Somerville House

Established in 1899, Somerville House provides a co-educational Pre-Prep program, classes for girls from Prep to Year 12 across Junior, Middle and Senior sub-schools and Boarding from Year 6.
School Founded
Student Numbers
Independent, Presbyterian, Uniting Church
Year Levels
$4,135 - $5,505

17 Graham Street
South Brisbane

Somerville House is recognised as a landmark in education throughout Australia and overseas. The School consistently performs amongst the top schools in Australia and offers a safe and supportive environment with renowned academic, cultural and sporting programs and modern boarding facilities.

Established in 1899, Somerville House provides a co-educational Pre-Prep program, classes for girls from Prep to Year 12 across Junior, Middle and Senior sub-schools and Boarding from Year 6.

Located in the inner city suburb of South Brisbane, just two kilometres from the city centre and directly opposite South Bank parklands and the state’s pre-eminent cultural precinct, Somerville House offers enviable campus facilities and programs bolstered by highly credentialed and dedicated teaching and support staff, tutors and coaches.

The School provides a comprehensive, balanced educational environment that recognises the importance of academic excellence as well as psychological, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

This is reflected in the School’s rich and varied academic, sporting, cultural and social pursuits and our proud history of developing well rounded, confident and capable students.

Academically, the School stands as one of Australia’s finest. With outstanding facilities for Music, Performing Arts, Cultural endeavours and Sport, combined with one of Australia’s leading technology programs, Somerville House students graduate with a much broader education than can be provided by an academic curriculum alone.

The academic environment of Somerville House is best described as progressive, seamlessly combining traditional values, modern day ethics and technology in a dynamic, supportive and challenging environment.

Somerville House provides each and every student with the framework they require to explore their interests, develop their talents, to strive to meet their goals honourably, and ultimately, to be the very best they can be.

As a school of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association, Somerville House embraces the teachings and theology of the two churches while providing a well-balanced education that is academically challenging, varied physically and recreationally, socially stimulating, and rich spiritually.

The approach adopted at Somerville House acknowledges the Christian beliefs. Respect, integrity and inclusiveness drive the School’s behaviours, exemplified through our School motto, Honour Before Honours. 

The Somerville House Academic Program is underpinned by the School’s unique Curriculum Framework, fostering a strong learning community.

Four key principles provide the foundation for all teaching and learning: engagement, excellence, empowerment and diversity.

With Christian values at its core, the School’s curriculum ensures each student from Pre-Prep to Year 12 is provided with rich opportunities for rigorous, independent learning and developing critical, creative thinking.

The School’s curriculum encourages students to continually further their expertise as learners and strive for standards of excellence. Teachers optimise opportunities to engage students with emerging digital technologies and provide a broad range of educational activities to both consolidate and extend classroom learning to meet individual student needs.

Performing Arts
Debating / Public Speaking
Religion / Faith
Co-Curricular Activities
Creative Arts
Student Health and Wellbeing
Gifted and Talented
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
Tennis Courts
Boarding House
Sporting Oval
Performing Arts Centre

Somerville House offers scholarships for academia, music and sport. The ACER scholarship exams are held in February each year.

Sunday 21 May 2017, from 11.00am to 2.00pm.