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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. 

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From the head’s desk: 21 June 2019

June 21, 2019 | Head of school's messages
At a recent meeting of the campus health and safety committee, we scrutinised the safety standards on our campus, recorded injuries and…

All about eyes

March 15, 2019
The Grade 00 children have been investigating eyes.…

From the music department

June 18, 2019
Junior School music evening On Wednesday 5 June, The Edge was filled to the brim with performers and members of the audience for the Junior…

Old Girls’ News

June 21, 2019
St Mary’s Old Girls, Lisa-Marie Deetlefs, Hannah Pearce and Lilian du Plessis, all members of the South African national women’s hockey…

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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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