Auckland Grammar School

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Auckland Grammar School holds the key to unlocking academic, sporting and cultural potential. You can expect the best from Auckland Grammar School, the very best for young men.

A 149-year, rich history of student successes, combined with our belief in the value of tradition, makes Auckland Grammar School a leader in boys’ education in New Zealand and abroad.

Auckland Grammar values the diverse cultural contribution international students bring to the School community. International students represent approximately 5% of our 2500 school roll and come from 18+ countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Spain.


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Auckland Airport - 25 km


Welcome to Auckland Grammar School

3 reasons to choose our International Student Program

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No.1 Academic School in New Zealand for boys: Research shows that a single-sex environment is a significant factor in creating a strong school culture, high achievement and lifting student confidence.

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45+ Sports Clubs: In the past ten years Auckland Grammar teams have been NZ Champions in 1st XV Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Cycling, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Rowing, Tennis, Yachting, Golf, Table Tennis.

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Strong school culture: The Grammar Way defines our shared values and provides students with a sense of pride and belonging. Our ethos is to 'be the best you can be' where success breeds success.


Best time of my life!

Get first hand experiences from our students.

Offerings & Activities

School Facilities

Students take advantage of a well-appointed auditorium, three sports pavilions, heated outdoor pool, squash courts, six fields in total for rugby, soccer and cricket, plus a well-resourced music suite, library, information centre, new technology block and the essential IT laboratories.

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Subject Options

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Year 10

Year 10 is a compulsory curriculum of Maths, English, Science, History/Geography, PE, Music, Health, Art with two options such as languages.


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Year 11

Year 11 students are able to select 6 subjects. Subjects offered include maths, physics, chemistry, biology, English, Latin, Spanish, French, technology, art, graphics, ESOL, business studies, accounting, economics, geography and history.


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Year 12

Year 12 students select one of two qualifications available: Cambridge International Exams (CIE) A Levels, or the NZ National Certificate of Educational Achievement. Subjects offered include maths, physics, chemistry, biology, English, Latin, Spanish, French, technology, art, graphics, ESOL, business studies, accounting, economics, geography, history, physical education, painting and photography


Music / Performing Arts

Music and Performing Arts is a big part of the School's annual calendar of events including the joint School Production with Epsom Girls Grammar School, and a Senior Production by Year 13 boys and girls. Festival productions include: Pacifica Festival, Culture Night, Chinese Extravaganza, Winter Concert Series, Battle of the Bands, Stage Band Concert, and the University of Auckland graduation parades.

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Auckland Grammar offers 45+ sports clubs and around 500 teams represent the school per year from social grades to high performance teams. Sport is a big part of the Auckland Grammar culture whether you a sportsman or spectator.
The school's 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.
In 2004 Hamish Carter was our first Old Boy to win a Gold Medal at the Olympics.

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Details & Facts

School Type: Day/Boarding

Gender: Boys

Qualifications: NCEA,  CIE

Year Levels: Year 9 - Year 13

Religion: Non-Denominational

Total Enrolment: 2550

Total international students year 9 - 13: 160

Program Established: 1869

International students accepted for: 9,  10,  11,  12

Foreign Languages: French,  Spanish,  Latin,  Japanese,  Maori,  ESOL

Info: Latin is taught from Year 9 (13 years of age) at Auckland Grammar and therefore the school has the largest Latin Department in New Zealand. Te Reo Maori is a compulsory subject in Year 9.

Entrance Dates: Term 1/January,  Term 2/April,  Term 3/July

Length of stay: 1 Term,  2 Terms,  3 Terms,  4 Terms,  until graduation

Application Deadlines: Rolling

Application Process: Enrolment Form,  School Reports,  Teacher's Reference,  Student Letter of Introduction,  Offer of Place,  Payment Receipt




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Location: North Island , City

Info: Auckland Grammar School is located in a highly desirable part of Auckland city. The school campus stretches over 16 hectares of land and is within 3 kms of downtown Auckland and the Viaduct harbour.

Outside the school gates, the Auckland region beckons with green parks, fresh air and great east and west coast beaches for surfing and swimming. The city is clean and inviting and the mix of 185 ethnicities is a model for intercultural harmony.

Specialized Programs: Leadership,  Outdoor Education,  Trips

Info: Year 12 students can register for the leadership camp. Outdoor education is incorporated into the school's curriculum to include geography and history field trips for example. The Year 10 week long school camp is based at Tongariro National Park, North Island.
International students are encouraged to participate in tour programmes during the school breaks to maximise their time in New Zealand. The School partners with several external organisations to deliver these trips.

Accommodation: Homestay

Info: International students live with carefully selected host families nearby school. All housing is required to be checked and pre-approved, and on-going management and monitoring is undertaken to ensure high standards of student care and well-being are maintained.
Many of our European students form lasting relationships with their host families and visit each other's countries in future years.

Student Services & Orientation & Counseling:

Creating a positive and inclusive atmosphere for students is essential for a happy and successful school experience for everyone.
We recognise the unique needs of international students and provide tailored support through the International Department. Our aim is to provide a ‘home away from home’, whereby staff guide and assist students during their transition to New Zealand life, culture and norms. This includes a comprehensive orientation programme on arrival. In addition, the Headmaster’s International Committee is a student-led group which aims to help international students by providing big brother support. Counselling, career guidance and other support services are also available at the school throughout enrolment.

Term Dates 2022:

Term 2: 02.05.2022 - 08.07.2022

Term 3: 25.07.2022 - 30.09.2022

Term 4: 17.10.2022 - 07.12.2022


Our Fee Structure

1 Term (Term 1 or 2 or 3) NZD 9468 EUR 5592,77
2 Terms (Term 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 or 3 & 4) NZD 18935 EUR 11184,95
3 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3) NZD 28403 EUR 16777,72
4 Terms (Term 1, 2, 3, 4) NZD 37240 EUR 21997,76
4 Terms (Term 3, 4, 1, 2) NZD 39130 EUR 23114,18

Tuition Fees cover: The fees above are the basic fee including Tuition and Homestay (12 weeks) per term. For full details see our website for fee information as variable depending on applicant.

Homestay Fees per week NZD 315 EUR 186,07

Please note that 1 term consists of approx. 10 weeks in school and host family. Moreover please take into account homestay fees during school breaks/holidays.

Additional Fees: External trips, social activities, extracurricular clubs.

Fees information available online:

Comment Fees: Insurance NZ$633 per annum or prorate per term.

Please calculate additional costs for
Airfare approx. Euro 1200 to Euro 1600
Visa approx. Euro 160
Pocket money approx. Euro 200 to 250/month
If applicable additional health/accident/third part liability insurance

Health Insurance: mandatory

Southern Cross Insurance is used by Auckland Grammar School

valid for school year 2022

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