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Boarding in Tasmania

The Hutchins School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys from Pre-Kindergarten (3 years of age) to Year 12. Established in 1846, Hutchins is one of Australia’s oldest schools, with a reputation for excellence in educating boys, and an outstanding academic record. Our students consistently rank in the highest academic achievers within the state and nationally, this includes 24 Rhodes Scholars. Our main campus is located five kilometres from Hobart’s city centre with expansive grounds overlooking the picturesque River Derwent and next door to the University of Tasmania campus.

Burbury House

Our boarders experience a genuine family atmosphere within our spacious state of the art boarding facility that overlooks the River Derwent. Real families and residential tutors who are dedicated to providing a safe, secure and enriching environment surround our boarders.

Students enjoy spacious, attractively furnished rooms, bathrooms, and welcoming leisure areas including a theatre room, games room, kitchen, music room and self-directed learning or problem-based learning spaces. Boarders also have access to the School’s sporting facilities, a gym and a weights room.

Our boarders enjoy a wide range of weekend activities and are provided with many opportunities to enjoy Tasmania’s spectacular scenery and waterways by taking part in outdoor pursuits such as bushwalking, mountain biking and sailing. Sports such as indoor cricket, hockey, soccer, touch football and basketball are on offer as well as embracing our diverse arts and culture scene.

Boarders’ meals are often the envy of day students with our chef catering for all dietary requirements and providing a variety of nutritional and delicious and meals.

Boarding provides an opportunity for boys to be mentored and supported in a welcoming and safe environment as they embark on their Hutchins journey – a journey which aims to challenge and develop students both academically and personally into outstanding young men of character. Importantly, they have the chance to share these experiences through the friendships they build – many of which last a lifetime.

Academic support

Hutchins has a proud history of outstanding academic success. Our students consistently rank among the highest academic achievers within the state and nationally and our alumni include 24 Rhodes Scholars.

In 2019 five boys achieved an ATAR above 99 and 27 boys achieved the highest score possible in at least one pre-tertiary subject. The median ATAR was 84.6 and 19.35% of our boys achieved an ATAR above 95.

Boarders receive nightly academic support in addition to after school tutoring opportunities from our academic staff. Personalised programs allow our students to achieve their best.

Further information about Burbury House can be found in our Boarding Snapshot.

Why choose Hutchins?

The Hutchins School offers your son a unique learning experience in an environment and structure specifically designed for boys within a nurturing environment where boys are challenged and supported to be the best they can be.


To learn more about the opportunities we provide for boys to become their best, contact our Enrolments Assistant, submit an online Enquiry form or phone 03 6221 4236. We encourage you to book a tour with our Registrar as this is the best way to see our School in action. Read more…