Backboys boarding school

Scots College

School Name: Scots College
Location: Monorgan Road Strathmore Wellington New Zealand
Founded Year: 1916
Religion: Presbyterian
Motto: Virtutem Paret Doctrina (Let Education Make the All-Round Man)
Type: Boys
Boarding Age: 11-18
Year Group: Year 1-Year 13
No. of Students: 800
No. of Boarders: 60
Ratio of International Student:
School Facilities:
Extracurricular Activities:

Students also participate fully in our cocurricular programme of sports, arts and cultural activities. Our school orchestra is award-winning and we have a range of musical groups and choirs.

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Mrs Virginia Abbott
Monorgan Road, Strathmore, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4 388 0879

The School

Scots College is a private (independent) boys' primary and secondary school located in the suburb of Strathmore Wellington, New Zealand. The College comprises both the primary and secondary institutions - the primary school section is typically referred to as the Preparatory School and has its own Head Teacher and staff.

Scots College has a proud history stretching back nearly 100 years of educating young men. Scots' core purpose is the development of the all-round man. Students at the College are provided with opportunities in many areas to develop their potential in the areas of academia, sport, culture, service and spirituality.


Scots College accepts International students from Year 1-6 (aged 5 to 10 years) if living in Wellington with a parent, Year 7 and 8 (aged 11 to 12 years) if living in the College boarding house, and Year 9 to 13 (aged 13 to 18 years).

The College prefers students to enter at Year 7- 9 (in the Middle School), although older students will also be considered (Senior School, Yrs 11-13).

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum capability in spoken and written English to be enrolled. This will require an IELTS grade or equivalent appropriate to the student’s age being submitted before fi nal acceptance can occur.

Boarding Houses

Scots College offers five and seven day boarding in Gibb House. Seven day boarders have two exeat weekends each term. Homestays are arranged through the College for those students unable to travel home. Weekly boarders depart on Friday afternoon (or Saturday after sport) returning on Sunday evening or early Monday morning.

Full and five day boarders are cared for by the resident Housemaster, Assistant Housemaster, Matron and tutors. All the staff live on campus. A close knit family atmosphere is fostered in this extended family environment.

Gibb House is the Boarding Facility at Scots College. It is Wellington’s only boys’ boarding house. It provides boarding for 60 boys. There are single rooms for senior boys; all other rooms are twin share. The well-designed rooms are modern and comfortable with study facilities and online access in every room.

2013 Fees (In NZD$) Per Year

Boarding FeesSeven Day Boarding $18,864
Five day boarding $17,988
Full Homestay $11,960
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