HEAD OF SCHOOL'S WELCOME
Welcome to St Mary’s School, Waverley
Since 1888 St Mary’s School, Waverley, Johannesburg’s oldest school, has shaped generations of young women.
Founded by the Anglican Church to educate girls in what was then a dusty, wild gold-rush settlement, St Mary’s has grown into one of South Africa’s leading schools, providing our pupils with schooling that is dynamic and relevant to our current context, and which embraces international educational trends.
St Mary’s provides its diversity of girls with the resources they need to develop into grounded, real young women who have a strong sense of self and their place in the world. Our academic, cultural and sporting record is exceptional, and our alumni include women who have made – and continue to make – indelible marks on the sciences, the arts, business, politics, media and sport, among other arenas.
We promote excellence in everything we do, and we encourage our girls to experience every opportunity we can offer them to further develop and celebrate their talents.
Our Anglican faith remains the foundation upon which our community rests, inculcating strong values in our girls. Our well-developed pastoral care system supports the girls, , our staff and our wider community. We also teach our girls to look beyond themselves, and encourage them to participate in our community programmes.
Our staff (some of them former St Mary’s pupils) comprise highly experienced, superb educators who not only teach our girls, but inspire them in myriad ways to be the best they can be.
We hope that you, too, will be inspired by our school and that your daughter will find a home at St Mary’s – one in which she will be nurtured and loved, and given opportunities to discover and develop her best self.
Head of school