Senior School

Welcome to the Senior School

St Mary’s School has a distinct advantage as it has a notable and proud history, an innate spirituality that guides us, a committed parent body, a happy and resilient spirit that creates excellence and, most importantly, determined, powerful young women. St Mary’s School, as an independent school, writes the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) final examinations. The standards set by the IEB have been benchmarked internationally and St Mary’s has excelled in these performance indicators. We offer a challenging curriculum with a wide range of subjects, which cater for individual academic needs.

We have a fully wireless campus and all subjects require the application of Information Technology skills. Each girl is given her own email address and most classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards to aid a visual and technical dimension to learning. Our school intranet is an exciting, interactive component of school life.

The St Mary’s teaching staff are flexible and are able to adjust to the ever-changing demands placed on education, without compromising standards and values. We pride ourselves on the superb calibre of our committed teachers.

We offer academic tours to overseas destinations and focus on the relevance of the education offered to our pupils. Our girls write Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Accounting and isiZulu Olympiads, and have enjoyed great success in these challenging external academic endeavours.

I am blessed to be a part of the St Mary’s School community, to have chosen a vocation where my days are spent among young women. My optimism and idealism have been fuelled by the energy and sense of possibility that permeates St Mary’s School.

Deanne King
Head of school

Latest news

First team super twelve tournament-Oranje Meisieskool Bloemfontein

September 23, 2019
The St Mary’s 1st hockey team has found playing in the Oranje Meisieskool Super 12 Tournament particularly challenging over the last three…

Hockey: U16 top 12 tournament, Paarl

September 23, 2019
The St Mary’s U16A hockey team finished second in the prestigious Top 12 Tournament, after losing a hard-fought final 0-1, to Oranje…

Hockey: U14 hockey tournament at DSG, Grahamstown

September 20, 2019
The U14 A team has come a long way from the team that lost their first match of the season 0-2, back in March. We had a great weekend at DSG…


September 20, 2019
SANESA Gauteng Finals were held at the beginning of August. Congratulations to the equestrian team members who represented Gauteng…


Tradition is one of the defining characteristics of St Mary’s School and it is upheld strongly in our sporting achievements.  More than 85% of the Senior School girls represent their school in athletics, swimming, diving, waterpolo, rowing, hockey, tennis, squash, netball, equestrian and basketball teams. 


With a 530 seat concert hall or theatre, natural light Art studios, music practice rooms and loud practice rooms, dramatic art venues and a superbly fitted dance studio, our girls have the facilities required to extend their understanding of their creativity.

Subject choices

St Mary’s offers a wide variety of subject choices from Form I to IV.


Our girls can choose from a range of service activities in which to be involved.


St Mary’s School regularly arranges tours, both locally and overseas.