STS High School Select
For students aged 14 to 18
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Wellington High School, Wellington

Wellington High School is a state, co-educational, non-uniform, secondary school in the heart of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. The school has welcomed international students for 40 years and was recognised with the New Zealand Education Exporter of the Year Award in 2004.

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It offers a wide range of courses and opportunities to try new experiences and produces independent, resilient young people able to accept responsibility. Diversity is celebrated and difference is normal. Wellington High School began in 1886 as Wellington College of Design.

Prime Minister Robert Stout instructed the founding principal Arthur Dewhurt Riley to develop a school where bright children could stay at school until they were 17 or 18, a dynamic school which would modify its course and methods whenever necessary and not just drill children for examinations. 

Today the school continues to lead the way in co-education developing independent, self-managing, resilient learners, prepared for the challenges they will face and confident in their ability to go on learning for the rest of their lives.

The community

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand; it is at the southern tip of the North Island giving easy access to the rest of the country. Wellington is a small city of 350,000 people, clustered around a beautiful harbour. Known as the ‘Coolest Little Capital’ it has the national museum, government, two universities, many excellent cafes and restaurants, a thriving arts scene and a beautiful wharf area.

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Interested in a tailored High School experience?

Interested in choosing where you want to study and where you want to live? STS can help you choose the school of your liking that supports your favorite sport, academic etc.

What's included

Air fares to host family and back
School fees
Personal one-to-one support with your visa and school applications
Full board (e.g. breakfast, lunch & dinner) at a carefully selected host family
24-hour telephone support
Free interview
STS kick-off and preparation event in your home country
Welcome Camp
Local representative in host country to assist and support during your exchange
STS High School Diploma
STS Returnee Club
Local get togethers with other exchange students in the area

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Interested in a tailored High School experience?

Interested in choosing where you want to study and where you want to live? STS can help you choose the school of your liking that supports your favorite sport, academic etc.

Frequently asked questions