Miami State High School

Three reasons to choose us

  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

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.

School overview

Number of students

Year school established

School website

At Miami State High School, we are in a first-class location on the Gold Coast, offering you many coveted opportunities.

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

EQI programs offered

High School
High School Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Academic Excellence (Years 7–9)
  • Athlete Excellence (Years 7–9)
  • Australian Football specialisation (Years 7–10)
  • Dance Excellence (Years 7–9)
  • Girls Rugby 7s Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Japanese specialisation (Years 7–12)
  • Surfing Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Tennis Excellence (Years 7–12)
  • Touch Football Excellence (Years 7–12)

Extracurricular activities

  • For international students:
    • ​Tangalooma camp at Moreton Island
    • Aboriginal Cultural Centre excursion
    • Learn to surf program
  • International trips:
    • Japan
    • Spain
  • Australian trips:
    • to the snow
    • to the reef​

School facilities

  • First-class location 100 ​metres from the beach
  • Gymnasium
  • Swimming pool
  • Specialist science laboratory
  • Robotics workshop
  • Wireless internet access at school
  • Dance studio
  • Manual arts workshop
  • Two large-sized commercial kitchens

Tertiary pathways


  • ​Japanese
  • Spanish
  • AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language)​

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 29 May 2023