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


Last home game of the rugby season vs Marlow Landbou
28th July 2014
The St Andrew’s College 1st XV played their last home game of the season on Lower Field on Saturday against Marlow Landbou from Cradock.
Matric pupil performs in a National Arts Festival Production
18th July 2014
St Andrew’s College and DSG Drama Teacher, Wesley Deintje won a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award for Performance art with his play “Machine for Living” at the National Arts Festival this year.
St Andrew's College, its boys and the Great War
18th July 2014
2014 marks the centenary of the Great War. This past week, College historian Dr Marguerite Poland gave 21 lectures to the boys and girls from College and DSG on the contribution to the war effort by the boys of St Andrew’s College.
Mathematicians jet off to South Korea
17th July 2014
This week Alex Holmes, Nick Murray and Nic Kroon jet off to South Korea as members of the South African teams competing in the International Mathematics Competition.
Humor and laughter are a wonderful weapon
17th July 2014
This past week, Professor Harry Dugmore came to speak to the boys about the power of humor and laughter and what it can bring to one's life.