Private Schools in Cape Town


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private schools in cape townPrivate schools in Cape Town are often excellent and range from pedigreed co-educational institutions to alternative education models. Fees can cost as much as 170,000 ZAR per year for tuition and boarding at the most elite schools. However, in return, students are exposed to high-quality teaching and excellent facilities including cutting-edge science labs, well-tended sports fields and a wide range of cultural activities.
 

Private Schools in Cape Town

 

Parklands College

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: South African
Age: 3 to 18 (pre-kindergarten to Grade 12)
Web sitewww.parklands.co.za
A non-denominational school on the Atlantic Seaboard with a good range of extra-curricular activities Read more


Herzlia High School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: South African
Age: 13 to 18 (Grade 6 to Grade 12)
Web site: www.herzlia.com
This Jewish school in Vredehoek is part of the United Herzlia Schools group which has several schools in Cape Town, including feeder pre-schools. Students are required to learn Hebrew and Jewish Studies although all creeds are welcome.

St Cyprian’s School

Gender: Girls only
Curriculum: South African
Age: 6 to 18 (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
Web site: www.stcyprians.co.za
A member of the international schools group Round Square, St Cyprian's is an Anglican denomination school which has daily chapel and boarding facilities. The campus is in Oranjezicht in central Cape Town.

Bishops Diocesan College

Gender: Boys only
Curriculum: South African
Age: 6 to 18 (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
Web site: www.bishops.org.za
Bishops has a long, prestigious history and a magnificent campus in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch on the slopes of Table Mountain. Boarding facilities are available.

Constantia Waldorf School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Waldorf, South African
Age: 6 to 18 (Kindergarten to Grade 12)
Web site: www.waldorfconstantia.org.za
Set in beautiful 15-acre grounds in the upmarket suburb of Constantia, this school's curriculum is based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner and aims to mould well-rounded men and women.

Cedar House High School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: South African
Age: 12 to 18 (Grade 5 to Grade 12)
Web site: www.cedarhouse.co.za
An intimate school with small class sizes that celebrates individuality and aims to provide a “non-petty, warm, academically rigorous” environment. The school is in Kenilworth and has good co- and extra-curricular programmes.

Chester House

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: British
Age: 4 to 18 (pre-kindergarten to Grade 12)
Web site: www.chesterhouse.co.za
Situated in Durbanville, one of Cape Town's Northern Suburbs, Chester House follows the British international curriculum including the IGCSE, O- and A-levels. The school has a Christian ethos.

Reddam House

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: South African
Age: 3 to 18 (pre-kindergarten to Grade 12)
Web site: www.reddamhouse.org.za
A non-denominational school with campuses in the prestigious suburb of Constantia and in Green Point on the Atlantic Seaboard. Its schools have a strong cultural and sporting tradition.

St Joseph’s Marist College

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: South African
Age: 3 to 18 (pre-kindergarten to Grade 12)
Web site: www.maristsj.co.za
A Catholic school with a Montessori primary school and a good Special Needs programme for students aged 12 to 20. The school's campus is in Rondebosch.

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