Most expensive boarding vs day schools in South Africa

Two of South Africa’s most expensive schools are boarding only establishments and therefore charge a flat rate for all students who attend those institutions.

Many top private schools in the country offer both boarding and day only services – eight of the  top 20 most expensive schools in SA.

BusinessTech has compiled a list of the top 10 most expensive boarding/day schools in South Africa, along with a list of the top 10 most expensive schools for day students only in 2016.

Most expensive boarding schools in SA (2016)

School Annual Fee (Board) Annual Fee (Day) 2015 Increase
Hilton College R235 960 N/A R219 500 7.5%
Michaelhouse R225 000 N/A R208 320 8.0%
Roedean School for Girls R220 276 R124 297 R196 539 8.0%*
St Andrews College R216 900 R96 960 R199 140 8.9%
Kearsney College R211 500 R145 500 R195 800 8.0%
St Johns R210 352 R124 618 R194 231 8.3%
St Stithians R201 316 R117 470 R181 693 10.8%
St Martins R199 200 R120 900 R184 460 8.0%
St Andrew’s School for Girls R198 540 R111 110 R189 830 4.6%
Bishops R198 340 R113 440 R184 120 7.7%

*Excluding levies 

Kearsney College
Kearsney College

Many of the schools above feature in the most expensive day schools only list, although the list order changes somewhat.

Day only schools including Redhill school in Morningside, and Kingsmead College, in Rosebank, make it onto the list, trumping the fees that some of the schools with boarding institutions charge their day scholars.

St Johns
St Johns

Most expensive day schools in SA (2016)

School Annual Fee (Board) Annual Fee (Day) 2015 Increase
Kearsney College R211 500 R145 500 R195 800 8.0%
St Johns R210 352 R124 618 R194 231 8.3%
Roedean R220 276 R124 297 R196 539 8.0%*
St Martins R199 200 R120 900 R184 460 8.0%
St Stithians R201 316 R117 470 R181 693 10.8%
Kingsmead College  – R113 925 R100 200 13.7%
Bishops R198 340 R113 440 R184 120 7.7%
St Alban’s College R197 300 R112 200 R181 000 9.0%
Redhill School R109 522
St Mary’s Waverley R198 150 R109 450 R181 900 8.9%

*Excluding levies 

A number of the schools above have additional costs including a development levy, while many offer early tuition payment discounts.

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