Somerset College, a co-educational day school from Prep to Year 12, is located at Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, and is situated on approximately 22 hectares of land. The site upon which Somerset College is built was originally used for dairy farming, was uniquely rural and owned by the original pioneering families to the area.
The College opened with a simple ceremony on 27 January 1983 with 158 students in classes from Year 1 to Year 8. Classes now operate from Prep to Year 12 (Matriculation). Overseas students can be enrolled from Year 1.
Major contributing factors to the success of the College have been a very well-qualified, talented and deeply committed staff, and the presence of very strong support from parents and the community. The most up-to-date equipment and the fine facilities enhance an educational environment in which academic, cultural and sporting opportunities are maximised.
Currently 1400 students attend the College.
A small number of places are available at the College for full fee paying students from outside Australia. This will include students who wish to complete their final years of secondary school study for matriculation to Australian universities.
Somerset College does not have residential accommodation. We prefer that students live with parents or other relatives, or with Homestay hosts who are prepared to assume the responsibilities of guardian. Living with English-speaking families will be an advantage to students wishing to improve their language skills.
A copy of the Application for Admission can be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office or downloading the attached link.