Benowa State High School

Male & Female

Established 1980


16 mins drive from BROWNS

Benowa State High School has a reputation as one of the Gold Coast leading co-educational high schools. The school community encourages excellence, applauds achievement and celebrates diversity with approximately 60 international students from Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Choose from a diverse range of specialist programs including French Immersion, Music Excellence, Sport Excellence, Waldorf Education Program and science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) programs.

School Information:

Year established: 1980
Number of students: 1950

School Facilities:

  • Maritime training centre
  • Dance and recording studios
  • Library link to university libraries
  • Science laboratories
  • Bring your own device laptop program
  • Business education centre
  • Art facilities – kiln and darkroom
  • Sports fields and courts
  • Language centre of excellence
  • Extracurricular activities

  • Choirs, orchestras and bands
  • Volleyball – senior girls’ team ranked number one in Australia
  • Touch football – senior boys’ elite team
  • Reef and snow trips
  • International student excursions to Sydney and Melbourne
  • International student exchanges
  • DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue Française) exam (French-language diploma awarded by France’s Ministry of National Education)
  • School musical/eisteddfods
  • Languages

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Special programs

  • Academic French Immersion Program – first place in World Language Perfect competition – 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Music Excellence program
  • Sports Excellence programs
  • Marine science
  • Dance Excellence program
  • Science, technology and engineering
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (Year 10 2017)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation
  • International Student Program accreditation
  • French language school accredited by LabelFrancÉducation
  • Schedule of Fees and Levies (2018)*

    Applications received for studies commencing in 2018 will continue to be invoiced at the 2018 fee rate for studies completed in 2018.
  • Year 7 - 10 = $13,832 per year
  • Year 11 - 12 = $15,640 per year
  • Schedule of Fees and Levies (2019)*

    Applications received after 29 June 2018 for studies commencing in 2019 will be invoiced at the 2019 fee rate.
  • Year 7 - 10 = $14,316 per year
  • Year 11 - 12 = $16,188 per year

  • * Indicative fees only. Other fees or levies may apply. Please visit EQI for full fee schedule:

    High School’s Indicative English Pathway Requirements


    Disclaimer: 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: 27 March 2017