St Andrews Prep,St Andrews College,Diocesan School for Girls
A Family of Schools in Grahamstown
St Andrew`s College` St Andrew`s Preparatory and the Diocesan School for Girls are the oldest family-orientated independent schools in the Eastern Cape and are known for their excellent reputation in all spheres of education. The schools lie adjacent to Rhodes University` forming a unique educational belt in the historical city of Grahamstown` Eastern Cape` South Africa. Situated on neighbouring` expansive` open-plan campuses` each school has its own atmosphere and individual aesthetic architecture. Our schools have a very favourable pupil to teacher ratio` providing highly skilled individual attention focused on fostering individual talent.
St Andrew`s and the DSG have established an academic model unique in South Africa. At St Andrew`s Preparatory` classes are co-educational from Grades 0 to 3. From Grade 4 girls move across to the Diocesan School for Girls and boys remain at St Andrew`s Preparatory. This allows for the differential development paths of boys and girls. Although St Andrew`s College and the DSG remain single gender schools` pupils are co-instructed from Grade 10. This relationship gives pupils the best of both worlds; autonomy and separate emphases` and yet provides a largely co-educational environment for many academic` cultural and social activities. Pupils enjoy all the benefits of a co-educational environment and still have the particular provisions of a single gender school.