Best High Schools in Brisbane

  • Teens

It’s the beginning of a whole new chapter when your teenagers start high school in Brisbane. Your not-really-kids-anymore kids are embarking on a whole new journey in life and need the best tools for the mission. 

Arguably, the most difficult years of parenting is finding the right high school, so it's best to go in full prepared with the best high schools in Brisbane to suit your child's (and your) individual needs. Whether you're looking for private high schools or public high schools, we look at the best high schools in Brisbane for your growing teenagers.

Best Private High Schools in Brisbane

Brisbane Girls Grammar School

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Private high schools in Brisbane: Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Image: supplied.

Established in 1875, Brisbane Girls Grammar School paves the way for young girls to become dynamic, independent young women. With an outstanding record of academic achievement, BGGS takes great care in curating a world-class curriculum to set up these young women for further education.

They also offer many wellness activities as part of a broader program. This is indicative of the holistic approach the school takes. 

Phone: 3332 1300
Email[email protected]
Address: Gregory Terrace, Brisbane

St Aiden’s Anglican Girls School

St Aiden's Anglican Girls School takes the approach of autonomy and responsibility to foster an independent learning environment. The school goes to great lengths to ensure an inclusive environment for students, teachers, parents and the community.

As well as a great sense of community, St Aidens provides a terrific foundation for girls to become motivated, highly successful women through a belief that girls can do whatever they put their mind to. 

Phone: 3373 5999
Email[email protected]
Address: 11 Ruthven Street, Corinda

Ormiston College

Best high schools in Brisbane
Ormiston College is one of the best high schools in Brisbane. Image: supplied.

Ormiston College provides a junior school, middle school and senior school. The middle school gives teenagers in years 7, 8 and 9 an opportunity to transition into secondary school while still tackling the developmental and educational expectations of high school. 

The senior school provides a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip young minds for tertiary education. The grounds are impressive, and the college offers state of the art facilities.

Phone: 3821 8999
Address: 97 Dundas Street West, Ormiston

Best Public High Schools in Brisbane

Brisbane State High School
Brisbane State High School is a popular public high school in Brisbane. Image: supplied.

Brisbane State High School

The Brisbane State High School motto translates to Knowledge is Power which gives you a good idea of the philosophy they bring to education. The school believes in encouraging students to be curious and to reach their full potential.

The school has a remarkable reputation, solidified by the calibre of their past students. Lawyers, CEO’s, authors, Olympic athletes, high profile sportspeople and many others that have excelled in their fields, graduated from this school. 

A school steeped in tradition, Brisbane State High cultivates a very proud culture that students consider an honour to be a part of.

Phone: 3291 4111
Email[email protected]
Address: Corner Cordelia and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane

Mansfield State High School

Known for its academic excellence, Mansfield High School is reputed to have a private school service with a public-school price tag. Some excellence programs of note include French Immersion, Technology Integrated Curriculum Program and Classroom Music Program. 

Mansfield encourages students to find their passion and sharpen their skills. The school works with a number of institutions and businesses to help foster the talents of their students. 

Phone: 3452 5333
Email[email protected]
Address: Corner Broadwater and Ham Roads, Mansfield 

Indooroopilly State High School

Indooroopilly State School prides itself on being a progressive and forward-thinking institution. A no-uniform policy provides students with a sense of individual expression and autonomy. 

The school offers a comprehensive Aviation and Aerospace program for students wanting to enter those lucrative fields. With the support of industry partners and specialised subjects, Indooroopilly State School is a leader in these fields. 

Phone: 3327 8333
Email[email protected]
Address: 111 Ward St, Indooroopilly

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