Johannesburg is home to over 260 schools, catering to children as young as a few months old to adults looking to upskill and further their careers with relevant qualifications or certifications. Here, you'll find every sort of education institute imaginable, from private and public/government schools options to tertiary institutes, specialised courses and more. Explore and enroll now.
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Bedfordview Pre-Primary School
Bedfordivew Pre-Primary School is an independent pre-school and pre-primary centre. The school provides a warm, safe, caring and informal environment for your little ones. Encouraging a gradual adjustment from the home to school, the school understands that every child learns and grows at their own pace. Independent learning and confidence skills are therefore fostered at BPPS, helping prepare Grade R learners for the leap into ‘big school’.
Kyalami Estates Pre-Primary
Located in the secure Kyalami Estates, KEPP is a pre-primary school in Midrand for children aged from 3 months to 5 years old. KEPP follows a step-by-step, milestone-based curriculum that focuses on developmental stimulation and nurturing activities. All spaces are colour-coded and scaled for child-friendliness, and school is also open during the holidays if you ever need some school holiday entertainment for the kids!
Little Ashford Pre-School Rosebank
Little Ashford Pre-School Rosebank offers children a positive educational environment, which focuses on nurturing various essential skills through different activities, including literacy and mathematics. They cater for children from 3 months to Grade 00 and R.
Little Royal Academy
Little Royal Academy is an independent pre-primary school in Douglasdale. They have developed a proud tradition of education and excellence among their students. They cater for children aged from 3 months to 6 years old and will assist anywhere possible to get your child to progress by leaps and bounds in a warm, nurturing environment.
Edenvale Private Nursery School
Edenvale Private Nursery School has been providing top quality pre-primary education for over 20 years. Their highly qualified teachers and assistants are passionate about early childhood development. This small, private school offers hands-on teaching, allowing your child to thrive academically and in their personal development.
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Bryandale Primary School
The public school of Bryandale Primary strive to develop each pupil to their full potential in an environment that is caring, stimulating and dynamic. Pupils are exposed to the latest in educational technology and varied teaching methods. Underlying all their teaching and mentoring are their core values represented in each grade.
Reddford House Blue Hills
Reddford House Blue Hills is a Junior and Senior Preparatory School in Midrand catering to learners ranging from Grade 1 to 7. The primary aim at Reddford House is to equip their students with the tools to be confident, independent and responsible individuals. They believe the development of a positive work ethic and attitude towards study is key.
Melpark Primary is a government school located in Melville, catering for learners from Grades R to 7. The primary language of instruction at Melpark Primary is English, with Afrikaans as first additional language, and Zulu as an Incremental Indigenous Language for Grade 1 and 2. Melpark provides a calm, nurturing and supportive environment for the roughly 700 learners enrolled at the school.
Norkem Park Primary School
Norkem Park Primary School is the premier English medium primary school in Kempton Park. Their discipline system is strictly centred around good moral values and an ethos of self-discipline, acceptance and diligence. The school provides opportunities for students to hone their talents, including a variety of sporting and cultural extra murals.
National School of the Arts
The National of the Arts is the recognised and preferred leading school for the Arts. The school specialises in fine art, dance, music (classical and contemporary), and drama. The school also maintains a high academic standard, with an average 99.7% matric pass rate. Many of the students here go on to carve out successful careers in the arts.
St Stithians College
Known for producing some of the country’s top athletes, St Stithians College is a Methodist Parochial school situated right on the border of Randburg and Sandton. They're also the host of the annual Saints Sports Festival which is the largest and longest continuous school sports festival in the world. The school is also a member of Round Square, an association of global independent schools known for their academics, culture, selectivity and innovation.
SAHETI School is an English-medium, co-educational independent school dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, whilst promoting the ethos and values of Hellenism. The school’s motto – Know Thyself – echoes in all its students' academic and sporting pursuits. By fostering self awareness, the school aims to raise unique and innovative citizens. SAHETI School offers classes from pre-primary age to matric.
St John’s College
Although not quite in Rosebank, but quite nearby, is the boys school of St John’s College. Situated in Houghton, this world-class Christian African school accepts boys from Grade 0 to Grade 12. This education facility has a well-known reputation for excellence, focusing on strong commitment to academia, a diverse and rich extra-curricular cultural and sporting programme.
St Teresa’s School
St Teresa’s School is an all-girls school in Rosebank and has become a much-respected private education institute. They pride themselves on their unique traditions and successes measured by the outstanding students. The school teaches Grade 00 to Grade 12. You can find the Junior Primary in Craighall Park, while the Senior Primary and the High School share the lovely grounds in Keyes Avenue.
Tertiary Educational Institutes
The University of the Witwatersrand has become one of the country’s top universities, at the forefront of groundbreaking research across a number of disciplines. WITS has five faculties encompassing the Sciences, Commerce, Law, Management, Engineering, Health Sciences and Humanities, with 33 schools offering over 3000 courses. The university is divided into three campuses: Main campus; WITS School of Education campus; and WITS Health Sciences campus.
University of Johannesburg
The University of Johannesburg, or UJ as most call it, is a vibrant, multicultural and dynamic tertiary educational institute. Recognised as South Africa's second strongest brand, this University offers world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes designed to prepare their students for the world of work. This institution has four campuses throughout the city, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus.
Ekhuruleni West College
Ekhuruleni West College is a vocational, TVET training college situated in Kempton Park. The college offers students the opportunity to complete their high school certificates, and also specialises in trade subjects, as well as certificates in engineering and business studies. The college also offers a range of occupational subjects, including beauty therapy, hairdressing and hospitality.
The College of Digital Photography
Have a keen interest in photography as a career? The College of Digital Photography (CODP) provides high-quality part-time virtual photography, videography and editing courses, where you can discover and refine your skills. CODP has three campuses throughout Gauteng – Saxonwold, Fourways and Pretoria – and offers a variety of online virtual courses and workshops.
Boston City Campus
Boston City Campus is the leading private institute of higher education for degrees, diplomas and certificates in media-related subjects, law and accounting. The Braamfontein campus is situated nearby many of the area’s best student bars, restaurants and art galleries. Students can choose to study at work, home or at any one of Boston’s 45 support centres nationwide.