PDHPE, technology and Applied Sciences, Music, Drama, Dance, Visual Arts, Business Studies and English Extension 1 and 2.
Current Performing Arts electives include: Digital Music composition and arranging, Solo/Duo Vocal Skills and Performance, Percussion Company, Ensemble Vocal Performance, Ear training theory and arranging, Music Ensemble Skills instrumental/vocal. Senior Music Company, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre Dance and Vocals, Self-Devised Choreography, Contemporary Ballet, Acro, Contemporary Dance, Junior Drama Company, Improvisation and Play Building, Speech, Scripts and Scene Work, Senior Drama Company, Musical Theatre Ensemble; acting, singing and drama, textiles and Design, Film making, Digital Comics, Body of Artwork
APGS benefits from a number of strategic partnerships with like-minded institutions that are able to offer students a rich and meaningful learning experience to foster further development in their creative skills and techniques.
APGS and Danceworks Sydney have partnered together to provide students with the option of completing elite ballet training whilst completing their academic studies.
APGS frequently collaborates with the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA); running some senior music classes through their facilities and sharing performing arts faculty with the tertiary college.
APGS is not quite like any other school you may have visited. The best way to understand how truly special our school is, is to see us in action. We are now hosting Open Mornings along with our Private Tours of the school. At our Open Mornings you can expect to meet our Head of School, academic staff and/or APGS students, view our facilities, see some of our students’ creativity in action, and have all your questions answered.
Bookings are essential so please visit our website to register to attend an Open Morning or to book a Private Tour: https://apgs.nsw.edu.au/index.php/enrolment/open-days
The Scholarship program has been designed to recognise, encourage, and support talented individuals pursuing an education in the performing arts.
APGS offers a number of scholarships that provide all or part remission of tuition fees. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, performance fees, technology fees or private tuition fees.
Please visit our website for more information on scholarships and how to apply.
To start the enrolment process please visit our website and complete the Online Application Form.
You and your child will be required to participate in an audition and interview in the year prior to your child's commencement date. Once your interview and audition are confirmed you will be required to provide documentation to support your application, details about this can be found on our website.
Your child will be required to perform 2 contrasting pieces or excerpts of up to 3 minutes each maximum. Visual Arts students are to submit a portfolio of 8-10 pieces of their own work. You are welcome to provide a backing CD/mp3/USB for accompaniment purposes.
You can make an enrolment enquiry by completing an Expression of Interest Form or contacting APGS Admissions directly at email@example.com or on (02) 9518 5123 for further information. Prospective families may choose to book in a private tour or school tour throughout the year.