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
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 24 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

Important notes about this school

Only boys school.

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

South African

Ratio of local students to international students

99% local

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Xhosa

Use of technology in the classroom


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

On average - 2 hours

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students


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


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

A-Levels are an option

Results in these examinations


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


School bus service available


School start time


School finish time

3pm and 12:50pm on Friday

Supervised care before/after school


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)


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


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.

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