St John’s College was founded in 1898, only 12 years after the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand. Today it is counted as one of South Africa’s pre-eminent schools, with a reputation for excellence that extends well beyond the borders of South Africa.

St John’s was founded by the Anglican Church – Anglican traditions and values underpin everything we do. Our School Prayer calls upon God to make St John’s a home of religious discipline, which sends forth young men and women “rightly trained in body, mind and character”.

St John’s is unique in the South African school context in that it is a boys’ school, book-ended by girls: we are joined by girls in the earliest phase of education at The Bridge Nursery School, and again at the final stage in Sixth Form.

St John's offers an enviable range of activities, and an unwavering commitment to excellence in the classroom, culturally and on the sports field. At St John’s it is admirable to achieve academically, and the boys who are brilliant musicians and debaters are fêted and celebrated as much as the outstanding sportsmen.

We aim to produce young men and women who are inquiring, enthusiastic, tolerant and resilient; young individuals who know the difference between right and wrong and who have the courage to stand up for that in which they believe.

General Information
  • Founding Year
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Number of Terms
  • Lowest Grade
    Grade 8
  • Highest Grade
    Grade 12
  • Number of Pupils
  • Average Teacher : Pupil Ratio
    1 : 22
  • Boarding
  • Tuition Fee (lowest)
  • Tuition fee (highest)

South African CAPS (IEB)

  • St Johns College, 472 Sa. David Rd., Johannesburg, Gauteng 2198, South Africa

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