Top 10 Best High Schools In Auckland – 2021

Below are the best high schools in Auckland currently. The schools were ranked based on the Crimson system of ranking schools in New Zealand. Data for this ranking was sourced based on a public survey.

The information collected from the survey was then referenced with the NZQA for verification of the authenticity of the survey.

1. St Cuthbert’s College

This school is one of the many schools people look up to. Therefore this school, the people’s choice always has to keep the top spot to maintain their reputation.

Most of the ranking lists that came out from the previous years saw this school always in the top five. It is very difficult to be consistent and it takes the best to stay consistent.

St Cuthbert’s College can locate at Elizabeth Caughey Wing 122 Market Road, Epsom, Auckland 1051.

Below is a shot of their fees which will be updated every year. In the event where it is not updated here, you can always visit their website to check.

st St Cuthbert’s College fees, best high schools in New Zealand

2. Pinehurst School

This is a private coeducational institution. This school is the second-best school in New Zealand. However, comparing history this will be one of the newest private schools to grace New Zealand.

You can locate Pinehurst School at 75 Bush Road, Albany, Auckland 0632.

You can check the fees of this school for the current year in the image below. In addition, you can also check their website for more information since there are other fees I didn’t include here.

Pinehurst School, Best high schools in New Zealand

3. Kristin School

After Pinehurst School, Kristin School is the next best school in New Zealand. The school has very good learning facilities and environment.

You can locate Kristin School at 360 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland 0632. Check out their fees from their website.

4. ACG Parnell College

The fourth school on the list is ACG Parnell College. Compared to the other schools from the top, this is a very new school and it is also a private school.

You can locate ACG Parnell College at 2 Titoki Street, Parnell, Auckland 1052. Check the tuition fee for this school below or from their website.

acg parnell fees best school in new zealand

5. Macleans College

Macleans College is a state co-educational institute, therefore making it the best state school in New Zealand. You can locate this school at 2 Macleans Road, Bucklands Beach, Auckland 2012.

You can check out their fees from their website.

6. Diocesan School For Girls

Diocesan School For Girls is a private school for only girls hence, making it the first girls’ school to appear on the list. You can locate this school at Clyde Street, Epsom, Auckland 1051.

You can always visit their website for more inquiries or to check their fees and courses.

7. Auckland International College

Auckland International College is another private coeducational institution on the list. This institution was number one the previous year. You can locate this school at 37 Heaphy Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600.

You can check their fees schedule from their website.

8. Baradene College of the Sacred Heart

Baradene College of the Sacred Heart is the second girls-only school and the second state school on the list. This school celebrated its 100th Anniversary in the year 2009, hence making it the oldest school on the list. You can locate this school at 237 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050.

9. St Peter’s College (Auckland)

St Peter’s College (Auckland) is one of the largest Catholic schools in Auckland. The school is a single-gender school for boys. Therefore, this is the only boys’ school that made it to the Top 10 Best Schools In New Zealand.

You can locate this school at 23 Mountain Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023.

10. Auckland Grammar School

Auckland Grammar is also one of the oldest schools in New Zealand. The school was established in 1868 and fully run by the state. The school is known for offering quality education.

You can locate this school at 55 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023. You can also check out their fees from the school’s website.

This is the end of the list of the best high schools in Auckland for this year. I will update this list as soon as new ranking information is out. But for now, you might want to check out my list of the top 10 Best High Schools in New Zealand and the top 5 Best Universities in New Zealand.


In conclusion, we can say the best school in Auckland is St Cuthberts College.

Even though the system of ranking shown which school is the best judging by many factors, it does not mean that the rest of the schools are not good.

All the other schools are equally good. The only reason the ranking saw some of them at the top of the list is that it uses an average score. This means if there are more students in one school than the other, the scores will change.

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