Top 10 Most Expensive Schools in South Africa 2020

Education is the key to a successful nation. The citizens of South Africa sees education as the path to a good future for their children. There are so many secondary schools in South Africa, both private and public. This article will provide you with a list of the most expensive schools in South Africa.

Parents who can afford expensive schools do not hesitate enrolled their children in such schools because of the standard of education in such schools. There are so many standard schools in South Africa, but we will be considering schools with very high fees.

Most Expensive Schools in South Africa

1. Hilton College

Commonly referred to as Hilton School, Hilton is the most expensive school in South Africa. It is a private South African boarding school for boys located in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. The school is founded by Gould Arthur Lucas and Reverend William Orde Newnham in 1872.

The annual fee for students attending Hilton college is R298,600 per annum, this fee covers tuition, food and board, sports, small medical care, sanatorium use, library use, and laundry. The school offers central, curriculum-based events including sports activities.

Hilton College South Africa

Upon admission, students will have to pay a non-refundable entrance fee of R74 650 to the school. The entry fee is regarded as a contribution to the school’s development program, is the equivalent of one term fees at the current rate. You should know that the fees do not include books and stationery, medications, physician services, special entertainment and sundry travel.

Hilton College is a very reputable school in South Africa with excellent infrastructures and beautiful landscape that makes the students ‘ learning process worth the cost.

2. Micheal House Kwazulu-Natal

Michaelhouse is a boys ‘ boarding school located among the rolling green hills of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, delivering secondary education from E Block (Grade 8) to A Block (Grade 12). It was established in the year 1896 and located in valley Balgowan.

Micheal House Kwazulu-Natal

Michaelhouse annual school fees are R199,000 and newly admitted students are to pay R24,000 as admission fees. The school comes second on this list, however, with great facilities and worthwhile quality Education.

3. St. Andrews College, Grahamstown

St Andrew’s College is the third most expensive school which is an innovative independent all-boys school. It was founded in 1855 and one of the oldest in South Africa.

St. Andrews College, Grahamstown

The school is adamant about ensuring that each boy is lifelong educated, builds character and aims to achieve his full potential, which will help prepare for future life. Annual school fees are R88,950 for a day student and R199,140 for Borders. The school admission fee is R16959.

4. St Martin’s Johannesburg

St Martin’s school was established in 1908 in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa. The school is an Anglican private co-educational academy and one of South Africa best schools.

St Martin’s Johannesburg

The school is quite expensive with day-students having to pay R71,460 annually. On the other side, Borders is asked to pay R184,460 per annum. There is also a minimum R12,000 Entry Fee.

5. Kearsney College Botha’s Hill, Kwazulu-Natal

Kearsney College is a private boys boarding school founded in 1923 situated on Botha’s Hill, in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. The school is also co-educational.

Kearsney College Botha’s Hill, Kwazulu-Natal

By just looking at the school infrastructures, it is easy to tell that Kearsney College is an expensive school. The stipulated school fees are R181,350, to boarding students. Although the day students are paying R121,600. The entry fee is R17400.

6. Roedean school Houghton, Johanessburg

Roedean School is a private day school and girls-only boarding school in Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. It is one of the very few all-girls coeducational institutions which made South Africa’s top expensive schools.

Roedean school Houghton, Johanessburg

The school was established in 1903. The annual fees paid for Boarders to attend this school are R181,140. The minimum payment is R99,234 annually for day-students.

7. St Alban’s college Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria

The St Alban’s College in Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria is a private Anglican boys-only boarding school. Anton Murray, a South African cricketer with only 37 boys and 3 masters, established the school in 1963.

Just like a few others already in this article, the Anglican church owns the school as well. The school is also co-educational. Day students are to pay R102,900 per annum school fee while boarders are required to pay an annual fee of R181,000. A compulsory entry fee of R55,000 is required from all student.

8. St John Houghton College Johannesburg

St John’s College is a Catholic world-class school established in 1898. The principal of the school is John T. Darrah. St John’s is located in Houghton, Johannesburg and embraces the Anglican Church’s rich traditions.

The school base teaching on sound values and morals, and the ethic of respect and care for Anglica. The school charges annual school fees of R178,523 for borders, and R105,760 for day students for registration. In this school the entrance fee for both sets of students is R61,348.

9. St Andrew’s school For Girls Bedfordview Johannesburg

This is another all-girls school which ranks among the country’s top expensive schools. It was established in 1902 by Scottish women Jean Fletcher and Jessie Johnson.

The school is located in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. It is a top independent Christian girls-only private day and boarding school and co-educational preschool. The boarding students are to pay R174, 860 annually as school fees and R94,380 annual fee for the day students.

10. St Mary School For Girls Johannesburg

St Mary School for Girls Johannesburg was established in 1888 by John T. Darragh, a clergyman who also founded his brother school St John’s College ten years later, making it the oldest school in Johannesburg.

The school is a co-educational girls-only school which annually charges R173,000 boarders with R92,450 day-students. The School entrance fee is R34,950.

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