Is the Clayfield College boarding school the best choice for your family?

At Clayfield College, we are proud to be one of Brisbane’s most respected private schools, offering a personalised and connected learning experience for future changemakers to flourish.

Our Boarding House which currently caters for girls from Years 7 to 12, provides a supportive environment that nurtures young people to be independent and to value and respect others. We are  also receiving applications for boys for Years 7 and 8 for 2024.

As our lives get busier, we understand that parents require a level of flexibility to meet their ever-changing commitments, and so have developed a number of boarding options to suit modern-day family lifestyles. Whether you are looking for a full-time boarding experience for your daughter, a place for them to be during your office hours or when you travel for work, or a weekly place from Monday to Friday, we can provide alternatives tailored to your needs.

Full-time boarding

Students reside within our Boarding House for the school term and leave during the school holiday periods.

Weekly boarding

Students stay with us from Monday to Friday and return home during the weekend. With this option, parents enjoy knowing their children are able to focus on their academic, sporting or cultural commitments in a safe and caring environment during the week, whilst still enjoying their home environment on the weekend.

Overnight boarding

Students stay with us overnight to assist when they have increased commitments in co-curricular activities or academics, or when parents have a work or travel commitment. This alternative allows students to spend less time travelling to and from the College and more time studying, performing or training.

Late collection

Students may remain within the Boarding House up until 9:00pm, Monday to Friday. Parents collect their students following afternoon tea, attendance at co-curricular activities, dinner and shower in the Boarding House, and two hours supervised time with our specialist tutors. This is a great option for parents who work long hours, but would prefer their daughter to sleep at home.

Living at Clayfield

Our campus and Boarding House are centrally located within the inner-city suburb of Clayfield. Our facilities include a Physical Education Centre with fitness studios, 25-metre outdoor pool, tennis and netball courts and extensive green space and ovals. There are also a number of whole school facilities including the Chapel, Learning Resource Centre, Technology Labs, and School Assembly Hall. Shops and other leisure facilities are a stroll away, or easily accessible via public transport.

We offer a boarding experience that ensures the physical, social and mental wellbeing of the students are met. The experience includes:

  • tiered accommodation based on age (small dormitories, twin share, single rooms with ensuite facilities)
  • breakout rooms and communal spaces
  • specialist tutors five nights a week
  • comprehensive range of co-curricular activities (sport, the arts, community service)
  • nutritious meals prepared by our on-site chef 
  • recreation calendar of weekend activities and social events
  • resident psychologist and Health Centre with registered school nurse
  • guest speakers (motivational, educational)
  • daily laundry service
  • generous leave privileges.

Learning at Clayfield

We are a boutique school, with a culture of connectedness. Within our Clayfield family, each student is known, valued and understood. They are empowered to design their own learning path according to their unique interests and talents.

Our school’s big heart inspires students to unlock their passions, ignite their love of lifelong learning and explore their natural curiosity within an environment of care and respect.

With a strong focus on participation, students enjoy a wealth of high impact learning and co-curricular opportunities. They are prepared for our rapidly-evolving world by providing them with a holistic education, and through encouraging them to work collaboratively, be connected to their community, and have concern for and value others.

At Clayfield, we inspire students to lead happy and purposeful lives by helping them to discover their role in the world. Proudly, we develop young people who are bold, imaginative and reflective.

Explore Clayfield

If Clayfield sounds like the best fit for your family, we warmly welcome you to come and explore our community and campus by registering for an upcoming Principal-led tour.