Top 5 of the most expensive schools in Mzansi

By Faeza
07 September 2016

Education is the key to a success and with school fees increasing almost every year; some parents are spending way more money on a single year in these private schools than an annul tertiary tuition.

According to a list compiled by BusinessTech these are top 5 most expensive schools in South African boarders.

Hilton College - The annul school fees is R235 960.

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At number one spot is Hilton College, which is a private boarding-school for boys located near the town of Hilton in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The school has produced more than 20 Rhodes scholars to study at the University of Oxford.

Michael House - Parents pay R225 000 per year.


Michealhouse is the second most expensive school in Mzansi and has enjoyed a friendly competition with Hilton College. The two schools have a lot in common, from being the only two full boarding schools remaining in the province to their hefty price tags. The school has produced over 30 Rhodes scholars to study at the University of Oxford.

Roedean School SA - The school fees is at a hefty price of R220 276 per year including boarding.


Roedean School  is a private day and boarding school for girls which can be found in Houghton, Johannesburg and its a sister school of Roedean school in Brighton, England. The school has an Anglican foundation and is tied to St John’s College by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Bridge.

St. Andrew's College's - Asking price for a year is R216 900 that includes boarding.St andrews

St. Andrew’s College is another Anglican full boarding school for boys located in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. The school is closely linked with its brother school, St.Andrew’s Preparatory School and its sister school the Diocesan School for Girls.

Kearsney College - Attendance at the school is going to cost R211 500 including boarding, per annum.kearsney

Kearsney College is a private boarding school for boys, which can be located in Botha’s Hill, KwaZulu-Natal. The school has had a 100% pass rate for over 10 years and grants it’s students opportunities to study at universities overseas with its Independent Examination Board school-leaving certificate which is acknowledged worldwide.