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Why choose Adelaide High School for your child's secondary education?

Why Adelaide High School?

Adelaide High School is the state’s only Special Interest Language School, where students can study two languages other than English and not miss out on other aspects of the curriculum.

At Adelaide High School there is always the opportunity for your son or daughter to be accelerated in their learning. We look at the individual needs of students.

Adelaide High School’s reputation spans the local, national and international arena. The school has been recognised as one of the best schools the Council of International Schools has ever accredited. This means the school meets rigorous international benchmarks.

The Special Interest Cricket program provides young men and women the opportunity to play at an elite level.

The Special Interest Rowing program gives students the opportunity to compete in the ultimate team sport, demonstrating the graduate qualities of teamwork, communication, constructive personal and interpersonal relationships and self-awareness.

Adelaide High School believes in supporting students academically, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

The Adelaide High School motto, non scholae sed vitae: not only for school but for life, is real. Students learn life long skills and are challenged in their learning.

Adelaide High School’s co-curricular program is second to none. We are in the Sports Association for Adelaide Schools competition, competing against the independent and catholic sectors; our teams debate with Debating SA, we enter into the Tournament of Minds competition, and the annual sporting and cultural exchanges with Melbourne High School and Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School are a highlight each year. 

Adelaide High School has sister school relationships with schools in Japan, Italy, Spain, France, China, Greece and Germany. Students travel to these countries on a regular basis to enrich their language and intercultural skills.

There is a strong support network supporting each student. Students are placed into one of the four Houses, are supported by Pastoral Care group teachers, House Managers, the two Student Wellbeing Leaders, the Pastoral Care Workers, the Aboriginal Education Officer and members of the Leadership Team.


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