This page includes a list of private schools in South Africa, from the most affordable, most expensive, and the ones in between. South Africa has one of the best private schools in the world. The most famous and expensive private schools are amongst the locations such as: Sandton Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town areas.


Who governs private schools in South Africa?

In South Africa, private or independent schools are governed by ISASAAn independent school is independent in its finances and governance. Also known as private schools, non-governmental, privately funded, or non-state schools, they are not administered by local, state, or national governments. 

The South African Schools Act (SASA) of 1996 established a national schooling system and recognised two categories of schools: public and independent. Public schools are state-controlled and independent schools are privately governed. All private schools were included into the independent school category.

Private Schools in Gauteng (Popular Areas)

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Private Schools in KZN (Popular Areas)

  • Al Falaah College
  • Clifton Preparatory School, Nottingham Road
  • Clifton School (Durban)
  • Cordwalles Preparatory School
  • Crawford College, Durban
  • Crawford College, La Lucia
  • Crawford College, North Coast
  • Deutsche Schule Durban
  • Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg
  • Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School
  • Durban Girls’ College
  • Eden College Durban
  • Epworth School
  • Felixton College
  • Highbury Preparatory School
  • Hilton College (South Africa)
  • Kearsney College
  • Maris Stella School
  • Merchiston Preparatory School
  • Michaelhouse
  • Orient Islamic School
  • Roseway Waldorf School
  • St. Anne’s Diocesan College
  • St Benedict School Pinetown
  • St. Henry’s Marist Brothers’ College
  • St. John’s Diocesan School for Girls
  • St. Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, Kloof
  • St. Patrick’s College, South Africa
  • St. Charles College, Pietermaritzburg
  • St. Nicholas Diocesan School
  • Thomas More College (South Africa)
  • UThongathi School
  • Treverton Preparatory School and College
  • The Wykeham Collegiate