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ACG - Academic Colleges Group

Primary/Intermediate/Secondary (Years 1-13, approx age 5-17)

ACG is a leading independent provider of educational services providing a range of programmes for:
  • Kindergarten, primary, middle and senior school education
  • English language courses
  • University Foundation Studies for University of Auckland and AUT University
  • Diploma and Certificate programmes
ACG Schools and Colleges are all co-educational and share common values and philosophies. They offer the best educational pathways leading to respected universities. 

ACG is also part of a worldwide network of schools that are connected to the University of Cambridge and the International Baccalaureate associations through their international examination programmes.

To find out more about ACG, please click the links below to:

Contact ACG - Academic Colleges Group

Physical address
345 Queen Street
1010 Auckland
New Zealand
Phone numbers
64 9 307 5399
  • Number of students: 5,000
  • Number of international students: 1,130
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Foundation Programme
  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • Certificate
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Diploma

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay
  • Onsite apartments
ACG comprises of 12 schools in 3 countries and is New Zealand's only multi-national group of schools.
9 Schools in New Zealand are:
  1. ACG Parnell College (Y1 to 13)
  2. ACG Senior College (Y11 to 13)  
  3. ACG Strathallan (Preschool, Y1 to 13)
  4. ACG Sunderland (Preschool, Y1 to 13)
  5. University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies
  6. AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies
  7. ACG English School 
  8. ACG Yoobee School of Design
  9. ACG Tauranga (open in 2015)
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