Here Are South Africa’s 5 Most Expensive Schools

Here Are South Africa’s 5 Most Expensive Schools

Written By: Nic Bowen

5. Kearsney College in KwaZulu-Natal

Kearsney College in KwaZulu-Natal

Established in 1923, Kearsney College originally opened with just 12 boarders and 2 day students. Nowadays, the elite boys school has world-class facilities, a country setting and pristine buildings.

Annual Fee: R181 350
Admissions Fee: R17 400

4. St Andrews College in Grahamstown

St Andrews College in Grahamstown

Founded in 1855 by the first bishop of Grahamstown, St Andrews College is now considered one of the country’s top all-boys schools. The school also boasts alumni from famous sportsmen to politicians and businessmen.

Annual Fee: R182 700
Admissions Fee: R15 255

3. St Martins in Johannesburg

St Martins in Johannesburg

This esteemed all-girls school has been voted as ‘Best English High School’, ‘Best Private Girls School’ and ‘Best Nursery School’ by the The Star. The school is also part of the global Eco-Schools program, and currently holds a Green Flag, platinum certificate and an International Flag.

Annual Fee: R184 460
Admissions Fee: R12 000

2. Michealhouse in KwaZulu-Natal

Michealhouse in KwaZulu-Natal

Founded in 1896, Michealhouse is one of the most academically esteemed schools in South Africa, as scholars have gone on to be accepted in the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge universities. It is also the setting of the widely popular Spud literary series.

Annual Fee: R192 000
Admissions Fee: R24 000

1. Hilton College in KwaZulu-Natal

Hilton College in KwaZulu-Natal

The most expensive school in the country in on a 4350 acre estate, with a 1400 acre wildlife reserve also on the grounds. The school has produced over 20 Rhodes Scholars, who went on to attend esteemed universities overseas. Hilton has been also the school of choice for eight Springbok rugby players.

Annual Fee: R209 000
Admissions Fee: R52 250


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