Private primary schools in Gauteng


Find a list of primary schools in Gauteng. Browse the list below and click on the blue school names for details.

Koa Academy

An online school which makes learning at home easy and fun. Our full online school option is CAPS alig...An online school which makes learning at home easy and fun. Our full online school... An online school which makes learning at home easy and fun. Our full onl...An online school which makes learning at home easy and fun. Ou...
From 8 - 18 yrs old

Wingu Academy

Pretoria / Tshwane

Top rated online school offering accredited British International & CAPS curricula. Top rated online school offering accredited British International & CAPS curricula. Top rated online school offering accredited British International & CAPS...Top rated online school offering accredited British Internatio...
From 5 - 18 yrs old

Waxberry Montessori School

Johannesburg

A Montessori environment that affords each student the opportunity to determine his or her own individ...A Montessori environment that affords each student the opportunity to determine hi... A Montessori environment that affords each student the opportunity to de...A Montessori environment that affords each student the opportu...
From 6 - 12 yrs old

EDU360 Integrated Education

Johannesburg

We provide a safe space for neurodiverse students with significant learning challenges to learn and gr...We provide a safe space for neurodiverse students with significant learning challe... We provide a safe space for neurodiverse students with significant learn...We provide a safe space for neurodiverse students with signifi...
From 9 - 18 yrs old

Crawford International Pretoria

Pretoria / Tshwane

Private school. Crawford International Pretoria offers each student a personalised, mentored, learning...Private school. Crawford International Pretoria offers each student a personalised... Private school. Crawford International Pretoria offers each student a pe...Private school. Crawford International Pretoria offers each st...
From 4 - 18 yrs old

The Learning Zone

Johannesburg

Exclusive Learning Centre offering the CAPS curriculum through Mindscape Education for grade 1 to 12.Exclusive Learning Centre offering the CAPS curriculum through Mindscape Education... Exclusive Learning Centre offering the CAPS curriculum through Mindscape...Exclusive Learning Centre offering the CAPS curriculum through...
From 7 yrs - All ages

Elandspark Private Academy

Johannesburg

Private Primary and pre-primary school. Extra lessons also offered. We build strong foundations in edu...Private Primary and pre-primary school. Extra lessons also offered. We build stron... Private Primary and pre-primary school. Extra lessons also offered. We b...Private Primary and pre-primary school. Extra lessons also off...
From 2 - 13 yrs old

Mindscape Education

Affordable, quality and independent curriculum provider for homeschoolers and online school across the...Affordable, quality and independent curriculum provider for homeschoolers and onli... Affordable, quality and independent curriculum provider for homeschooler...Affordable, quality and independent curriculum provider for ho...
From 6 - 18 yrs old

Tutor the Future

Johannesburg

Private Primary School Grade 1 to 7. Small Classes, nurturing supportive environment.Private Primary School Grade 1 to 7. Small Classes, nurturing supportive environment. Private Primary School Grade 1 to 7. Small Classes, nurturing supportive...Private Primary School Grade 1 to 7. Small Classes, nurturing ...
From 8 - 14 yrs old

Crawford International Lonehill

Johannesburg

Private school. Crawford International Lonehill offers each student a personalised, mentored, learning...Private school. Crawford International Lonehill offers each student a personalised... Private school. Crawford International Lonehill offers each student a pe...Private school. Crawford International Lonehill offers each st...
From 4 - 18 yrs old

The Bridge Assisted Learning School

Johannesburg

Assisted learning school for children who face learning challenges such as ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, mild a...Assisted learning school for children who face learning challenges such as ADHD, A... Assisted learning school for children who face learning challenges such ...Assisted learning school for children who face learning challe...
From 6 - 16 yrs old

Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Kindergarten, Primary School and High SchoolKindergarten, Primary School and High School Kindergarten, Primary School and High SchoolKindergarten, Primary School and High School
From 18 mnths - 18 yrs old

Steps Academy

Johannesburg

Homeschool - Help, promote, support and encourage the development of learners from Grade R, Primary Gr...Homeschool - Help, promote, support and encourage the development of learners from... Homeschool - Help, promote, support and encourage the development of lea...Homeschool - Help, promote, support and encourage the developm...
From 6 - 18 yrs old

Sacred Heart College

Johannesburg

We are an Innovative, multi-cultural, modern private kindergarten, primary & high school, from playgro...We are an Innovative, multi-cultural, modern private kindergarten, primary & high ... We are an Innovative, multi-cultural, modern private kindergarten, prima...We are an Innovative, multi-cultural, modern private kindergar...
From 3 mnths - 18 yrs old

Michael Mount Waldorf School

Johannesburg

A Waldorf, alternative, private non-profit school for children from baby care to 18 yrs oldA Waldorf, alternative, private non-profit school for children from baby care to 1... A Waldorf, alternative, private non-profit school for children from baby...A Waldorf, alternative, private non-profit school for children...
From 4 mnths - 18 yrs old

Crawford International

Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; West Rand

Private school. Crawford International offers each student a personalised, mentored, learning journey ...Private school. Crawford International offers each student a personalised, mentore... Private school. Crawford International offers each student a personalise...Private school. Crawford International offers each student a p...
From 3 - 18 yrs old

St Benedict's

East Rand / Ekurhuleni

Catholic school for boys located in Bedfordview. Caters for boys from Grade 00 to 12. Rich heritage, f...Catholic school for boys located in Bedfordview. Caters for boys from Grade 00 to ... Catholic school for boys located in Bedfordview. Caters for boys from Gr...Catholic school for boys located in Bedfordview. Caters for bo...
From 5 - 18 yrs old

Greenside Primary School

Johannesburg

Our primary school offers a nursery school with Grade R and Grade RR and grade 1 to 7. We have fields,...Our primary school offers a nursery school with Grade R and Grade RR and grade 1 t... Our primary school offers a nursery school with Grade R and Grade RR and...Our primary school offers a nursery school with Grade R and Gr...
From 4 - 14 yrs old

Evolve Online School

Pretoria / Tshwane

Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a journey of personal mastery, using trend se...Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a journey of personal mas... Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a journey of pe...Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a jou...
From 5 - 18 yrs old

Nova Pioneer

East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg; West Rand

Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operates world class, affordable education, of...Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operates world class, affo... Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operates world c...Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operat...
From 2 - 18 yrs old

British International Preparatory School

Johannesburg

International primary education. Cambridge based curriculum. A careful balance between traditional val...International primary education. Cambridge based curriculum. A careful balance bet... International primary education. Cambridge based curriculum. A careful b...International primary education. Cambridge based curriculum. A...
From 3 - 13 yrs old

Kairos School of Inquiry

Johannesburg

Kairos School of Inquiry is a small school that believes that, when life at school is happy and meanin...Kairos School of Inquiry is a small school that believes that, when life at school... Kairos School of Inquiry is a small school that believes that, when life...Kairos School of Inquiry is a small school that believes that,...
From 5 - 13 yrs old

Orban School

Johannesburg

Orban is a private school with both Afrikaans and English teaching streams. The school is nestled in t...Orban is a private school with both Afrikaans and English teaching streams. The sc... Orban is a private school with both Afrikaans and English teaching strea...Orban is a private school with both Afrikaans and English teac...
From 4 mnths - 13 yrs old

Crawford International Fourways

Johannesburg

Private school. Crawford International Fourways offers each student a personalised, mentored, learning...Private school. Crawford International Fourways offers each student a personalised... Private school. Crawford International Fourways offers each student a pe...Private school. Crawford International Fourways offers each st...
From 3 - 13 yrs old

Crawford International Ruimsig

West Rand

Private school. Crawford International Ruimsig offers each student a personalised, mentored, learning ...Private school. Crawford International Ruimsig offers each student a personalised,... Private school. Crawford International Ruimsig offers each student a per...Private school. Crawford International Ruimsig offers each stu...
From 3 - 18 yrs old

Excel Labs

Johannesburg

Practical science lessons for children from age 10 years to A-Level learners, aligned with the CAIE sy...Practical science lessons for children from age 10 years to A-Level learners, alig... Practical science lessons for children from age 10 years to A-Level lear...Practical science lessons for children from age 10 years to A-...
From 10 - 18 yrs old

St George's Academy

Johannesburg

Private primary school catered to fit the individual needs of your child. Small classes, individualise...Private primary school catered to fit the individual needs of your child. Small cl... Private primary school catered to fit the individual needs of your child...Private primary school catered to fit the individual needs of ...
From 6 - 13 yrs old

Vuleka School

West Rand; Johannesburg

Mainstream Primary Schools & a Special Needs School Anglican Diocesan Schools offering excellent & aff...Mainstream Primary Schools & a Special Needs School Anglican Diocesan Schools offe... Mainstream Primary Schools & a Special Needs School Anglican Diocesan Sc...Mainstream Primary Schools & a Special Needs School Anglican D...
From 5 - 13 yrs old

King Edward VII Preparatory School (K.E.P.S)

Johannesburg

Preparatory school, primary school for boys Preparatory school, primary school for boys Preparatory school, primary school for boys Preparatory school, primary school for boys
From 6 - 13 yrs old

Crawford International Sandton

Johannesburg

Private school. Crawford International Sandton offers each student a personalised, mentored, learning ...Private school. Crawford International Sandton offers each student a personalised,... Private school. Crawford International Sandton offers each student a per...Private school. Crawford International Sandton offers each stu...
From 4 - 18 yrs old

Christian Brothers College Boksburg

East Rand / Ekurhuleni

An independent all-boys school educating boys from year 000 to matric. Our commitment is to provide ed...An independent all-boys school educating boys from year 000 to matric. Our commitm... An independent all-boys school educating boys from year 000 to matric. O...An independent all-boys school educating boys from year 000 to...
From 3 - 18 yrs old

Arrow Academy

Pretoria / Tshwane

Pre-primary and Primary school for the modern familyPre-primary and Primary school for the modern family Pre-primary and Primary school for the modern familyPre-primary and Primary school for the modern family
From 4 - 13 yrs old

St Dominic's Catholic School for Girls Boksburg

East Rand / Ekurhuleni

Leaders in Future Focused Education. St Dominic's is an independent Catholic school for girlsLeaders in Future Focused Education. St Dominic's is an independent Catholic schoo... Leaders in Future Focused Education. St Dominic's is an independent Cath...Leaders in Future Focused Education. St Dominic's is an indepe...
From 2 - 18 yrs old

Every child has a right to education in South Africa. Primary schools are the first stage of formal education for most children and as such, plays an important role in creating a good foundation for children.

How to use our Primary Schools Directory


Primary schools listed in this category will display the suburb or area that they are in, below the name of the school. To refine your search further you may click the ‘search by suburb’ dropdown menu to find the suburb you’re looking for. If a school interests you, by clicking on the name of the school you will find more information about what they have to offer.

What syllabus do government schools in South Africa use?


SA primary and high schools use the CAPS curriculum. Some private schools follow this syllabus as well but may employ different teaching methods to convey the lessons. CAPS stands for Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements which simply put means that teachers have concise guides on what to teach and assess on a grade-by-grade and subject-by-subject basis. So content and subject matter is set by the Department of Education.

Private schools that do not follow the CAPS syllabus usually choose their own syllabus to follow and will implement their own methods of teaching as well. Some private primary schools may have a religious basis for their education system, others may follow the Cambridge system and some have developed their very own syllabuses.

What factors to consider when choosing a primary school


The main consideration is affordability. Private schools in South Africa can be quite expensive compared to the former model C schools. Purely government schools are mostly funded by the government so fees are usually very minimal.

The location of a chosen primary school is important in terms of time getting there and back and whether it is possible to arrange transport or lift clubs to and from the school. Traffic can drain children if they’re travelling for a long period of time or have to wait for a while after school for transport services so bare these in mind.

If your child is interested in a specific extra mural activity make sure to find out if this is offered at the school you’re considering. Having the extra mural included in what you pay for is great so that you don’t have to register additionally for separate activities and take time to do those as well.

Also think about which high school you were deciding to send your child to. Some primary schools are feeder schools to specific high schools and this may help you make your choice.

If your child has any special needs, then perhaps a special needs school focusing on the development of children with those needs is a better option.

Begin your search


Now that you have an idea about how to use this directory, begin your search for the perfect primary school for your child. Speaking to other parents who already have their children enrolled in a school also helps you to make your decision. Best of luck!


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