Private Schools in Cape Town

City Bowl

Herzlia Schools

Herzlia High School and Middle School is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and commands magnificent views of the mountain on the one side and Cape Town harbour on the other.

The overriding aim of the school is to provide an excellent standard of academic education to all pupils in such a way that every pupil has the opportunity to achieve his/her full potential. To this end, the size of classes is, by and large, limited to 25 pupils per class.

Address: MH Goldschmidt Avenue Highlands.

Contact Number021 464 3300

Website: Website.

Summit House

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Summit House is an independent high school in Cape Town with campuses in Hout Bay and Gardens. Summit House is a modern-thinking school.

Address:   4 Park Road. Gardens.

Contact Number: 021- 422 2299

Website:  Website or Facebook Page

St Cyprian’s School

St Cyprian’s School is an Independent, Anglican Girls’ School, rooted in history and traditional values but progressive and cutting edge in its approach to educating and growing girls to become effective leaders and women of tomorrow.

Founded in 1871 by Bishop Gray, the school moved premises in 1919 to the historic Nooitgedacht site on the edge of the city of Cape Town. Table Mountain provides the backdrop to beautiful buildings, fields and gardens, and the Atlantic Ocean can be seen through the fringes of the ancient oak trees that frame the campus boundaries.

Address: Gorge Road, Oranjezicht.

Contact Number: 27 21 461 1090

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Ellerton Primary School

The school has a pre-primary or reception class, with a total enrolment of 320 pupils.  Ellerton offers a wide range of extra-mural activities which include sport and cultural activities.  The principal and fifteen members of staff are all involved in activities which include netball, soccer, tennis, swimming, karate, athletics, art, choir, musical appreciation and a computer club.

Address: Glengariff Rd, Green Point.

Contact Number: 021 434 2441.

Website: Website

Trafalgar High School

Trafalgar High School is a secondary school in District Six of Cape Town in South Africa. It was the first school built in Cape Town for coloured and black students. The school took a leading role in protesting against apartheid policies. It celebrated its centenary in 2012.

Address: 1 Birchington Road.

Contact Number: 021 465 2969

Website: Website or Facebook

Gardens Commercial High School

Gardens Commercial is a coeducational inner city school with learners aged 12 – 18 years. In 2006 the school was designated a Business, Commerce and Management (BCM) Focus School. As such, Gardens Commercial is part of an education intervention that aims to redress the Apartheid education system. The school is a lead institution that supports learners with exceptional interest, talent, interest or aptitude in the field of business, commerce and management. Gardens Commercial offers the following focus field subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics and Computer Applications Technology.

Address: Paddock Avenue, Gardens.

Contact Number: +27 21 465 1236.

Website: Website or Facebook

Harold Cressy High School

Harold Cressy High School is a school in the City Bowl which has served the educational needs of the surrounding and extended community for more than 60 years. Since its inception, the school has strived to provide a stable, nurturing environment where learners can achieve their true potential, regardless of their backgrounds and challenging circumstances.

Address: 103 Roeland Street.

Contact Number: +27 21 461 3810.

Website: Website or Facebook

Stepping Stones Montessori school

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Their learning environment is child-centred, culturally diverse and relaxed; where young children are nurtured and encouraged to be environmentally conscious, independent thinkers.
They believe that their school provides a lifetime’s investment in the children’s life skills. Parents are encouraged to continue the Montessori approach at home.

Address: Sylvan Close, Oranjezicht.

Contact Number: +27 21 465 4003.

Website: Website or Facebook

Cape Town Torah High School

The Cape Town Torah High is an Ortho­dox day school that pro­vides high school Judaic and gen­eral stud­ies in a sup­port­ive and edu­ca­tion­ally pro­gres­sive environment.

Address: 45 Maynard St. Gardens.

Contact Number: +27 21 461 2524.

Website: Website or Facebook

Atlantic Seaboard

 Camps Bay Schools

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Camps Bay Primary School (Grade 3 to 7) is the English-medium neighbourhood primary school for the children of the Atlantic seaboard and the Cape Town city bowl. They’re a small school with small classes.

They offer value-for-money education in a friendly and caring environment. Because families all live in close proximity, Camps Bay Primary networks children and their friends and families together in their own immediate community. With the Camps Bay Prep School and Camps Bay High School (Grade 8 to 12) they offer your child the option of a single school from Grade R to Grade 12.

Address: 11 Dunkeld Rd. Camps Bay.

Contact Number:  021 438 1503.

Website:  Website.

 Sea Point Primary School

Sea Point Primary School is a school with a view, out to sea over the Atlantic Ocean and on into the future! Renowned for its excellence.

Address: 175 Highlevel Road, Sea Point.

Contact Number:  021 434 5355.

Website:  Website or Facebook.

Llandudno Primary

They create opportunities for each child to grow in understanding of him or herself and the world around them in an atmosphere of tolerance, understanding and love. They strive for excellence in all facets of education, from academic to cultural, physical & spiritual, thus creating caring, mature pupils who are able to take their place in the high school of their choice.

Address: Gully Rd, Llandudno.

Contact Number: 021 790 2010

Website:  Website

Summit House

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Summit House is an independent high school in Cape Town with campuses in Hout Bay and Gardens. Summit House is a modern-thinking school.

Address:  6 Riverside Terrace, Hout Bay.

Contact Number: 021 790 0422

Website:  Website or Facebook Page

Hout Bay Montessori

Hout Bay Montessori School is a parent-owned community school, catering for nursery, pre and junior school. Our ethos is “Montessori in the 21st century”, with the focus being character education within a Montessori framework.

Address: 4459 Main Road,Hout Bay.

Contact Number: +27 21 790 3309

Website:  Website or Facebook

Ambleside School of Hout Bay

Ambleside School of Hout Bay provides a Charlotte Mason Education in Cape Town. We offer affordable private Christian education from pre-school to Grade 12.

Address: 120 Milner Road, Hout Bay.

Contact Number: +27 21 790 4449.

Website:  Website or Facebook

Kronendal Primary School

Kronendal Primary is a co-educational, government school with a rich heritage dating back to 1901. Today Kronendal has over 350 students, with an average class size of 28. Kronendal prides itself on providing a safe, happy and motivating environment which allows children to achieve their academic, sporting and creative potential and build friendships for life.

Address: 10 Andrews Road, Hout Bay.

Contact Number: +27 (0)21 790 2060 / 3530.

Website:  Website

Southern Suburbs

Western Province Preparatory School

Western Province Preparatory School, founded in 1914, is a small, family, independent primary school for boys in Claremont.

Address: 49 Newlands Road, Claremont.

Contact Number: +27 21 761 8074.

Website: Facebook or Website.

Abbotts College

The core philosophy of the College is a belief in the individual worth of each student. Abbotts College allows students to express this individuality in an environment where teachers and students alike strive for the best results. Grade 10, 11 and 12 college in South Africa.

Address: Greenwood Road. Claremont

Contact Number: +27 21 671 1173.

Website: Facebook or Website.

Micklefield School

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Micklefield School is an all-girls primary school that believes in providing a broad-based education, emphasising excellence in a caring environment.

Address: 81 Sandown Road. Rodebosch.

Contact Number: +27 21 685 6494.

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Westerford High School

Westerford opened at the beginning of January 1953, housed in an old homestead which no longer exists. The site was originally known as Westervoort, but the school was known as Claremont Secondary School from the name of the school which shared a property with a small primary school on Dean Street. The pupils from Claremont Secondary School initially transferred their desks to the new property at the end of 1952.

Address: Corner of Mount Road and Main Road. Rondebosch

Contact Number: 021 – 689 – 9154

Website: Facebook or Website.

The Grove Primary

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The Grove Primary is a co-ed school. They strive to provide sustainable educational development for a diverse community with pupils from varied backgrounds.

Address: Grove Avenue, Claremont.

Contact Number: +27 21 674 2077

Website: Facebook or Website.

Herschel Girls’ School

Herschel is an independent anglican school in Claremont for girls from pre-nursery to grade 12.

Address: 21 Herschel Road, Claremont.

Contact Number: +27 21 670 7500

Website: Facebook or Website


South African College High School

SACS is the oldest high school in South Africa, founded in September 1829. It is arguably the most magnificent setting at the foot of Table Mountain and Devils peak.

Address: Newlands Avenue, Newlands.

Contact Number:  +27 21 689 4164.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.


Springfield Convent School

Springfield Convent School is a leading Independent Catholic Girls’ School, which welcomes girls of all faiths and backgrounds to classes from Pre-School to Grade 12. The school was established in 1871 and is situated in magnificent grounds in the historic suburb of Wynberg. A time-honoured tradition of academic prestige, sporting triumphs and solid values.

Address: St. John’s Road, Wynberg.

Contact Number:  +27 21 797 6169.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.


Northern Suburbs

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Meridian is an English medium school. Currently on campus they have a Nursery (3 months – Group 5), Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Primary School (Grade 4 – 7) and High School (Grade 8 – 12).

Address: Cnr Okavango Road & Pinehurst Drive. Durbanville.

Contact Number: +27 21 970 4540.

Website: Facebook or Website.

Abeille Ruche School

Abeille Ruche is a tuition for grade 1 – 9 with high academic standards – well qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers
They’ve got Individual attention – limited numbers per class
It’s a bully-free zone, with christian approach.

Address: 3 Utrecht St, Monte Vista.

Contact Number: +27 21 559 8902.

Website: Facebook or Website.

Curro Castle Durbanville

Curro Castle Durbanville believes in the magic of childhood by providing education to learners from 3 months to Group 5 (5 years).

Address: Cnr Schubert Avenue and Verdi Blvd, Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville.

Contact Number: +27 21 175 9977.

Website: Facebook or Website.

Montessori @ Home

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An authentic Montessori School for children from 18 months – 13 years with a forecast of growth into the high school planes in the next 3-5 years. The school aims to prepare each soul to make a valuable contribution to himself and society in general while enjoying a positive experience of pre – school life. This process is an essential part of Montessori education which is nurtured as pride is taken in watching each personality grow….

Address: 68 Amandel Street. Amanda Glen. Durbanville.

Contact Number: 0836390633

Website: Facebook or Website.

Grace Primary School

The school follows the philosophy and methodology of pioneering (and unquestionably still relevant) British educationalist, Charlotte Mason (1842-1923). The curriculum is structured and challenging but broad and stimulating, with small class sizes (maximum 18) allowing for good attention to be given to the holistic development of each child.

Address: 8 Protea Close, Pinelands.

Contact Number: +27 21 824 4055.

Website: Facebook or Website.

South Peninsula

Elkanah House

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They house over 1300 students in their four campuses: two preparatory, one senior primary and a high school. The benefit of this grouping is that while each campus stands independently, they are close enough to one another to create a sense of a united community. It also means that they can function as a smaller school – which allows them to be involved in the progress of each child and instil and nurture a love of learning – yet enjoy extensive facilities that are normally associated with a larger school.

Address: Check here their campuses.

Contact Number: +27 21 554 8600.

Website: Facebook or Website.


Curro Sitari Independent School

Curro Sitari is an independent co-educational English medium school from Grade R to Grade 9.
Grade 10 – 2017
Grade 11 – 2018
Grade 12 – 2019

Address: Sitari Estate, R102, Somerset West.

Contact Number: 872852142.

Website: Facebook or Website.

West Coast

Abbotts College

The core philosophy of the College is a belief in the individual worth of each student. Abbotts College allows students to express this individuality in an environment where teachers and students alike strive for the best results. Grade 10, 11 and 12 college in South Africa.

Address: 8 Edison Way. Century Gate. Century City.

Contact Number: +27 21 551 4090

Website: Facebook or Website.

Cape Town Studies and Tours

They are a Grade 8 to 12 private school in Table View. They were founded in May 2004 after realizing a great demand in their immediate community for education that meets the needs of the individual.

They have created a secure environment conducive to bringing out the best in their learners through small classes and individual attention where needed.

Address: 11 Pentz Drive, Flamingo Vlei Table View.

Contact Number: +27 21 556 3494.

Website: Facebook or Website.

Melkbosstrand Private School

They are a Christian school of inspirational, supportive and dynamic educators, staff, parents and directorate, who provide positive and personal attention to each learner through a well balanced holistic education within a friendly, pastoral environment.

Address: M 19 Melkbosstrand.

Contact Number: 27 21 553 1530.

Website: Facebook or Website.

Cape Flats

The Vine School

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The Vine School offers a classic Ambleside curriculum, applying Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education. In small classes of no more than 16 children, teachers know each child personally. Their natural curiosity is engaged through “living books”, nature walks and great art & music. Classrooms are peaceful, attractive spaces where children are loved, accepted and supported in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Address: 37 Denver Road, Lansdowne.

Contact Number: +27 21 696 3220.

Website: Facebook or Website.

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