St George's Schools

Virtute et Prece | With courage and prayer

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St George’s Preparatory and Pre-Primary School, which together with St George’s College makes the St George’s Schools family, is an independentco-educational school situated in Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Founded in 1936, the school caters for approximately 600 children aged 3 to 18, from Grade 000 to Grade 12.

St George’s provides a warm, caring environment that nurtures the complete person, enabling students to develop their full potential. There is something magical about St George’s that sets it apart.  It’s not just the exceptional teaching and the beautiful surroundings, it’s the joy of watching the children who come here flourish and grow.

St George’s is characterised by the enduring qualities of warmth and friendliness.  Kindness, mutual respect and strong moral values create a lasting foundation for life and learning.

We strive to provide an excellent all-round education to all of our pupils, and we offer a stimulating and challenging academic programme, a vibrant sporting programme and a wide range of cultural activities. We invite you to make an appointment to view our very special environment.

Virtute et Prece | With courage and prayer

A message from our Campus Head, Mr Alex Hall

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the St George’s Schools Website.

St George’s was founded on a commitment to academic excellence and moral integrity. Our pupils seek to sustain that tradition today, while also enjoying the School’s full programme of sporting, cultural and community involvement.

If you were to ask a St George’s parent what is special about our school, they would tell you that the pupils here seem particularly happy and balanced and that we succeed in combining academic excellence with our outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom.

St George’s is a non-denominational school rooted in Christian ethics and values. We aim to take the lead not only in our standards of academic, sporting and cultural achievement but also in the promotion and development of a holistic education that is grounded in moral, social and spiritual values. Lively minds find stimulus here through interaction with each other and through the teaching and encouragement provided by a talented, dedicated and caring staff. Above all, we want our pupils to enjoy their days at school and to know the joys of learning, discovery, challenge and adventure. Ours is a happy school in which our pupils are encouraged to become considerate and responsible members of society.

Do come and visit us and experience St George’s friendly and stimulating atmosphere for yourself. We look forward to meeting you.

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The Pre-Primary caters for children aged 3 to 6 years in Grade 000, Grade 00 and Grade R. The children have a secure, well-equipped playground and are able to participate in a caring, colourful learning environment. Classes are small and individual needs monitored.


St George’s Preparatory caters for approximately 400 children aged 6 to 13 from Grade 1 to Grade 7. Firm academic foundations inspire intellectual curiosity and a love for learning. The Prep’s flexible, innovative, broadly-based approach to education ensures every child enjoys all the attention stimulation necessary to make learning a rewarding journey of discovery.


St George’s College is a young, vibrant, co-educational school offering a quality high school education for approximately 135 pupils from Grade 8 to Grade 12. The College has established a good academic reputation with highly competent and experienced teachers.  The College follows the Independent Exam Board (IEB) syllabus.  Small classes allow teachers to educate each child individually.


The St George’s Association represents all past pupils of St George’s Preparatory and St George’s College and the committee is extremely motivated to continue developing the Association and its links with the St George’s Schools.