Welcome to Chilton Saint James School

Chilton Saint James School offers the whole package and the whole journey.  A girls only day school from Year 1 through to Year 13, we also operate a co-educational Preschool at our campus on Waterloo Road.

Located on the outskirts of New Zealand’s capital city, Chilton is based in tranquil surroundings in Lower Hutt.  Established in 1918, Chilton is an Independent school, affiliated with the Anglican Church.  We have a long history of nurturing students to become independent lifelong learners.

Choosing Chilton means:

  • a place in one of New Zealand's top private schools – Chilton is regularly placed in the top 2% for national examinations
  • education in a School committed to developing the whole person: the mind, body and spirit
  • a quality education taught in classes of no more than 24 students by specialist teachers
  • the opportunity to maximise individual academic potential
  • access to a wide range of sporting, music and performing arts opportunities.

A good place to start if you are new to Chilton is by reading some of the information in About Us.

We also operate the Chilton Music Centre and the Chilton Dance Centre on campus. The Chilton Dance Centre is the leading secondary dance organisation in New Zealand and offers excellent training in classical and contemporary dance and other dance styles.  The Chilton Music Centre offers a range of ensemble and performance opportunities in both choral and instrumental disciplines.

Seraphim Choir performs
Community Awards