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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 960
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Mr Mike McKnight
MYP Coordinator Ms Kate Bondett
PYP Coordinator Rosie Roland
Associations IB

Scots College was founded in 1916 and has a proud history for providing a world-class education. It is the only co-educational independent school in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Scots 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; Preparatory, 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 the pastoral care of each student.

Scots Prep School (Years 1-6) provides a safe and caring environment where students can experience the joys and challenges of learning as they build strong foundations for their future years. The Prep 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, specifically 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 soft skills required for a rapidly evolving work place. Year 11 students undertake a programme that provides a depth and breadth of learning and teaching with a dual pathway offered in Years 12 and 13 of the IBDP or NCEA qualifications.

In 2019 Scots College was ranked in the five best schools in New Zealand for getting in to top Universities. This independent ranking by QS World University Rankings and Crimson Education was calculated based on academic performance, extracurricular opportunities and equal access.

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 180,000 centrally, and 450,000 within the region. The Scots College 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 over 100 students in a supportive and family orientated environment. There are currently over 60 international students at Scots College and over 40 nationalities are represented within the school community.