Our school

Academics at St Benedict’s

At St Benedict’s we pride ourselves in producing young gentlemen who are well-balanced, contributing members of the community. The skills and attitudes your son will develop at our school are designed to advance his lifelong learning, adaptability, socio-emotional enrichment and success.

A Boys School from Grade R to Matric


Our academic curricula are based on the National Curriculum and are compatible with the best international approaches to teaching and learning. Our tailor-made active academic approach blends 21st century critical-thinking skills and positive dispositions with academic rigour so that your son can continue to apply, create and achieve in the years that lie beyond school graduation.


The ACTIVE Curriculum is used a St Benedict’s designed academic philosophy which aims to align the principles of an authentic, 21st Century education. Age-appropriate teaching methodologies, accompanied by appropriate technological integration help to achieve a meaningful learning experience for boys.


ACTIVE is an acronym which reminds us all that learning should be and include:

  • Authentic
  • Collaborative, communication, creativity, critical thinking
  • Technology
  • Inquiry-based
  • Visible thinking
  • Entrepreneurial/Entreleadership