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Scots College

Primary/Intermediate/Secondary (Years 1-13, approx age 5-17)

Scots College is a world-class independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for boys Years 1 - 13. As an IB World School, Scots offers a vibrant learning environment for boys, encouraging excellence in every facet of their education. At Scots we create global citizens - boys who are equipped for life as balanced, compassionate, motivated and socially aware young men.

The Scots motto of 'Virtutem Paret Doctrina', translates as 'Let Education Make the All-Round Man' and emphasises our commitment to a holistic education and the development of well-rounded young men.

At Scots College we strive to help your son to be the best he can be. The knowledge he gains, the values he adopts and the friends he makes during his school years will play an important role in shaping his future.



Contact Scots College
Physical address

1 Monorgan Road
6022 Wellington
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Phone numbers

04 3880850

  • Number of students: 855
  • Number of international students: 32
  • Males only

Qualifications available

  • International Baccalaureate
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus

Accommodation

  • Boarding hostel
  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Presbyterian

Scots College is situated in Strathmore, one of Wellington's Eastern suburbs. The College occupies a sizeable area of land, with significant outdoor space, allowing students to participate in many activities outside the classroom. 

The resources and facilities available to Scots College students are designed for modern schooling.  Classrooms are equipped with technology innovations, as are sporting and cultural venues. Specialist areas such as The Hodge Sports Centre and the Creative & Performing Arts Centre all provide excellent venues to further enhance student development.





Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet.

Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty.

Things to do

Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene. If you’re into the outdoors, Wellington has action-packed adventure activities like mountain biking and sea-water kayaking, as well as beautiful walks around the harbor and surrounding hills. Try the visually stunning Makara Peak track, as well as the City to Sea walk where you can experience the best of Wellington's waterfront. Ride the cable car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city and enjoy an ice cream at the top.

On the waterfront itself you’ll find Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand’s national museum. Te Papa, as it’s colloquially known, means ‘our place’ and is one of the best interactive museums in the world.

A gourmet food experience

Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. Head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street to get amongst the good stuff.

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy

A must for any Lord of The Rings fan, Wellington is home to Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop and the Weta Cave, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making magic. It’s also a great base for day tours to experience “Middle-earth” scenery.

Close to Wellington

If you want to visit the South Island, Wellington is the city where you can board the inter-island ferry with or without a car. This 3 hour ferry ride offers daily services and is one of the most spectacular in the world. Leaving regularly from Wellington, the ferry takes passengers past the magnificent scenery of the Marlborough Sounds, before berthing in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island.

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

A must-stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail - an adventure that takes you through some of New Zealand's top wine-producing regions - Wellington is a great place to start your wine-tasting journey. Marlborough, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay are all a few hours' drive or ferry-ride away from Wellington and offer unforgettable winery experiences.
Main centres: 

Wellington

Towns: 

Kapiti Island, Levin, Lower Hutt, Otaki, Paraparaumu, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Waikanae

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Study in Wellington is the local education organisation
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