Miami State High School

Miami State High School is not only one of the oldest schools on the Gold Coast, but also one of the hippest. The history of this friendly and relatively small school is marked by a love of music and surfing. In the 1970s, the Great Hall was the first venue on the coast to accommodate more than 1,000 people, and the school has hosted some of the biggest rock bands such as AC/DC.

Surfing has always been part of school culture and sports lessons. Miami High hosts the longest annual school surfing competition on the Gold Coast, and the free “International Student Learn to Surf Classes” are an absolute highlight for foreign guest students. It’s no surprise that one of the world’s best surf beaches is only 100 metres from the school.

Each semester there are various excursions and camps for the internationals, such as a Tangalooma Camp at Moreton Island, the Aboriginal Cultural Center Excursion and the Numinbah Valley/Springbrook.

Miami State High School is close to the centre of the Gold Coast, and its proximity to shops, cafés and public transport makes it a truly attractive place to study.

Miami State High School Logo


  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1,600
  • Internationals: ca. 4%
  • Year established: 1963



  • State: Queensland
  • Nearest town: Gold Coast (Centre 6 km)
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  • International Student Learn to Surf Classes
  • Several Sports Excellene Programs
  • Minimum stay: 2 terms

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