Auckland Grammar School is the pre-eminent academic secondary school in New Zealand. Founded in 1869, Auckland Grammar is a prestigious state boy's school which believes in a rigorous academic education, where teachers inspire and encourage students to reach their full potential.
The School is centrally located in the heart of Auckland city on the boundary of Epsom and Newmarket suburbs. The School within a short distance of the University of Auckland and AUT as well as the Auckland Domain and the Newmarket shopping district.
Auckland Grammar has 16-hectares of school grounds and the sports fields and facilities include 3 full-sized rugby fields, 3 football fields, all-weather basketball courts and hockey surface, 2 cricket wickets, 4 tennis courts, heated swimming pool, weights room, 2 squash courts and 2 well-equipped indoor gymnasiums.
The School also has a 360-seat auditorium for dance, theatre and musical performances, a well-resourced library, and study centres for students to utilise.
There are more than 70+ sports, music, culture, art and volunteer clubs combined at Auckland Grammar School. As a large and well-resourced school, we offer a wide range of experiences and opportunities for students.
Students may participate in high performance sports teams as well as social grades, so there is something for everyone. We encourage international students to ‘have a go’ and to try something new.
International students are able to live with an Auckland Grammar approved homestay family, with a parent, relative or close family friend during enrolment.
International Student Support
At Auckland Grammar School we recognise the unique needs of international students and provide support and guidance through a team of dedicated staff at the International Department.
Student well-being, happiness and academic progress are a priority and the focus is to assist students to meet their individual goals and aspirations, as well as aiding their transition into the New Zealand life, culture and norms.
In addition, the student buddy network provides an extra layer of ‘big brother’ support, which is also beneficial in enabling long-term friendships.
Quotes from International Students
“One of the most obvious differences that first caught my eye was how interactive all the classes were. From the beginning, for me, every class has been an intense 40-minute long discussion between teacher and students, where students get the opportunity to express their opinions freely on topics without being judged.”
“At Auckland Grammar School, the one thing that has struck me the most about this prestigious institution is that the focus here is much more on collaboration rather than competition. Hence, students are able to focus more on helping each another through debating, discussing and tutorials with the guidance of teachers, which makes the overall high school experience much more memorable. Consequently, students start to learn in a more confident way with the knowledge there is always someone available to help them, both teachers and peers.”
“From what I have observed, people in New Zealand are so friendly and polite that I may easily hear "thank you" and "sorry" over a dozen times everyday on my way to school. This is one of the most beautiful things about the culture and people here in the Kiwi- country.”