ACG schools

Academic Colleges Group (ACG) is a leading independent provider of educational services.  ACG opened its first school in 1995 with a new concept in education - one that would make a difference to people who wanted to advance their lives and their futures.  

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Our efforts to cater for the needs of the individual have seen us develop a range of schools for young people and their families who have put their trust in us to provide a first-class education. ACG's Schools have been developed to offer the best educational pathways leading to respected universities.

ACG offers educational programmes, from Preschool and Kindergarten to Primary, Middle (Intermediate) and Senior (High) School. ACG Schools offer the University of Cambridge International Examinations and the International Baccalaureate (Pre-IB and IB Diploma). ACG delivers Intensive Academic English Courses and IELTS Preparation. ACG is New Zealand’s largest provider of University Foundation Studies. International students from over 40 countries are currently enrolled in ACG programmes.


ACG Schools Include:

International Schools in Vietnam and Indonesia


Private Schools in New Zealand

  • ACG Parnell College - Primary, Middle and Senior School, Years 1 to 13, in a modern, purpose-built campus, conveniently located in one of Auckland's most popular inner city areas
  • ACG Senior College - New Zealand's top academic senior high school, Years 11 to 13, offering both the International Baccalaureate (Pre-IB and IB Diploma Programme) and the Cambridge International Examinations (IGCSE and A Levels)
  • ACG Strathallan - Preschool, Primary, Middle and Senior School, comprehensive education from Kindergarten to Year 13, in a spacious campus 30 minutes from Auckland City
  • ACG Sunderland - Kindergarten, Primary, Middle and Senior School, Years 1 to 13, well situated in Auckland's western suburbs 
  • ACG Tauranga - Year 1 to Year 9 in 2015. The senior year classes will be added annually through to Year 13 in 2019
  • Zig Zag Zoo - An Early Learning Centre for all infants and children, with two popular facilites located in Queenstown


University & Tertiary Pathways in New Zealand


Tertiary and Careers

  • ACG Yoobee School of Design - New Zealand’s largest specialised digital design school, offering certificate and diploma programmes in Graphic Design, Digital Media, Web Development, Animation, Filmmaking, Game Art and 3D Graphics.
  • New Zealand Career College - A leading job focused career provider in New Zealand, offering certificate and diplomas programmes in Health, Early Childhood Education, Business and Trades.
  • New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA) - A large and well-established private tertiary education institution. NZMA offers training programmes in hospitality, cookery, business, contact centre, retail and construction.
  • New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST) - New Zealand's largest private tertiary establishment that specialises in training programmes for the airline, travel and tourism industries. 


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