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St. Peter’s is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school delivering a transformative educational experience for aspirational learners and young leaders across Years 7 to 13.

By engaging the whole individual – through a philosophy of mind, body and spirit – we prepare well-rounded young people through progressive curricular and co-curricular pathways that allow them to pursue their passions and realise their potential.

Our students achieve outstanding academic, artistic and athletic outcomes – and more – over the course of their St. Peter’s Seven-Year Student Journey, supported by dynamic and highly-skilled teachers, progressive pedagogy and leading-edge facilities.

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Head of School

“At St. Peter’s, we strive to create an unforgettable and transformative student experience at every year level. St. Peter’s values individuals, nurtures relationships, and upholds respect as a core principle.”

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The St. Peter's

St. Peter’s unique blend of cutting-edge education, strong values, a supportive boarding environment, co-educational, and comprehensive student journey from Year 7 to 13 distinguishes it as a leading school worldwide.

Our People

St. Peter’s is renowned for its exceptional students, whose achievements reflect the school's commitment to fostering respect, engagement, aspiration, and leadership, supported by a dedicated staff that inspires students to discover and deepen their passions while maximizing their potential.

Our Programmes

Since 1936, St. Peter’s has been a leader in holistic education with its visionary curriculum which nurtures students’ minds, bodies, and spirits, and as a World School, is the only school in the Central North Island that offers the International Baccalaureate alongside NCEA.

Our Place

St. Peter’s is set in a stunning environment along the Waikato River, featuring extensive sports facilities, an equestrian center, a golf driving range, a boathouse on Lake Karapiro, a nearby world-class Velodrome, diverse learning spaces like an ancient kahikatea forest and a working dairy farm, and proximity to both the serene Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari and Auckland's urban bustle.

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Inside the classroom

Dual-educational pathways are offered in innovative learning environments, where students and teachers work in partnership, blending the best of traditional and progressive curriculum to inspire curiosity, critical thinking and real-world learning.

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St. Peter’s offers a progressive educational pathway from Years 7 to Year 13 with a wide choice of subjects across both the NCEA and International Baccalaureate. Students meaningfully build upon their learning each year for a well-rounded education at the highest levels.

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Outside the classroom

St. Peter’s offers a transformative environment in which every student can make the most of their developmental years, with opportunities to explore their strengths, passions and create their own definition of success beyond the classroom.

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From participation to high-performance, St. Peter’s world-class facilities, faculty and development programmes support students in achieving their potential. Sports, adventure-based learning, arts, music and cultural performances are an important part of school life, creating opportunities for education, achievement and connection beyond the classroom.

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Life at St. Peter’s

The fact that St. Peter’s is a boarding school means that we have a beating heart on campus 24/7. Our inclusive, co-educational boarding environment embraces students and staff from different nations, cultures and faiths, shaping an enriching school community in which everyone can reach a sense of purpose, connection and belonging.

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Since its foundation, St. Peter’s has been a visionary school, offering a well-rounded education that recognises the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit. We are a proud school community with a vibrant campus culture, enriched by the empowering sense of comradeship that flows from our boarding school and defines the essence of school life at St. Peter’s.

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St. Peter's Community

Education at St. Peter’s is also about the values, personal growth and friendships that set the course and endure well beyond the school years, providing foundations for success and a life-long connection to our school community.

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Once a St. Peter’s student, always a St. Peter’s student. Your journey with us continues on, long after your time as a student has come to an end. Through career support, events and a strong alumni network, we maintain strong connections with our former collegians, ensuring the experience you and your family have at school sets you up for a lifetime of success.

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