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Auckland Grammar School

Rachel Fenton

Director of International


Auckland Grammar School is one of New Zealand most prestigious schools. The School is well- known for its strong 152-year history of academic excellence and for developing well-rounded, global citizens who go to study at the best universities worldwide in the USA, UK, Australia and NZ. Auckland Grammar has a school roll of 2600 students, including 140 international students who contribute to the dynamic and engaging school environment. Teamwork, pride, and determination are key attributes of school life and students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities at Auckland Grammar in sport, art, music and culture.

The School offers two qualification pathways for university entrance with 60% of its students studying Cambridge International Exams, and 40% NCEA. Recently, Auckland Grammar students gained 8 Top in New Zealand Awards and 6 Top in the World Awards, which is impressive given that over 1 million students from 10,000 schools sit CAIE exams annually. In addition, each year Auckland Grammar students receive elite NZQA government scholarship awards for NZ university enrolment.

Auckland Grammar’s 2016 Education Review Office audit stated “International students have access to high-quality learning opportunities. They are fully integrated into the life of the school and participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities. Their well-being and academic progress is closely monitored. Many international students achieve very high levels of academic success.”

Tuition costs

NZD $22,750per annum

Accommodation homestay,

Homestay families and student support is managed by our International Student Welfare Manager. The cost for full board, 3 meals per day is NZD$315 per week/46 weeks for year long students, and calculated per night for term only enrollers.

Student support

The International Department provides a comprehensive orientation programme, academic mentoring and coaching, a student buddy programme, peer tutoring, weekly cohort meetings, university representative visits. The Student Support Department provides students with guidance in careers, university applications, and scholarships, as well as counselling and general well-being support.

Type of programs Long-term programs (study for 1 year or more), Short-term programs (study for 3-6-9 month), Minimum enrolment 1 term.
English as second language

ESOL an NCEA subject 

HSPU (English Unit – High School Preparation)

Years of entry for international students with parents : From : Year 9
To : Year 12
Years of entry for international students without parents : From : Year 9
To : Year 12

50+ sports clubs, 5+ music performance groups, 6 football fields, 6 tennis courts, water turf field hockey, 3 rugby fields, 2 indoor sports centres, 1 swimming pool heated, all-weather basketball courts…excellent coaching staff and teams for both high performing athletes as well as social grades.


A large 16- hectare campus in central Auckland.

Application process

Students are interviewed in-person or by digital means as part of the admission process. Students require good grades and English language skills suitable for their age group. We have an in-house English unit (HSPU) which provides a pathway to mainstream study and opportunity for students to improve their English proficiency.

Features of the local area

Auckland Grammar is within a short walk of the Newmarket shopping district, the University of Auckland, and the Auckland Domain. It is conveniently located in the heart of Auckland, near good transportation links and close to the harbour and swimming beaches.

As a leading academic school, it is important for students to have the right motivation as well as academic potential to be able to succeed within this rigorous education system. We have an excellent support system for students to aid in their success, however individual dedication, hardwork and commitment will ensure they excel and be able to take advantage of the many opportunities offered by the school.


Cambridge International Exams and NCEA

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