There are two classes per grade and in each class there are the following number of pupils: Grade RRR – 15, Grade RR – 22, Grade R – 23, Grades 1 to 7 – 24
At Epworth Prep, he will experience a sound grounding in social skills, interacting with both boys and girls. He will be taught how to learn, explore and think for himself, becoming confident and well adjusted. He will learn how to study alone, a vital skill for achieving well at secondary and especially tertiary institutions, and the basis of any true form of education. He will receive an excellent, well-rounded academic, cultural and spiritual education as well exposure to various sports (including soccer, rugby and cricket) and community projects. Schooling at Epworth will ensure invaluable knowledge and vital grounding that will last for his lifetime
There are a number of reputable independent and government co-ed and single sex high schools in the Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas. Based on the well-rounded education your son will receive at Epworth Prep, he will fit in ably at any secondary school. Almost without exception, all Epworth Prep boys are accepted into their high school of choice. Many of these pupils go on to excel in a variety of different areas during their high school careers. Feedback from high schools indicate that Epworth boys adapt well to high school life and tend to embrace their new environment with an open mind and with confidence.
It varies from year to year but generally there is a 60:40 ratio of girls to boys in the pre-primary and a 70:30 ratio in the rest of the school.
Boys have opportunities to participate in the traditional boys’ sports such as cricket, rugby and soccer, as well as swimming, tennis, hockey, squash, canoeing, cross-country and various adventure sport activities.
Yes. We operate an Aftercare service that caters for all pupils and runs from 12 noon to 17h00. Parents can choose to make use of this facility for the whole afternoon or part thereof.
We give preference to the Prep School girls who would like to come up to the High School and who are prepared to commit to their places by an advertised date.
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.
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