Cape Town Private Schools

There are many Cape Town Private Schools which come highly recommended by expat families living in CapeTown as many expats prefer to send their children to private schools when being posted to Cape Town South Africa. 

The private Schools in South Africa offer a high standard in pre-school education for children from the age of three years onwards. At some schools there are however different Campuses for Pre-Primary School, Primary School and High Schools in Cape Town. School fees vary widely, expect to pay between R25,000 and R40,000 on average for tuition in one schoolyear. Often extra annual fees and levies apply.

Central Cape Town Independent Schools

Reddam House in Greenpoint: www.ReddamHouse.org.za

Co-educational, non-denominational, from Age 3 – Matric, IEB exams

St Cyprian’s School, Oranjezicht: www.stcyprians.co.za

Only Girls, Christian, from Grade 000 - Matric. Member of Round Square . With boarding school.

Herzlia Schools in Cape Town: www.herzlia.com

Herzlia High School located in Highlands Estate, co-educational, Jewish, Grade 8-12,  Please check the website, there are several other Herzlia Jewish Schools in Cape Town from Grade 0 to Matric.

St Georges Grammar School in Mowbray/Cape Town: www.sggs.co.za

Co-educational, Anglican, Grade Pre-R-Matric

Abotts College: www.abbotts.co.za.

Schools in Claremont and Century Gate, co-educational, non-denominational, Grade 10-12

German School in Tamboerskloof: www.dsk.co.za

Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt DSK. Co-educational, non-denominational, bilingual German/English, non-denominational, from Grade 1- Matric, German/SA curriculum. IEB NSC Matric exams. With boarding school

French School in Cape Town, Gardens: www.ecolefrancaiseducap.org

Ecole Francaise du Cap "Francois le Vaillant". Co-educational, from Ecole Maternelle/Age 2– Matric

Cape Town Private Schools:
Southern Suburbs

Herschel Girls School, Claremont: www.herschel.org.za

Only Girls, Anglican, Grade 000 – Matric

SACS/South African College Schools in Newlands: www.sacollege.org.za

Only Boys, Non-denominational, Grade R – Matric. With boarding school.

Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch: www.bishops.org.za

Only Boys, Anglican, Pre-Preparatory - Matric

St Joseph’s Marist College in Rondebosch: www.maristsj.co.za

Co-educational, Catholic School, Grade Pre-Primary – Matric With special needs unit for 12-20 year old students.

Reddam House in Constantia: www.reddamhouse.co.za

Co-educational, non-denominational, from Age 3 – Matric, IEB exams

Constantia Waldorf School: www.waldorfconstantia.org.za

Rudolf Steiner School, co-educational, from Playschool – Grade 13

Auburn House Montessori School: www.aburnhouse.co.za

Montessori School in Wynberg. Co-educational, Age 3 – Grade 7. 

Cedar House High School in Kenilworth: www.cedarhouse.co.za

Co-educational, non-denominational, IEB exams, Grade 8-12

HoutBay International School in Hout Bay: www.houtbay.iesedu.com

Co-educational, non-denominational, from Age 3 - Matric, Cambridge curriculum IGCSE, AS-level (A-level)


Cape Town Private Schools:
Northern Suburbs

Chester House in Durbanville: www.chesterhouse.co.za

Co-educational, Christian ethos, from Grade 00– Matric, Cambridge Certificate. 

Curro Private School Durbanville: http://durbanville.curro.co.za/

Co-educational, Christian, from Grade R– Matric, IEB exams, Parallel medium Afrikaans/English up to Grade 9

DSK German School in Parow: www.dsk.co.za

Co-educational, non-denominational, Grade 1-4, Language of instruction: German.

El Shaddai Christian School in Durbanville: www.escs.org.za

Co-educational, Christian, from Grade 00– Matric

Chameleons Montessori School, Durbanville Hills: www.chameleonsmontessori.co.za

Cape Town Montessori School at Nitida Wine Estate, co-educational for children from Preschool to 12 years.

More info on the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town

Cape Town Private Schools: Blouberg

Blouberg International School: www.blouberginternational.co.za

Co-educational, non-denominational, from Age 3 - Matric, Cambridge curriculum IGCSE, AS-level (A-level)

Elkanah House in Sunningdale/Blouberg: www.elkanah.co.za

Co-educational, Christian values, from Age 3 – Matric, IEB exams

Parklands College: www.parklands.co.za

Co-educational, non-denominational, from Age 3 – Matric

More info on Blouberg/Blaauwberg


Private Schools in Somerset West

Helderberg International College: www.helderberg.iesedu.com

Co-educational, non-denominational, from Age 3 - Matric, Cambridge curriculum IGCSE, AS-level (A-level)

Somerset College: www.somersetcollege.co.za

Co-educational, Christian, from Grade 000 – Matric, IEB exams. With boarding school


Cape Town Private School:
in the Cape Winelands

Bridge House School near Franschhoek: www.bridgehouse.org.za

Co-educational, non-denominational, from Grade 00 – Matric, IEB exams. With boarding school

The listing above is a list of Cape Town Private Schools which were recommended to ExpatCapeTown by locals and expats.

If you contact any of the schools please tell them you heard about them from my site. It will help spread the word and the schools surely will be willingly adding more info here too. Thanks a lot.

All school fees have been taken from the respective school’s websites, and are subject to annual rate increases. Please contact the schools directly with any questions. 


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