Kristin is an independent co-educational school of approximately 1600 students, from Kindergarten to Year 13. A relatively young school, it was founded in 1973 by a small group of North Shore parents and is owned by the Kristin School Charitable Trust. The school is non-denominational and welcomes students from all cultures and backgrounds.
The school has small classes and a proven record of academic excellence. Enrichment and extension programmes are offered to gifted children and those with special needs. The first International Baccalaureate (IB) school in New Zealand, Kristin offer the IB programme as well as the New Zealand National Curriculum to Junior, Middle and Senior School. Kristin's proud record of success as a leading IB school has allowed students to gain entry to some of the world's most prestigious universities. Kristin is committed to developing an international perspective and a sense of global awareness.
Kristin Kindergarten, being in a whole school environment, allows for interaction with students from 4 – 18 years. Students learn a foreign language from Junior School, and as a leader in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Kristin Middle School runs an intensive laptop computer programme so all students develop advanced ICT skills.
Kristin has achieved a fine reputation for the Performing Arts. High expectations and standards result in consistently professional, confident and breathtaking performances.
Kristin continue to develop in sport, encouraging participation at all levels and aiming to foster a lifetime love of sport through fun and learning. The correlation between what is taught in the classroom and the lessons learned in sport or outdoor experiences, are combined for complete personal development. High Performance Programmes have been implemented to identify and train the talented to elite level.
Students enjoy the use of first class facilities including a well equipped Library Information Centre, Auditorium, Chapel, Gymnasiums and Senior Study Centre.