Why should I consider an independent school for my child's schooling?

A 2011 survey commissioned by the Independent Schools Council on why parents send their children to independent schools found that the most common answer was “Better standards of education.” 


How can I find out about independent schools in my area?

All of our 48 member schools are available to view through our ISNZ School Directory.  


How do I arrange to visit a school?

Take a look at our Member Schools' Open Days information:

Auckland Schools

Northland and Central North Island Schools

Wellington Schools

South Island Schools


My child has a special interest in sport and music - what ISNZ schools specialise in these areas?

Many of our member schools offer a particular area of focus or specialisation e.g. gifted and talented, music, rowing, dance, drama cycling, agribusiness etc.  

View the categories of our online directory for further information.


Additional resources:

Read a parent's point of view: `Why we sent our daughter to an Independent School'