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Adelaide High School was established in 1908 and is the first public high school in the Australian Commonwealth.

Currently, Adelaide High caters for 1500 students from Years 8 -12 (with year 7s joining us in 2022). Adelaide High is recognised as a successful and innovative South Australian public school, offering students a dynamic learning environment to support them achieve their potential.

In 1979 Adelaide High School was designated South Australia's only Special Interest Language School. This enables students to enrol and study two of the eight languages on offer and engage in opportunities for study tours biennially. 

Adelaide High also offers a Special Interest Rowing Program and a Special Interest Cricket Program. 

All learning opportunities at Adelaide High School are underpinned by our school motto non scholae sed vitae, (not only for school but for life).  Our curriculum, co-curricular program and House system challenge, engage, enrich, support and stretch all learners who attend Adelaide High. 

A variety of Pastoral Care programs provide opportunities for students to learn about themselves and develop skills to recognise their responsibility to contribute positively to our school and local and global communities. 

All learning opportunities focus on building in students the skills, qualities and capabilities to embrace an uncertain and unpredictable future. 



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