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.
The Education Renaissance Trust (ERT) is an independent educational charity, registered with the Charity Commission in the UK. The ERT helps and encourages schools and teachers who put spiritual values at the heart of education. It believes that a renaissance in education is needed for the wellbeing of humanity, and that there are already many schools and teachers who inspire children with good and true principles for living. The Trust was founded in 1997 to support a group of schools around the world which share this view of education. The group is called the ‘St James family of schools,’ after the first school, St James School in London, which was founded in 1975. The Trust now works closely with many other schools internationally, and hundreds of teachers who share their values. St James Preparatory, Johannesburg, is privileged to be included in that group of schools.
The School of Practical Philosophy, Gauteng, is a centre for spiritual and practical knowledge and enquiry. The School aims to help individuals lead a fuller, richer and more useful life and to evolve the spiritual aspect of their being in accordance with natural laws.
St James’s unique ethos is inspired by the underlying philosophy of the School of Practical Philosophy.
St James Preparatory School is currently accommodated in what was the first St Mary’s school in Johannesburg, established in the early 1900s. Now a grand and elegant heritage site in pristine condition, the building is owned by the School of Practical Philosophy.
Affilated Schools Worldwide
St James Preparatory School Johannesburg belongs to a worldwide family of schools. These schools share the same educational principles which were initially modelled on the first school for children, St James School, London, established in 1975.
Other schools in the group are: