Welcome to SA's Leading 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.

Our Commitment to you...

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
St Charles College has been an accredited University of Cambridge International Examination Centre since 2002. For nearly two decades we have been offering the Cambridge Curriculum with exceptional results, from Singapore Mathematics and Science in the Primary School to IGCSE and A-Levels in the Senior School. The boys in Sixth Form lead the way in sport, culture and pastoral responsibility as they prepare for independence in their future studies.
CHRISTIAN ETHOS
St Charles College is a non-denominational Christian School. We acknowledge God in all we do and are committed to the growth of the boys of our College through example, in hard work and discipline. Our hope is that what the boys learn at our College will be an education for life so that in society they will defend what is right, support what is just, and strive to respect the dignity of others.
PRE-SCHOOL TO SENIOR SCHOOL
Friendships are cultivated at an early age and boyhood development is enriched alongside the formal learning programme as boys progress together through the Junior and Senior Schools.
TEAM SPORTS PHILOSOPHY
Focusing on team sport and full participation, we aim to preserve the educational value of sport. Our 35-hectare campus supports our sporting philosophy, with world-class facilities including our floodlit water-based hockey surface, the famous Old Orchards Field, an indoor sports centre, and our blue chip ranked cricket oval.
BOARDING (GRADE 4 - 12)
We offer weekly and termly boarding, with modern accommodation for each grade in separate boarding houses. For all boarders, boarding represents an opportunity to cultivate life-long friendships, develop independence and make the most of all school programmes.

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Academic Curriculum

St Charles College is an established academic institution that seeks to provide qualifications and academic pathways that provide choices for each boy and to prepare them for a world filled with possibilities. We seek to instil the international confidence that is needed to operate as independent thinking global citizens.


CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
A Levels, AS Levels and IGCSE


SIXTH
FORM

A Levels and AS Levels


DESIGN AND
TECHNOLOGY

International Qualifications

 

Five Schools in 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 International Examinations.

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.


TEAM SPORT
We are focused on team sport and full participation


ARTS AND CULTURE
Music and performance build confidence


EXTENSION
We develop character both in and outside the classroom


SPIRITUAL
We are a non-denominational Christian College


BOARDING
Age-appropriate boarding from Grade 4 to Grade 12

St Charles College - Private Boarding School for Boys

FIDELI CERTA MERCES

To the faithful one, a certain reward