Because, when you reach beyond the norm, remarkable transformations happen.

Marsden parents are looking for more from their daughters’ education than a certificate and a step up to university and career. Academic achievement matters, of course, and Marsden girls consistently perform exceptionally. But that’s only one measure of a Marsden education.

Ko te pae tawhiti, whāia kia tata: ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tīna.

Seek out distant horizons and cherish those you attain

The Ultimate Goal

At Marsden, we’re striving for the ultimate goal:  equipping girls for lives of meaning, accomplishment and genuine happiness. Our Middle School platform shines a spotlight on these pivotal years, providing a structure that offers a balance between stability and discovery. Across Years 7 – 10, students experience a range of opportunities through our Te Kākano programme which focuses on the emotional and social needs of young adolescents.


Marsden girls do well in life because they have confidence and self-belief. They build resilience—grit, we like to call it. They are creative, independent thinkers. And they see themselves as citizens of the world, with a responsibility to make a contribution. That’s a transformation that’s beyond the norm. 


It’s something you’ll understand by talking to our girls and experiencing their passion for school, for discovery… and for life. 

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Marsden has given me the confidence to pursue my passions in a diverse range of fields and has given me a safe environment to explore my place in the world as a young Pasifika woman.

Telesia Tanoa'i, Year 10, 2022



Passion for School

Come and meet some of our girls and take a tour to discover the Marsden difference. 


Contact our Enrolments Registrar to arrange a tour at a time that suits you. Phone 04 476 8707 or email

Marsden Student Handbook

The School motto “Ad Summa” forms the guidelines for behaviour at Marsden School. High expectations are set for all students in academic, cultural, sporting and social development. The Handbook includes information Year 7-13 students need for daily school life.