Kelvin Grove State College

Kelvin Grove State College is located only three kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre and borders directly on the Kelvin Grove Campus of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The school is one of the largest state high schools in Australia, mainly because it accepts students from Year 1, and for this reason has three separate sections for Junior, Middle and Senior School.

Kelvin Grove State College is nationally renowned for its focus on the performing arts. The arts faculty is one of the largest in Queensland and its students have won numerous art competitions. It also offers an extremely strong music program, including an instrumental program with a number of highly successful ensembles.

It is in this environment that the unique educational and artistic collaboration between Queensland Ballet and Kelvin Grove State College can be seen, allowing for the seamless transfer of world-leading practices in professional ballet training. The Queensland Ballet Academy building is directly adjacent to the college.

The various excellence programs show how broadly the school is positioned overall. These include above all the “Art and Design Excellence Program”, but also the four Sport Excellence Programs for football, golf, tennis and volleyball.

In the extracurricular area, the college offers almost 40 different clubs and study groups in every conceivable area from sport, games, gaming, IT and languages to film and debate, chess and religion.

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  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 2,650 (Years 7-12)
  • Year established: 1950




  • Art and Design Excellence Program
  • Queensland Ballet Academy
  • Music Excellence (Year 10)
  • Sporting Excellence Programs

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.