St John's College

The curriculum at St John’s Prep is continually being evaluated and developed, so that it responds to the needs of its community, and also provides for the broader South African and global contexts.

We aim to develop in our boys a life-long desire to learn and explore. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and boys are encouraged to use technology to enable learning in a variety of different ways.

We encourage independent learning and strive to develop a culture of responsibility, empowering boys with the life skills needed to cope with the rigorous demands of College and further study.

The curriculum is holistic, covering a wide range of subjects. The boys learn three languages – English, Afrikaans and isiZulu. Maths, Natural Sciences, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Information Technology, Sport, Music, Art, Music, Drama, Innov8, Social and Civic Justice through Christ (SCJC) and Character Education. We also encourage boys to develop lateral and creative thinking skills, study skills, research skills and EQ skills.

Most importantly, our curriculum is underpinned by Christian values. Our Divinity for Life programme is designed to give our boys a strong Christian foundation which they are encouraged to build on in their daily lives.