Private schools in Auckland, New Zealand

Private Schools in Auckland

Private school options for educating preschoolers, children and teenagers in Auckland, New Zealand

Finding the right school for your child be that primary, intermediate or high school can be daunting. If you are considering your child attending a private school, we recommend attending your preferred school’s open days, making a time to visit, or your child attending a trail day to see it they are the right fit for your child (and your family). We also recommend you read the latest Education Review Office (ERO)’s  school report for the schools that you are interested in.

Featured Auckland Private Schools

Ficino School

27 Esplanade Road, Mount Eden, Central Auckland map

Ficino School provides a high quality, non-denominational, private school education to boys and girls from Year One to Year Eight. Ficino School is a values-based academic institution with an emphasis on the unique potential of every child. Tradition, virtue and morality are united with philosophy and learning in a caring and industrious environment.

Based in Mt Eden, Ficino School and Preschool provide an excellent opportunity for meeting the educational needs of families from the neighbouring suburbs as well as further afield.

Read the latest ERO report here.

Auckland Private Schools

Saint Kentigern

Saint Kentigern Preschool
514  Remuera Road Remuera, Central Auckland
Private preschool for ages 3 to 4.
Read the latest ER0 report here

Saint Kentigern Girls School
514  Remuera Road Remuera, Central Auckland
Private girls school for years 0 to 8.
Read the latest ER0 report 

Saint Kentigern Boy’s School
82 Shore Road, Remuera, Central Auckland
Private boys school for years 0 to 8.
Read the latest ER0 report here

Saint Kentigern College
130 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga, East Auckland
Co-educational private secondary school for years 7 to 13.
Read the latest ERO Report here



Auckland International College

37 Heapy Street, Blockhouse Bay, Central-West Auckland

Coeducational day and boarding private secondary school for Years 11 to 13. 

Read the latest ERO report here



Pinehurst School

75 Bush Road, Albany, North Auckland

Co-educational private school for Years 1 to Year 13. The Pinehurst School mission is to provide “each student with an excellent education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, leadership, motivation and excellence in learning”. 

Read the latest ERO Report here.



ACG Parnell College

Parnell, Central Auckland, New Zealand

ACG Parnell College is a private co-educational school for students from Years 1 to 15.  ACG Senior College recently merged with ACG Parnell College.

The cirriculum provided for Years 1 to 10 follows Cambridge programmes for English, mathematics and science with the other learning areas supported by the New Zealand Curriculum.  Year 12 to 13 students can study either the Cambridge Assessment International Education or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Read the latest ER0 report here



Kirstin School

360 Albany Highway, Albany, North Auckland

Junior school from Kindergarten to Year 6.
Middle school for students in Year 7 to Year 10.
Senior school for students in Year 11 to Year 13.
Read the latest ER0 report here


Kings School

258 Remuera Road, Remuera, Central Auckland

Boys private primary school from the Early Learning Centre to Year 8 (4 to 13 years).  

Read the latest ERO report here



Kings College

Golf Ave, Otahuhu, South Auckland, New Zealand

Private secondary school for boarding and day students; boys in Years 9 and 10 and is co-educational at Years 11 to 13.  The college curriculum reflects The New Zealand Curriculum, and includes religious education.  National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are offered at Kings College.

Read that latest Education Review Office report here.



Dilworth School

2 Erin Street, Remuera, Central Auckland, New Zealand

Private boarding school for boys from Years 5 to 13. Students are on full scholarships covering education and boarding costs. 

Read the latest ERO report here.



Wentworth Primary and College

65 Gulf Harbour Drive, Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa

Coeducational day private primary and college for students in Year 1 to Year 13. Read Wenworth Primary’s latest ERO report here and Wentworth College’s latest ERO report here



The Forest School – One Day School

605 Hibiscus Coast Highway Hatfields Beach, Hibiscus Coast, Auckland

One Day Schools are independent education providers that offer specialised learning. 

During term time children aged 5 to 14 years come one day per week to learn 100% in nature to compliment their regular classroom setting. The registered teachers are happy to provide a learning context for children who thrive by being active all day and immersed in nature. The One Day School is based on an Emergent Curriculum as well as free play opportunities.