Perhaps surprisingly for a city of its size, Johannesburg is not home to an abundance of international schools. Many expat parents choose to send their children to local private schools, which are very highly regarded. For expats hoping to find a school that follows the same curriculum as back home, as well as the same teaching language, the choice may be limited.

Below is a selection of international schools in Johannesburg.

International schools in Johannesburg


American International School of Johannesburg

This highly regarded school offers the American High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. There is also a Pretoria campus which offers classes for pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

British International College

The British International College Bryanston offers the highly respected Cambridge syllabus for secondary school students. It has an affiliated preparatory school in Fourways. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Cambridge Secondary, IGCSE and A-levels
Ages: 12 to 18

Charterhouse School

This pre-preparatory and preparatory school in Honeydew opened in 1976 and draws on the best elements of the South African and British curricula. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: British Early Years, South African (IEB),  and Cambridge International Primary Programme
Ages: 3 to 11

Founded in 1890, the venerable Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg (DSJ) is one of Johannesburg's oldest schools. The DSJ is one of the most multicultural schools in the city with close to 30 different nationalities represented among the student body. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: German and South African
Ages: 4 to 18

Lycée Français Jules Verne

From its campus in Morningside, Sandton, this school offers co-educational French-language and French curriculum instruction from kindergarten to Grade 12. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 4 to 18

St John's College

Founded in 1898, this prestigious boys school has excellent sporting and academic traditions. A co-educational Sixth Form follows the Cambridge curriculum. Read more

Gender: Boys or co-educational
Curriculum: South African (IEB) and Cambridge A-levels
Ages: 3 to 18

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