Top 10 Best Boarding Schools In New Zealand


Our Data sourced from the Ministry of Education( New Zealand Qualifications Authority(NZQA) and schools analyzed by Metro.

The ranking favors University Entrance Pass Rates as we feel that although the majority of school leavers will not attend university, a good UE pass rate indicates that a school focuses on academic achievement across all students. UE data is also harder to manipulate as it is a proportion of all school leavers, regardless of year level.

The ranked schools were picked from all boarding schools in New Zealand.

10. Turakina Maori Girls’ College

Turakina Māori Girls’ College was a Presbyterian boarding school for young Māori women. The school was founded in Turakina, New Zealand, in 1905, by A. G. Hamilton. It was relocated to Marton in 1927, but retained its previous name. The Hamilton Memorial Library of the college was dedicated to its founder in 1939.


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9. John McGlashan College

John McGlashan College is a state integrated boarding school for boys, located in the suburb of Maori Hill in Dunedin, New Zealand. The school currently caters for 548 students from years 7 to 13, including 120 boarders and up to 30 international students.

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8. Nga Tawa Diocesan School

Nga Tawa Diocesan School, also known as the Wellington Diocesan School for Girls, is a state-integrated, Anglican girls’ boarding school situated in the heart of the Rangitikei District. It is located just outside the township of Marton in New Zealand.

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