Somerville House is a day and boarding school for girls, established in 1899. It is located in the inner city Brisbane suburb of South Brisbane just two kilometres from the city centre and directly opposite South Bank parklands. The main entry is from Graham Street.
The School is owned by the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association (PMSA) and is related thereby to Brisbane Boys College, Clayfield College, and Sunshine Coast Grammar School, the other schools connected with the PMSA.
Somerville House provides classes from Preparatory to Year 12, within three sub-schools — Junior (Years Prep to 6), Middle (Years 7 to 9), and Senior (Years 10 to 12).
The School provides excellent opportunities for students to participate in an extensive academic, sporting and cultural program, as well as setting high standards in personal care and attention to individuals within the School community.
St Laurence's College is a Catholic school for boys in the Archdiocese of Brisbane conducted in the tradition of Edmund Rice. The school accepts students from Year 5 to Year 12, drawing from a wide area of Brisbane. The total enrolment of the school is over 1400.
Summoned by the call of our College motto: facere et docere: To do and to teach, St Laurence’s College strives to implement the Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition so that it is the ‘lived reality’ in the community.