St George's Prep caters for boys and girls from Grade 1 to Grade 7. The school is known for its excellent academic record and we are strongly committed to maintaining high standards. Small classes ensure that each pupil receives individual attention in a nurturing environment.
While the school follows traditional syllabi, as an independent school St George's is not syllabus-bound, thereby freeing teachers and pupils to explore important social, ethical and environmental issues.
Subjects offered include Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Natural Science, Social Science, Economic and Management Sciences, Life Orientation, Design and Technology, Computers, Art, Music, Speech and Drama and Physical Education.
First-language tuition in French, German, Italian and Spanish is offered to our foreign pupils in place of a second and third South African language. Specialist teachers run English as a Foreign Language and Bridging English courses for foreign pupils.
A remedial therapist offers academic support to those in need of individual assistance.
Our pupils write a number of Olympiads and benchmarking papers and these enable the staff to gauge St George's academic performance against that of similar schools.
Pupils in Grade 6 write the Academic Biathlon (English and Mathematics), while those in Grade 7 write the Triathlon (English, Afrikaans and Mathematics). Grade 6 pupils also write the IEB Grade 6 paper, another useful benchmarking tool.
We are particularly proud to be considered one of the leading Maths schools in the country. In 2007 our pupils once again obtained outstanding results in the NNMU Maths Olympiad, obtaining more platinum awards than any other junior school.
Over the years St George's pupils have won a number of academic scholarships to leading South African high schools. We like to monitor the progress of our pupils once they have moved on to high school and we have been most encouraged to note that many continue to excel in their studies, a sure sign that they have been well prepared for senior school.