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About Our School

Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, St Cyprian's School, founded by Bishop Robert Gray, first Anglican Bishop of Cape Town in 1871, is widely recognized as one of Cape Town's leading independent girls' school. The outline of the map of Africa on the majestic mountain is visible from the school's hockey field and is a strong reminder that we are a school rooted in, and representative of Africa.

A modern African school with a proud heritage, St Cyprian's School has a strong emphasis on community partnerships and outreach. It is a happy, cosmopolitan community that caters for learners from Pre-Peparatory (3 years old) to Matriculation.

The boarding establishment, Katherine House, is residence and home-away- from- home to just over 100 girls from elsewhere in South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. Here more than 16 different languages are spoken, creating a vibrant, international atmosphere in the house.

The school is firmly centred in the Anglican faith and the chaplain reverend Natalie Simons-Arendse, is a full-time staff member who is available to all children and personnel. A strong, professional academic staff; together with small classes, and excellent facilities, are offered at the school.

The school is a founder member of Round Square Conference of Schools in Southern Africa, a prestigious association of over 65 international schools all over the world which strives to provide learners with exceptional opportunities for personal development, leadership and internationalism.

Endorsed by The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, the "...girl-child in Afrika" campaign, and its fundraising "Nomvula's dolls" project, are initiatives of St Cyprian's School, to provide financial assistance to girl-children in Africa who would otherwise not be able to afford an education such as offered by St Cyprian's School.

St Cyprian's School has a long tradition of "teaching for life" and our confident, caring and competent girls are consistently encouraged and empowered "to make a difference".

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