Ōtaki College
 is proud of its record. We are consistently above the national average in external examinations and compare very favourably with schools in the Wellington Region. 

To encourage scholarship and develop excellence in our students, we encourage them to take part in regional competitions, science fairs, international competitions, national examinations, and scholarship awards. Many of our students enjoy success at these. This is supported by the strong emphasis placed on a positive classroom environment, homework, and assessment. We have a good mixture of young and experienced staff, both male and female. This balance ensures the teaching environment is stable, energetic, consistent, and yet innovative as well. Our staff set high goals for themselves - they expect the same from our students.