ACG group

Academic Colleges Group (ACG) is a leading independent provider of educational services.

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ACG group comprises:

Independent schools in New Zealand

ACG opened its first school in 1995 with a new concept in education. Since then, our efforts to cater for the needs of the individual have seen us develop a range of schools for young people and their families looking for a first-class education. Our schools offer the Cambridge International Examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma), which we believe provide the best pathways to lead to respected universities.

  • 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 (IB Diploma Programme) and the Cambridge International Examinations (IGCSE and A Levels)
  • ACG Strathallan - Preschool, Primary, Middle and Senior School, comprehensive education from preschool to Year 13, in a spacious campus 30 minutes from Auckland City
  • ACG Sunderland - Preschool, Primary, Middle and Senior School, Years 1 to 13, well situated in Auckland's western suburbs
  • ACG Tauranga - Year 1 to Year 11 in 2017. 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

International Schools in Vietnam and Indonesia

University & Tertiary Pathways in New Zealand

ACG is New Zealand’s largest provider of University Foundation Studies. International students from over 40 countries are currently enrolled in ACG programmes. We also deliver Intensive English Courses and IELTS Preparation.


Vocational training

ACG’s vocational diplomas, degrees and courses are offered in creative industries, IT, tourism and hospitality, trades and services, health, and early childhood, across the following colleges:

  • Animation College - New Zealand's leading character animation college, delivering traditional and 3D animation courses which range from Diplomas to a Bachelor of Animation.
  • South Seas Film & Television School - A leading film, television, screen acting, animation and photography training institution.
  • ACG Yoobee School of Design - New Zealand’s largest specialised digital design school, offering certificate and diploma programmes in Graphic Design, Digital Media, Web, Animation and 3D, Filmmaking and Game Art and Development.
  • AMES – The Institute of IT - AMES, established in 1991, is one of New Zealand’s top IT education providers, delivering courses up to degree level.
  • 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.
  • New Zealand Career College - A leading job focused career provider in New Zealand, offering certificate and diplomas programmes in Health, Early Childhood Education, Management and Trades.


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