Welcome to Huntley, an independent preparatory school for year 3-8 boys and girls.

Huntley was established in 1896 and is New Zealand's oldest and largest preparatory boarding school. It is located on the outskirts of Marton, 30 minutes west of Palmerston North and east of Wanganui and two hours drive north from Wellington. 

At Huntley we aim to give every student the opportunity to reach their individual potential academically, physically, socially, culturally and spiritually. Our goal is to prepare students for the adventure of life and create outstanding citizens.

Our class sizes are limited to 22 students. We employ teachers for specialist subjects such as science and music and our year 7 and 8 academic streaming programme ensures each child receives the support or extension they require. Our Huntley school day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 5pm following a comprehensive school based sport programme backed up by professional coaching and teacher management.

We offer both day and boarding options in a happy, safe environment where students are supported by caring staff and are able to reap the full benefit of the opportunities we offer, as well as make lifelong friendships.