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Why StAC

Ngā Hua o StAC

St Andrew’s College is a leading independent, co-educational day and boarding school with a rich and exciting curriculum, and a world leading learning environment. Our students are inspired and supported to reach their full potential and leave us as confident, well-rounded young adults, who are prepared for life in today’s changing world. 

We have a large, picturesque campus in the heart of Christchurch, New Zealand, which encompasses four distinct learning centres – a Pre-school, Preparatory School, Middle School and Senior College, through which students can transition seamlessly from Pre-school age to Year 13. We are proud of our long, rich history, which dates back to 1917, when the College was founded on the Presbyterian faith. Today a compelling mix of the traditional, the contemporary and the visionary are incorporated at St Andrew’s. Whatever our students’ talents and interests; wherever their curiosity may take them, St Andrew’s College provides them with opportunities to excel and shine.

A World-class Education

We are committed to providing a world class learning environment which values innovation and creativity alongside tradition and knowledge. Many of our passionate, skilled and responsive teachers are recognised nationally and internationally in their areas of expertise, and all create innovative and inspirational learning experiences for our students.

We recognise that learning is more than simply listening and taking notes. Learning needs to be lifelong and relevant in a changing world. Teaching students how to learn is a key part of our philosophy.

In addition to top class facilities and a diverse academic programme, students at St Andrew’s are encouraged to participate in our comprehensive co-curricular programme, which offers an incredible range of sporting and cultural opportunities. Many of our students achieve outstanding results on the national and international stage.

The Spirit of St Andrew’s

There is something truly special about the spirit of St Andrew’s College, and we are proud of our heritage, culture and achievements. Our Old Collegians community is another important part of the St Andrew’s family, with many former students remaining highly engaged with the College well after their schools days have ended.