WHY NAPIER BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL?


Established in 1872, Napier Boys’ High School remains one of New Zealand’s oldest and most successful schools. We are justifiably proud of our academic achievement, sporting prowess, cultural excellence and grounding in traditional values. We are a member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and Super Eight Schools Group, synonymous with excellence in education.

  • We accept up to 25 international students, only.
  • Dedicated International Department.
  • Individualised programmes and academic monitoring.
  • Dedicated and personalised management and care.
  • Exclusive English Language Tuition programme for international students, only.
  • All our recent international graduates have gone onto study at university, either in New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, Australia or their home country.
  • Emphasis is placed on academic rigour, competition, discipline, respect, strong values, co-curricular activities, formal occasions, school uniform and pride. These qualities engender a high level of success for students in all aspects of school life.
  • Old boys from Napier Boys’ High School are prominent in law, politics, commerce and science in New Zealand and beyond.
  • We know ‘boys’ education’.
  • We blend best teaching practice and twenty-first century learning to foster student success.
  • We achieve genuine success across all subject areas.
  • We offer a vast range of learning experiences and subjects, from Viticulture to Earth and Space Science, utilising our on-site Holt Planetarium.
  • Students, with guidance, select from a wide range of subjects according to their needs, interests and career ambitions.
  • Classes are streamed, enabling teaching and learning to be offered at the appropriate level, fostering purposeful and stimulating environments.
  • We offer an accelerate programme, with students working above their peers, often undertaking university papers in Year 13.
  • Microsoft IT Academy: one of only 10 schools in New Zealand.
  • Napier Boys’ is renowned for its participation and success across a wide range of cultural and sporting disciplines.
  • Over the previous four years, the school has had in excess of sixty New Zealand representatives, including world champions.
  • The school offers opportunities for all students to achieve success and enjoyment, relative to their abilities.
  • Over 35 different sports are offered, and in excess of 50 co-curricular activities.
  • +PLUS programme, exclusively for international students.
  • 30 hectare site, situated by the sea.
  • Modern, fully-wireless learning environment.
  • Spacious school grounds, including large swimming complex and all weather tennis / hockey facilities.
  • Onsite Holt Planetarium.
  • Adjacent 13 hectare farm and vineyard.
  • Outdoor education camp.
  • Located in sunny Napier.