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A Great Start at a Great School

Welcome to Grade R at St Benedict’s; the key foundation year where your son will acquire the essential skills to prepare him for the formal learning environment of Grade 1. It is here that your son will gain confidence in a secure, happy and stimulating environment and foster a love of learning. He will enjoy a year filled with fun, friendship and discovery in a boy-friendly environment, setting the path for him to become a competent and compassionate young man and a life-long learner.

About St Benedict's

St Benedict's is a modern South African school established in 1958 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. St Benedict's is not only South Africa's largest Catholic School, but also one of the country's finest and most successful schools!

Holistic learning

Your son will be encouraged to grow emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically as he develops the readiness required for grade 1. He will explore imaginative play, creativity and expression of ideas while learning to focus, persevere and develop thinking and perceptual skills.

The ACTIVE curriculum

The ACTIVE curriculum is designed to develop 21st Century skills and will prepare your son for success at school and beyond. The academic programme is further enriched with classes in Music, Art, Technology, Religion and Physical Education provided by specialist teachers.

Affordable, first-class education

St Benedict's keeps school fees as affordable as possible, while ensuring the boys receive a first-class education.We offer excellent facilities and highly successful academic and sporting programmes, at fees more affordable than comparable schools!

Life in Grade R at St Benedict's

St Benedict's strives to light the way for scholars to uniquely and independently reach their full potential and thrive in a God-centred community. A boys-only environment ensure that teaching is geared to the way that boys learn best, responding to their needs and harnessing potential.

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Take a Tour!

Take our online, virtual tour to see our school and some of its facilities.

Our Achievements

St Benedict's has a proud tradition of excellence in academics, sport and culture built on foundation of Christian values. The strength of our school lies in our staff, boys and parents! Over the last sixty years St Benedict’s has grown from a tiny boys’ school on a smallholding in Bedfordview to one of the premier boys schools in South Africa.

1958 A group of Catholic priests start a school for boys in Bedfordview. The goal of 400 boys was achieved in 1988.
2004 The new building for the Junior Prep School opens with 4 classes per grade and a maximum of 25 boys per class.
2017 118 boys sit the National Senior Certificate exam and achieve a 100% matric pass rate for the 43rd consecutive year!
2018 St Benedict's turns 60 and has 1400 learners!
"Accomplished by His Grace"
Eugene de Mazenod
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Contact us today either using the form on the right or email us at schnellem@stbenedicts.co.za or you can phone us directly on +27 11 455 6192.

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Affiliations

Independent Examiners Board Independent Schools Association of South Africa
     
International Boys School Coalition

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Contact Information
Address - physical and postal  Harcus Road, Bedfordview, Gauteng
Private Bag 15, Bedfordview, 2008
Phone
Junior Preparatory: +27 11 455 6192
Preparatory:+27 11 455 1906
College: +27 11 455 1906
Fax: +27 86 425 2432