Top 5 most expensive private schools on the Gold Coast

School fees for private schools on the Gold Coast can vary dramatically from a couple of thousand up to $25,000 per year. Here are the top 5 most expensive schools on the coast.

The most expensive private school in NSW is the prestigious all-girls school SCEGGS in Sydney, charging $40,000 per annum, while the most expensive school in the country is Geelong Grammar located in Melbourne with a fee of $43,000 per year. The most expensive school in Queensland is Brisbane Grammar School where you pay just shy of $30,000 in school fees per year.


The estimated total cost to put a child through private education in one of the top schools in Melbourne or Sydney can reach $500,000 between their first year in primary school and end of Year 12.


On the Gold Coast how much you pay for your child's private school education can vary from $1,000 to up to $25,000 per year. Here are the top 5 most expensive schools counting down to number 1.

Most expensive Gold Coast private schools

5. Trinity Lutheran College

Trinity Lutheran College is one of the top private co-educational Christian schools from Early Learning and Prep to Year 12.


Location: Ashmore

Fees per year: $9,000 to $11,000


4. AB Paterson College

A.B. Paterson College is a leading co-educational, non-denominational private school located on the northern end of the Gold Coast. They offer Early Learning (Pre-Prep), Primary and Secondary education.


Location: Arundel

Fees per year: $11,000 – $13,500

3. Somerset College

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.


Location: Mudgeeraba

Fees per year: $15,000 - $19,000

2. St Hilda’s School, Southport (Girls only)

St Hilda's School is an all-girls independent Anglican day and boarding school for Prep to Year 12.


Location: Southport

Fees per year: 13,000 - $22,000

1. The Southport School (Boys only)

Topping the list is The Southport School, also referred to as TSS, is an Independent Anglican school for boys from Kindergarten (Early Learning) to Year 12. Boarding is also available from Year 7.


Location: Southport

Fees per year: $14,000 to $25,000

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N.B. School tuition fees are offered as a guide only, and are based on 2021 published fees, based on one child.

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