Common Questions

What kind of school are you?

The Ridge is an independent preparatory school for boys from Grades 0 to 7. Independent schools are also known as private schools.

How many pupils do you have?

We have around 490 boys enrolled.

How do I apply for my son to attend your school?

Please see our Admissions Page for full details.

What are your fees?

Please download the Fee Schedule.

Do you have a high school?

No, but we have a close relationship with all the senior boys’ schools around the country, and our boys have traditionally been readily accepted into their first-choice schools, where financial considerations have allowed. In fact, Ridge boys are eagerly sought after!

Do you have a relationship with a particular girls’ school?

Yes, our “sister school” is St Katharine’s, situated close by in Escombe Avenue, Parktown. We are also closely affiliated with Auckland Park Preparatory School (APPS), in Auckland Park.

Do you offer bursaries or scholarships?

We offer scholarships for promising boys from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. This may be discussed with the Headmaster or Head of the Junior Prep.