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The Hutchins School

Sandy Bay (Hobart), Tasmania | Boarding for Boys




Type of School: Boys                                         Religion: Anglican                  

Year Levels: K-12                                               Boarding Years: 7-12

Number of Students: 1100                             Student to Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Boarding Capacity:  60                                    *Girls attend classes:  Years 11/12

The Hutchins School is a founding member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and an accredited member of the Council of International Schools.



The Hutchins School

The Hutchins School is an internationally-accredited Anglican day and boarding school for boys from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. We provide an inspirational education where each boy strives to achieve his personal best and is willing to serve his community as an informed and active citizen; locally, nationally and globally.

Established in 1846, Hutchins is one of Australia’s oldest schools, with a reputation for excellence in educating boys and an outstanding academic record. Hutchins is a founding member of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition and is accredited by the Council of International Schools.


Our main campus is located five kilometres from Hobart’s city centre with expansive grounds overlooking the picturesque River Derwent. The School has modern classrooms, state-of-the-art science and computer laboratories, three libraries, a high-speed broadband connection, a Performing Arts centre, a chapel and a newly redeveloped boarding house.


Our extensive sporting facilities include one turf cricket wicket, four turf cricket nets, three playing fields, a gymnasium, one fully-equipped rowing training facility and six tennis courts. The School’s sail training boat, Aurora, is used for outdoor programs on the River Derwent which also forms the backdrop for rowing events.


Hutchins provides the resources, programs and pastoral care systems tailored to the specific needs of boys; implemented, taught and supported by a staff passionate about boys’ education in a safe learning environment and within a culture that promotes a core set of values and a global consciousness. The result is a journey which sees our boys grow into well-educated young men of character, prepared for the future world and willing to participate in it for the good of others.


Our highly skilled staff are committed to the holistic development of boys within a nurturing environment where boys are challenged to be the best they can be.

With the holistic development of each and every boy central to the Hutchins experience, our long and proud history of academic achievement is complemented by a diverse co-curricular program that features comprehensive sport, performing arts and service programs. The opportunities available for boys to discover their passion, broaden their experience and embrace challenge are extensive and are designed to equip boys with the essential skills that will serve them for life.

Why choose Hutchins?

The Hutchins School partners with the community to Build Good Men who become future leaders and who will serve their global community.  

The Hutchins School achieves this by:

  • providing inspiring and innovative teachers who are passionate about teaching boys

  • embracing a commitment to kindness that underpins all activities associated with the School and instils the belief of What You Do Matters

  • providing a structured environment with boundless opportunities

  • providing the boys with the opportunity to be critical and creative thinkers

  • creating an environment where boys can become active and engaged global citizens

  • focusing on boys wellbeing


What sets The Hutchins School apart

  • Your son will experience an outstanding education specifically designed for boys from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 all on the one campus.

  • a comprehensive academic offering

  • an extensive co-curricular program including Music, Performing Arts, Debating, Sports and Duke of Edinburgh

  • a unique Power of 9 program to prepare boys for Years 10, 11, 12 and beyond

  • The Centre for Excellence which provides learning support and extension programs.

  • an unparalleled Information, Communications and Technologies educational arena

  • a history of outstanding academic success including 24 Rhodes Scholars

  • state-of-the-art facilities including a newly completed Early Learning Centre extension


We invite you to come and explore the opportunities we provide for boys to become their best.


At the heart of everything we do at The Hutchins School is the development of character – to build good men.

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The Hutchins School Co-curricular Assembly 30 November 2018
The Hutchins School Sailing - SB20 Tasmanian Championships 2019
2018 at The Hutchins School
The Hutchins School Year 10 Outdoor Education 2018
The Hutchins School International Video 2016
Hutchins Power of 9 -- Island Challenge 2013
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