Cape Town
South African, British curriculum
Ages 13 to 18

South African College High School

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CurriculumSouth African, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 13 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 24
Max. students per class 30
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

800

Number of nationalities represented in the school

3

Most common nationality

South African

Ratio of local students to international students

99% local

Max. number of students per class

30

Average number of students per class

24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

No

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Xhosa

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

On average - 2 hours

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Interview process

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

End of March of the year before

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

95%

External examinations/assessments available

A-Levels are an option

Results in these examinations

Good

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No

School start time

7:50am

School finish time

3pm and 12:50pm on Friday

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Many different sports and societies.

School provided lunches

Only for boarders.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

PE curriculum

Sports facilities at the school

5 Rugby Fields, 2 basketball courts, 2 Swimming pools (one heated), large Gym, 3 cricket fields, 10 cricket nets, 2 squash courts, 5 tennis courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

South African College High School is the oldest high school in South Africa, founded in September 1829. It is arguably the most magnificent setting at the foot of Table Mountain and Devils peak. The school prides itself on the balanced education it provides, the world-class facilities on offer, the fact that SACS men strive for excellence in all spheres of school life and that it places a strong emphasis on high moral values.

Teaching approach of the school

The South African College High School seeks to promote excellence within an all-round education, to prepare boys to play a constructive role as compassionate, thinking individuals in society.

By way of elaboration SACS enables its boys to achieve excellent academic, sporting and cultural results and develop those personal attributes and qualities that will help guide them on their journey through life as mature, confident, courteous, unselfish gentlemen with the highest set of moral values.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: sacshigh.org.za
School's Fees webpage: sacshigh.org.za/admissions/fees
Address: Newlands Avenue Newlands Cape Town 7700 South Africa