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Brisbane’s Top 10 High Schools

Are you planning a move to Brisbane soon? If you have children you’ll be interested to know which suburbs have the best schools before making a decision on where you should live.

There’s certainly no shortage of schools to choose from in Brisbane. When it comes to high schools you can choose from public or private, all with their own unique facilities and specialities and fees.

Queensland has only just introduced externally set exams for students in Grade 12, so the top Brisbane High Schools are ranked according to Naplan results from Grade 9.

According to Better Education, here are the top 10 ranked high schools in Brisbane which you might like to consider for your child:

Brisbane Grammar School

Brisbane Grammar School is located on Gregory Terrace in the inner-city area. It is a non-selective independent day and boarding school for boys with a Middle School and Senior School campus. The school has an extensive cultural program as well as external and sporting programs.

Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Brisbane Girls Grammar School is an academically non-selective independent school for girls located in inner-city Brisbane. It was named as one of Australia’s 40 Most Innovative Schools in 2017 and one of the world’s 100 most innovative education institutions in 2018. Facilities at the Spring Hill campus includes a creative learning centre, a research learning centre, a 25-metre swimming pool, theatre and sports centre.

St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School

St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School is a Prep to Year 12 Anglican day school for girls located in Corinda on Brisbane’s southside. It’s on the smaller side for a high school with approximately 850 students and offers a friendly and caring environment to learn and grow, all geared towards creating successful and happy women.

Brisbane State High School

Brisbane State High School is Queensland’s largest secondary school. Enrolment at this school requires the student to live in the catchment area otherwise entry can be sought for academic, sporting or musical excellence by following the selection process. The school is located in South Brisbane and includes a varied curriculum and many extra-curricular activities.

Ormiston College

Ormiston College is an independent, co-educational non-denominational Christian school located in the Redlands area, offering education from Prep to Grade 12. It is a recognised School of Excellence by Microsoft and offers many academic, sporting and cultural opportunities as well.

St Joseph’s College (Gregory Terrace)

St Joseph’s College is a Catholic school for boys from Grade 5 to 12. The school offers a wide-ranging curriculum and has a rich history too. Located on Greggory Terrace in the inner-city of Brisbane this school has a range of top quality facilities, including playing fields, an outdoor education area and historical buildings.

St Peters Lutheran College (Indooroopilly)

St Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly is an independent co-educational day and boarding school from Prep to Year 12. The school provides a quality holistic teaching and learning environment including an innovative curriculum and multiple pathways for learning. There’s a range of sporting options here and the campus has expert coaches and onsite facilities including two pools, three ovals and a Gymnasium/Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Anglican Church Grammar School

Anglican Church Grammar School (or Churchie as it’s more commonly known) is an independent day and boarding school with about 1800 students from Reception to Year 12. Churchie’s mission is ‘The making of men.’ The schools explains this “aims to develop young men of good character, strong intellect and generous spirit who will move confidently into the global community and who will use their talents and gifts to lead and serve others.”

Cannon Hill Anglican College

Cannon Hill Anglican College is based on Brisbane’s southside and caters for over 1100 students from Prep to Year 12. The campus is set in 11.5 hectares of wooded land which includes an extensive Melaleuca Wetlands area. The school takes an integrated approach to curriculum and offers many options for study and extra-curricular activities including sport, music, art and leadership opportunities.

Brisbane Boys College

Brisbane Boys College is a GPS boys school with day and boarding facilities from Prep to Year 12. The campus has excellent facilities including multiple libraries, tennis courts, a 25m heated swimming pool, a sports complex and three ovals. The school is located just 5km from the Brisbane CBD, close to public transport and shopping precincts.

Whether you use this short list as a guide or choose one of the many other high schools Brisbane has to offer, there’s certainly plenty of options to suit every family in this city. To make your ultimate choice you will want to consider your families needs and budget, as well as the individual needs of your child.

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