We are often asked why choose a girls' school?
At Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Karori we know girls. We have been inspiring, nurturing and educating girls and young women for 140 years. We believe girls’ education is a specialised field. At Marsden Karori each student is known and has a voice. Girls don’t have to compete for attention, they fill all leadership positions and they have every opportunity to excel and develop. At Marsden it is cool to play sport and be in the school production, to study the arts and science, technology and maths.
Marsden girls consistently achieve leading academic results year on year. Girls are free to pursue academic excellence in any subject of their choice, and their achievements are celebrated by their peers and staff alike. Our students see female role models every day and learn that girls can lead in any field.
We are proudly developing our young women to be citizens of the world, to be globally oriented, design savvy and entrepreneurial. They can go on to succeed in life and the future workplace by contributing their talents, resilience, positivity and mindfulness. Marsden girls form connections with community and business leaders, other students and alumni locally and world-wide. Social justice, kindness and giving are embraced by junior and senior students alike.
Our girls work through the challenges of adolescence in a supportive environment.
The confidence and self-belief girls develop at Marsden, paired with the opportunity to be their very best academically and in their co-curricular pursuits prepares them to take their place in an exciting future.
Marsden School is a member of the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia.
Marsden gave me the confidence to do anything.
Vikki Stephens, Class of 2004