With over ninety high schools in Cape Town, choosing the right school for your child is a quite important, and potentially difficult task. And just before embarking on a mission to find a perfect school for your kid, you would want to familiarise yourself with the school’s educational objective and Mission Statement to ascertain that they are in compliance with the ethos and atmosphere desired for their children.
That said, finding the best high schools in Cape Town is as simple as it sounds, as we are actively taking the time out of our busy schedule to make a list of top schools and institutions in South Africa, and beyond. In this article, however, we are not only going to review some of the leading high schools in Cape Town, but we are also going to provide all the necessary information that would help you make the best choice for your child.
If you’re planning to relocate to the city of Cape Town, and are searching for the best high schools in Cape Town, this article will give a complete overview of the top 10 high schools in the Cape Town region.
As always, it is advisable to consider this No. 1 rule of thumb: Enrol your child in a school that has adequate facilities, and offers proper and stimulating educational programs.
Cape Town is a vast and multi-cultural city in South Africa. It is the second-largest city in the country with a population of over 4 million. Four years after the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the city of Cape Town was named the best place to visit by both the United States and British top newspapers. In addition, Cape Town is South Africa’s second main economic hub. Also, a large proportion of manufacturing sectors are situated there, and the real estate business is booming across the city. Apart from its vast manufacturing and real estate industries, the education sector is one of the biggest in the city; housing nearly 200 academia. Also, the city of Cape Town is widely known for its popular football club (Chippa United FC) who’s an active participant in PSL.
Top 10 Best High Schools in Cape Town
1. American International School of Cape Town (AISCT)
|TUITION FEE||R49,285 – R178,830 per annum|
|GRADES||K – 12|
|TELEPHONE||(27) 21 713 2220|
|ADDRESS||42 Soetvlei Avenue, Constantia 7806|
|SCHOOL TYPE||Independent School|
The American International School of Cape Town, abbreviated as AISCT, is a private, co-educational, not-for-profit institution located in Cape Town. It was founded in 1997, and presently has more than 500 students enrolled from 50 different nationalities around the world. AISCT has an average class size of 16 students per class, and learners are nurtured and instructed by professional teachers from around the world. AISCT campus is divided into four sections: Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD): Grizzly Cubs to Kindergarten 1; Elementary School: Kindergarten 2 to Grade 5; Middle School: Grades 6-8; and High School: Grades 9-12.
As an American school, AISCT follows the American curriculum and offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes for High School students. In addition, the school offers French and Spanish language instruction for learners from Grade 1. In spite of being an American school, AISCT is also fully endorsed and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) based in the United States.