Private primary and secondary schools

Wellington private schools are wonderful learning environments and provide a range of academic and co-curricular activities for students

Chilton Saint James School

124 Waterloo Road , Lower Hutt, Wellington

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Chilton Saint James is a private girls' school in the Hutt Valley where students benefit from small class sizes throughout their pre, primary and secondary schooling years (ages 2 to 18). They believe that the best education combines academics with creative expression which is why Chilton girls are encouraged to dream big, have a sense of adventure and be inspired to achieve their personal best.

The school offers a broad and enriched programme that sets students up for success on a global platform. For secondary students, they have access to a well-rounded and challenging curriculum taught by specialist teachers. Chilton embraces diversity and welcomes students from overseas and makes every effort to be inclusive, supportive and kind.

Queen Margaret College

53 Hobson Street, Thorndon , Wellington

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Queen Margaret College is a leading Wellington independent school that provides a world-class education for girls in years 1 to 13 (ages 5 to 18). The school is small enough to ensure every girl is appreciated as an individual, but large enough to provide a full range of subjects along with ample sporting and cultural opportunities. Queen Margaret is proud of their diverse school community and welcome applications from international students at all levels. The school has boarding facilities onsite and are authorised to teach all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes recognised worldwide.

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Marsden Avenue, Karori, Wellington

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Marsden School is a top-ranked private girls' school that offers preschool, primary and secondary education (ages 2 to 18). There is a shared passion for learning and discovery where students do well academically and in their co-curricular pursuits. External opportunities are provided for gifted and talented students and adapted programmes are available for students with specific learning needs. Marsden welcomes international students who have some English Language skills. Academic and pastoral staff work together to ensure that the progress of individual students is carefully monitored, that their particular needs are met, and their passions are acknowledged and fostered.

Scots College

1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore Park , Wellington

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Scots College is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school from Years 1-13 (ages 5 to 18). Located a short 20-minute drive from the Wellington CBD, the campus offers state of the art, modern facilities. The school is well-positioned to provide world-class education and promote an international outlook which allows students to contribute as global citizens. As an International Baccalaureate World School, Scots College delivers the IB Primary and Middle Years Programmes with a dual qualification pathway for Senior Students of the IB Diploma Programme or NCEA. The curriculum is viewed holistically and students are encouraged to extend their academic study through cultural, sporting and service commitments. Preparing students for competitive universities and career pathways.

International students who enrol at Scots College are looked after from the moment they arrive in the country. Scots College has a team of dedicated staff to ensure students settle into life in New Zealand.

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