About Huntley

Huntley is an independent preparatory school catering for boys and girls in years three to eight. It is located at Marton, within 30 minutes' drive to Palmerston North and Wanganui. It was established in 1896 and is New Zealand’s oldest and largest preparatory boarding school.

At Huntley every student is given the opportunity to reach their potential academically, physically, socially, culturally and spiritually. We want to help our students become outstanding citizens. Whenever old boys and girls return to visit we see evidence that the academic and social skills, strong work ethic and high personal standards they learned at Huntley stay with them through secondary school and in fact their entire adult life.

Through immersion in our boarding environment students maximise their time at Huntley and reap the full benefit of the opportunities we offer. This long established boarding tradition and the happy environment created by our caring staff gives Huntley its X-factor.

Finally, at Huntley we celebrate success. We have high standards for appearance and behaviour and expect every child to give their best from the moment they wake to when they go to sleep at night.