We offer a real-world educational experience that inspires intellectual curiosity, nurtures freedom of thought, builds character and cultivates courage.

Visit us and we’d love to tell you more.

We offer a real-world educational experience that inspires intellectual curiosity, nurtures freedom of thought, builds character and cultivates courage.

Visit us and we’d love to tell you more.

We offer a real-world educational experience that inspires intellectual curiosity, nurtures freedom of thought, builds character and cultivates courage.

Visit us and we’d love to tell you more.

Welcome to the St Cyprian’s School’s website. My hope is that it will successfully showcase the dynamic, exciting, creative and busy microcosm of educational life that unfolds daily upon our campus.

St Cyprian’s Diocesan School for Girls is a values-driven, family school with a strong sense of identity and an expanded community that includes supportive, engaged parents and strong links with the Anglican Church, and a loyal and involved alumnae body.

Our historic Nooitgedacht campus houses three schools in one, with shared facilities that include a beautiful heritage chapel, the hall and specialist sports facilities. Thus, our girls, aged from 3-18 (Grade 000 to Matric) cross paths and interact daily.

A shared educational vision, devised to shape character, build knowledge, develop skills and prepare our students to face the challenges of a fast changing world is what distinguishes St Cyprian’s School from the norm. This vision informs our educational approach that supports both the pursuit of excellence and the exploration of possibility.

In order to deliver the vision of a 21st century campus that will support and enhance our unique approach, St Cyprian’s School is undertaking an extensive Capital Development Project known as the “SCS150 Campaign.” The completion of the 1st phase is due to coincide with our 150th birthday celebrations in 2021. Re-imagined, re-designed, dynamic learning spaces in the Preparatory School will match the facilities of the High School and the School-in-the-Woods. Improved and enhanced competition-level sporting facilities for the development of both soft and ‘edgy’ skills will serve the whole school.

Our campus, nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, reflects our heritage roots as well as the excitement of the present and the promise of an extraordinary future. Our students and staff embody the vibrancy of an engaged and happy learning community, and one is able to see promise fulfilled as three-year old school beginners cross paths with 18-year old school leavers. I look forward to an opportunity to meet you and tell you more!

Sue Redelinghuys Principal

What our girls have been up to

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November 22, 2017

St Cyprian’s School – Preparatory School News

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November 10, 2017

School-In-The-Woods Head’s Newsletter

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St Cyprian’s School – High School Newsletter

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November 3, 2017

St Cyprian’s School – Preparatory School News

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October 27, 2017

School-In-The-Woods Head’s Newsletter

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St Cyprian’s School – Whole School and High School News

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October 19, 2017

St Cyprian’s School – Round Square International Conference

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St Cyprian’s School – Term 3 Boarding News

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Ashley Pople

Matric 2010
PhD Student Oxford University

My learning experience was by no means conventional throughout my five years at St Cyprian’s School. Being taught by strong, independently minded teachers encouraged me to think differently about the world. In addition to being inspired by teachers, I was nurtured by warm and loving friendships throughout my schooling at St Cyp's. These women continue to ground me to this day.

Nadine Moodie

Matric 2004
Communications Specialist

It's not a fallacy that St Cyprian’s School teaches not for school but for life; not for time but for eternity. The holistic approach to education did not only focus on academics, but also on the soft skills which exposed us to various people and situations, and in turn equipped me to seamlessly navigate spaces and situations post-high school. My time at St Cyp's was a truly global experience, something I'd liken to a junior United Nations, as I sat in classes with friends who came from around the continent and the world, and who had various perspectives on ideology and practices which we often shared, embraced, disagreed with, and were encouraged to form our own opinions of.

Dr Elizabeth Kelly

Matric 2006
Commercial Law, PhD

The five years I spent in St Cyprian’s were the best of times. For me, it was a love at first sight that did not disappoint. It lived up to its vision of “teaching not for school but for life; training not for time but for eternity”. During my stay, I was privileged to meet, learn from, interact and live with brilliant minds. It instilled in me a sense of respect, responsibility, tolerance and a spirit of excellence that continues to guide all my pursuits. I cannot imagine a situation when the St Cyprian’s ethos will not be applicable in my life and work.

Thabi Leoka

Matric 1996
PhD, Economist

There is no doubt that St Cyp’s has made me who I am today. Beyond the school curriculum, St Cyp’s exposed me to people from different parts of the world. It taught me tolerance and acceptance. I am a self-assured and confident woman today because St Cyp’s never put limitations on us because we were young girls.

Rabia Parker

Matric 2013
UCT student

As a young, coloured, Muslim girl, St Cyprian’s School was a whole new environment to me. However, I never needed to change who I was to fit in because the school prided itself on creating strong, independent, unique women. It gave me the tools to understand the world outside of the classroom and I have continued to use these skills in all my endeavors. This school allowed me to think more openly, accept more widely and understand more deeply and it is something I am constantly grateful for.
I matriculated in 2013 and I am currently in my final year at UCT studying a Bachelor of Business Science in Finance.

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