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Scots College




Scots College is a co-educational world-class independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for students Years 1 - 13.

The College is comprised of three schools; Junior (Years 1-6), Middle (Years 7-10) and Senior (Years 11-13) and is an authorized IB World School. The Scots motto of 'Virtutem Paret Doctrina', translates as 'Let education build all round character' and emphasises the schools' commitment to an holistic education and the development of well-rounded students with substance. The College prides itself on consistently high academic achievements and for preparing students for success at a tertiary level and later in life, over 90% of Scots College's students go on to universities
in New Zealand and around  the world every year. Scots will offer your child the best quality opportunities where achievement can be optimised in a nurturing and caring environment, where they are encouraged to strive to be successful.

A key focus at Scots College is to ensure students are well prepared for their life after school. That as well as providing the necessary knowledge to prepare students for their futures there is also focus on students developing the soft skills they will require to be successful such as emotional intelligence, social intelligence and cultural intelligence. Transferable skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, character and citizenship all play a significant role in the College's curriculum design at all Year Levels.

More about Scots College

Scots College is situated in Strathmore, one of Wellington's Eastern suburbs. A short 10 minute drive to the central city and two minutes to the airport. The College occupies a sizeable area of land, with significant outdoor space, allowing students to participate in many activities outside the classroom. 

The College offers exceptional facilities with modern well resourced classrooms. Students have access to specialist classrooms and facilities for music, art, robotics, technologies and sports.

Co-educational boarding is available in Years 11-13 and boys only boarding from Year 7. The onsite 130 bed boarding house provides a home away for home for many international students on the beautiful two hectare College grounds. Students may also opt to live with one of our carefully selected full-time homestay families. Take a virtual tour of our Boarding House here

International Services at Scots College are managed by a dedicated team of professionals, who are committed to ensuring international students are supported in a nurturing, safe and welcoming environment throughout their time at Scots College. There is a school wide commitment to internationalism and the promotion of global citizenship, and students are provided with a wide range of inbound and outbound exchange opportunities.


Contact details


Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
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Phone number

+64 4 388 0850
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