Growing boys into good men who have a positive
on the world around them.

Welcome to St Andrew's College - an extraordinary African boarding school committed to growing the holistic attributes of each boy to his full potential.

At St Andrew’s College, a unique boys' boarding school, we offer the best of both worlds through our exceptional co-educational model shared with the Diocesan School for Girls (DSG). Here, boys enjoy the benefits of a single-sex education while engaging in classes and activities with girls, just as they would in a co-ed environment.

Our Values and Motto

Our college motto, "Nec Aspera Terrent" – Difficulties do not dismay us – encapsulates the spirit of our school life. Rooted in our Christian foundation, we strive to foster relationships grounded in humility and service, ensuring our boys grow into compassionate and resilient individuals.

Rich History and Evolution

Founded in 1855, St Andrew’s College is one of the oldest schools in our country. Over the years, we have evolved alongside society, sharing a rich history with the city of Makhanda (Grahamstown), a reflection of the broader South African landscape. We believe that global leaders first learn to effect change within their local communities, and we provide ample opportunities for such meaningful engagement.

Outdoor Education and Unique Experiences

Nestled near some of South Africa’s most breathtaking beaches, wildlife reserves, and country districts, outdoor education is a cornerstone of the St Andrew’s experience. Our flagship program, the epic John Jones Fish River Journey, is a highlight, offering boys unforgettable adventures and personal growth in Grade10.

A Diverse Community

Our community is a vibrant tapestry of boys from the Eastern Cape, across South Africa, and around the globe, including countries like Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, and the UK. At St Andrew’s College, boys from all over the world find a welcoming home, where they can grow, learn, and thrive together.

Welcome to St Andrew’s College – there is a home for boys all over the world here.

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No Admission fee is charged. We do recommend that you return the form as soon as possible. An Entrance Deposit is requested once the pupil has been accepted the year prior to entry.

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