Our brand new 40 room boarding hostel, Queen Margaret House, is for Year 7 – 13 students. Queen Margaret College is the only girls’ school in Wellington to offer such accommodation to its students. The hostel accommodates both our international students and our domestic students outside of Wellington.

Queen Margaret College has a wonderful, rich history in Wellington and boarding is an integral part of that. The College was originally founded in 1919 as a day school with a small number of girls boarding. In 1950, the Board decided to close the hostel as boarding had gone out of favour at that time. Today the situation is quite different, as demonstrated by the strong demand from international and domestic students for boarding at similar independent schools in New Zealand.

Queen Margaret House offers its students a well-supported learning environment, while also giving them the opportunity to establish life-long friendships. Our staff will make every effort to ensure the girls feel safe, welcome and supported in their academic studies and extra-curricular pursuits.

Queen Margaret College is an IB World School offering a dual qualification pathway of either the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) or NCEA. We have a reputation for outstanding academic results. Our students have numerous opportunities for involvement, high-level performances and leadership through sporting and cultural activities.

We encourage you to explore our website to discover what Queen Margaret House and Queen Margaret College can offer your family.

Queen Margaret House

Queen Margaret House boarders will live comfortably and securely in a structured environment, which is warm, friendly and has superb academic support.

Boarding Fees

Boarding at Queen Margaret House is for students Year 9 to 13. All fees are stated in New Zealand dollars.

Apply to Board

Spaces are limited at Queen Margaret House. Applications are now open.