St Mary's School, an independent Anglican School for girls, was established in 1888 and is the oldest school in Johannesburg. St Mary's caters for pupils from pre-school (Grade 000) through to matric (Grade 12). It is a school with a rich history which exudes spirit, integrity and passion. It welcomes the enrichment provided by other cultures and religions. It is an unpretentious school, which offers a real and relevant education to all in its care.

As a local school in a global context, St Mary's Junior School celebrates its long history by striving to achieve a balance between continuity and change. The schools approach to teaching and learning is responsive to international best practice and attuned to the needs of the children in its care.

St Mary's Junior School's holistic curriculum encourages children to look after their bodies and their minds: academic rigour is enlivened by an emphasis on creative thinking, intellectual curiosity and purposeful reflection; physical exercise, music, drama and visual arts give girls the opportunity to delight in movement, sound and imagery.

The curriculum is underpinned by a strong Christian Anglican faith and value system, and compulsory chapel services and divinity lessons are an integral part of school life.

The school's intention is to foster vigorous and resourceful girls who enjoy doing their best, understand the value of service and who are aware of the urgent need to care for the environment. The girls are directed to think about the world and the work they will do in it, to desire to make a difference, in time, and to relate to others with compassion and grace.

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  • Lowest Grade
    Grade R
  • Highest Grade
    Grade 7
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  • 73 Burn Street, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2090, South Africa

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