Welcome to Mt Hobson Middle School - a small, private school in Remuera, offering outstanding education with a high academic focus to boys and girls (of all abilities) in Years 7-10.     


Mt Hobson Middle School is a small 'boutique style' school with a total roll of just 48 students, with no more than 12 students per class. Led by outstanding teachers, our students excel through individualised education plans and our unique Integrated Project Based Curriculum which develops knowledge, time management and research skills essential for success in the senior secondary school years and beyond.

We are conveniently located at 131 Remuera Road in Newmarket, with easy access to Auckland's best arts and sports facilities which we utilize extensively to further enhance our learning environment.

Places remain available for 2020.  If you are interested in learning how we can help your child excel, we invite you to visit us and meet with our Principal, Amanda Smith. Families are welcome at any time during the school day, but the academic programme is best viewed in the mornings. For further information, or to request an appointment, please contact a member of our team on e:mail: admin@mthobson.school.nz, or call 09 523 1241.

Here you can see what our unique approach and growth mindset means to one of our familes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp91hV8x0qo

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A Pathway to Opportunity

Most schools are based on a 19th Century model and build innovations on old foundations. The Villa Education Trust model, was created to suit students learning in the 21st Century and brings an ideal means of teaching and learning to the information age.

The programme is structured to be a window of opportunity for fantastic learning experiences, and caters for all intelligence traits and learning styles.

We support:

  • Highly capable students who are looking for significant extension.

  • Students in the mid range of ability who are looking to improve.

  • Some children with learning difficulties that we help them overcome.

    Academic standards are high and expectations of our students are both demanding and fully supported. Teaching staff are given minimal administrative tasks as their prime focus is to teach to the very best of their ability.  We keep fees as low as possible in order to allow opportunities for all students. Local facilities are utilised, which enables our fee structure to be very competitive.  

Mt Hobson Middle School:

  • Has highly qualified and outstanding teachers.

  • Has small class sizes with a low student:teacher ratio of 12:1.

  • Has a core programme that consists of Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies and Technology.

  • Provides students with independent time to work on cross-curricular projects.

  • Is based on a proven model.

  • Is inclusive of, and works closely with, families and the local community.

  • Has a clear Christian philosophy and Christian values.

  • Tracks and supports students after they have moved on to their Year 11-13 schools.

  • Offers the Villa NCEA Academy for students in Years 11-13



This is our model as applied at South Auckland Middle School. Exactly the same curriculum and timetable features at Mt Hobson Middle School.