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About Wynberg Boys’ High School

A Beacon of Comprehensive Education and Character Development
a strong foundation

Established in 1841, Wynberg Boys’ High School stands as a beacon of tradition and innovation in South African education. As a modern, forward-thinking institution, we are passionate about embracing new opportunities within teaching and learning, while also preserving the essence of our rich heritage. Located in the suburb of Wynberg, Cape Town, we are a public English medium all-boys school, renowned as one of the best academic schools in the region.

why choose wynberg?
We believe in nurturing excellence and fostering holistic development. Our educational approach is dynamic and tailored to the needs of an ever-changing world, making creativity a cornerstone of our curriculum. Beyond academics, we encourage unity in diversity and endorse a commitment towards service, instilling in our students a profound sense of relevance within the broader community.

In 1877, the South African College School was renamed Wynberg Boys’ High School to reflect its new location. Over the years, the school continued to grow and develop, offering a wide range of academic, cultural, and sporting opportunities for its students.

During the apartheid era in South Africa, Wynberg Boys’ High School played an important role in promoting non-racialism and equality. Despite the government’s policy of racial segregation, the school remained committed to providing a quality education for all its students, regardless of their race or background.

Today, Wynberg Boys’ High School is known for its tradition of academic excellence, as well as its strong emphasis on sports, arts, and community involvement. The school continues to uphold its values of inclusivity, diversity, and the pursuit of excellence, ensuring that each student receives a well-rounded education and is prepared for the challenges of the future.

about wbhs

Wynberg Boys’ High School is committed to providing a rigorous academic program that prepares all its students to become effective and influential members of society [1]. The philosophy of the school is centered around a broad curriculum, specifically designed to cater to the needs of boys.

With an array of facilities supporting this curriculum, the school aims to ensure that the boys receive a well-rounded education. The ethos of Wynberg Boys’ High School is defined by its standing commitment to excellence in education, reinforcing values that foster growth, development, and success in its students .

The philosophy of Wynberg Boys’ High School is centered around equipping students with the necessary tools and knowledge to become effective and influential members of society. As a school proudly catering to boys, the broad curriculum and sprawling facilities are designed with their needs in mind. The idea is to encourage a holistic educational experience that nurtures both personal and academic growth. The school’s ethos, as highlighted in their information brochure, further underlines this philosophy

mission and vision

At Wynberg Boys’ High School we understand that the experience boys receive at school will determine the men they are capable of becoming. We believe that a thorough and well-rounded education is paramount in providing all students with the foundations they will build upon for the remainder of their lives. This is why we place importance on all four pillars of Wynberg excellence, academic, sport, service and culture.

Life at Wynberg Boys’ High School is rich, varied, exciting, and enormously rewarding.

the wynberg way
Our Pledge
  • Create awareness and appreciation for diversity of race, colour and culture within our school and society.
  • Not tolerate hate speech, racism and discrimination in any shape or form
  • Be an institution where all members of staff, students and the broader community see themselves valued
  • Build a South Africa free of hate speech, racism and discrimination
  • Create an environment that welcomes cultural and racial diversity
  • Actively support each other to acknowledge, honour and appreciate differences
  • Eliminate racism and all forms of discrimination by identifying and removing barriers based on race
  • Ensure that policies, procedures and practices reflect the principle of equity for all
  • Be committed to equal opportunity
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get in touch

Looking to reach out to us at Wynberg Boys High School? Whether you have inquiries about our academic programs, extracurricular activities, admissions process, or anything else, we’re here to assist you. Feel free to give us a call at [insert phone number] or drop by our campus during office hours. Our dedicated staff members are ready to provide you with all the information you need to become a part of our vibrant learning community. Join us at Wynberg Boys High School, where excellence meets opportunity.

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