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Why Shelford?

With a rich and proud history of educating girls, we are a small school with a wonderful sense of community. 

For over 122 years, Shelford has been a strong advocate for girls’ education. The School has an outstanding academic tradition and offers a wide range of subjects from our Junior School, right through to the VCE level. Students continue to succeed beyond school with consistently high university results. Shelford has exceptional Visual and Performing Arts programs, extensive sporting opportunities and a strong co-curricular program that includes overseas study tours, debating and a unique Year 9 Challenge program.

Shelford offers a community where you are able to explore, to be curious and to try out new things in a supportive, positive environment, where high standards and the pursuit of excellence are part of the historical fabric of the School. What distinguishes Shelford is its sense of inclusion, its students’ openness, warmth and curiosity and the community’s empathy and sense of social justice.

Shelford GIrls' Grammar grounds
Helenslea, Shelford Girls' Grammar

Helenslea today


Helenslea in 1937