New Plymouth Boys' High School


New Plymouth Boys’ High School is situated in central New Plymouth. The school has 14 hectares of park like grounds, with a wide range of teaching facilities. The school offers over 160 subjects and each student has a timetable developed to cater for his particular interests. The school has a very good academic reputation with pass rates in all levels of NCEA consistently well above the New Zealand average. A large number of the school graduates continue on to university study and in recent times our top scholars have been accepted into Harvard University (USA) and Cambridge University (UK).
The school has a very supportive and progressive ESOL department to support those students who have English as a second language. Student’s engagement in class is reported on weekly to parents and educational agents and any concerns are actioned on by the International academic dean.
The boarding houses are within the school’s campus, and seven teaching families live within the school, looking after the boys. The boarding students have supervised study and teaching staff are available for tutoring and mentoring of students. In 2017, students in boarding produced a 100% pass rate at Level 2 NCEA. International boarding students can also get the opportunity to stay with a local homestay family during school holidays and exit weekends.
The International Department provides a high level of support of International students to ensure they enjoy and succeed in their stay at New Plymouth Boys’ High School. The International department also assist students in participating in the wide range of sporting and cultural activities that are offered by the school.

Further Info

Education Level

Secondary (ages 12-18)

School Type

Boys' High School

Current Roll

1300 students



Current International Students


Courses Offered


Contact Details

School ContactPerson

Mr Hugh Russell Director of International Students

Physical Address

107 Coronation Ave, New Plymouth 4312

Postal Address

Private Bag 2028, 4342, New Plymouth


Wheelchair access throughout


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