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Preparatory School



Somerset College Preparatory forms part of the greater Somerset College campus. Surrounded by vineyards and imposing mountain views, the campus has a wholesome country feel, where children are nurtured and develop in safe surroundings.

The Preparatory School was established in January 2001 with approximately 100 children who came from Mountain View Preparatory School in Somerset West. Since then the school has expanded and we now have 520 students.

Somerset College Preparatory strives to give each child the best possible education in the broadest sense of the word.

Our philosophy towards teaching and life is encapsulated in our code of conduct (which was drawn up by the founding students) which is founded on a strong Christian ethos, with an emphasis on respect, tolerance, courtesy and self-discipline. 

We encourage our students to do their best in every task, whether easy or difficult. We stimulate and stretch them in an academic sense, and give them the opportunity to try their hand at a range of sporting and cultural activities.

We help every child to come to understand and embrace their own strengths and weaknesses and apply themselves with confidence, knowing that no challenge is ever too daunting.

But most of all, we nurture every child, in the hope that by the end of Grade 7 all students will feel a sense of accomplishment and have been happy at school.

This year we are doing things differently!

Somerset College Pre-Prep & Prep Aftercare Fees

  • No fee increase for 2021
  • Aftercare included in fees
  • Reduced enrolment fee for Gr000 - Gr7

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In an attempt to alleviate traffic congestion at the beginning of the school day, the Senior School will be starting five minutes earlier, while the Prep School will start their school day ten minutes later, at 08:00. The end of the school day remains the same as in Term 1 2020. Please refer to the table below:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Grade 1 14:10 14:10 13:00 13:00 13:00
Grade 2 & 3 14:10 14:10 14:10 14:10 13:00
Grade 4-7 15:20 15:20 15:20 15:20 14:10
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Grade 1 14:10 14:10 13:00 13:00 13:00
Grade 2 & 3 14:10 14:10 14:10 14:10 13:00
Grade 4-7 15:20 15:20 15:20 15:20 14:10


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