About Us

Scots College is a world-class independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for boys Years 1 – 13 and from 2020 will welcome girls in Years 11 and 12.

As an IB World School, Scots offers a vibrant learning environment, encouraging excellence in every facet of each child’s education. At Scots we create global citizens – who are equipped for life as balanced, compassionate, motivated and socially aware young people.

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

We strive to instil in each of our students a life-long commitment to learning and provide a nurturing environment in which students can achieve their academic, spiritual, physical, cultural and social potential, for the greater good and in service to others. By providing our students with an array of opportunities inside and outside the classroom, we encourage them to not only explore and recognise the diversity of their talents and abilities but to develop essential leadership skills.

Scots College has a proud 100 year history of educating young men. Today with our children destined for a workforce and future that is rapidly changing the College is making changes to the Senior School to ensure students are provided with an education that equips them for their life after school. From 2019 the College will reduce the amount of testing and assessment in Year 11 to offer more time for future focussed skills and will welcome girls to the Senior School from 2020. To find out more on these changes please visit the Senior School section of our website.

The Prep (Years 1-6) and Middle Schools (Years 7-10) will remain single sex as evidence demonstrates a single sex environment is best suited for these age groups and we believe this mixed model environment will provide the best education experience for all age groups.

All students are provided with an environment that is dedicated to meeting their specific needs. We are fortunate at the College to have excellent and dedicated staff who work hard to support and encourage their students. The College is characterised by small class sizes, tutor groups, personalised pastoral care and academic support. The school family is strong and works closely with parents to obtain the best outcomes for their child. We believe we enrol the family, not just the student, and work closely in partnership to obtain the best possible outcomes.

At Scots College we strive to help your child to be the best they can be. The knowledge they gain, the values they adopt and the friends they make during their school years will play an important role in shaping their future.

If you are seeking the best environment to develop your child’s talents, please get in touch


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Take a Virtual Tour

Scots College Virtual Tour

Get a taste for life at Scots and take a virtual tour of the Prep School and Boarding House. Tours of the Middle and Senior School are coming in 2020.

Our Location

Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Strathmore Park
Wellington 6022
New Zealand
Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243
New Zealand