Adelaide High School

Adelaide High School is South Australia’s first high school and celebrated its centenary in 2008. It is located in the city, surrounded by parklands and is easily accessible by public transport. The school has a varied curriculum with academic, practical and vocational experiences available and is especially known for delivering programs of excellence in languages, science, mathematics, STEM, cricket and rowing. Adelaide High School is internationally accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and provides further learning support though acceleration, extension and enrichment programs.

International programs

  • Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC)
  • High School Graduate Program
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Global education
  • Human rights
  • Languages
  • Student leadership
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)


  • Senior centre
  • Languages centre
  • Resource centre with large collection of English and language resources
  • Extensive private study areas
  • STEM room
  • Performing arts centre – music, drama
  • Design and technology centre
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, playing fields, tennis and basketball courts, weights room, Futsal pitch, cricket nets
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Rowing clubhouse with facilities at West Lakes and River Torrens

Special interest programs

  • Cricket * (Years 8-12)
  • Rowing* (Years 8-12)
  • Gifted and Talented (Years 8-12)
  • Languages* (Years 8-12)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) (Years 11-12)
  • *Selective entry program


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 8-12)
  • European – German, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish (Years 8-12)
  • Asian – Chinese, Japanese (Years 8-12)
  • Auslan - Australian sign language
  • Other languages with School of Languages

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • International student committee
  • University Tutors program

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football, soccer, touch football
  • Badminton, tennis, table tennis
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Other co-curricular activities

  • Music – jazz and concert bands, ensembles, choir, orchestra
  • Debating and chess clubs
  • Environmental group
  • Interact community group
  • Theatre group
  • Student leadership programs
  • Citizenship activities
  • F1 in Schools program - international STEM competition

Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) course options may be subject to change. Visit school website for information and additional costs (where applicable) on uniform, laptop and calculator requirements; special interest programs and school camps.

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