Frequently Asked Questions
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We believe in the power of education to change lives and in the unlimited potential of our learners to make an impact on the world around them. Our educational focus is on providing the skills which enable students to teach themselves what they need to know when they need to know it. We accomplish this by providing a rigorous and meaningful programme that provides a comprehensive internationally competitive education with an innovative STEM and leadership curriculum.
What are the fees to attend?
The fees to the Liger Leadership Academy are set at $25,000 per year. Throughout the application process, we discuss fees with prospective parents. The Liger Leadership Academy Foundation provides a generous scholarship scheme to ensure an equitable cohort of students. For students beginning school in 2022, their tuition until graduating Liger Leadership Academy has/will be reduced to $12,500 per annum. For students beginning school in 2023, their tuition until graduating Liger Leadership Academy will be reduced to $15,000 per annum. The Academy encourages parents of all students to apply, further scholarships are available for those who qualify.
When does the Liger Academy intake students?
We actively recruit students throughout the year, we welcome expressions of interest from prospective families anytime.
What is the admissions process?
We have a 5 stage admissions process. First, families express interest using the link at the top of our website. Second, we invite prospective students to visit the Liger Academy, either through our Discovery Club programme, or simply by joining us for a day. Third, we conduct various assessments to see if we are the right fit. Fourth, we invite families to formally apply to the Academy. Finally, an offer of place may be made.
Is the Liger Academy for-profit?
No. The Liger Academy, as well as the foundation which oversees it, is strictly not-for-profit. 100% of our tuition fees and community donations go towards furthering the education of our learners. The Liger Leadership Academy Foundation's charity registration number is: CC58289
What qualifications will Liger learners leave with?
Our school offers the New Zealand curriculum, which culminates in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). Our expectation is that all of our learners will gain University Entrance (UE). Most importantly, students will leave the Liger Leadership Academy with critical leadership competencies to best prepare them for the 21st century.
Is Liger a STEM school?
Liger Leadership Academy is not strictly a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) school, however we are STEM heavy. Our learning model is project based, and our projects are interdisciplinary, we believe that to best acquire leadership skills, school should not be subject-bound. We want our learners to be well rounded and creative, as well as intelligent.
We would be more than happy to talk with you if you have any further questions. If you require a specific area of the school, please refer to the contact information below:
Unit 10, 34 Grant Road Frankton, Queenstown 9371
We are currently in the process of finding our green-fields site, but in the interim, we have a convenient space located in Frankton, Queenstown.
Are you a passionate and innovative educator? Do you think outside the box and do you like to have fun?
If so - we might just be the place for you. We come together around a shared purpose, to develop socially conscious entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. Our team brings out the very best in our learners. They motivate, they inspire and cause impact.
If you are an experienced educator who is passionate about changing education in your own lifetime, please get in touch. We accept expressions of interest at any time.
Please note, as part of our recruitment process we will ask for comprehensive police checks, and uphold the strictest safeguarding checks and standards when carrying out recruitment for Liger Leadership Academy.
If you are interested in joining the Liger Leadership Academy education team, please see our job openings below: