Where boys are known and grown
an academic, cultural,
emotional and physical
Situated in Johannesburg and established in 1919, we are widely recognised as a leading South African boys’ preparatory school. The school grounds, some 19 acres, are located on Westcliff ridge, with views over Parktown and the surrounding suburbs.
Combining a strong sense of history with a modern contemporary environment, The Ridge School continues into its 10th decade to provide its boys with an holistic approach to education and the lessons of life.
10 Reasons to Join The Ridge
Teachers at The Ridge are well qualified, passionate and take time to get to know your son.
Our class of 2017 received 23 scholarship offers from the leading colleges in SA and abroad.
Our motto “Where boys are known and grown” translates into an environment where individual needs are catered for.
Top College Admissions
Ongoing counseling and guidance by our senior staff ensure that Ridge boys gain admission to the college of their choice.
A Significant History of Teaching Boys
With close to 100 years of experience in teaching boys, The Ridge has perfected a boy centered educational philosophy.
The Ridge is a registered NPO overseen by Trustees and governed by a board made up from the community.
World Class Facilities
A campus that allows boyhood curiosity to find direction and meaning.
Committed to Innovation
Teaching with the right balance of technology and 21st century learning ideologies, The Ridge will prepare your son for life not yet imagined.
Catering for the different learning styles of our boys.
A South African Culture
Embracing all religions and cultures teaches our boys about the amazing country we live in.