Welcome to St James School!
We are an independent primary school offering a first-class education to 131 children aged 6-13 (Grades 1-7) from the Durban area in South Africa. Our pupils come from a wide range of religious and ethnic backgrounds.
We are different from other independent schools in two key ways:
- Fees are partially subsidized by international fundraising, so children who would not otherwise be able to benefit from an independent education are able to do so.
- As well as offering a first-class academic education and extra-curricular activities such as music and sport, we also aim to educate the whole child, teaching them sound moral values, good character and strong discipline.
Education and virtue are the greatest gifts that can be given to future leaders in South Africa. Courage, hard work, self-mastery and intelligent effort are all essential to a successful life.
Thank you for your interest in St James.