Perhaps surprisingly for a city of its size, Johannesburg has a relatively small selection 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. That said, the international schools that are available in Johannesburg are generally of a very high standard.

Below is a selection of international schools in Johannesburg.


International schools in Johannesburg

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American International School of Johannesburg

This highly regarded school offers the American High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. There is also a Pretoria campus which offers classes for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

Charterhouse School

This pre-preparatory and preparatory school in Honeydew opened in 1976 and draws on the best elements of the South African and British curricula. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge International Primary Programme, and South African (IEB)
Ages: 3 to 13

Founded in 1890, the venerable Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg (DSJ) is Johannesburg's oldest co-educational school. It is also one of the most multicultural schools in the city with more than 30 different nationalities represented among the student body. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: German and South African (IEB)
Ages: 1 to 18

Lycée Français Jules Verne

Based in Morningside, Sandton, the Lycée Français Jules Verne is a fully English/French bilingual school offering the French curriculum. Students graduate with the esteemed French Baccalauréat. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 4 to 18

St John's College

Founded in 1898, this prestigious boys' school has excellent sporting and academic traditions. A co-educational Sixth Form follows the Cambridge curriculum. Read more

Gender: Boys or co-educational
Curriculum: South African (IEB) and A-Levels
Ages: 3 to 18

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