Longburn Adventist College (LAC) is a co-educational, state-integrated school, for Year levels 7 to 13. A significant majority of students come from Christian families and being a Seventh-day Adventist is not a requirement to attend.
At LAC, we offer day school and boarding facilities with a number of international students. This provides a multicultural and vibrant platform from which to educate students for eternity.
Here at LAC, ‘we grow together, becoming one in Christ’.
At Longburn Adventist College, we strive to incorporate Biblically-based Seventh-day Adventist Christian values into every aspect of school life. This is reflected in the core principles of integrity, respect and resilience.
Our aim is that every child that passes through these gates will leave with an understanding of who Christ is and will have had an opportunity to accept Him as their personal Saviour.
The simple yet complex truths of being God’s child, loving our neighbour and doing good to all are cornerstones that are foundational to the existence of LAC.
Longburn Adventist College (LAC) is a Christian co-educational day and boarding school set in dairy country, five minutes south of Palmerston North and only a kilometre or two from the Longburn Fonterra plant.
The boarding establishment, which is referred to as LAC House, is set on extensive park-like grounds and is surrounded by some neighbourly farmers.
Students come from Palmerston North itself, around New Zealand from as far as Kerikeri to Invercargill, and around the South Pacific and Asia.
The school’s motto, ‘In Christ, we Educate, Encourage and Empower’, clarifies the school’s goals; we believe that LAC is a family and that everyone belongs, that when the values are right, the results will follow.
LAC has excellent academic results and retention rates, both of which are well above national averages.