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Scots College

Scots College

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

+64 4 388 0850



Scots College
School type Boys' Boarding & Day, Co-educational Sixth Form
Founded 1916
Status Private
Headmaster Mr Graeme Yule
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 15-18 (from 2020)
Boys Age Range 5-18
Number of pupils 870
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Mr Mike McKnight
MYP Coordinator Ms Kate Bondett
PYP Coordinator Mr Mike Hansen
Associations IB

Scots College is an independent Presbyterian day and boarding school, Years 1-13, located in Wellington, New Zealand. Founded in 1916, Scots College has a proud history and reputation for providing a world-class education. The 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. The school House system provides another dimension to life at Scots with a Dean and Tutor overseeing the pastoral care of each student.

Prep School (Boys, Years 1-6)

The Prep School provides a safe and caring environment where boys 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).

Middle School (Boys, Years 7-10)

The Middle School provides the opportunity for young men to realise their potential in a supportive and positive 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 Middle Years Programme (MYP).

Senior School (Co-educational, Years 11-13 from 2020)

Scots College's Senior School is unique in providing a dual pathway education in Years 12-13; where students can choose to study via either the IB Diploma Programme or New Zealand's National Certificate of Education Achievement system (NCEA), in which Scots College consistently achieves above a 90% university entrance pass rate. In his final year of schooling Scots College student Andrew Tang received the 2017 Top Scholars Award for the top national Scholarship NCEA results.

Located in Wellington

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand - a harbour city at the heart of government, the centre of business, 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, just ten minutes drive to the central city.

Boarding School

The boarding school 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.