Longburn Adventist College (LAC) is a Year 7 to 13 Christian high school that has provided Christian education in a caring family environment since 1908. LAC is a co-educational day and boarding school set in dairy country, five minutes south of Palmerston North and only a kilometre or two from the Longburn Fonterra plant.
The boarding establishment, which is called LAC House, is set on extensive park-like grounds and is surrounded by some neighbourly farmers. Students come from Palmerston North itself, around New Zealand from as far as Kerikeri to Invercargill, and around the South Pacific and Asia.
LAC has excellent academic results and retention rates, both of which are well above national averages. Coming to LAC is like finding another family.
Part of a Global Education Network
LAC is a member of Adventist Education New Zealand; an affiliate of the worldwide Adventist education system, which is the largest Protestant educational system in the world. Also, we are a member of the Association of Integrated Schools (AIS) and the New Zealand Association of Christian Schools (NZACS).
As an integrated school, Longburn Adventist College is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church (the Proprietor of the school is the New Zealand Seventh-day Adventist Schools Association Limited). Longburn Adventist College is funded for operation by the government and administered by the Board of Trustees which meets twice each school term.
The school’s mission statement clarifies the school’s goals; we believe that LAC is a family and that everyone belongs, that when the values are right, the results will follow.