Wairarapa College is a state, co-educational school which blends tradition with innovation as it seeks to develop the full potential of each student.
Set in spacious and beautiful grounds, the College contains a mixture of old and new buildings. It presents an attractive learning environment for students.
Special features of the College include the college boarding hostel, College House, a purpose-built information computer suite, a specialist arts centre, a technology centre, a school farm and agriculture laboratory which foster a strong emphasis on the teaching of Agriculture and Horticulture. A Special Needs Unit caters for intellectually handicapped students. The College's continuing education programme runs a wide variety of evening classes, thereby further developing the school's links with the community.
The College has well-defined expectations for student achievement on several levels. Academic excellence, cultural, sporting and vocational opportunities and social and physical development are all positively promoted.