Boys-only secondary schools

Wellington has a number of secondary schools which cater specifically to the education and growth of boys and young men

Rathkeale College

217 Willow Park Drive, Masterton

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Rathkeale College is a small sized Anglican secondary school, set in 66 hectares of grounds and gardens with three on site boarding houses. The College has a long tradition of housing international students. Those who choose to take part in the ESOL programme which delivers a curriculum specifically for these students, allows them to achieve the English qualifications required to attend University in New Zealand, Australia or elsewhere. For a small school, it competes and achieves consistently well on the regional and national stage in Academia, Sport and the Performing Arts.

Facilities include impressive playing fields and the Land Lab – a 6 hectare production, research and teaching facility for the primary industries. Also on-site is a swimming pool, gymnasium and weights room, cutting edge digital facilities for music and art design, a squash court, library and computer suites. Sport and cultural activities play a major part in Rathkeale’s curriculum. Students participate in music and sports all year round, and full boarders also have the opportunity to participate in weekend activities which have included rafting, caving, camping, karts and paintball.

Rongotai College

70 Coutts Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington

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Rongotai College is a secondary school for boys. Each year, it welcomes a limited number of international students from around the world. International students who attend Rongotai improve their English language ability, can gain an internationally recognised qualification, and are able to experience a quality education with outstanding facilities in a beautiful location close to beaches. The experienced staff are committed to ensuring that their international students are well looked after, and the local boys ensure international students are warmly welcomed. Rongotai College has families who are happy to look after your son while he attends the school.

St Bernard's College

183 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt

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St Bernard's College is an integrated Catholic Year 7 to 13 (11 to 18 years) school for boys. It has a wide range of academic, sporting, spiritual, cultural and creative opportunities available. St Bernard's allows students to feel empowered to become the best person they can be, in an environment that is student-centred, celebrates diversity and focuses on the growth of the individual. International students from all over the world have been hosted by the school for many years. This number is kept small to enable each student to be readily integrated into College life.

St Patrick's College

581 Evans Bay Parade , Kilbirnie , Wellington

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St Patrick's College was established in 1885 and is the oldest Catholic Boys' College in New Zealand. Education is based on Marist tradition and philosophy in which each student is treated as a unique individual who is enabled to grow in a nurturing Catholic environment. The College has a reputation for academic excellence and offers a wide variety of subjects in the senior school (Years 11 to 13). Students from around the world are welcome to join the St Patrick's community. Their experienced International Department provides valuable support to our students to help them achieve their goals.

Wellington College

15 Dufferin Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington

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Wellington College has a proud tradition of academic achievement, attaining some of the highest academic results in New Zealand. Students from Year 9 to 13 (aged 13 to 18) are provided with a world-class education and a unique learning experience. The school has welcomed international students for over 20 years, providing English language programmes, specialist tuition and the highest level of academic support. The modern campus and facilities provide students with the ability to chose from a wide variety of courses. Teachers work closely with students to help them build confidence and prepare for further education.

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