The school offers NCEA Level 1 to 3 and Scholarship qualifications. Percentage pass rates are consistently well above the New Zealand average.
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St Patrick's College, Wellington established in 1885 is the oldest Catholic Boys' College in New Zealand. Education at St Patrick's is based on Marist tradition and philosophy in which each student is treated as a unique individual who is enabled to grow spiritually, academically, culturally, emotionally, physically and socially in a nurturing Catholic environment.
The school is very proud of its tradition and aims to provide an education which will enable each student to have a lifelong love of learning and the skills to succeed in today's ever-challenging world.
The College has a reputation for academic excellence and offers a wide variety of subjects in the senior school (Years 11 to 13) where the emphasis is on each student achieving to his potential and attaining nationally recognised qualifications.
St Patrick's offers excellent support and care to all its students so that they have an enjoyable and productive time at the College. Located in Kilbirnie, the college is only five minutes drive from Wellington Airport, and seven minutes from the central city. It has easy access to a wide range of civic, sporting and recreational facilities.