Macleans College is a co-educational state secondary chool located in Bucklands Beach, Auckland. The aim of the Macleans College curriculum is to provide a quality education through the provision of a stimulating learning environment and inclusion of well researched learning opportunities. A distinctive characteristic about Mcleans College is that upon admission, pupils are placed into one of the eight houses (whanau) in Macleans College. The random selection enables international students to meet new friends as well as helping them to find a sense of belonging. The school currently offers both NCEA and CIE qualifications for students depending on their aspirations.