Today we celebrate St Andrew’s Prep! 138 years at the helm of providing navigating and steering education has taught us much, made us stronger, deepened our roots and brought forth much fruit that thousands of children have enjoyed.
Prep has been offering a rigorous and relevant education in the South African and African context since 1885 on two beautiful, extensive campuses. We focus on innovation and educational excellence while embodying all that is good about tradition.
Educational excellence means a focus on the individual child, identifying their strengths and how best we can develop those. This begins in our Pre-Primary where active learning through play prepares our boys and girls for the Junior and Senior Primary phases where academic rigour, cultural growth, creative thinking and individual expression are the cornerstone of our curriculum. We delight in sending well prepared, happy and confident children out into the world.
Having offered boarding for boys and girls from Grade 1 for well over 100 years, we understand the needs of growing children away from home.
Prep seeks firstly to be a happy place for boys and girls who are far from home. Our boarders enjoy a busy, fun-filled and active programme central to life at Prep. Each of our houses, ensures a 1:5 adult to child ratio.
Our facilities provide ample opportunities for children to just be children. Located in the educational hub that is Makhanda/Grahamstown, our children also enjoy superior sports facilities and coaching as well as Outdoor Education opportunities outside of school. Renowned for our beaches and game reserves,
the children have Africa on their doorstep – and we aim to explore!
Please visit us! Your child may spend a day in class and a night in boarding to `try it out’, build friends and see if Prep is he right fit for them.
Contact Jess Fick, who will gladly arrange something for you: firstname.lastname@example.org