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Stuartholme School


365 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong,

Queensland 4066, Australia


Girls Day and boarding school
Founded in 1920
Number of Students: 686           
Number of International Students:  2
Nationality mix of international students:   Japanese,  Indonesian, 
CRICOS Provider Code: 00524E
Website: www.stuartholme.com

Stuartholme School is one of Queensland’s leading secondary schools for girls. This contemporary Catholic Independent School, catering for day and boarding students, is part of an international network of Sacred Heart Schools who share the Goals of Sacred Heart Education.

Stuartholme School provides an educational experience with opportunities for girls to achieve their potential in all areas of their school-life and beyond. 

They encourage each girl to discover, develop and value her talents, to aspire to reach her potential, in the context of a balanced and well-rounded educational programme. 

Stuartholme’s highly educated, talented and creative teachers and specialist staff are at the forefront of delivering dynamic teaching and learning, in combination with high quality pastoral care. They challenge each student to become independent, critical thinkers, arming them with the confidence to actively engage in their learning.

For over 95 years Stuartholme School has graduated confident, committed and compassionate young women capable of achieving their fullest potential.

To watch videos from current students, teachers and hear from past students visit www.stuartholme.com


Top 10 reasons why Australian families choose Stuartholme School

  1. Stuartholme School currently takes enrolments from Years 7 to 12.  The School offers individual educational pathways for each of the girls. They have a Vocational Education Programme and 25 OP subjects for selection.
  2. Stuartholme School has a long tradition of academic excellence. The School has consistently ranked in the top 5 Girls’ schools in Queensland receiving an OP of 1 -5 (2009-2014). 1 in 3 students typically achieve an OP 1-5 (2009-2014) and over 90 percent of Year 12 students received an OP 1-15 (2009-2014).
  3. Located six kilometres from the Brisbane city, positioned on 21 hectares in the foothills of Mt Coot-tha, Stuartholme School provides a naturally beautiful environment which is conducive to a balanced educational experience.
  4. The School has an extensive and well-rounded educational programme, which includes high quality teaching and pastoral care.
  5. The School offers many extension opportunities for gifted and talented students.
  6. Stuartholme is committed to identifying the learning needs of every student and then provides the resources to either support or extend, and challenge them.
  7. Through the online Communications Portal, parents can review their daughter’s progress in real time. Academic results are progressively uploaded onto their daughter’s record allowing parents to monitor their daughter’s progress throughout the year, and not just when reports are issued.
  8. A broad range of academic, sporting, social and cultural opportunities are available to ensure that each student’s strengths are nurtured and developed, providing a solid foundation for life after school. For Boarders, the school experience is enhanced by comprehensive care in a comfortable and protective environment.
  9. Stuartholme School has an international reputation for a strong commitment to the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development of each girl.
  10. The School provides an active Social Justice Programme which prepares and inspires students to be active, informed and responsible citizens within their local communities, nationally and globally. 


  • Historic campus overlooking the city of Brisbane
  • Purpose-built Aquatic Precinct offering a 25m water polo swimming pool with 13 lanes, change rooms, amenities and a tiered seating area
  • 5 tennis courts also suitable for netball and basketball
  • Modern and well-resourced Library Centre with 3 spacious teaching areas and 2 adjoining multi-media rooms
  • 24/7 high speed wireless broadband, networked data projectors and printing facilities across the campus
  • Second-to-none music facilities including 6 rehearsal rooms and recording studio
  • 500 seat, climate controlled theatre with tree-top level green room
  • Boarding facilities with multiple common rooms
  • New boarding accommodation for Years 5 to 7
  • Fully equipped Health Centre with a dedicated team of registered nurses 
  • New Year 7 & 8 learning precinct
  • 5 new multi-purpose classrooms and science labs


Stuartholme School is Brisbane’s only Catholic girls Boarding School and provides a specialist boarding experience in the Sacred Heart tradition. 

The Boarding House is centrally positioned over two floors in the main building, originally built in 1920. The School’s accommodation has a capacity for 160 students and provides an individual space with bed, wardrobe and ‘study nook’ with high speed wireless broadband for each girl. 

At Stuartholme a formal structure has been established to develop the quality of leadership. Senior girls take on the mantle of leadership and act as role models for the rest of the Boarders in The House. The Big Sister-Little Sister Programme allows Boarders in Year 12 to care for an individual Year 7 or 8 girl as she starts her new life in the Boarding community. Other new Boarders are mentored by ‘buddies’.

Led by a team of dedicated staff, under the Director of Boarding, this small community fosters a sense of family, belonging and inclusiveness with girls developing and building lifelong friendships with their peers. The Boarding House is organised, supervised and provides pastoral care through the structured ‘House System’. Senior Supervisors work closely with Boarding Supervisors, and accepts responsibility for the special care of each age group. 

One advantage of the boarding environment is the additional time in which girls can apply themselves to their study, which then assists in forging healthy learning habits for school and in the future. Study takes place in a supportive environment under close supervision in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 with progressively more scope for independent study in Years 11 and 12. 

The Boarders are able to enjoy and take advantage of the many academic, sporting, social and cultural opportunities offered by the School. At weekends, Boarders can visit family and friends or remain in The House and participate in a structured programme of events. Some examples of activities include visits to the Lyric Theatre, social activities with other Boarding Schools, shopping excursions, a trip to the cinema for the latest movie, watching sporting events, ice skating and trips to the Queensland Museum.

Stuartholme is a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association.   


Year 11-12 subjects offered (subject to change)

Authority Subjects (OP Eligible Subjects)

  • Accounting
  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Home Economics
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English Extension (Year 12 only)
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Language – French
  • Language - Japanese
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Music Extension (Year 12 only)
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Study of Religion
  • Visual Art

Authority Registered and other subjects (OP Ineligible Subjects)

  • Religion and Ethics
  • English Communication
  • Prevocational Mathematics

Vocational Education & Training (VET) Subjects

  • Certificate III Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Certificate III Fitness
  • Certificate IV Fitness
  • Certificate III Business
  • Certificate IV Business
  • Certificate III Christian Ministry & Theology
  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology

Please refer to www.stuartholme.com for a full list of the co-curricula offering.


Tuition per year (Year 7-12)

Enrolment Bond: (50% are refundable)

QSA levy (Year 11, 12)

(Excludes costs such as OSHC, uniforms, stationery and other school activities)

Boarding fees per year (Year 7-12)