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St Mary's College

Intermediate / Secondary (Years 7-13)

St Mary's College is a Catholic School for Girls from Yrs 7-13 (ages 11-18) and located in one of Auckland's most respectable suburbs, Ponsonby, in Central Auckland a 10 minute walk to Auckland’s CBD/city centre. It is the oldest girls school in New Zealand and is consistently one of the top academic performing schools in Auckland with a pass rate over 97% at each NCEA level. It offers a rich and diverse range of learning experiences, with three levels of ESOL (English classes) offered across the timetable, an award winning School of Music and many different sporting opportunities including Dragonboating and Lacrosse. The school has 900 students and only 20 international students so the level of care and support for each student is excellent both in school and in their homes.

Contact St Mary's College
Physical address

11 New St, Ponsonby
1011 Auckland
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Phone numbers

64 9 376 6568 ext 817
021 157 8776

  • Number of students: 900
  • Number of international students: 20
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Catholic
St Mary’s is the oldest girls school in New Zealand, est. in 1850, and is steeped in history, traditions and cultural richness all based on the spiritual values of Mercy. The vision is that all students will leave St Mary's College with an excellent education empowered with confidence, social justice and compassion for others. All cultures are valued and students care and respect each other. St Mary's has a special mix of traditional and modern facilities including a pool, a new gymnasium and sports event centre as well as a chapel all within its spacious grounds and harbour views.
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