Welcome to Solway College - Nau mai ki Solway College

The school where every girl counts!

We will be saying farewell to Mrs Rogerson on 5th July 2019 after twenty inspirational years as principal of Solway College. 


Situated in Masterton in the beautiful Wairarapa, our school is nestled in 13 hectares of beautiful lawns and garden.  Masterton is a short trip by car or train (approx 90 minutes) from Wellington.

Established in 1916, Solway College is one of New Zealand’s most historic boarding schools for girls. We consistently provide a holistic education for young women in Years 7 – 13.   We offer a limited number of day girl places and a variety of boarding options. 

Our class sizes are very small and our priority is to meet all individual students’ needs. We are renowned for our excellent academic results and have been the top Wairarapa achieving college in NCEA, 2012 and 2013. Not only are we a top academic college, we also won the Wairarapa Times Age College of the Year Sports Award in 2014.

We are committed to offering an excellent academic programme and excellent pastoral care. We are a small caring community basing our day to day life on Christian values. We also aim to offer extra-curricular opportunities to ensure that our students gain the most from their Solway experience.