St Mary’s College

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St Mary’s College is a Catholic Integrated school for girls, which is the oldest existing secondary school for girls in Auckland and one of the oldest existing schools in New Zealand. It was established by a group of pioneering Sisters of Mercy who arrived from Ireland on 9 April 1850. St Mary’s College offering education to students from Intermediate to Secondary, Years 7 to 13 (age 11 to 18, approximately).

St Mary’s College offers a wonderful environment for your daughter to learn, grow and realise her potential. The College provides a high quality academic education with extensive co-curricular opportunities, and aims to instil in young women a strong sense of self-esteem and confidence.
St Mary’s College has enjoyed a long tradition of academic excellence, with graduates moving on to further their studies across a wide variety of disciplines.

Why Study at St Mary’s College?

  • St Mary’s College stands high on Ponsonby Hill, surrounded by the leafy suburb of St Mary’s Bay. Its 160-year heritage is reflected in its magnificent buildings, including the original St Mary’s Chapel which stands in the grounds of the College and is in regular use by the students.
  • St Mary’s College provides a high quality academic education with extensive co-curricular activities.
  • The mission of St Mary’s College is to provide a Catholic education in the Mercy tradition of love in action.
  • The College offers extensive modern facilities including computer suites, a gymnasium, well-equipped science laboratories, a swimming pool, music suites, a music performance hall, tennis, netball and basketball courts, as well as a new state-of-the-art library and technology block.
  • St Mary’s College offers a beautiful environment for students to learn in. The College is in one of the city’s oldest and most established suburbs, St Mary’s Bay, with park-like surrounds overlooking Auckland City and the Waitemata Harbour.