The Grammar Way
Often referred to as 'The Grammar Way', Auckland Grammar School sets its standards very high, demanding excellence across all aspects of daily life.
While providing young men with a rigorous academic education, each young man in turn is expected to pursue excellence in acquiring knowledge and skills while embracing the School's values.
These values are core to upholding the School's position and vision of pre-eminence in boys' secondary education. They are integrity, excellence, respect, courage, pride, commitment and humility.
Through teaching and the practise of these values, we hope that our students will develop valuable personal qualities that they can use once they leave Auckland Grammar.
These include such traits as self-discipline, resourcefulness, adaptability, creativity, honesty, courtesy, self-reliance, healthy self-esteem, pride in personal appearance and public spirit. The aim is to use these virtues for the good of the School and the community.
Auckland Grammar will promote all-round excellence in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits, encouraging each young man to recognise and develop his individual potential and gain pride and satisfaction through setting demanding personal goals while striving to attain them.
The School will encourage the development of the whole person to produce young men ready, willing and able to make a positive contribution to society and to be responsible citizens.
Above all else, the primary objective of Auckland Grammar School is to inspire in students a love of learning and a respect for knowledge across a wide variety of disciplines.
Our teaching staff enable their students to master the skills required to acquire and apply knowledge, while at the same time teaching them the value of hard work and the importance of healthy competition.
The School's curriculum is both substantial and rigorous, designed to ensure students achieve a standard of literacy and numeracy that exceeds national standards and is comparable to the best international standards.