private school for boys


We are a non-denominational Christian School for boys from three to eighteen years old. As you learn more about the five schools that make up our College, we hope you will be inspired by our commitment to independent education for boys. You are welcome to visit us.


“To be the leading independent school for boys in Africa.”


St Charles College is committed to an education which provides a global learning experience for boys from Grade 000 to Grade 12.

We shall achieve this by providing:

  • a Christian ethos which respects diversity
  • a curriculum which meets the highest international standards
  • a critical cultural awareness
  • competitive sporting activities which challenge the best
  • core values such as respect, honesty, courage, responsibility and self-discipline.

Five Schools - One College

St Charles College, founded in 1875, is a Christian, independent boys' College situated in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, catering for day boys from Grade 000 to Grade 12, with boarders from Grade 4 upwards. St Charles College is committed to an education that provides a global learning experience. We follow the curriculum set by the University of Cambridge and write the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Destination Focused Education

Our Mission statement requires that the qualifications we offer meet the highest international standards. In everything we do, we seek to offer our boys choices for life as independent thinking global citizens.

The Greater Life of The College

At St Charles College we believe in a well-rounded education and this includes several key areas of focus.

St Charles College - Private Boarding School for Boys


To the faithful one, a certain reward