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Queen Margaret College

Primary/Intermediate/Secondary (Years 1-13, approx age 5-17)

Queen Margaret College is Wellington’s leading, independent girls’ school, providing education for students from Year 1 to 13 with a co-educational Pre-School. This International Baccalaureate (IB) World School delivers the curriculum continuum of the three IB Programmes: the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The curriculum fits closely with the holistic philosophy and international vision of the College. The school is the largest, independent girls’ school in Wellington and the only girls’ school in the lower North Island offering a dual qualification pathway of either the IB Diploma or NCEA.

Established in 1919 as a Presbyterian girls’ college, our location in a heritage building in inner-city Thorndon, provides ready access to all that a cosmopolitan capital city offers. We celebrate the cultural diversity of our students and that we are situated close to embassies, high commissions and Parliament which is feature of the school from early in its history. The perspective gained here is culturally rich and internationally-minded.

We enjoy a reputation for outstanding academic results. Girls have numerous opportunities for involvement, high-level performance and leadership through sporting and cultural activities and the extensive exchange programme with sister schools. The College is future focused with technology integrated throughout the curriculum equipping students for today’s digital world.

The College will also offer onsite student accommodation from 2018 for Year 9 – 13. The boarding house will have forty-four rooms and will be the only girls’ school in Wellington offering such accommodation to its students.  

Contact Queen Margaret College
Physical address

53 Hobson Street
6011 Thorndon
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Phone numbers

+64 473 7160

  • Number of students: 674
  • Number of international students: 24
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • International Baccalaureate
  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Boarding hostel

Religious Clubs

  • Presbyterian
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