Kelvin Grove State College

​​Please note, Kelvin Grove State College do not accept students on a 600 Tourist Visa.​

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​As part of the P–12 college, each sub-school (junior, middle and senior) provides opportunities to excel academically in sports and the arts
  2. Experienced and highly qualified staff to support and integrate students, with English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) across all subject areas
  3. Strong and established links with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University (GU) and other tertiary institutions, providing multiple pathways for students​
Student playing tennis Student playing saxaphone

Principal's welcome

​​Welcome to our Kelvin Grove State College profile. We are a Prep to Year 12 school in the centre of Brisbane. As a school involved in educating international students from all over the world for the past 20 years, Kelvin Grove State College offers a first rate ‘Preparatory through Pathways’ educational experience. We are also situated across the road from the Queensland University of Technology, a world class university and have many strong links with this university that add value to the student learning experiences here at the college.

Our school has a very strong academic, cultural and sporting history and is characterised by a number of Excellence programs in academic subject areas, as well as Art and Design, Engineering and a number of sports. The college also offers the academic program for students in the Queensland Ballet Academy. Our college community plays a vital role in providing the important balance between academic excellence and the social and emotional well-being of our students. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

Kelvin Grove State College is a Prep to 12 college leading the way in innovation and state education. Our curriculum is progressive, inclusive, innovative and caring, while still incorporating the core elements of education that have traditionally been essential for success.

We have exceptional academic and university programs and futures-focused industry partnerships and pathways.

Our accelerated pathways to universities, including Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with whom we share a geographic boundary, meet the needs of a wide range of students.

We have welcomed international students for over 20 years and have developed highly effective support programs, including excellent language support for all students.

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad
Primary School

Special programs

  • Queensland Golf School of Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Queensland Tennis School of Excellence (Years 8, 9, 11 and 12)
  • Football School of Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Volleyball Excellence (Years 6–12)
  • Art and Design Excellence (Years 7 and 8, Senior Art)
  • Queensland Ballet Academy program (Years 7–12)
  • KG Dance Excellence (Years 7–9)
  • Music Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Academic Achievers Excellence program (Years 7–9)
  • Certificate III in Aviation – Drone pilot (Years 10–12)

Extracurricular activities

  • Music programs – ​​​​orchestras, jazz and string ensembles, bands, Taiko drums, choir
  • Student Representative Council, debating, social justice
  • Environmental committee
  • Magazine committee
  • Sporting clubs – rugby, basketball, netball
  • Art, drama, journalism and writing clubs
  • Maths club
  • Chess club
  • Robotics club
  • Makerspace club
  • DigiSpace and eSports clubs
  • Italian and Japanese clubs
  • Dance troupe
  • Cultural dance
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) club
  • ​Internet of Things (IOT) Arduino Smart​

School facilities

  • Separate Junior, Middle and Senior school areas
  • Performing and visual arts facilities
  • Dance studios
  • Music auditorim
  • Science and technology laboratories
  • World class sports centre and gymnasium
  • Heated swimming pool​
  • Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts​
  • Sports ovals
  • Aquaponics farms
  • Queensland Ballet Academy facility

Tertiary pathways

  • Start QUT (Year 12)
  • QUT Faculty of Creative Industries
  • University of Queensland (UQ) Enhanced Program
  • Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUEST) program
  • Griffith University Queensland College of Art


  • ​Japanese
  • Italia​n

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.

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 08 April 2024