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 as well as Chilton Music School and Chilton Ballet Academy for both males and females.

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.

Chilton Saint James School

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 the 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 offer a challenging education where all girls are encouraged to be critical thinkers and citizens of the world. 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 provide the vehicle for girls to become their unique confident selves.


At Chilton Saint James School, our international students are challenged and supported to excel academically.

A superior education

Chilton offers the Cambridge International Examinations as part of our international programme and caters for short and long-term placements through all age groups. In their red uniforms, Chilton girls are proud to be part of a school that not only values academic endeavour but aims to support girls in all other aspects of their education. We look forward to welcoming your daughters to Chilton Saint James School.


124 Waterloo Road
Lower Hutt, Wellington
New Zealand