Looking for boys boarding schools in New Zealand? Medbury Independent School for Boys in Christchurch is recognised by parents and educators as one of Australasia’s leading private primary schools for the education of boys from Years 1 to 8. This preparatory school is both a day and boarding school.
Medbury has a proud history of educational excellence and dedication to the development of the 'Medbury Boy' - a well rounded, well educated, confident boy with a strong sense of traditional Christian values.
A very experienced and dedicated staff supported by a strong parent community, an active Old Boys’ Association and the Medbury Foundation all work closely to ensure that Medbury remains true to its founding values. These groups are focused on evolving Medbury private school and continuing to provide a modern environment to meet the educational and social needs of the boys.
Our vision is to ‘Unlock Every Boy’s Potential', which is achieved by having personalised learning programmes and a world class delivery of the curriculum, underpinned with a strong set of traditional Christian values.
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International Boarding at Medbury provides an entry into an exciting
and welcoming extended family. New Zealand’s education system is based
on the prestigious British system and Medbury has a long and proud
At Medbury School we provide a safe and caring learning
environment for 340 boys aged 5 to 13, where both dayboys and boarders
thrive, guided by strong boundaries, clearly defined requirements and
exceptional peer support. The Boarding House provides a welcoming 'home
away from home' for up to 43 boys, with freshly cooked meals, relaxing
times in the social room and organised social activities.
International students at Medbury School are able to improve their
English language skills in a safe and caring learning environment, learn
about other diverse cultures, gain new perspectives and meet new
friends whilst getting a first rate education. Our teachers and
pastoral care team understand the needs of our international students
and recognise that they often require help adjusting to life in a new
country. They are always willing to offer friendly guidance on academic
and personal issues. All our international students immerse themselves
into our inclusiveness community and attain high academic results,
enabling them to progress on their chosen pathway for their secondary
school education and beyond.
There are many reasons and benefits for attending school outside a
student's home country and at Medbury we provide a programme of study
appropriate for each student.
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