Academic Life

St James Preparatory School follows the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) which prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. CAIE is part of the University of Cambridge.  Cambridge’s international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. Ref: Cambridge International.

In the Early Learning Phase, St James follows the Montessori method and curriculum. We are a member school of SAMA (South African Montessori Association) and our teachers are Montessori trained to ensure good practice. Ref: SAMA (South African Montessori Association).

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Montessori Early Learning

In the Early Learning Phase, St James follows the Montessori method and curriculum. The St James Ethos dovetails perfectly with the Montessori pedagogy...

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Cambridge International Education

St James Preparatory School follows the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) which prepares school students for life...

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St James Enriched Curriculum

The children are given information of the simple principles of spiritual knowledge, knowledge of the universe, man and the individual’s relation thereto...

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What parents say about St James...

Thank you so much Mr Kala. The St James staff did amazing during the 3rd wave and the Civil unrest in the second term. Accolades to the staff. Proud that our child is in a school like St James.

We chose St James because the school's ethos aligns to our values as a family. We've stayed with St James because we've found the environment to be nurturing for both of our children.

Yumna Keraan

We chose St James Preparatory School for our children first of all because of The Cambridge Curriculum, and because of the way of teaching. The reduced number of children per class gives the teachers a flexibility not only in determining the potential of each of the students with accuracy, also the flexibility in dealing with each of the student individually. 

Corinne Simo

An important pillar of the school’s uniqueness and success is its curriculum. The Cambridge curriculum focusses on the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science and Global Perspectives, thereby enriching the educational experience of their learners immensely. The school has had the foresight to attempt to build a highway to the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution by encouraging their learners to actively explore, to apply creative thinking and to develop critical thinking skills.