Top-Rated Special Schools in Queensland

Do you belong to Queensland, Australia? Are you searching for the list of top-rated special schools in Queensland? Do you want to select the best special school for your child? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best special schools in Queensland, Australia.

Best special schools in Queensland

In this post, readers will find the following details – list of best special schools in Queensland, type of the special school, city/location of the school & additional information. After going through this post, readers will be able to find an ideal government or non-government special school.

Also check –

Best primary schools in Queensland

Best high schools in Queensland

Top-Rated Special Schools in ACT

Top-Rated Special Schools in NSW

Top-Rated Special Schools in NT


Let us check out the list of special schools in Queensland now. Here it is –


List of best special schools in Queensland

Sr NoName of the special schoolType of the special schoolSuburb/City/Location
1YMCA Vocational School – Brisbane SouthNon-GovernmentAcacia Ridge
2The Sycamore SchoolNon-GovernmentAlexandra Hills
3Aspley Special SchoolGovernmentAspley
4Burdekin SchoolGovernmentAyr
5Townsville Flexible Learning Centre – Ayr CampusNon-Government
6Townsville Flexible Learning Centre – Cunningham Street CampusNon-Government
7Mackay District Special SchoolGovernmentBeaconsfield
8Townsville Flexible Learning Centre – Bowen CampusNon-GovernmentBowen
9Autism Queensland Education & Therapy Centre – Brighton CampusNon-GovernmentBrighton
10Tom Quinn Community Centre Alternative SchoolNon-GovernmentBundaberg
11YMCA Vocational School – IpswichNon-GovernmentBundamba
12Nambour Special SchoolGovernmentBurnside
13Horizons College of Learning and EnrichmentNon-GovernmentCaboolture
14Lee Street State Special SchoolGovernment
15Caboolture Special SchoolGovernmentCaboolture South
16Calamvale Special SchoolGovernmentCalamvale
17Kairos Community College – Caloundra CampusNon-GovernmentCaloundra
18Josiah CollegeNon-GovernmentCarrara
19Holy Spirit CollegeNon-GovernmentCooktown
20Coomera State Special SchoolGovernmentCoomera
21Currumbin Community Special SchoolGovernmentCurrumbin Waters
22Arethusa CollegeNon-GovernmentDeception Bay
23Deception Bay Flexible Learning CentreNon-Government
24Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre – 45 Grosvenor Terrace CampusNon-Government
25Kairos Community CollegeNon-Government
26Currimundi Special SchoolGovernmentDicky Beach
27Autism Queensland Education & Therapy Centre – Edmonton CampusNon-GovernmentEdmonton
28Holy Spirit College – Edmonton CampusNon-Government
29Burnett Youth Learning CentreNon-GovernmentElliott
30Ontrack College EmeraldNon-GovernmentEmerald
31Silver Lining SchoolNon-GovernmentFicks Crossing
32Mancel CollegeNon-GovernmentFig Tree Pocket
33Rockhampton North Special SchoolGovernmentFrenchville
34Geebung Special SchoolGovernmentGeebung
35Carinity Education – RockhamptonNon-GovernmentGlen Eden
36Carinity Education – RockhamptonNon-GovernmentGlenlee
37Goodna Special SchoolGovernmentGoodna
38Gympie Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentGympie
39Gympie Special SchoolGovernment
40Hemmant Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentHemmant
41Nursery Road State Special SchoolGovernmentHolland Park West
42Inala Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentInala
43Western Suburbs State Special SchoolGovernment
44Innisfail State College – Diverse Learning CentreGovernmentInnisfail Estate
45Ipswich Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentIpswich
46Ipswich Special SchoolGovernment
47YMCA Vocational School – Ipswich – Limestone St CampusNon-Government
48Hervey Bay Special SchoolGovernmentKawungan
49YMCA Vocational School – Moreton Bay – Kepnock CampusNon-GovernmentKepnock
50The Centre Education ProgrammeNon-GovernmentKingston
51YMCA Vocational School – LoganNon-Government
52YMCA Vocational School – Logan – Kingston CampusNon-Government
53Kuraby Special SchoolGovernmentKuraby
54Pine Rivers Special SchoolGovernmentLawnton
55YOS LawntonNon-Government
56Logan City Special SchoolGovernmentLogan Central
57Kutta Mulla Gorinna Special Assistance SchoolNon-GovernmentMackay
58Mackenzie State Special SchoolGovernmentMackenzie
59YMCA Vocational School – Moreton Bay – Mango Hill CampusNon-GovernmentMango Hill
60Darling Point Special SchoolGovernmentManly
61Holy Spirit College – Manoora CampusNon-GovernmentManoora
62Maryborough Special SchoolGovernmentMaryborough
63Albert Park Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentMilton
64Mitchelton Special SchoolGovernmentMitchelton
65Silver Lining SchoolNon-GovernmentMooroobool
66Carinity Education – Rockhampton – Mount Chalmers CampusNon-GovernmentMount Chalmers
67Eaton CollegeNon-GovernmentMount Louisa
68Mount Ommaney Special SchoolGovernmentMount Ommaney
69Beenleigh Special SchoolGovernmentMount Warren Park
70Mudgeeraba Special SchoolGovernmentMudgeeraba
71Townsville Community Learning Centre – A State Special SchoolGovernmentMundingburra
72Clifford Park Special SchoolGovernmentNewtown
73Toowoomba West Special SchoolGovernment
74Carinity Education – GlendyneNon-GovernmentNikenbah
75YMCA Vocational School – Moreton BayNon-GovernmentNorth Lakes
76Bundaberg Special SchoolGovernmentNorville
77Toogoolawa SchoolNon-GovernmentOrmeau
78Palmview State Special SchoolGovernmentPalmview
79YMCA Vocational School – Brisbane South (Parkinson Campus)Non-GovernmentParkinson
80Mount Isa Special SchoolGovernmentPioneer
81Red Hill Special SchoolGovernmentRed Hill
82Red Hill Special School – Ithaca CampusGovernment
83Redcliffe Special SchoolGovernmentRedcliffe
84YOS Lawnton – Riverview CampusNon-GovernmentRiverview
85Arcadia CollegeNon-GovernmentRobina
86Rockhampton Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentRockhampton
87Rockhampton Special SchoolGovernment
88Cleveland Education and Training CentreGovernmentRowes Bay
89QCHS – Royal Brisbane and ACT for Kids CampusGovernmentRoyal Brisbane Hospital
90Claremont Special SchoolGovernmentSilkstone
91Queensland Children’s Hospital SchoolGovernmentSouth Brisbane
92Men of Business AcademyNon-GovernmentSouthport
93Southport Flexible Learning CentreNon-Government
94Southport Special SchoolGovernment
95Arethusa College – Spring Hill CampusNon-GovernmentSpring Hill
96Carinity Education – SouthsideNon-GovernmentSunnybank
97Sunnybank Special SchoolGovernment
98Autism Queensland Education & Therapy CentreNon-GovernmentSunnybank Hills
99Mount Isa Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentSunset
100Noosa Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentSunshine Beach
101Barrett Adolescent Centre Special SchoolGovernmentTennyson
102Redland District Special SchoolGovernmentThornlands
103Good Samaritan CollegeNon-GovernmentToowoomba
104YMCA Vocational School – Logan – Victoria Point CampusNon-GovernmentVictoria Point
105YMCA Vocational School – RedlandsNon-Government
106Brisbane Youth Education and Training CentreGovernmentWacol
107West Moreton Education and Training CentreGovernment
108Warwick Christian College – Canningvale Road CampusNon-GovernmentWarwick
109Warwick Christian College – Glengallan Road CampusNon-Government
110Townsville Flexible Learning CentreNon-GovernmentWest End
111Rosella Park SchoolGovernmentWest Gladstone
112Ipswich West Special SchoolGovernmentWest Ipswich
113Arethusa College – Windsor CampusNon-GovernmentWindsor
114Woody Point Special SchoolGovernmentWoody Point
115Narbethong State Special SchoolGovernmentWoolloongabba
116Cairns State Special SchoolGovernmentWoree


Different types of special schools

In the Australia, special schools can be broadly classified into two types – government special schools and non-government special schools. Here, I’ve covered both types of special schools.


Factors used to rate the quality of each government & non-government special school

All the schools mentioned in this list are highly-rated by relevant authorities. These schools are trusted and recognized by relevant organizations and governing bodies. Factors such as – student to teacher ratio, safety, amenities, infrastructure, extra-curricular activities, performance of existing students, quality of the teaching staff etc are generally used to rate and evaluate a special school.


The special schools mentioned in this list are known to fare well in the above-mentioned areas. You may visit the school personally and check the above-mentioned factors/parameters and make sure that the school is a good one.

Arun Kallarackal
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