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Best High Schools on the Gold Coast 2022

Here are the top 10 high schools on the Gold Coast from south to north, including best performing schools across private and state schools.


Schools are displayed by Gold Coast region based on the top 10 performing schools across the Gold Coast in the 2021 year 7 & 9 NAPLAN results, out of 43 schools that participated.


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Topping the chart for best high school on the Gold Coast with the highest combined score for Y7 & Y9, is Somerset College located in Mudgeeraba.

Somerset College Best High School on Gold Coast
Somerset College best Gold Coast high school

The best high schools in the Southern Gold Coast

(from Coolangatta to Palm Beach / Tallebudgera)


St Andrews is a private co-educational Lutheran school and offers an Early Learning Centre (Kindergarten & Pre-Prep) and Prep through to Year 12.


Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $6,700 - $9,500 per year


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The best high schools in Central Gold Coast

(from Burleigh to Southport)


Somerset College is an independent, non-denominational Christian day school. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Somerset College is one of Australia's leading independent Primary and Secondary education providers and caters for approximately 1500 students from Pre-Prep to Year 12.

Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $15,000 - $19,000 per year


All Saints Anglican School is a prestigious Christian school on the Gold Coast and welcomes all students irrespective of ethnic or religious origins. All Saints offers a Junior School, Middle School and Senior School from Pre-Prep to Year 12.


Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $8,000 - $10,000 per year


Emmanuel College is an independent, co-educational, multi-denominational Christian school. The College caters to students from Prep through to Year 12 and there is also an affiliated on-campus Early Leaning Centre.


Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $8,000 - $10,000 per year


St Hilda's School is an all-girls independent Anglican day and boarding school for students Pre-Prep to Y12.


Private school / Girls only / Tuition fees: approx. $13,000 - $22,000 per year


King's Christian College is a co-educational Christian college. The Reedy Creek campus offers an Early Learning Centre and Prep through to Year 12 as well as a Trade Training Centre (Years 10-12).


Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $6,000 - $9,000 per year


Silkwood are known for offering an alternative and progressive approach to education modelled on the Steiner School philosophy, catering to students from Prep to Year 12.. They also have an Early Learning Centre.


Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $6,800 per year


Benowa State High School is a leading coeducational high school located on an 18 hectare campus in the heart of the Gold Coast, three kilometres west of the centre of Surfers Paradise. It services Y7 to Y12 students in the catchment area including Benowa, Bundall and parts of southern Ashmore.


Government school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: n/a


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The best high schools in the Northern Gold Coast

(north of Southport)


A.B. Paterson College is a leading co-educational, non-denominational private school. They offer Pre-Prep, Primary and Secondary education.

Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $11,000 - $13,500 per year


Coomera Anglican College is co-educational Private Christian School offering early learning, primary and secondary education to approx. 1,400 students per annum.


Private school / Co-ed / Tuition fees: approx. $11,000 per year



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Source: Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority 2021 NAPLAN results

N.B. School tuition fees are offered as a guide only, and are based on 2021 published fees, based on one child and in some cases may exclude special levies.