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As a parent or guardian, choosing a high school for your young adult can be challenging. The natural progression once was for your child to merely go to the closest school.
However, years later, thanks to highly functional boarding establishments and technology, young people are now enjoying being educated in some of KwaZulu-Natal’s premium education facilities—opening up bigger and brighter futures for them.
Remembering, it is paramount when selecting a school to look at their respective academic success (pass rate) and of course if the said school holds an established BE (Boarding Establishment). To help you refine your search of KwaZulu-Natal’s schools, the Newcastillian – Online News lists 7 top-performing schools with boarding establishments, to choose from.
Inkamana High School – Vryheid
The school was established in 1923, placing an immense focus on education. So much so, that according to the matric results based on: pass rates, exemptions, averages and distinctions, in 2018 Inkamana was the fourth best-performing high school in the country.
Click here to learn more about the school: http://www.inkamana.co.za/
Durban Girls’ High School – Durban
This extremely well-known Durban-based school sports a high academic success rate, with their matric results indicating the depth of their educator’s commitment, with the school holding a 100% pass rate for 24 years and counting.
Click here to learn more about the school: http://www.dghs.co.za/
Michaelhouse – Balgowan valley in the Midlands
When it comes to top-performing schools, Michaelhouse needs no introduction. This extraordinary school’s 2019 matrics achieved a 100% pass rate with 94% degree entry passes. Need we say more.
To learn more about the school, click here: https://www.michaelhouse.org/
Epworth High School – Pietermaritzburg
Known for its academic prowess and heritage, Epworth High School holds a 100% pass rate in IEB National Senior Certificate examinations and a 96.88% bachelor degree pass.
Click here to learn more about the school: https://www.epworth.co.za/
St Dominics Newcastle – Newcastle
Forming part of the Curro group, St Dominics Newcastle sports an academic success rate to celebrate; with its matric pass rate standing at a resounding 100% for many consecutive years.
The school’s formidable sports and cultural activities, and enhanced curriculum provide learners with an inherent dedication to hard work and excellence.
Click here for more information on St Dominics Newcastle: https://www.curro.co.za/kwazulu-natal/st-dominics-newcastle-kwazulu-natal/
Hilton College – Hilton
No list of top-performing schools is complete without Hilton College. Sporting a 100% pass rate with a 96.4% Bachelor’s Degree pass rate, this historical school opens up opportunities while creating a sound future for young adults.
Click here to learn more about Hilton College: https://www.hiltoncollege.com/
Kearsney College – Botha’s Hill
Priding itself on academic excellence, Kearsney College has an outstanding academic achievement record in the IEB Matriculation Examinations. There has been a 100% pass rate at the school for over a decade.
Click the link to learn more: www.kearsney.com/college
We decided to add a bonus listing, even though the school does not have a boarding facility, it does, however, hold an impressive track record.
Curro Mount Richmore Independent School – Salt Rock, Ballito
Also forming part of the large Curro group, Mount Richmore boasts a 100% pass rate and provides high-quality education empowering learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals.
Click here to learn more about the school: https://www.curro.co.za/kwazulu-natal/curro-mount-richmore-ballito-durban/
Choosing a school, hopefully, is now a bit simpler. Do you feel we missed a school which should have made the list? Let us know in the comment section below.
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