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Blue Mountain College




Blue Mountain College is a co-educational, Year 7 - 15 Secondary School catering for the needs of the West Otago community. We pride ourselves in the wide range of courses we offer and certainly our results indicate that our students do well. The School has a relatively small population and has therefore developed strong ties with our supportive community which has resulted in a caring, family atmosphere where every student is important and receives individual attention.Blue Mountain College is situated on an attractive 8.5 ha site on the edge of Tapanui township, and we are well equipped to deliver effective education.

More about Blue Mountain College

Blue Mountain College, Tapanui, is a small co-educational school catering for students aged between 11 to 20years old.

​We are based in a beautiful part of the world at the foot of New Zealand's Blue Mountains, so it is no surprise to us why students from all over the globe choose to undertake study at our college. We encourage you to sieze the opportunity to study in an English speaking school that oozes Kiwi culture, provides friendly hospitality through homestay accommodation, and a chance to experience a rural lifestyle.

​Only 1.3hours from Dunedin Airport and 2.20hrs from Queenstown International Airport, we are centrally located in the township of

Tapanui township accessible to some of New Zealand's most stunning scenery and popular tourist destinations.   

​The roles of Homestay Coordinator, ESOL teacher and Director of International Students are filled by one person, which makes it easier for our international students to settle in. They have a person they can trust and turn to should they need additional support or someone to confide in.The students are helped holistically, which aids all aspects of their progress and enjoyment.

​Being a small school, our international students will be embraced by the local students and teaching staff, so that they quickly feel part of the school community, giving them the best possible chance of success.


Contact details


Blue Mountain College
State Highway 90
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Phone number

+64 3 2048 358
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