International Schools in Johannesburg

Perhaps surprisingly for a city of its size, Johannesburg is not home to an abundance of international schools. Many expat parents choose to send their children to local private schools, which are very highly regarded. For expats hoping to find a school that follows the same curriculum as back home, as well as the same teaching language, the choice may be limited.

Below is a selection of international schools in Johannesburg:


The American International School of Johannesburg

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: American, IB

Age: 3 to 18 (pre-kindergarten to Grade 12)
This highly regarded school offers the American High School Diploma, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and IB Certificate courses. There is also a Pretoria campus which currently offers classes for pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Read more


British International College

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: British

Age: 12 to 18 (Grade 8 to Grade 12)

The BIC offers the Cambridge International Examination syllabus which includes O- and A-level exams. Read more


Charter College International High School

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: British/South African

Age: 14 to 18

Situated in Honeydew, Charter College gives its students a progressive education that emphasises respect and encourages a healthy balance between academics, sports and cultural activities.


German International School

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: German/South African

Age: 4 to 18 (kindergarten to Grade 12)

Founded in 1890, the venerable Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg (DSJ) is one of Johannesburg's oldest schools. The DSJ is the most multicultural school in the city with 27 different nationalities represented among the student body. Read more


Lycée Français Jules Verne

Gender: Co-educational

Curriculum: French

Age: 4 to 18 (kindergarten to Grade 12)
From its campus in Morningside, Sandton, this school offers co-educational French-language and French curriculum instruction from kindergarten to Grade 12. Read more