The Heights School (Secondary)

This is the High School Profile (Years 8-12) for The Heights School.

The Heights School is a Reception to Year 12 school located on a 10 hectare property in the north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide. The school is in close proximity to a major shopping centre with cinemas, dining, entertainment and extensive sporting and recreational facilities including swimming pool, bowling and skate boarding. The Heights School enjoys high community regard for its academic programs and has a strong focus on science, technology, engineering and maths, defence pathways, and gifted and talented education through the Ignite Program.

International programs

  • High School Graduate Program
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Academic excellence
  • Gifted and talented education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Defence industry skills
  • Internationalism


  • Updated resource centre
  • Home economics facilities
  • Specialist facilities - music, art, multimedia, technology
  • Astronomical observatory housing two powerful telescopes and a seismic recording station
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, specialist cricket facilities, ovals
  • Fruit and vegetable garden

Special interest programs

  • IGNITE – accelerated learning program for gifted and talented students * (Years 8-10)
  • Student Thinking with Astronomical Reasoning (STAR) group (Years 8-12)
  • Pedal Prix engineering skills program (Years 8-12)
  • *Selective entry program


  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Years 8-12)
  • Indonesian language and culture (Years 8-10)

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • Study buddy system
  • Gifted education support

Co-curricular sports

  • Athletics
  • Australian Rules football, soccer, rugby
  • Baseball, t-ball
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Swimming

Other co-curricular activities

  • Debating and chess clubs
  • Astronomy group
  • First Lego League
  • Music - instrumental tuition, festival choir, band, guitar ensemble
  • Pedal Prix engineering skills team

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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