School Fees

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School is a charitable trust, and our Board sets fees at the lowest possible level to cover costs without eroding the high standards of tuition and facilities for which Marsden has become known. The Board reserves the right to vary fees at its discretion.

All fees are stated in New Zealand dollars and are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax of 15%.

Application Fee  
All applications require a $100 fee which is non-refundable $100.00

Chief Operating Officer

Hilary Fiennes
Chief Operating Officer
(04) 476 8707
Contact me for a confidential conversation

If your application is successful we will offer your daughter/son a place.

Enrolment Fee  
Non-refundable acceptance fee payable on enrolment  $450.00
NB: New students enrolling in Preschool are not required to pay this fee.  

International Student Fees

View our International Student Fees


Marsden Preschool and School Fees

Year Level


Levies Per Term
    (4 terms)
Full Year
38 weeks)
Preschool 9,240 - 2,310 9,240
Primary Years 1-6 16,072 2,760 4,708 18,832
Years 7-12 21,371 2,760 6,033 24,131
Year 13 21,371 3,036 6,102 24,407
  • All fees are inclusive of GST.
  • Year 13 will be charged an additional $1000 for four compulsory graduation ball tickets.
  • Levies include funding for our buildings, IT, sport and fixed costs.
  • Lifelong membership of the Marsden Old Girls’ Association will be conferred on all Year 1-13 students from their date of enrolment, for a one-off fee of $350.00. 
  • The Parents' Association levy of $60 per annum has been suspended until further notice.
  • A sibling discount is available see details below. 
  • The Preschool fee is based on the assumption that parents have opted to take up the Government 20 hours Free ECE Subsidy which is capped at a maximum of 6hrs per day and a total of 20hrs per week.  Marsden Preschool runs during school term times only.
  • Preschool also has options for 3 Days (56.11 per week incl GST) or 4 Days (134.68 per week incl GST) depending on the age of your child and the availability of a suitable part-time place.  NB: Preference will be given to children attending for 5 days per week. Please contact us for further information.


Additional Costs

Additional costs are charged for incidental items such as class trips, photographs, sports activities, outdoor education and specialist subject costs. 


Sibling Discounts – Marsden Year 1-13 only (excludes Preschool/International)

A 20% discount on tuition fees is available to families for the third and youngest child when all are current students at Marsden (excluding Preschool and International students). 


For further details please contact our Chief Operating Officer, Hilary Fiennes.


Payment of Fees

The Boards have also agreed to a 2% early payment discount for parents who pay the annual fees in full on or before 31 January 2022.

Fees are billed quarterly and disbursements (if any) are billed monthly. These are payable on receipt of invoice, by monthly automatic payment or annually in advance. 


We have the flexibility to work with individual families experiencing challenges in relation to our fees. Please contact Marsden COO, Hilary Fiennes at 04 476 8792 ext 838 or at to arrange a confidential conversation.




Leigh McCathie
Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707