Total School Roll: 1050
Number of International Students: max 30
Year Levels: Year 9-13
Curriculum: NZ NCEA (level 1 – 3) 
Type of school: Single sex (boys), public high school
Number of International Department Staff: 3


King’s High School is a state boys’ secondary school of just over 1000 students, situated in South Dunedin. King’s High School was established in 1936. The school offers an excellent academic education with associated strengths in both cultural and sporting activities. The academic, cultural and sporting achievements of the students are nurtured by an able and dedicated staff who believe in the young men at King’s and work collectively to ensure they reach their potential.

Course Overview

The primary aim at King’s High School is classroom success. Our principal focus and consideration is ensuring that all students attain personal excellence in their academic pursuits. Our curriculum is designed to facilitate this learning.

In the junior school our curriculum is a relatively traditional one. In Year 9 students are exposed to a wide range of subjects so they can make informed choices about their preferred options in Year 10.

The subject areas in the senior school are wide and varied, and reflect the school’s ability to provide the course of choice for all boys. English and Mathematics are compulsory through Years 11 and 12. If a particular course is difficult to accommodate, the boys have the opportunity to work at Queen’s High School.

At King’s High School we believe strongly in providing for all the academic needs of our boys and we continue to offer the widest range of subjects of any school in our area.