Macleans College

2 Macleans roadBuck lands beach
Auckland 2014, New Zealand
Tel: 4802730654
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 2500 students
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  • With a broad and comprehensive curriculum, paired with its retention of some of the region's leading instructors, and previous outstanding achievements, Macleans consistently produces adaptable students with the ability to take on the world.
  • Macleans College is ranked as the top coeducational state school in New Zealand, and ranked third in New Zealand for students pursuing Csmbridge International Examinations.
  • Macleans College focuses on turning out well-rounded members of society, with the three cornerstones of quality academics, service, and commitment to extra-curricular participation.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Macleans College
School Focus College Preparatory
Grades (Boarding) Grades 9-12, PG
School Type Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational
Year Founded 1980
Campus Size 32 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 2500 students
% Students of Color
60%
% International Students
15%
% Students Boarding
10%

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
Average Class Size 25 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:25
Number of AP Courses Offered n/a
ESL Courses Offered Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
20%
Summer Program Offered Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $2 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$36,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$18,500
% Students on Financial Aid
1%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
90%
Director of Admissions Patrick Lau

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Macleans offers two academic pathways - New Zealand educational qualifications (NCEA) and Cambridge International Examinations
  • Broad curriculum ranging from traditional subjects to comprehensive arts, sports, and vocational trades
  • History of high achievement in math, sciences and fine arts 
  • Extensive extracurricular activities (over 100 clubs or groups)
  • Located on 32 acres in a safe, idyllic, seaside setting with excellent facilities and modern technological capabilities. Located within a 15-minute ferry ride to city centre 
  • Extensive student support with house system, and caters for students of abilities ranging from accelerated programs to learning support programs, including English as a second language learners
  • Police vetted homestay families, with high retention rate located close to school with regular evaluation and review throughout that year
  • SAT testing centre
  • Diverse student body
  • Student support teams including international students, careers/university planning,and guidance departments
  • Range of financial aid opportunities
  • LD types supported: Dyslexia, dyspraxia, generalised learning difficulties
  • School accreditations: NZ qualifications Authority, CAmbridge International Examination Board, Ministry of Education
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