Miami State High School

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Principal's Welcome

​​I am delighted to welcome you to Miami State High- a proud Independent Public School located on Queensland's beautiful Gold Coast.
You can rest assured knowing you’ll be given every opportunity to reach your full potential, wherever your interests and talents lie.
Our passionate and extremely supportive mentors have the knowledge, patience and motivation to guide you along a path to your brightest future.
We offer new and exciting opportunities for international students, keen to improve their English language skills in a fun and stimulating environment.

Our impressive academic record makes our school the ideal destination for graduate students, who are university ready.

Enjoy the Australian home experience by becoming part of a welcoming Australian host family.

I invite you to ask any of our current students what they love about Miami State High and I’m confident they will proudly tell you of the school’s support network, and of the quality of relationships between students and staff.

Three reasons to choose Miami State High School

  1. Personalised experience assisting students to achieve high academic result
  2. Attractive school campus on a famous surfing beach
  3. Caring and supportive homestay families within the school community

School Information

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At Miami State High School we are in a prime position on the Gold Coast, offering you many

coveted opportunities including our after school learn-to-surf program.

We deliver a world-class educational experience where you can enhance your English language skills in a fun and dynamic environment.

With our high level of academic achievement, unique school culture and exciting cultural immersion

initiatives, it is no wonder that we attract up to 60 international students every semester.

Our international student program offers invaluable experience and education for you and our entire school community.​

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Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

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. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • Thee University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Griffith University (GU)
  • Bond University

School facilities

  • First-class location 100 metres from the beach
  • Swimming pool
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Specialist science laboratory
  • Gymnasium
  • Robotics workshops

Extracurricular activities

  • Tangalooma Trip for international students
  • Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre Excursion for international students
  • Learn to Surf Program for international students
  • Japan Trip
  • Snow Trip
  • Spain Trip
  • Reef Trip
  • Broad range of sport options​

Holiday adventure programs

EQI Holiday Adventure Programs are an exciting and safe way for International Students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an EQI adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian 'outback' adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All EQI Holiday Adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school, and additional fees apply. To find out more visit the holiday programs page


  • ​Japanese
  • Spanish

Special programs

  • Academic Excellence
  • Dance Excellence
  • Rugby Excellence
  • Sport Excellence
  • Surfing Excellence
  • Tennis Excellence​
  • Touch Football Excellence


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.

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Last updated 21 January 2021