Come and experience our world-class offering, set in the heart of Brisbane’s dynamic art, sporting and cultural centre.

Somerville House is a Prep to Year 12 school for girls, with boarding available from Year 6. The purpose built Early Learning Centre offers a nationally accredited Pre-Prep program for boys and girls. 

Established in 1899, for over 120 years we have graduated highly capable, confident and discerning young women of the future. 

Why Somerville House?


Located in the inner-city suburb of South Brisbane, Somerville House is just a stone’s throw from the city and is the only girls' boarding school in the heart of Brisbane. 

Ideally positioned near the South Bank Parklands Precinct, the School is within easy walking distance to the CBD,  the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the Gabba  (Brisbane Cricket Ground) and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Boarders often run or walk the path around South Bank Parklands and the Kangaroo Point cliffs on the weekends or after school.


Academically, our school stands as one of Australia’s finest. With outstanding facilities for music, performing arts, cultural pursuits  and sport, combined with one of Australia’s leading technology programs, our students graduate with a much broader education than can be provided by an academic curriculum alone.

Our school provides a comprehensive, balanced educational environment that recognises the importance of academic excellence as well as psychological, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

Our students are given every opportunity to explore their interests, develop their talents, to strive to meet their goals honourably, and ultimately, to be the very best they can be.