Craigslea State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​The International Student Program provides personalised academic and wellbeing mentoring, including English language teaching and support
  2. Specialist science programs, including marine biology and visits to the Great Barrier Reef
  3. Extensive music performance program, including tours​

Principal's welcome

​​​It is with pride that I welcome you to Craigslea State High School. We are a co-educational school of approximately 1,000 students established in 1975.

Craigslea has an excellent reputation for high academic standards, with a genuine commitment among staff, students and homestay families to ensure our international students enjoy the highest quality study experience. We are centrally located close to the city of Brisbane.

We have a long established International Student Program (20 years), with past students having very high satisfaction levels with teachers and homestay families - 100% of past students say that they would recommend the school.

Craigslea provides a quality education where students are both challenged and supported in a well ordered, caring environment. Experienced and highly qualified teachers work individually with students of all ability levels.

We are a member of the Council of International Schools. This means that the school has been evaluated and meets rigorous international benchmark standards across all aspects of the school’s operations and is achieving top level performance in provision of a world class education.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

At Craigslea State High School, we have an excellent reputation for high academic standards.

Our staff, students and homestay families are genuinely committed to ensuring that you receive the highest quality education and have a safe and enjoyable experience.

We have a long-established International Student Program of 25 years, and 100% of our past students said they would recommend our school and were very satisfied with our teachers and homestays.

Our co-educational school of approximately 1,100 students was established in 1975 and is located close to the city of Brisbane.

We are a member of the Council of International Schools, which means that we meet rigorous international standards and are achieving top performance in the provision of a world-class education.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Volleyball Academy
  • Signature Music program
  • Excellence in Science program
  • Instrumental music – woodwind, brass, strings and percussion
  • School choirs
  • Student leadership program
  • Musical theatre productions
  • Hospitality industry training and restaurant
  • Subject tutorials
  • ​English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support

Extracurricular activities

  • Sporting and cultural visits interstate and overseas
  • Instrumental music ensembles – seven different bands and orchestras
  • Science field trips – marine ecosystems
  • Access to represent the school at sporting competitions in Years 8, 9 and 10

School facilities

  • Film and television studio
  • Indoor sport centre
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Swimming pool
  • State-of-the-art auditorium
  • Industry-standard kitchen and restaurant
  • International student centre

Tertiary pathways

  • The University of Queensland (UQ) Enhanced Studies program
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT) START QUT (Year 12)
  • Griffith University (GU) Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUEST) program


  • ​German
  • Japanese
  • Senior external langua​ge exams

Homestay and accommodation

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

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.

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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