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School choice is an important decision for every parent. Independent schools have been serving parents and the community for more than 150 years providing diverse options to best suit the needs of the child. 

Independent Schools Queensland’s Find an Independent School search tool will help in your search for the right learning environment for your child to help them reach their full potential.

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ACER Scholarship Test

Register now for entry in 2023. Many independent schools use the results from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Cooperative Scholarship Test Program to award scholarships for entry in 2023. Discover each school's scholarship application process and requirements.

Studying in Queensland

Queensland independent school offers international students a unique opportunity to further their education while learning about Australian life and culture. Queensland’s independent schools offer diverse opportunities and programs for educational and cultural experiences for long and short periods of time.

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The Value of Choice and Diversity

That’s the beauty of the Independent school…. they have the right to access a good education because that’s their ticket to a bright adult future.

Diversity is a hallmark of the sector, diversity of faith, philosophy, size, students and approach. The sector is a kaleidoscope of school choice. There are schools that educate children from Prep to Year 12 and those that only cater for primary or secondary students.

There are coeducational schools, single-sex schools, distance education schools and boarding schools. The majority of the state’s more than 220 independent schools have a religious affiliation, while the remainder are guided by their individual school missions and educational philosophies.

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