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Scots College

Scots College

PO Box 15064, Strathmore, Wellington, 6243, New Zealand

+64 4 388 0850



Scots College
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1916
Status Private
Headmaster Mr Graeme Yule
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 5-18 years
Number of pupils 1,104
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Mr Mike McKnight
MYP Coordinator Ms Kate Bondett
PYP Coordinator Mrs Rosie Roland
Associations IB

Scots College was founded in 1916 and provides a world-class, future-focussed education. It is the only co-educational independent school in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. Scots College's rigorous academic curriculum is supported by a diverse range of sporting, cultural, service and leadership opportunities, enabling each student to reach their potential in all aspects of their lives.

The College is comprised of three schools; Junior, Middle and Senior. It is an authorized IB World School and the IB programmes are an integral part of the school's ethos and curriculum design, developing students prepared to learn for life. The school House system provides another dimension to student life with a Dean and Tutor overseeing an excellent pastoral care system for each student.

Scots Junior School (Years 1-6) provides a safe and caring environment for students to build strong foundations for their future years. The Junior School proudly delivers the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Scots Middle School (Years 7-10) provides a positive and supportive learning environment. Students take specialist classes in science, arts, technology and languages, and are provided opportunities outside the classroom with weekly sporting programmes, service initiatives and an EOTC programme. The Middle School delivers the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).

Scots Senior School (Years 11-13) prepares students to succeed now and in their futures with the knowledge and skills required for a rapidly evolving workplace. Year 11 students work towards a college-based qualification, the Scots Tohu, which provides a depth and breadth of learning, and is designed to prepare students well for both Level 2 NCEA and the IB Diploma Programme.

A dual pathway is offered in Years 12 and 13 of the IBDP or NCEA qualifications.

Scots College is an internationally minded school with a diverse community which welcomes students from around the globe. An active international services team work closely with the international student community. Language options offered in the curriculum include English, Chinese, French, Spanish and Te Reo Maori.

Outside the classroom Scots is a leader among schools for the quality of its extra-curricular programme. Students are encouraged to try new activities, learn new skills and develop as teams and individuals, and are encouraged to join sports teams and/or cultural activities. In addition, there are a number of specialist academies for high performance athletes including football (soccer), rugby, netball and cricket. The College has a proven track record of assisting top athletes with pathways to US universities.

Scots College is located in Wellington, a harbour city at the heart of government, home to international embassies and renowned for its vibrant city culture and cosmopolitan population of 212,000 centrally, and 500,000 within the region. The campus is located in the suburb of Strathmore, a ten minute drive to the central city. Scots College's boarding house provides accommodation and care for 100 students in a supportive and family orientated environment.