Christ’s College is New Zealand’s oldest private school, with a beautiful historic campus set in the heart of the city. The College has an impressive academic record, with the majority of boys going on to tertiary study at top universities worldwide. With places being highly sought after, Christ’s College has a small but highly motivated group of international students, who live in on-site boarding houses and become fully immersed in school life.
Middleton Grange School is a mixed integration school for students between 5 and 18 years of age (from 1st to 13th year) that offers a familiar and comprehensive environment. Students enjoy modern facilities, including a Performing Arts Centre that features a theatre that seats 300 people, as well as innovative music and theatre facilities.
A quality education is a gift for life. Our commitment to you and your daughter is that at Rangi Ruru she will be inspired, challenged, and empowered within a community that knows and cares for her. She will be motivated to develop knowledge, understanding and skills and a strong set of values; she will make lifelong friends and will have fun. She will leave a connected and curious citizen with the belief in herself to pursue her dreams.
The St Andrew’s College International Programme is an opportunity for young men and women to embrace a dynamic secondary school, enriched in culture, tradition and excellence. With modern facilities in which to study and board, students are given every opportunity to learn, perform and achieve success. International students are welcomed into a busy, vibrant and close-knit community, where they enjoy a world-class education in a safe environment.
St Bede’s offers an excellent academic education alongside a multitude of sporting and cultural opportunities for every boy. We are proud of our academic standards and were the highest performing non-private boys’ school in Canterbury in NCEA in 2018. International students can choose to live in the College dormitory or with homestay families. The small number of international students means that each boy is recognised as an individual.
St Margaret’s College is one of New Zealand’s leading girls’ school with a proud 110-year history of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. An education at St Margaret’s College offers a dual academic pathway to leading universities around the world through the International Baccalaureate as well as NCEA, the only girls’ school in New Zealand’s South Island to do so.
The Cathedral Grammar School offers the ideal preparation for high school years and beyond in an environment based on Anglican values, high expectations and individualised learning in small classes from Pre-School to Year 8. The Cathedral Grammar School is located on Park Terrace, a prime central city location close to Hagley Park, the Museum and the Botanical Gardens.
Villa Maria College is a school for girls aged 11 - 18, established in 1918 by the Sisters of Mercy. Set in 4.5 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, our modern facilities include a new Science building, a Library Information Resource Centre, an Auditorium complex with Music Suite, and fully equipped Gymnasium. Outdoor facilities include six multi-purpose courts for tennis, netball and hockey along with sports fields and a swimming pool.