Our school

History of St Benedict’s

Today, nearly one thousand four hundred boys study and play on a piece of land in Bedfordview that more than sixty years ago, consisted of smallholdings, the largest of which was used for training and kenneling greyhounds. At that time Bedfordview was semi-agricultural and sparsely populated. It was Fr Philip Erasme, Oblate of Mary Immaculate and Parish Priest of Maryvale who responded to Bishop David O’Leary’s request that a Catholic Boys’ School be established on the near East Rand. He saw Bedfordview as ideal as it would also cater for the boys from St Paul’s School, a Parochial Primary School he had established in Maryvale.

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.

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A group of Catholic priests start a school for boys in Bedfordview. The goal of 400 boys was achieved in 1988.
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Bishop Grandin House opens its’ doors to weekly and termly boarders, accepting a maximum of 95 learners.
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St Benedict’s turns 60 and has 1400 learners! “Accomplished by His Grace” Eugene de Mazenod.
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132 boys sit the National Senior Certificate exam and achieve a 100% matric pass rate for the 44th consecutive year!

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.

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A group of Catholic priests start a school for boys in Bedfordview. The goal of 400 boys was achieved in 1988.
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Bishop Grandin House opens its’ doors to weekly and termly boarders, accepting a maximum of 95 learners.
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St Benedict’s turns 60 and has 1400 learners! “Accomplished by His Grace” Eugene de Mazenod.
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132 boys sit the National Senior Certificate exam and achieve a 100% matric pass rate for the 44th consecutive year!