What the NZQA said about us

"Seafield’s success… is reflected in the consistently high levels of learner satisfaction…

and the school’s rating among the top English language schools in the world"

- NZQA report 2014

About Us

Our Philosophy

Whether you require General English, IELTS or Cambridge exam preparation, an EAP course for university or other tertiary study….or maybe just some private tuition, we can deliver a course that takes you where you want to go!

Learning English can be challenging, and as a specialist language school, Seafield knows how to help students make rapid progress with their English.

Professional teachers, small classes and plenty of individual attention are certainly features of our school, but it’s more than that…

It’s our school’s welcoming atmosphere, the many international friendships made, and the caring and professional environment which sets Seafield apart. We are a school that students remember fondly and recommend to others.

We intentionally create a school environment where students feel accepted and supported. We believe that satisfied & happy students who challenge themselves to grow in every area, not just academically, will excel and succeed in life!



    LOOKING TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH FOR IMMIGRATION OR UNI? We offer IELTS preparation courses in the evening so you can study while you work! Contact us today at +64 9 369 1906 or email to book in your FREE IELTS assessment today!

  • Announcement!

    Seafield School of English is very pleased to announce the sale of the school to one of New Zealand’s leading private tertiary providers, New Zealand School of Education (NZSE).

    Over the past 33 years, Seafield has provided professional English language tuition to thousands of international students, winning awards and earning an international reputation for quality education and associated services. We are confident that under NZSE’s ownership, Seafield will continue to provide the same quality education and care of students that has become a hallmark of our school.

    Seafield School of English will be operating from a new site in central Auckland (we will no longer be offering courses in Christchurch), and is now accepting enrolments for 2016. Please contact Wendy Liao,, for further information.

  • University Transfer Programme

    Achieve your goals…

    Offering you a direct pathway from Seafield School of English to UC International College in association with the University of Canterbury.




Akahiro Y.

“Definitely recommend Seafield School of English to anyone who wants to study English. It was literally a life-changing experience to study at the school.”

Akahiro Y.Japan
Esther & Bruno S.

We appreciated the friendly and familiar atmosphere in the classroom. The location of the school in the city centre was perfect for us to explore Auckland. Altogether it was just the best place to study English for us! Thank you team Seafield for the amazing time we could spend with you!

Esther & Bruno S.Switzerland
Karin B.

In 1993 and 1995, I was a student at Seafield. The time at your school opened up uncountable possibilities for me. Having already had children’s book publications in German before I came to you, I now also write in English.

I’ve written articles for Writing Magazine and Self-Publishing Magazine, short stories for anthologies and AQUILA Children’s Magazine, won 1st prize in the writing for children category in this year’s Swanwick Writers’ Summer School competition, where I have also been a course leader (me, a non-native-speaker!).

High time to say thank you for the opportunities you and your school have opened up for me!

Karin B.Switzerland
Tathiane M.R.

I was looking for a very special school….

and I found it!

Tathiane M.R.Brazil

Our Success Rates

Student Satisfaction 100%
Student Achievement 98%
Seafield Average Exam Pass Rate 90%
World Average Exam Pass Rate 69%

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