Pretoria is a family-friendly city with an array of excellent schools for all ages. Here are ten of the best…

St Alban’s College
“It takes a school with a vision to prepare a young man for life” is this excellent school’s motto, and it filters through to every aspect of their education. Situated in Lynnwood Glen in Pretoria, this is a school with heart.

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Pretoria Boys High School
This traditional boys high school has been on its premises since 1901, making it one of the oldest schools in the province. The 85-acre campus is home to a holistic education of academic, cultural and sporting programmes.

Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
Strong in academics and sport, this excellent high school has a beautiful campus with a blend of old and new red brick buildings and all kinds of modern facilities.

St Mary’s DSG Pretoria
A sister school to St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls in Kloof, Durban, this private school offers junior and senior school with a school motto of “if she believes in herself, she will fly.”

Hoërskool Menlopark
One of South Africa’s top schools, renowned for excellence in a number of areas, Hoërskool Menlopark offers boarding and day school for boys and girls in Menlopark, Pretoria.

Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool
“I see her win” is the motto for this all girls high school that promises learners they’ll form a fantastic future here. A helpful, forward-thinking school with a long history (nearly 100 years).

Hoërskool Wonderboom
“Wonnies” as it is affectionately known, is another excellent Afrikaans high school in Pretoria, this time in Wonderboom South.

Hoërskool Waterkloof
“Klofies” offers learners a wide range of sport and cultural activities on top of their academics, with a strong emphasis on school pride.

Crawford College Pretoria
This excellent private school aims to “develop students who are able to participate in the 21st century as global citizens”.

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Pretoria High School for Girls
A space for girls of “different races and different denominations to meet in that commonwealth of letters which gave Erasmus and Shakespeare to the world.”

As you can see, Pretoria has no shortage of schools for English and Afrikaans students, boys and girls. The hardest choice is deciding which one feels right for your child.

Words: Bridget McNulty | Images: Supplied