St George's Preparatory

An independent Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory School for ages 3-13 in Port Elizabeth

St George's Pre-Preparatory

An independent Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory School for ages 3-13 in Port Elizabeth


St George’s Preparatory School, consisting of the Pre-Preparatory, Junior Preparatory and Senior Preparatory, is an independent, co-educational school for children ages 3-13 and is situated in Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Founded in 1936, the school caters for approximately 420 children from Grade 000 to Grade 7.

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

est. 1936


The Pre-Preparatory caters for children aged 3 to 6 years in Grade 000, Grade 00 and Grade R. The children are able to participate in a caring, colourful learning environment where they grow by exploring knowledge both inside and outside the classroom.  Our experienced and qualified staff nurture, encourage and support all the children, ensuring they feel both happy and secure in our care. Classrooms are bright, airy and classes are small so individual needs can be monitored and the children enjoy a secure, well-equipped playground and make use of the Preparatory school campus facilities.

Junior Preparatory

The Junior Preparatory caters for children aged 6 – 9 from Grade 1 to Grade 3. 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. With access to all school facilities and specialist teachers we offer a wide breadth of subjects, including English, Maths, IT, PE, Music, Art and Drama.

Senior Preparatory

The Senior Preparatory caters for children aged 9 – 13 from Grade 4 to Grade 7.  Small classes ensure that each pupil receives individual attention in a nurturing environment.  The curriculum is centred upon opportunity and pupil experience.  This includes expert specialist teaching, underpinned by a rich programme of music, art, drama, sport and other extra-curricular activities.  In being at the forefront of educational advances we actively embrace technology and incorporate the use of technology into our teaching and learning.  This has assisted in creating a more dynamic learning experience, effective class interaction and collaboration, flexibility and adaptability to differentiated learning .