The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School is 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.
Australian Performing Arts Grammar School seeks to brings together young people of creative ability and provides inspirational tuition and the finest instruction in a trusting and encouraging atmosphere. APGS strives to offers an arts rich and rigorous academic education in an international environment that fosters excellence in performance and creativity.
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; Mathematics, English, Geography, History, Biology, PDHPE, Music, Visual Arts, French, Business Studies, Dance, Drama, Modern History and Science. Current Performing Arts electives include; Songwriting & Practical Musicianship, Introduction to Musicianship, Songwriting/Arranging, Vocal Ensemble, Contemporary Music Ensemble Skills, Percussion Company, Vocal Techniques and Styles, Contemporary Instrumental Company, Vocal performance Company, contemporary Ballet, Self-Devised Composition and Choreography, Musical Theatre Company, Musical Theatre Technique, Contemporary Dance, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Drama Company, Scene work and Individual performance, Clowning and Movement for Actors, Set Design, Film Making and 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.
The NIDA Open team has developed an amazing new program of drama term classes at The Australian Performing Arts Grammar School to inspire children and young people aged 6–16 at any stage of their creative development.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School; come and experience the APGS community in action!
We run a handful of tours of APGS each year through Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4. Rather than an Open Day, we prefer to show you around on a real school day where you can see a variety of academic and performing arts classes in action. Families wanting to view performances are also invited to attend our Showcase Concerts held each term.
To book a school tour please complete the online form below or call (02) 9518 5123. Bookings are essential as we do like to keep the numbers very small in order to have one on one time to chat with each family. Your booking will be confirmed and a reminder email sent prior to the tour. Please allow approximately one hour to tour APGS.
Please see our website for more information and to book your tour.
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.
To start the enrollment 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 produce 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 enrollment enquiry by completing an Expression of Interest Form or contacting APGS Admissions directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 9518 5123 for further information. Prospective families may choose to book in a private tour or school tour throughout the year.