A local school with a global outlook
123 years of boarding
Boarding is in St Margaret’s blood, with 2018 marking 123 years since the school first commenced operations. The very first three St Margaret’s students were boarders who enrolled in November 1894, in preparation for the school’s 1895 opening.
Today, around 170 boarders from Years 5 to 12 are at the heart of a diverse community of girls who come from all parts of Queensland, NSW, Northern Territory, the Pacific nations and beyond. The day girls embrace the boarders and open up their homes to them, while the boarders delight in reciprocating, with sleepovers in the boarding house, and holiday visits back to the farm or across the ocean.
The St Margaret’s boarding house is in the heart of the school’s Ascot campus – a safe and tranquil environment surrounded by tree-lined streets, well-kept gardens and residences, and with views that extend across the river and cityscape to the distant ranges.
Specialist boarding staff guide, nurture and encourage the girls through their education, providing unwavering support as they grow and mature into young women. Supervised study with qualified teachers provides boarders with a high level of academic support, while a dedicated activities coordinator devises a schedule of engaging, age-appropriate activities for the girls, which offer both enjoyment and opportunities for personal growth.
With Brisbane home to many leading universities, being a St Margaret’s boarder allows the girls to lay important foundations in preparation for tertiary study, including the confidence to navigate the city, and friends with whom to continue the journey.
The St Margaret’s boarding experience brings with it enduring connections, as the girls live, learn and grow together.
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- Boarding Years Offered
- Years 5-12 Girls
- School Years Offered
- Pre-Prep - 12
- Number of Boarders
- Number of Day Students
- Number of Girls
- Number of Boys
- Religious Affiliation
- Tuition Only
- From $15, 900 to $22, 536
- Boarding Only
- $20, 593
- Sibling Discount
- Applicable to Tuition fees - Second Child - 5%; Third Child - 10%; Any subsequent Child - 15%.
- Indigenous Scholarship Programme
- International Baccalaureate
- CRICOS provider
(Full Fee Paying Overseas Students)
- Academic and Performance Scholarships
Open Day Dates
- 9.30am - 12.30pm
- 8am - 11am