Why Choose Tibbs House?

Why Choose Tibbs House?

Tibbs House is the only guaranteed means for out-of-zone boys to attend Auckland Grammar School. Located on spacious grounds directly adjacent to the School, Tibbs House provides modern accommodation, study and recreational facilities for 120 boarders.

Our boarders are supported by eight full-time Masters (who offer expertise in a wide range of teaching subjects and activities), a caring team of three Matrons, two Tutors and four additional Academic Tutors.

Click here to download the Tibbs House enrolment form.


Tibbs House boarders are the heart of the School and they pursue excellence in the academic, sporting and cultural life of Grammar. Boarding at Auckland Grammar School offers young men access to:

  • An unsurpassed State School education
  • A dual academic pathway of NCEA or Cambridge International Examinations
  • An extensive range of sporting codes at all levels
  • A diversity of musical, cultural and other extracurricular activities
  • A unique combination of academic challenge, sporting endeavour, cultural richness and tradition

Five reasons why:

  • The School offers a huge range of opportunities across a wide array of sporting, cultural and musical fields. Being just across the road from School allows the boarders ready access to all of this so they can try something new or further their passion all whilst knowing that this is only a short-walk away
  • We offer 24/7 medical care in the form of our highly skilled Matron team. Even in the middle of the night there is someone there to take care of the boarders.
  • We pride ourselves on the high levels of academic support given to our boarders with tutors and Masters onsite to assist boys. With five Prep sessions a week, our focus is on supporting all our boarders to achieve the best they can in the classroom.
  • Our pastoral support structure means that your son will be under the care of the same Master for his entire boarding journey with us. This relationship is invaluable and it is supplemented by peer-based support systems and a thorough induction programme.
  • Developing the character of our boarders via our Well-being and Leadership programme is another key aspect of what makes Tibbs House so special. Boys are given the opportunity to not only develop as individuals but they are encouraged to practice what they have learnt as they grow into our Senior leaders of tomorrow.
Click here to download the Tibbs House enrolment form.