Samuel Marsden Collegiate School is a charitable trust.


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 non-refundable fee of $100. If your application is successful, we will offer your daughter/son a place.


Enrolment Fee

A non-refundable acceptance fee of $450 is payable on enrolment.


NB: New students enrolling in Preschool are not required to pay this fee.


Marsden Preschool and School Fees

Year Level

Per Term

Per Term

Per Term





Preschool 2,720 - 2,720
Years 1-6
4,731 752 5,483
Years 7-12 6,289 752 7,041
Year 13 6,289 1,128 7,417


  • Preschool tuition fee is based on the assumption that parents have opted to take up the Government 20 hours Free ECE Subsidy.

  • The School Levy includes 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.

  • The Year 13 Levy instalments cover the costs of compulsory events for students in Year 13. This includes: leadership camp, special breakfasts and lunches and the Ball levy, which covers four tickets to the Leavers’ Ball. Should the cost of ball tickets be less than budgeted, parents will receive a refund.

International Student Fees

View our International Student Fees


Additional Costs

Additional costs are charged for incidental items such as class trips, photographs, Marsden Yearbook (Te Kura), 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.


Referral Scheme

We recognise and humbly acknowledge that members of the Marsden community are our greatest ambassadors.  Research has shown that the predominant reason influencing the decision families make to send their daughters to Marsden is the recommendation of parents of students, past and present, and alumnae of the school.  In gratitude for this, the Board are pleased to announce the provision of financial recompense of $500 to Marsden families who refer other families from their own networks to attend Marsden next year.  The financial recompense will be made by way of a fee reduction of $500 on the fourth term’s fees, 2024. In addition, families joining Marsden as a result of a referral from a current Marsden family will receive uniform vouchers to the value of $500.


Referral Scheme Terms and Conditions

Payment of Fees

The Boards have also agreed to a 2% early payment discount for parents of students in Years 1-13 who pay the annual fees in full on or before 31 January 2024.

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 our Chief Operating Officer, Hilary Fiennes to arrange a confidential conversation.



Hilary Fiennes

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