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Auckland Grammar School

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Auckland Grammar School is the pre-eminent academic secondary school in New Zealand. Founded in 1869, Grammar is a state boy's school which believes in a rigorous academic education where our teachers inspire and encourage intellectual and sporting aspirations, providing a complete set of tools to help boys attain excellence.

Academic highlights:

- Pass rate of 100% in International Cambridge Examinations
- University Entrance pass rates top 90% over last 17 years

The School offers an extensive co-curricular programme in sport, art and culture, and participation is encouraged as a way to promote teamwork, leadership and pride of performance.

The Grammar philosophy is that tomorrow's well-rounded individuals will understand life's balancing act. 

Contact Auckland Grammar School

Physical address
25 Mountain Road Epsom
1003 Auckland
New Zealand
Phone numbers
64 9 623 5423
  • Number of students: 2,500
  • Number of international students: 100
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services

Accommodation

  • Homestay

Auckland Grammar School is located in central Auckland at Epsom and commands breath taking views overlooking the city and Rangitoto Island. The school campus covers 16 hectares of land and facilities include: an auditorium, water-based artificial hockey turf, six artificial-turf tennis courts, an indoor sports stadium, two squash courts, three pavilions, two gymnasiums, two cricket wickets, three full-size rugby and soccer fields, music suite, library and information technology block. Additionally, the School has its own outdoor education centre at Ohakune.

With an irresistible combination of magnificent natural scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle, Auckland is a place of exciting contrasts and endless adventures.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, our largest and most diverse city.

More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next.

A stunning natural playground

Auckland’s diverse landscapes provide countless opportunities to get immersed in nature. In the west, lush native rainforest plunges down the hills to meet the sea on dramatic black sand beaches, while the east’s sheltered golden sand beaches are fringed with red-flowering pohutukawa trees. To the north the rolling hills of wine country meet stunning coastlines and in the south you'll find picturesque country gardens, unspoilt forest and tranquil bays to explore.

Shopping and dining

Auckland is a shopaholic's paradise, with everything from top-end designers to open air street markets. Discover the diverse range of cafes and restaurants offering cuisine from around the globe and check out the buzzing nightlife of the central city. Favourite spots include Wynyard Quarter, the Viaduct Harbour, City Works Depot and the Britomart precinct.
Once you've seen the city, head out to one of Auckland's four distinct wine districts where you can sample local wines against the backdrop of vine-covered hills and sparkling ocean.

Hauraki Gulf and Islands

Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park encompasses an incredible 1.2 million hectares of coast, sea and islands – and there are so many ways to explore it. 
The jewel of the Hauraki Gulf is Waiheke Island, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, farm land and golden beaches; and only a 35-minute ferry ride away from downtown Auckland. Sip on award-winning wines at some of the 30 boutique vineyards and wineries, enjoy fine dining and pick up superb local artwork.
Make sure you get out on the water while you're here, whether it’s a relaxing harbour cruise, a fishing charter, whale and dolphin spotting, kayaking or surfing.

Main centres: 

Auckland Central

Towns: 

Great Barrier Island, Helensville, Kawau Island, Orewa, Piha, Waiheke Island, Warkworth

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Study Auckland is the official local student website