There is one school on Flinders Island and one on Cape Barren Island. Flinders Island District High School cover kindergarten to grade 12 and have a roll of 70 students.
The Flinders Island District School curriculum teaches a foreign language plus five main subjects. Intensive courses are offered with a duration of six weeks. Some of these courses are woodwork, metal work, cooking, sewing, photography and agriculture.
The school also offers year 11 & 12 subjects through online studies. There’s a music programme where primary and secondary students are taught both as a class and individually. Off-Island trips and outdoor education camps are organised biennially as an extension of the curriculum.
The school offers a high standard of teaching staff who are multi-skilled and dedicated. Some pupils leave at the completion of grade 10, moving on to years 11 & 12 (in Launceston) and then university. Others remain on the island to continue with online education or undertake traineeships and other local employment.