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.   

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Donor Report 2013

Donor Report 2013
College pupils raise money for rural schools
2nd September 2014
College pupils raised money by gathered blankets and found suitable books to donate which enabled them to make a life-changing donation to children in rural schools.
College 1st XV won their last game of the rugby tour
21st August 2014
College were the comfortable winners of the game played against the Gymnasia Club, Rosario.
Pipe Band Tour to Scotland 2014
21st August 2014
Sixteen excited pupils from St Andrew’s College and DSG set off on Wednesday 6 August, along with a large group of parents and some adult bandsmen, on what was to be a quite unforgettable experience.