Last updated on Jun 21st, 2021 at 12:28 pm

Thinking of enrolling your child in a private school next year? Brace yourself as these are the prices parents have to cough up for private schooling this year!

With all the school interruptions due to COVID-19, it’s only natural that those who are able to, might be considering private schooling for their kids.

These are the prices of tuition for the year at the top 20 most expensive day schools in South Africa for 2021. These prices are only for tuition and don’t include the cost for any extra curricular activities, etc.

Annual fees:

1.     Kearsney College, R199 320

Kearsney College is an all-boys’ school based in Durban.

2.     St John’s College, R172 185

St John’s College is based in Houghton, Johannesburg. They are a Christian school for boys, but they accept boys and girls in The Bridge Nursery School and Sixth Form.

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3.     Roedean School for Girls, R167 814

This girls’ school is located in Parktown, Johannesburg.

4.     Bishops College, R158 620

Bishops is an independent boys’ school in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

5.     St Mary’s, Waverly, R156 000

St Mary’s is an independent Anglican girls’ school based in Waverley, Johannesburg.


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6.     Cedarwood School, R155 591

Cedarwood School is an inclusive, remedial Preparatory School (Grade 1 – Grade 6) and College (Grade 7 – 12) in Kyalami, Johannesburg.

7.     St Alban’s College, R155 100

St Alban’s College is a private IEB boarding and day school for boys situated in Lynnwood Glen in Pretoria.

8.     Crawford College, Sandton, R153 710

Crawford College is a boys’ and girls’ school in Sandton, Johannesburg.

9.     King David High School, R151 890

King David High School is situated in Linksfield, Johannesburg. It was established in 1955 as a community school and proudly maintains its status as one of the premier Jewish Day Schools, both in South Africa as well as internationally.

10. Clifton School, Durban, R151 707

Clifton is an independent boys’ school situated in Morningside in Durban.

11. Kingsmead College, R151 290

Kingsmead College is a leading Christian Girls’ School situated in Melrose, Johannesburg.

12. St Stithian’s, R150 110

St Stithian’s is an independent Methodist school situated on the border of Randburg and Sandton in Johannesburg. They have both a girls’ and boys’ college.

13. Redhill School, R148 981

Redhill is a co-ed school based in Morningside, Sandton.

14. St David’s Marist Inanda, R147 420

St David’s Marist is a private English medium Roman Catholic preparatory and high school for boys situated in Inanda, Johannesburg.

15. St Andrew’s School for Girls R145 960

St Andrew’s is an independent girl’s school in Senderwood, Germiston.


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16. Crawford College La Lucia, R145 830

This co-ed school is located in La Lucia, Durban.

17. St Martin’s, R144 210

St Martin’s School is an Anglican private co-educational school in Rosettenville, Johannesburg.

18. Kingswood College, R143 715

Kingswood College is an independent, co-educational, Methodist Boarding School in Grahamstown.

19. SAHETI, R141 956

SAHETI School, also known as the South African Hellenic Educational and Technical Institute, is an independent co-ed school in Bedfordview.

20. Crawford College Lonehill, R139 650

This private high school is based in Lonehill, Johannesburg.


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