St Mary's College (Wellington)

High School • Wellington

About Us

St Mary's College Wellington is situated in the suburb of Thorndon in Wellington, New Zealand. The school is a state-integrated all-girls Catholic secondary school for years 9-13.

The school, which is one of the oldest existing schools in New Zealand, was founded in 1850 by Philippe Viard, first Bishop of Wellington and staffed from 1861 by a small group of religious sisters, the "Sisters of Mercy", established by Viard. 

St Mary’s College works together with our parish, families, and local community towards the holistic education of young women. With Christ as our guiding light and in the spirit of Catherine McAuley, we seek to recognise, appreciate, and develop the gifts and talents of all people in our care, in the spirit of partnership, love and service.

Our College is committed to creating a place where students can develop a love of learning and strive to achieve their personal best. Our teachers strive to ensure that we are empowering dedicated and caring young women with excellent educational opportunities and a commitment to the Catholic worldview. ​

Key Information

  • Region: Wellington
  • Co Ed Status: Single Sex (Girls School)
  • Roll Total: 601
  • Authority: State : Integrated
  • International roll: 5
  • Decile: 9



Guildford Terrace Wellington CBD Wellington
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