Founded in 1855, St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown is an innovative independent school that embraces new frontiers. This premium Anglican boarding school caters for 450 pupils from across the globe. From Grade 8 to Matric, pupils experience individual attention with a focus on fostering individual talent. 

The school is passionate about ensuring that each boy is schooled for life, develops character and strives to reach his full potential. The school motto is Nec Aspera Terrent (Difficulties do not dismay us) - this ideal of fearless acceptance of challenge sums up what the school aims to instil in its pupils as preparation for future life.

St Andrew’s College enjoys a unique co-ordinate relationship with our neighbouring sister school, the Diocesan School for Girls (DSG). Classes are shared by boys and girls from Grade 10-12, while retaining the distinctive features of life in a boys’ school and a girls’ school. The resources and strengths of each school, and sound relationships, are optimised through co-operation and interaction.   

Vision & Mission Statement


The Easter Cantata
17th April 2014
On 8 and 9 April 2014 the Chapel and Chamber Choirs presented the Easter Cantata in the Grahamstown Cathedral.
6 Million Steps Campaign
17th April 2014
College hosted Mr Grant Christie who is involved in a campaign called 6 Million Steps.
French Ambassador to SA visits for Delf Awards
17th April 2014
Pupils from St Andrew’s College and DSG received their DELF diplomas in French recently. They were awarded their certificates by the French Ambassador to South Africa.
College rugby vs Pearson
15th April 2014
St Andrew’s College played against Pearson in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Junior 100 Guineas Solo Piping Competition
9th April 2014
The Junior 100 Guineas solo piping competition is the premiere solo piping event of the year and many consider the winner of this contest to be the top junior piper in South Africa.