St Mary's School, Waverley, is an independent school catering for girls from Grades 000 to matric. It was established in 1888, making it Johannesburg’s oldest school. Its rich history, its  leadership and its Anglican tradition and ethos ensure that it remains relevant in the South African context yet offers an education for a 21st century global world. Its pupils come from a diversity of backgrounds and are encouraged to embrace their individuality, to be open, friendly and confident. An impressive number have made their mark in the arts and sciences, in business, politics, the media and sport, both locally and abroad.

Little Saints

Our Reggio-inspired socio-constructivist approach to pre-school education allows children to find meaning in and build their understanding of the world in which they live, through their own exploration and discovery.

Junior School

The programme of St Mary's Junior School is holistic and rigorous. A strong academic core, the stimulation of creative ability and the building of personal resilience form the foundation of our current curriculum.

Senior School

St Mary’s head of school, the school board, the parents and teachers all contribute, through their dedication to excellence, their adherence to sound spiritual values and their strength in the face of challenges, to producing strong and resilient young women. 

Latest news

Senior Primary collaborative research week

April 08, 2016
The collaborative research week was an accumulation of a number of Monday afternoon discussions by groups of teachers and then input from the…

Senior Primary collaborative research week - Flames for the future, rings of the past

April 08, 2016
Our group had a wonderful week exploring many aspects of the Olympic games. We transformed the STEAM hub into a museum — a visual display…

Senior Primary collaborative research week - Human sports machines

April 08, 2016
During the collaborative week, the girls investigated the physical and emotional wellbeing of athletes as well as various other aspects…

Senior Primary collaborative research week - Tell the world

April 08, 2016
The girls who chose to be part of this group were tasked with the challenge of marketing an Olympic games.…

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St Mary’s Foundation

The St Mary’s Foundation has created an endowment which aims to build a capital base. The return on investment of this capital will support education for girls, training and developing teachers and funding community affairs programmes.

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