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Kristin School

Kristin School

360 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

+64 9 415 9566



Kristin School
School type Co-educational Day Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1973
Status Private
Executive Principal Mr Mark Wilson
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 6 months-18 years
Number of pupils 1,800
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Mrs Debbie Dwyer
MYP Coordinator Mr John Osborne
PYP Coordinator Ms Sandy Paton
Associations IB

Kristin School is an independent, modern, co-educational International Baccalaureate (IB) World School located in Albany, Auckland with more than 1800 students aged from six months to 18 years old. Established in 1973, Kristin is non-denominational and welcomes students from all cultures and backgrounds, attracting students from 40 different nationalities.

Based in New Zealand's most dynamic city, all of Kristin's learning environments share the same 50-acre, parklike campus: Little Doves Early Learning Centre, Kristin Kindergarten, Kristin Junior School (for 5-10 year olds), Kristin Middle School (for 10-15 year olds) and Kristin Senior School (for 15-18 year olds).

Kristin was the first IB World School in New Zealand offering the IB Diploma Programme since 1986, and the first school to offer the IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme (DP) catering for students from Year 0-13. Kristin students regularly achieve at levels well above global averages, with more than 25% achieving scores of 40+ points, placing them in the top 2% of students worldwide. Our students also receive a high quota of scholarships to Oxbridge, Ivy League and top universities in Asia Pacific.

Our small class sizes are critical in providing personalised learning opportunities, and a balanced education at Kristin goes beyond providing a positive school culture. We ensure students are taught skills that will enhance their wellbeing, help them cope with life's challenges, strengthen their relationships with others and enable them to pursue a happy, healthy and prosperous life.

In summary, Kristin offers a:

  • Modern, multicultural, co-educational, non-denominational environment with with strong positive values
  • Proud record of high academic results and scholarships being awarded locally and internationally
  • High level of teaching expertise, with many teachers internationally trained and experienced
  • Focus on student wellbeing and developing future-ready citizens
  • Choice between the national NCEA or IB Diploma Programme curriculum options for senior students
  • Nationally acclaimed performing arts and outdoor education programmes
  • Vast range of community service and leadership opportunities
  • 30 different popular and specialised sporting codes
  • Experiential learning through a wide array of trips and exchanges with more than 15 partner schools overseas
  • 50-acre, park-like campus and extensive facilities: two theatres, art, dance and drama studios, a green room/ media suite, huge library, numerous sports fields, gyms and courts, technology workshops and more!
  • Dedicated bus service travelling 20 routes across Auckland.

For all admission enquiries, please visit kristin.school.nz or call our Admissions Manager on +64 9 415 9566 ext 2324. We look forward to sharing more information with you to help show why Kristin School is the right choice for your child.