Our Story

Chilton Saint James School strives to provide every student with opportunities so they can be the very best that they are capable of achieving. We aspire to develop a passion for learning for our students in a caring and friendly environment where they feel nurtured.

Chilton Saint James School is a remarkable school set up by a truly remarkable woman, Geraldine FitzGerald. A woman of vigour, talent and single-minded vision, she made sure that her pupils had a richness of experience they needed to thrive in this pioneering country.

The world has changed a lot since our foundation, but our approach remains the same. We do not offer a stifling education. Life at Chilton is a broad, rich and diverse set of stimulating experiences. We fuse the best in academic achievement with the best in creative and active physical expression. Our goal is to create that most elusive and valuable of commodities in today’s challenging world: creativity.

Inspiring creativity in every endeavour

Chilton Saint James School is a world-class private girls’ day school through years 1 to 13. The campus sits on Waterloo Road in Lower Hutt – a quick 15 minutes from downtown Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.

We also operate a co-educational Preschool at our campus on Waterloo Road.

Established in 1918, Chilton is an Independent school, affiliated with the Anglican Church. We welcome students from all faiths and aim to teach respect for one another’s religious traditions.