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The Board of Governors and Executive at St Andrew’s College make every effort to ensure tuition fees are kept to a minimum. Fees are reviewed each year, with careful consideration given to the factors and costs required to deliver the high-quality education the College delivers.

Fees information

As an independent school, St Andrew’s College is a non-profit organisation that operates independently of Government education subsidies. The Tuition Fee does not include the cost of co-curricular activities, optional tours and excursions, co-curricular camps, uniforms, individual music tuition or instrument hire and some sporting activities.

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2024 Fees

  • 2024 Tuition Fees

    2024 Tuition Fees for New Zealand Residents (per annum, including GST)


    Years 1–2

    Years 3–4

    Years 5–6

    Years 7–8

    Years 9–13







  • Application Fee (Preparatory and Secondary Schools Years 1–13)

    $150 (non-refundable)

  • Acceptance Fee (Preparatory and Secondary Schools Years 1–13)

    If an offer of enrolment is made, we will ask you to confirm acceptance with a non-refundable acceptance fee of $500, which includes the student's life membership of the Old Collegian Association, plus a non-refundable bond of $1000 which will be credited to your first College account when the first tuition charge is made.

  • Payment of Fees (New Zealand Residents)

    Tuition and boarding fees are charged in ten equal monthly instalments (January to October) and become payable in the month following. It is mandatory for all new students to St Andrew's College to pay by direct debit.

  • Disbursements

    Extra costs, such as stationery, Outdoor Education experiences, co-curricular photographs and external examination fees, are charged monthly.

  • Overdue Accounts

    Unpaid accounts attract a penalty of 1.5 per cent of the unpaid balance each month.

  • Fee Discounts

    Families with three or more siblings at the College may receive a 10 per cent discount on tuition fees for the third child and subsequent children attending at the same time provided none receives a scholarship or any other form of financial assistance from the College.

2024 Boarding Fees

Fees to stay in one of our three Boarding Houses are paid in addition to domestic or international tuition fees.

Please also view the Boarding section of this website, for important information about becoming part of our boarding family.

2025 International Student Fees

Please also view the International Students section of this website, for important information about international student enrolment.

  • 2025 Tuition Fees for International Students

    2025 Tuition Fees for International Students (per annum, including a New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)

    Years 9–13 = $45,000

    Excluded from these fees are: NCEA (external examination) fees, purchases at the College Shop (uniform, sports uniform, personal stationery etc.), doctors’ fees, pharmacy charges, sports tours, taxis (personal), Outdoor Education camp charges, overnight field trips, lost and/or damaged texts/library books, photography/TV/film and other specialist course fees.

    Please note, at this time we, we are unable to accept enrolments from international students for our Pre-school and Preparatory School. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to explore other educational opportunities we offer that may suit your needs.

  • Application Fee

    $250 (non-refundable)

  • Acceptance of Place Fee

    $500 (non-refundable)

  • Boarding Fees (Years 9–13)

    $21,000 (NZ$ per annum.)

    Includes a New Zealand Goods and Services Tax.

    Paid in addition to tuition fees.

  • Disbursements

    A disbursement bond of $2000 is required when tuition fees are paid. This will be credited to the student's final account. All disbursements are the responsibility of the student and are to be paid monthly.

  • Homestay Fee

    $345 (including GST) per week.

  • NCEA Examination Fees

    $383.30 for 48 or more credits (approximately); $102.20 per subject for Scholarship entry.

  • Insurance

    The International Student Travel Insurance is mandatory for all international students under the Code of Practice 2016. Parents are welcome to organise their child’s travel insurance, or St Andrew’s College will provide this service at an annual fee of approximately $650, this may change due to the time of stay for each student.

    For further information, contact Director of International Students and Exchanges, Palē Tauti at or on +64 3 940 2086.

  • Care Provider/Designated Caregiver Fees

    $4000 per academic year.

  • Uniform

    $1500 (approximately)

  • Extra-curricular Activities

    Please contact Director of International Students and Exchanges, Palē Tauti, regarding the extra-curricular costs.

    These costs are a guideline only and subject to change without notice. They are based on the information available at this time.

  • Payment of International Student Fees

    International student fees are payable in full and in advance by 30 November of the year preceding tuition.

2024 Pre-school Fees

Full day and/or morning and afternoon sessions are available. Morning session minimum four hours. Afternoon session minimum two and a half hours.

  • Children 2 Years / No 20 ECE Attestation (inc GST)

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    For example, the cost of weekly full-time attendance (40 hours) for a two-year-old child would be $460.

    Please note: Minimum sessions of two per week. Less than 16 hours per week is charged at $12.50 per hour.

    Full day and/or morning and afternoon sessions are available. Morning session minimum four hours. Afternoon session minimum two and a half hours.

  • Children 3–4 Years Full 20 ECE Attestation (inc GST)

    14–20 hours per week

    No charge – optional charge $9.50 per hour

    21–50 hours per week

    $9.50 per hour flat rate

    For example, the cost of weekly full-time attendance (40 hours) for a three-year-old child would be $380.

  • Optional Charge

    Optional charge $9.50 per hour (six hours per day maximum to a total of 20 hours per week).

    Please note: Hours attested to another provider will be charged at the relevant under-three hourly rate. Additional hours (i.e. 20+) will be apportioned between $9.50 and the relevant under-three hourly rate. The percentage share will match the shared attested hours.

    20 ECE hours is up to six hours per day, up to 20 hours per week and there must be no compulsory fees when the child is receiving 20 hours ECE funding.

    At St Andrew’s College Pre-school, we pride ourselves on delivering our young tamariki with a comprehensive Pre-school programme that goes far beyond standard education guidelines. To achieve this, we:

    • invest in an extensive range of high-quality resources designed to support and extend learning;

    • ensure our Pre-school children are able to benefit from the use of the wider St Andrew’s College facilities such as sports fields, Dance and Drama facilities, Library, Science laboratories, Gymnasiums and Theatre;

    • provide our Pre-school children with access to specialist subject teachers employed by the College; and

    • operate at a higher teacher to child ratio compared to standard Pre-school facilities.

    Delivering and maintaining our enhanced Pre-school education does come at an additional cost, and we appreciate those who participate in paying the optional charge. Please know that your contribution goes toward the continuation of our exceptional Pre-school education programme and allows us to seek further investments to enhance learning opportunities for our tamariki.

    Fees are charged on monthly statements and the method of payment is direct debit (forms will be provided with acceptance).

  • Application Fee

    All applications for enrolment must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $150. (This fee also includes enrolment into Year 1).

  • Term Breaks and Public Holidays

    Enrolment is inclusive of state school term breaks and public holidays. The Pre-school will operate during state school term breaks and attendance during these breaks is optional. You will have the option of ‘opting out’ during the state school term break and fees will not be charged if non-attendance is notified at least three weeks in advance.

    The Pre-school will close for five weeks over the Christmas and New Year break and no fees will be charged for this closure. The Pre-school is closed on all public holidays; however, fees are payable for public holidays other than those during the Christmas and New Year closure.

  • Late Fee

    St Andrew’s College Pre-school is licensed for children between the hours of 8.00am–4.30pm only. Children not collected by the closing time will be charged a late fee of $25.00 per 15 minutes to cover additional staffing costs.