Blending tradition with vision, St Mary's Diocesan School Stratford offers boutique boarding and is one of the best small schools in New Zealand.
St Marys is an integrated school with a tradition of Anglican worship and offers individualised learning and small classes, in a safe, nurturing rural environment.
It is situated near the beautiful Mt Taranaki in the town of Stratford, with airport access only 40 km away, in the thriving city of New Plymouth.
St Mary’s Diocesan has an excellent reputation for the quality of education delivered to their international students.
International students have ESOL classes four times per week. These classes reinforce and extend the English language development in each of our students. ESOL students from St Marys are very successful with their examinations. The ESOL teacher is also the Dean of International Students. This enables both careful monitoring of their academic progress and close supervision of their general well-being.
International students generally stay in the boarding house with the rest of the boarders. Our Homestay Co-ordinator arranges homes for each of the students for exeat weekends and holidays. We aim for each student to have the same Homestay over their time at St Mary’s.