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Top-Ranked High Schools

 Auckland International College

ACG Parnell College

St Cuthbert’s College

Kristin School

Pinehurst School

Macleans College

St Kentigern College

St Andrew's College

About the Rankings

The only high school rankings based on readiness for university

Why Are Crimson

Pathways From Top NZ High Schools to World Leading Universities

Crimson Education presents a  review of secondary schools’ academic performance, extracurricular opportunities and equal access. The  Crimson’s Best Schools in New Zealand for getting in to top Universities 2019 list has resulted in a mix of private and state schools as well as single-sex and co-education schools in the top 10. 

The secondary school ranking list released by university admissions and mentoring company Crimson Education, draws on its experience in working with a global pool of top-performing students who year on year continue to secure admission to the world’s most competitive universities, including: Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, UChicago, Oxford, Cambridge. 

Academic performance 

Diversity, Equity & Process

Extracurricular and Leadership Ranking

Crimson's Success

The words of brilliant Crimson students who achieved their dreams working with us

460+
Offers to the world’s best colleges
38
Offers to Oxford & Cambridge
133
Offers to Ivy League colleges
$45M
Worth of scholarships (USD)

Crimson High School Rankings

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education, Jamie Beaton

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Trends from the 2020 Rankings

+ In the 2020 ranking the top ten schools include eight private schools, one state and one state integrated school. The top ten in 2019 were eight private schools and two state schools. Private schools continue to dominate the top ten.

+ The smallest school, AIC with a total school roll of 206 students, is ranked #1

+ Of the Top 50 ranked schools, Napier Girls’ High School ranked #45 is a Decile 6 school, Sancta Maria College ranked #41 is a Decile 7, Mount Albert Grammar ranked #43 is Decile 7, Hamilton Boys’ High School ranked #46, decile 7 and  Marist College ranked #47 is Decile 7. All other Top 50 ranked schools are Decile 8 - 10 schools.
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Trends from the 2020 Rankings

    + In the 2020 ranking the top ten schools include eight private schools, one state and one state integrated school. The top ten in 2019 were eight private schools and two state schools. Private schools continue to dominate the top ten.

    + The smallest school, AIC with a total school roll of 206 students, is ranked #1

    + Of the Top 50 ranked schools, Napier Girls’ High School ranked #45 is a Decile 6 school, Sancta Maria College ranked #41 is a Decile 7, Mount Albert Grammar ranked #43 is Decile 7, Hamilton Boys’ High School ranked #46, decile 7 and  Marist College ranked #47 is Decile 7. All other Top 50 ranked schools are Decile 8 - 10 schools.

Why Crimson?

Crimson is a global higher-education company dedicated to equipping students to compete on the world stage. At Crimson we gauge our success by that of our students. Just some of their results include:

The Ivy League

267 offers to Ivy League universities. 

Crimson students are up to 4x more likely to gain admission to an Ivy League university than the general applicant.

Oxford and Cambridge

99 offers to Oxford or Cambridge.

Crimson students are up to 4x more likely to gain admission to Oxford or Cambridge than the general applicant.

US Top 50 Universities

1,400+ offers to the US Top 50 (US News rankings)

Crimson students have received offers to Stanford, UChicago, MIT, Duke, Caltech, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Rice University and more.

UK Top 10 Universities

600+ offers to the UK Top 10 (Times Education rankings)

Crimson students have received offers to UCL, LSE, Imperial, King’s College London, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, the University of Bristol and more.

The University of California Family

500+ offers to the major UC colleges.

Crimson students are at least twice as likely to gain admission to UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego than the general applicant.

The World's Best STEM Universities

112+ offers to the world’s best STEM universities

Crimson students have successfully gained admission to MIT, Caltech, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western and more.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

2018 Judging Panel
CRIMSON EDUCATION CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education. Jamie applied to the top 25 universities in the world and gained acceptance into all of them. Jamie was named 2016 Young Innovator of the Year by the NZ Innovation Counil. This year Jamie featured in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 - Consumer Tech.

Hear it from Crimson Students

The words of brilliant Crimson students who achieved their dreams working with us

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“In the end it came down to preparation and confidence and knowing that - with the help of my Crimson tutors - I had done everything I could possibly do to be exam ready.”

Bluebelle C.
Accepted to Yale University and the University of Oxford
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“Crimson’s technology-based mentorship was key to the success and impact of my extracurricular project. My Crimson mentor showed me how technology takes away the barrier of distance. Thanks to her, my ideas became a reality, through planning, connection, and support.”

Elaine L.
Accepted to UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago
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“When I first took my SAT’s, my score wasn’t great. But after I started tutoring with Crimson I got a 1470 and on my third try, a 1540!”

Sathya
Accepted to Dartmouth College
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