Address: 14 Sloane Street, Bryanston, 2021
Telephone: +27 11 706 7404
Gender: Girls only
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: South African
Ages: 4 to 18
Brescia House is one of the leading girls' schools in the country, and has an excellent reputation among expat and South African parents. The curriculum and ethos is geared toward the Catholic faith, but the school accepts students from other faith groups. The school has a low teacher to student ratio and an extensive support network of occupational, remedial and speech therapists. Facilities include an aquatic complex with a heated swimming pool as well as sport-specific fields and courts. The school regularly produces top performers in diving, swimming, hockey and athletics among other sports, and Brescia girls regularly win local competitions in public speaking, debating and drama.
What the school says
“Brescia House School, situated in the heart of Bryanston, within easy access of the Western Bypass, was established in January 1966 with 196 learners. Today, with an enrollment of 850 learners, it is one of the leading girls' schools in the country and has developed an outstanding reputation for the development of girls who, benefiting from a well-rounded and balanced education, are able easily to access places at top universities and to make a meaningful contribution to society in many fields of endeavour.”
The school follows a South African curriculum toward the IEB National Senior Certificate in Grade 12.
The school is in the heart of Bryanston, Sandton, within easy reach of the Western Bypass.
From the head teacher
“Each young woman is supported in all facets of her development to achieve to her full potential. Learners are able to utilise their opportunities to contribute positively to the future of South Africa and the global society – they are highly skilled, behave ethically, are tolerant, service-oriented and mindful of the environmental needs for conservancy in order to ensure a safe and prosperous future for all citizens.”
– Marilyn Bothma, Executive Headmistress