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Quality education from kindergarten to senior school

ACG Schools are co-educational and share common values while the specialist nature of each means that they offer students a range of programmes in different environments. Together, the Schools provide comprehensive education to children of all ages, from three-month old infants to senior Year 13 students.


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Personal achievement, examination success, proven quality

ACG is New Zealand’s largest provider of quality private school education. In Auckland, almost 20% of all private school students attend an ACG School.

All ACG Schools offer the University of Cambridge International Examinations (IGCSE and A Levels) and/or the International Baccalaureate (Pre-IB and IB Diploma). These qualifications are internationally recognised and accepted by respected universities worldwide.

A clear focus on academic outcomes has enabled ACG students to achieve over 200 Top in the World and Top in New Zealand Cambridge International Examination awards.

ACG students have achieved more Cambridge International awards than those of any other school in New Zealand(1). In the last three years, approximately one-in-three of all of the awards were earned by ACG students.


2013 University of Cambridge International Examinations Results


ACG Awards 2013 Table


Cambridge awards summary 2010 - 2012



A higher proportion of ACG students gained University Entrance (UE) than any other school in Auckland(2)


ACG A-Level Pass Rates 2013



 Top UE Pass Rates 2009-2012



 ACG UE Pass Rates 2013



Study Mag Star Awards






ACG is the winner of STM Star High Schools 2011 and 2012.

ACG Senior College is a unique Years 11 to 13 specialist pre-university centre offering a choice of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Cambridge International (IGCSE & A-level) qualifications.English language support is available at all ACG Schools.

 (1) University of Cambridge International Examinations.

(2) Metro magazine, July 2013

Convenient locations around Auckland

With four ACG Schools strategically located around the city, there is one within easy reach for students in any area. From the bustling city centre to the peaceful countryside, each school has its own personality which reflects its environment. Where Auckland transport services are limited, ACG Schools offer dedicated bus services to make access convenient.



ACG Parnell College

Central location

ACG Parnell College opened in 1998 as one of the first dedicated middle schools in New Zealand. It has developed into a leading school that focuses on the needs of its students.

In 2007, an outstanding new purpose-built campus opened its doors to students from Years 1 to 13.Central location

ACG Parnell College opened in 1998 as one of the first dedicated middle schools in New Zealand. It has developed into a leading school that focuses on the needs of its students.  In 2007, an outstanding new purpose-built campus opened its doors to students from Years 1 to 13.

Central location

Conveniently located in the Parnell/Newmarket area, a short distance from the Auckland city centre, the School opens onto one of the city's finest and largest parks, the Auckland Domain. The School makes full use of its excellent location with nearby facilities, such as the Parnell tennis Club, Newmarket Olympic Pools and the War Memorial Museum. 


Modern facilities

ACG Parnell College is housed in a modern 10,000 square metre building with superb teaching spaces plus a wide range of specialist facilities, including a gymnasium, a large library, performance spaces for drama, dance, and music, sophisticated art, technology and computer rooms and a modern cafeteria. The ACG Parnell Primary School occupies an adjacent building with full use of the college building's facilities.


Key facts

  • Continuous educational path from Year 1 to Year 13
  • An outstanding purpose-built school with a wide range of specialist facilities   
  • Conveniently situated in Parnell, a popular central area of Auckland  
  • Easy access to Auckland's bus and train services
  • Close to excellent sporting and cultural amenities
  • Students wear a casual uniform from Years 1 to 12


Click here to visit ACG Parnell College webpages


ACG Senior College

Experience an IB World School with a difference in the heart of the city


ACG Senior College is amongst New Zealand's top academic schools. From its beginning in 1995 as New Zealand's only specialist pre-university centre, the School has become a focus for outstanding educational success. It has consistently ranked as the top co-educational senior school in the country.

ACG Senior College is an IB World School as well as an Cambridge International Fellowship Centre. 

The IB Diploma is an academically challenging and balanced programme widely recognised and respected by the world's leading universities. It is suitable for any student planning to enter a degree programme, providing them with the skills needed for success at university and beyond


ACG Senior College Pre-IB Diploma Programmes
Starting date: Thursday 23rd January 2014 (intensive 6-month course) & Friday 25th July 2014 (1-year course)
Tuition fees for international students: NZ$11,800 (6-month intensive course) & NZ$23,600 (1-year course)
English entry criteria: Minimum IELTS 5.0 (6-month intensive course) or IELTS 4.5 (1-year course), or equivalent. An interview may be required.
Academic entry criteria: NZ Year 10, completion of Grade/Year 9/10 (Asia) or equivalent

ACG Senior College will continue to offer the Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels alongside the planned IB Diploma, thus becoming the only New Zealand school to offer a choice of two international senior school qualifications.

IB Diploma Programme – IBDP (2 years)

Starting date: Friday 25th July 2014

English entry criteria: Minimum IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. An interview may be required.

Tuition Fee for international students: NZ$24,000

Academic entry criteria:

  • IGCSE/GCSE/) Level and in some cases AS
  • NCEA Level 1 or Level 2
  • Completion of Grade/Year 10, Senior 1 (Asia/ 11 & 12 year schooling) or equivalent

City centre location

Located right in the heart of Auckland, ACG Senior College students enjoy the vibrancy and energy of inner-city life. The School is housed in an historic building with easy walking access to art galleries, the Auckland City Library, The University of Auckland and AUT University. The Central Business District, Albert Park, the Aotea Centre, the Town Hall and other performing arts centres all add to the range of activities and areas of interest available to students attending ACG Senior College. 


Key facts

  • A specialist pre-university centre with outstanding academic student achievement 
  • The only NZ school to offer a choice of two international senior school qualifications: IB Diploma and Cambridge International qualifications (IGCSE and A-Levels)
  • Smaller classes, a longer day and longer lessons contribute to effective student learning     
  • A wide range of music and performing arts, activity groups and sports teams
  • Conveniently situated in the heart of Auckland city  
  • Over 20 subjects to choose from, including Classical Studies, Graphic Design, History of Art, Painting, Photography and Thinking Skills  
  • Students wear tidy casual clothing 


Click here to visit the ACG Senior College webpages


ACG Strathallan

A spacious campus in a picturesque location  

ACG Strathallan is one of the largest private school complexes in New Zealand. Located in a green and leafy suburb of Auckland, 30 minutes from the centre of the city, the School sits in a beautiful position near the beautiful Manukau Harbour.

The spacious campus consists of 14.5 hectares and has excellent buildings, sports facilities and playing fields. ACG Strathallan's many outdoor facilities and sporting areas ensure that a complete education is provided. The blend of modern, high-tec learning centres and beautiful coastal countryside, close to the city of Auckland, creates the perfect educational environment.


Modern facilities

The large campus is divided into three areas Preschool, Primary School and College. Each area has its own comprehensive premises. The campus also comprises a number of purpose-built facilities with a fully equipped gymnasium, a specialist fine arts, design & technology block, music suites and a performance theatre. 


Key facts

  • Continuous educational path from Junior Infant Centre to Year 13
  • A spacious campus set in park-like grounds on the beautiful Hingaia Peninsula 
  • Proven academic and sports successes on an international level
  • A wide variety of sporting and extra-curricular activities
  • A dedicated school bus transport service covers wide areas of Eastern and Southern Auckland 
  • Students wear a traditional uniform from Kindergarten to Year 12


Click here to visit ACG Strathallan webpages


ACG Sunderland

West Auckland location

ACG Sunderland is West Auckland's only private co-educational school. Conveniently located 5 minutes from the north-western motorway, many students attend the School from the local community as well as from Auckland city and Auckland's North Shore. Students are able to use ACG Sunderland's own school bus service.


Modern facilities

ACG Sunderland's campus comprises architecturally designed premises and nine acres of landscaped grounds. As well as providing a gymnasium, computer suites, science labs, a well-stocked art room and a specialist technology department, the School places emphasis on the performing arts, with specialist music rooms, a band practice room, a drama room and a 250-seat auditorium.   

ACG Sunderland is a small school which offers close individual learning attention to each student. Individual learning needs are identified from the start and programms put in place to provide the best possible learning environment for each student.


Key facts

  • Continuous educational path from Kindergarten to Year 13
  • Attractive modern campus on landscaped grounds
  • Dedicated school bus transport service
  • A caring and supportive environment with mentoring at all Year levels
  • Close to excellent sporting and cultural facilities
  • A wide range of co-curricular activities, including choirs, music groups, school productions, and an arts festival
  • All students wear a traditional uniform 



Click here to visit ACG Sunderland webpages