A warm welcome to Huntley School, an outstanding independent school for boys and girls aged 8 to 13 years. Founded in 1896 Huntley is the oldest preparatory boarding and day school in New Zealand. With current rolls between 130 to 150, 80-110 of whom are boarders, Huntley has the largest number of preparatory school boarders in New Zealand. It is also the only co-ed boarding school for this age group in the lower North Island.
We are the preparatory boys' and girls' boarding school specialists. If you are considering preparatory boarding for your son or daughter, Huntley is where they need to be. Our dorms have been upgraded to cater for the introduction of girls to the school and integration has gone smoothly. It is almost as though girls have always been at Huntley.
For the first fifty-seven years of its existence Huntley was privately owned by successive Headmasters, until a Trust Board was formed in 1954 to purchase and administer the school. The school is located on thirteen hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds situated on the outskirts of Marton in the Rangitikei District of the North Island.
Huntley provides students with the opportunity to try a great variety of activities. As a result of these challenging and enriching experiences:
Huntley boys and girls have the confidence to:
- Make friends
- Work hard
- Play and simply enjoy being boys and girls
- Try something different
- Be a tall poppy