South Africa’s most expensive schools have adjusted their fee structures for 2015, and are now more expensive than ever.
With an annual fee of R219,500, Hilton College in Kwa-Zulu Natal remains South Africa’s most expensive private school.
This reflects a 5% increase on 2014’s fees (R209,000) and is below the national CPI of 5.8%.
South Africa’s second most expensive school, MichaelHouse, has joined Hilton as one of the only two schools in the country that has an annual fee exceeding R200,000 per student.
The fees listed below are what parents can expect to pay for a full senior year at some of South Africa’s most elite private schools, including boarding, at 2015 rates.
In light of the recent announcement of matric results for 2014 (both NSC and IEB), it may be pertinent to note that every school listed below achieved a grade 12 pass rate of 100%.
More notably, the schools also achieved a bachelor pass rate (qualifying to study towards a degree) between 83% and 100%, averaging 96% amongst the schools analysed.
Most expensive schools in SA (2015)
|School||Annual Fee (Board)
||Annual Fee (Day)
|Hilton College||R219 500||N/A|
|St Andrews College||R199 140||R88 950|
|Roedean School for Girls||R196 539||R107 670|
|Kearsney College||R195 800||R134 800|
|St Johns||R194 231||R115 067|
|St Andrew’s School for Girls||R189 830||R102 400|
|St Martins||R184 460||R112 000|
|Bishops||R184 120||R105 520|
|St Stithians||R181 693||R104 770|
|St Mary’s School Waverly||R181 900||R100 650|
|St Alban’s College||R181 000||R102 900|
|St Mary’s School for Girls||R173 700||R92 450|
|Diocesan School for Girls Grahamstown||R171 810||R86 100|
|Kingswood College||R171 030||R89 550|
|St Mary’s DSG||R166 155||R90 630|
|St Cyprians||R159 774||R83 974|
|Herschel Girls’ School||R157 560||R78 960|
|The Wykeham Collegiate||R154 820||R83 500|
|Treverton College||R149 800||R72 800|
|Bridge House||R149 490||R81 680|
|St Charles (PMB)||R142 900||R75 700|