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ACG Senior College
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.
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.
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.
A higher proportion of ACG students gained University Entrance (UE) than any other school in Auckland(2).
ACG is the winner of STM Star High Schools 2011 and 2012.
English language support is available at all ACG Schools.
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 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.
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.
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.
New Zealand's top co-educational senior school
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 has applied for candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB Diploma) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
In July 2013, The College plans to offer the ACG Senior College pre-IB Diploma course that prepares students for entry to the two-year IB Diploma Programme, (IBDP) beginning at ACG Senior College in July 2014. A half-year ACG Senior College pre-IB course will be offered in January 2014. The IBDP 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 http://www.ibo.org/diploma
ACG Senior College Pre-IB Diploma course
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.