We consistently achieve 100% pass rate in the Independent Examination Board (IEB) Senior Certificate examinations. We generally exceed the national IEB percentage for acceptance into university and every year we have girls who achieve subjects in the top 5% of IEB pupils. Read more
A major strength is its focus on an assessment regime that encourages and stimulates teaching that develops skills sets that go beyond subject-specific knowledge and includes those needed for success in life. Pupils learn how to think, not what to think; how to frame the important questions, not only what the answers are; and how to critically engage, not what to say. So not only do pupils receive a good grounding in the fundamental skills and knowledge that underpin the subject curricula, they also learn how to consider issues for themselves, be reflective, analytical and develop unrehearsed responses that they themselves have devised. The IEB system also allows for an extended curriculum in certain subjects which challenges and motivates brighter pupils.
We offer an extensive range of individual and team sports, catering for top sportswomen and for those who enjoy participating for recreational purposes. Adventure sports tours are offered in some of the school holidays over the course of a year. Read more
We feature a rich and vibrant selection of cultural pursuits including the performing arts – music, dance and drama – as well as art, debating and other activities that form part of the club period, which take place once a week. There are also opportunities to participate in cultural tours to local and international destinations. Read more
The basic fee structure – tuition and boarding – changes every year to keep up with inflation. Read more
There is usually an increase of between eight and ten percent.
Extra costs include a General Purpose Levy, a Development Levy and a Parents’ Association Levy. On occasion, there may be additional charges for tours or outings but these are kept to a minimum. Read more
Yes. Once a week all pupils are required to attend a half hour chapel service during the school day. Boarders at school on the weekends are expected to be at chapel on Sunday evenings.
We have three classes per grade with a maximum of 26 pupils per class. In the higher grades, the classes are smaller as pupils are spread across a wide range of subjects as determined by their subject choices for Grade 12.
Yes, Epworth offers a daily bus service with routes covering the Pietermaritzburg area, extending as far as Hilton. There is also a weekly bus service, on a Monday and Friday, between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. Transport is available for boarders who need to attend off campus activities/appointments. Read more
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