Every parent places proper education high on their list of priorities when it comes to their kids, so we know that finding the perfect school, where your kids will fit in, feel welcomed and excel in the sporting and academic arenas is of paramount importance to you.
AISJ, American International school of Johannesburg
School year runs from August to June.
The American International School of Johannesburg is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 co-educational school founded in 1982 and follows the northern hemisphere academic calendar, August to May.
The school offers an American Diploma Program, the rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) Full Diploma program and IB Certificate courses.
AISJ is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. The school is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), and The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
Lycée Jules Verne in Johannesburg & Pretoria
Lycée Jules Verne is a French school registered with the French Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE). It was founded in 1992 and currently educates over 900 students from over 50 nationalities from nursery school through to grade 12 (Terminale) at the end of which the French Baccalauréat is taken (three cycles of specialization in one field offered: Literature, Economics, or Science).
The school has two campuses: the Johannesburg campus hosts students from the nursery year (petite section, grade 000) through to 12th grade and the Pretoria campus hosts students from the nursery year through to 5th grade (70 students for the 2012-2013 school year).
Teaching is strictly in line with the French curriculum. In this framework, the Lycée Jules Verne promotes the values of the French educational system
British International College
Nestled in Sandton, the British International College (BIC) follows the international syllabi set by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), allowing students from all over the world, including South Africa, to gain a globally recognised secondary education.
Governed by the Independent Education Board (IEB), there a large number of private schools in South Africa, offering instruction in English.
This assessment body is accredited by Umalusi, the South African statutory body responsible for quality assurance for school and adult assessments.
The IEB offers external assessment in accordance with legislation and Umalusi directives for schools registered with it at Grade 9 and Grade 12, at which point successful learners are awarded the National Senior Certificate and for adult learning from ABET Level One through to NQF Level 1.
Available in both the private and Government streams, the wide range of boarding schools in South Africa cover weekly boarding options, as well as termly boarding options.
There are a large number of internationally recognised names in the private school arena, ranging from Michael House, as featured in the book and movies in the Spud series, to DSG and Kingswood.