Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in New Zealand? Here you can find a list of New Zealand schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
New Zealand’s 25 IB World Schools, which include 13 authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, are spread across the private and state sectors. The IB Diploma is typically offered alongside New Zealand’s National Certificate of Educational Achievement in both types of school.
More than half of the country’s IB World Schools are members of the Association of Australasian International Baccalaureate Schools, which provides institutional support and promotes understanding of IB education across the region. Most leading private schools are members of the Independent Schools of New Zealand group. They include boarding establishments, single-sex schools, religious foundations, primary and secondary institutions and “composite schools” that serve all age groups. Coeducational day schools predominate.
Remote, high-income, English-speaking and blessed with a beautiful natural environment, New Zealand is actively developing a market for international education within its school, college and university sectors.
New Zealand has publicly-funded state schools and state-integrated schools, with the latter being mainly Catholic and charging low “attendance dues”, as well as fee-charging private schools that receive some government subsidies. While international students – mainly drawn from China, South Korea and Japan – attend all types of school, the term international school is rarely used.
Several private, senior secondary colleges that target international students have been set up over recent years. The three-year boarding school Auckland International College offers the IB Diploma, while ACG Senior College teaches the IB Diploma and Cambridge International Exams.
The New Zealand school year runs from late January to mid-December. Education is compulsory from age six to 16 and schooling is free to citizens and permanent residents from age five to 19. Gross enrolment exceeds 100 per cent of the primary and secondary age group and is more than 80 per cent for tertiary education.
For information on all New Zealand international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com