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

John Thomason
Chief Operating Officer
(04) 476 8792 ext 838
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 Karori Fees

Year Level


Levies  Per Term
    (4 terms)
Full Year
38 weeks)
Preschool $7,835 - $1,959 $60 $7,895
Primary Years 1-6 $13,627 $2,300 $3,982 $60 $15,987
Karori Years 7-12 $18,120 $2,300 $5,105 $60 $20,480
Karori Year 13 $18,120 $2,540 $5,165 $60 $20,720

* All fees are inclusive of GST

** Year 13 will be charged an additional $900 for four compulsory graduation ball tickets  

*** The Preschool fee is based on the assumption that parents have opted to take up the Government 20 hours Free ECE Subsidy.  Marsden Preschool runs during school term times. We also have options for 3 days or 4 days depending on the age of your child. 
Please contact us for further information.


In 2019 we will also apply the following changes to Marsden Karori: 

  • Funding for our buildings, IT, Sport and fixed cost needs has been simplified by consolidation into a single levy of $2,000 (exclusive of GST) per student; and
  • Lifelong membership of the Marsden Old Girls’ Association will be conferred on all students from their date of enrolment, for a one-off fee of $350.00. 



Marsden Whitby Fees

The Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Trust Board has made the difficult and sad decision to close Marsden School Whitby at the end of the 2019 school year. The decision has no impact on Marsden School in Karori. Read more ...

Year Level Tuition Levies Per Term MWPA
Whitby Old
Full Year
Whitby Years 7-8 $15,600 $1,035 $4,159 $60 - $16,695
Whitby Years 9-13 $15,600 $1,035 $4,159 $60 $60 $16,755
*All fees are inclusive of GST


Additional Costs – All Schools

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, John Thomason.

Payment of Fees - All Schools

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 will continue to offer a 3% discount to tuition fees paid in full by 31 January 2019, and an additional 3% discount to tuition fees for third and subsequent siblings.


Please do not hesitate to contact John Thomason, Marsden Chief Operating Officer, at 04 476 8792 ext 838 or at for a confidential conversation.



Enrolments KARORI

Sonia Stinson
Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707 ext 831

Enrolments WHITBY

Lorraine Rose
Administration & Enrolments
(04) 234 1070 ext *710