Information for parents

Thinking about a private education for your child?

The New Zealand private schools sector is consistently ranked among the best in the world for reading, maths, science and literacy by the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Our Member Schools boast outstanding academic results, strong pastoral care, a choice of qualification pathways and a wide range of co-curricular activities.

Why choose a private school?
What is a private school?
Information for international students
Scholarships and bursaries
Qualifications our schools offer
School open days (link to come)


"When talking to parents about the benefit of an independent education, I draw on the stories of students who have thrived in the independent setting, including our own children.  I talk about the young people who have developed into strong, independent and service-minded individuals who truly believe that they have the power to change the world and who are now actually out there doing just that. I talk about the students who have achieved far beyond their own expectations and those of their parents because they have been surrounded by a nurturing community where they have been supported to be their very best."

Narelle Umbers, Principal of Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington