List of International Schools in South Africa


Below is the full list of international schools in South Africa:

  • American International School of Cape Town; Private, non-profit, coeducational American International School of Cape Town (AISCT) was established in 1997. 500 kids from 50 different nations attend the school, who are taught by international faculty and range in age from 2 to 18. The school’s student-teacher ratio is 10:1, with an average class size of 16 pupils.

 On 12 acres in the center of Constantia Hills, with Table Mountain National Park looming in the background, is where AISCT is situated. With a population of 4 million, Cape Town is a vibrant, modern metropolis that is consistently rated as one of the greatest places to live in the world. Students at AISCT are able to benefit from the many options the city has to offer. Four sections make up their campus: Elementary School: Grades 1–5, Middle School: Grades 6–8, and High School: Grades 9–12. Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD): Grizzly Cubs to Kindergarten 2.

  • Bishops Diocesan College; it is a private, English-medium, boarding and day high school for boys, The Diocesan College (often referred to as Bishops), is located in Cape Town’s Rondebosch neighborhood in the Western Cape region of South Africa. The Anglican Bishop of Cape Town founded the institution on October 2, 1849.

The institution has three schools: a college for students in grades 8 through 12; a preparatory school for students in grades 3 through 7; and a pre-preparatory school for students in grades N through 2. The pre-preparatory school occupies a small fraction of the college’s main campus, which is located on Campground Road. The Preparatory School is located on Rondebosch’s Fir Road, not far from the college campus.

  • German International School Cape Town; they adhere to the German and South African (IEB) curriculum as a bilingual German school overseas. Their students have more options for their postsecondary education after graduating with a South African and European university entry qualification, giving them access to an international education.
  • Cape Town French School; this school is situated in the city of Cape Town, it offers the French Cambridge English education from pre-primary to grade 12. It has two campuses: the primary school is located in the former Tafelberg Remedial School primary school building in Sea Point and the Lycée Français du Cap, which also houses the senior high school, is located in Gardens.

The school was founded in 1987 after securing a location and was started in 1985 by a group of French residents of Cape Town who wanted to offer their children a French curriculum. 2014 saw the Sea Point campus reopen following an 18 million South African rand makeover.

  • Springfield Convent School; Girls of various faiths and ethnicities are welcome to enroll in classes at Springfield Convent School, a renowned independent Catholic girls’ school in Cape Town, from kindergarten through grade 12.

In addition to the South African General Education & Training (GET) curriculum in Grades 8 and 9, and the Further Education & Training (FET) curriculum in Grades 10, 11, and 12, Springfield follows the National Senior Certificate (NSC) curriculum. Girls in Grades 8 and 9 have the option to take French and isiXhosa classes because many of them may desire to continue studying these languages in higher education.

  • Constantia Waldorf School; On a farm in what was then rural Constantia, in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, the Constantia Waldorf School was founded in 1967. It was Africa’s first Waldorf institution. Our co-educational school provides a contemporary, all-encompassing Waldorf curriculum from Playgroup to Matric, which is created to address the physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of the growing child at various stages of development.
  • Auburn House Montessori School; One of the oldest Montessori schools in the nation and the leader of the Montessori movement in the Cape, Auburn House School is a Full Member school that serves students from 3 to 12. It is an independent school with 140 students that is close to Wynberg but has families from a variety of residential areas. It also serves as a Montessori preschool teacher training facility. According to the school, they combine the CAPS and AMI Montessori curricula.
  • Elkanah House; has offered the best education since 1996, respecting each student’s diversity from Grade 0 through Grade 12. Through our advanced hands-on, dynamic curriculum and the IEB evaluation approach, they encourage imaginative, self-assured thinkers who have a persistent desire for learning. Through steadfast Christian principles, our EQ curriculum, and distinctive individual pastoral care, we are geared toward meeting your child’s unique educational and developmental needs at every stage.
  • Parklands College & Christopher Robin Pre-Primary; they employ Apple technology to personalize learning, increase collaboration, inspire creativity, and connect learners to the outside world. Within their Parklands community, they share the goal of fostering a feeling of purpose and igniting a love for lifelong learning.  They inspire students to engage in action that will have a beneficial impact on the world by encouraging effective communication of ideas, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. This is the core of our expression of education—their “Growing Minds” ideology.
  • Somerset College; Co-educational, independent Somerset College was established in 1997, and it is located on a lovely farm in the Western Cape Winelands. The College offers Cambridge A-levels in addition to education from Grade 000 (age 4) through Matric. Students in the Senior School have the option of boarding.
  • American International School of Johannersburg; when the school originally opened its doors to 72 students, it was housed in the northern suburb of Rivonia and was accredited by the State of Tennessee (USA). The school was overcrowded by 1984, and a search for a bigger space was started. From the Oppenheimer family, 260 acres were purchased. The lone structure on the campus was a horse barn in the form of a crescent. The school is divided into the elementary, middle school, high school, Pretoria campus sections.
  • Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg; in Parktown, Johannesburg, is an international school taught in German. The DSJ, one of the city’s oldest schools and one of the biggest German schools on the African continent, was founded in 1890. Currently, the DSJ is home to 1050 students of 27 different countries. An integrated school with a bilingual curriculum, the Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg provides both the Matric, the South African exit test, and the German Abitur.
  • Lycee Jules Verne; is a French-language institution in South Africa. The Pretoria Campus is in Arcadia, Pretoria, whereas the main campus is in Sandton, Johannesburg. It belongs to the AEFE, the Agency for French Education Abroad. It includes grades from kindergarten to high school.
  • Alma Mater International School; they have been a Cambridge International curriculum-focused academic institution since 1998, and they are based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their main goal is to create well-rounded young people who are prepared to succeed in secondary and university study.
  • Grayston Preparatory; is a coeducational autonomous, secular school located in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg. We serve students in grades 00 through 7.
  • Daybridge International; is a private secondary school that offers individualized instruction while teaching the Cambridge curriculum: Primary (Grades 8–9) (Grades 10- 12) IG and AS
  • Peak Academy High School; they provide relational education, which focuses on developing relationships with the students and collaborating with them to help them reach their objectives. Their class sizes average around 6 students per session, with a maximum of 10 students per class.
  • James Preparatory School; St. James is an independent elementary school with a very inclusive and united spiritual atmosphere. Their ability to recognize everything and everyone as interrelated is made possible by their love for wisdom and their commitment to the never-ending pursuit of Truth. Children of all faiths and those with no religion are welcome.
  • Liberte School; the educational philosophy at Liberté, one of the top private preschool and elementary schools in Cape Town, is humanistic and supports the natural cognitive, emotional, and social functioning used in learning. The school offers curriculum that have been externally benchmarked and are recognized internationally.
  • Michael Mount Waldorf School; Private, coeducational day school Michael Mount Waldorf School is located in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa. Up to Matric, the school serves kids in early childhood, nursery, primary, middle, and high school.