Cleveland State School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​​​​An inclusive, global minded school, open to the exchange of ideas, culture and language
  2. A strong homestay network and English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support for students and study tour programs 
  3. Partnership and the sharing of expertise and resources with Cleveland District State High School (CDSHS) to support student learning and transition

Principal's welcome

Welcome to Cleveland State School.

For 148 years, our school has been an integral part of the local community, establishing itself as a well-respected, well-resourced school with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who support and encourage learners to experience daily success.

When asked about our school, students tell me about relationships, connection and the quality of their teachers. Our consistent teaching approach, known as the 'Cleveland Way' encompasses not only the highest quality teaching strategies from Prep to Year 6, but how we go about 'wrapping around' students and families with our innovative wellbeing program.

Our school community love the friendly atmosphere of our school. We believe quality education is best achieved with a strong three-way partnership with students and their families, with all of us working together to ensure learning success.

​I would be delighted to share our success with you.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Cleveland State School is over 150 years old and we are proud of our history of high academic, sporting and creative achievement.

We have a growing reputation for an inclusive, international culture and teaching excellence, and our school is highly regarded in the local community.

We offer you a respectful, safe and supportive learning environment, with many interesting classes and activities for you to enjoy, including languages, and excellent art and music programs.

We focus on literacy, numeracy, science and higher order thinking skills, and we offer many options to challenge and support you and help you to become an active, committed and successful learner.

EQI programs offered

Primary School

Special programs

  • REaDing IncenTive program (REDIT)
  • Arts Alive program including arts extension program, musical theatre and art exhibitions
  • Days of Excellence (public speaking, languages, mathematics, science and arts)
  • Instrumental music program: strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, junior and advanced bands
  • Junior and senior choirs
  • Extension classes for all specialist subjects for students with high intellectual and sporting capabilities
  • STEAM-Athlon – an academic triathlon focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

Extracurricular activities

  • Art exhibitions, twilight concerts and musical theatre
  • Languages Day with Cleveland District State High School​
  • Harmony Day, Science Week, Book Week, public speaking, French Week
  • Year 6 camp

School facilities

  • Dedicated international student and English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) rooms
  • Wireless-networked classrooms with access to iPads, desktop and laptop computers
  • Swimming pool
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Outdoor play, sports fields, outdoor learning areas and covered spaces

Tertiary pathways


  • French (Prep to Year 6)​
  • English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

Last updated 29 May 2023