St Mary's is a respected school, steeped in tradition and family values.

Our heritage, based on Christian values and an understanding of accountability and self, is at the heart of everything that we do.

While we may be over 111 years old, our thoughts are innovative, our systems are progressive and our approach is modern.

This allows us to focus on our vision of a brighter future for each and every girl at the school, where she grows into a confident and happy person.

We encourage girls to measure themselves against their own performances and not those of others, thereby developing a sense of self-worth, self-respect and self-motivation. It's about building up each girl to be the best she can be. And reminding her that her best is the best.

We want our girls to feel valued and supported in their school environment, and respectful of the role that they play in our close-knit community, in society, and in our country.

Our motto “Service before Self and God before All” serves as a constant reminder of our roots and our responsibilities.

Welcome to the St Mary's family.

St Mary's is 'n gerespekteerde, tradisieryke skool met sterk gesinswaardes.

Ons erfenis, gevorm deur Christelike waardes en 'n verantwoordelikheidsin, vorm die hartklop van ons bestaan.

Alhoewel ons reeds 111 jaar oud is, beoefen St. Mary's innoverende denke, wat van vooruitgang en 'n moderne benadering getuig.
Hierdie benadering maak dit moontlik om op 'n helder toekomsvisie vir elke meisie te fokus.
Sodoende kan sy ontluik in 'n selfversekerde, gelukkige persoon.
Ons moedig meisies aan om hulle eie prestasies as maatstaf vir ontwikkeling te gebruik en nie dié van ander nie.
Hierdeur ontwikkel die individu 'n gevoel van selfwaarde, selfrespek en selfmotivering.
Die doelwit is dat elke meisie haar potensiaal ten volle sal ontwikkel.
Ons wil haar laat besef dat háár beste voldoende is.
Ons strewe daarna dat elke meisie 'n gevoel van waardering en ondersteuning in die skoolomgewing ervaar.
Haar doel is om die rol wat sy in ons hegte gemeenskap, in die samelewing en in ons land speel, met respek te vervul.
Ons leuse “Service before Self and God before All” dien as voortdurende herinnering aan ons wortels en verantwoordelikhede.
Welkom in die St. Mary's familie.

ISt Mary's yisikole esizigqajayo ngokulandela inqubo nemikhuba eyakhelwe phezu kwesisekelo somndeni.

Inkolo, ukwethembeka nobuntu ikona okuwumgogodla kanye negugu kithi.

Lesi sikole sineminyaka engaphezulu kweyikhulu neshumi sasungulwa kodwa sisakholelwa kwintuthuko, inqubekela phambili kanye nokubhekelela indlela yokuphila yesimanje.

Lokhu kusenza singagudluki ephusheni lethu lokuletha injabulo, ukukhuthaza ukuzethemba kanye nokufeza ikusasa eliqhakazile labo bonke abafundi bethu.

ISt Marys, ayikukhuthazi ukuncintisana okungenanqubekela phambili kubafundi, kepha igqugquzela amantombazane asakhula ukuba azithuthukise ngezinga lawo eliwafanele, ukuzigqaja ngobuwona, inhlonipho nenkuthalo. Sikhuthaza amantombazane ukuba azi ukuthi, wonke umuntu angalifeza iphupho lakhe.

Senza amantombazane azizwe ebalulekile, ehleli ezandleni ezifudumele zesikole futhi azibone ebamba elikhulu iqhaza esikoleni, emphakathini nasezweni lonke jikelele.

Isiqubulo sethu esithi, “Sibusisiwe isandla esiphayo kunesamukelayo futhi asethembele kuMdali wezinto zonke njalo” siyohlale siyizingxabo zethu futhi siyohlale sinkenteza njalo.

Mr Jonathan Manley, Executive Principal
St Mary's DSG

Vision & Mission

To be the leading Christian school providing a holistic, values-based education that helps girls build character and equips them to thrive in life.

We strive to be a Christian school of excellence and distinction, founded in faith and providing a holistic education of the highest standard in all spheres. St Mary’s is a place where each girl can flourish and belong – cultivating her curiousity, embracing her successes and failures and developing the character and confidence to thrive in life. To be true to our school motto: “Service before self, God before all”


With our strong Christian values, we create a nurturing environment for young girls to grow into their own unique success stories.


Our responsibility is to guard the character, value and ethos of St Mary's.

Proudly girls only...

St Mary's girls don't just enjoy equal opportunities, they enjoy every opportunity.


Founded in 1906, St Mary's Diocesan School for Girls is situated in the rolling hills of Kloof, KwaZulu Natal.

Why Grade R at St Mary's

In an all girls environment girls have the freedom to truly be themselves. We are able to teach to their needs and strengths and provide the perfect platform for them to become tomorrow's leaders.


At St Mary's, we'll open your little girl's eyes to a world of possibilities.


Our girls are given the freedom to have fun, to play and most importantly to grow their friendships together.

Parents Society

At St Mary's we're all about celebrating, honouring and assisting you where ever we can.

We don't educate girls for the future,
we educate girls to create the future.

Mr Jonathan Manley


Ms Tracy Laubscher

Head of Senior Primary

Mrs Wendy Ross

Head of Junior Primary

Mrs Cheryl Reddy

Senior Primary Head of Department

Mrs Margie Hartmann

Junior Primary Head of Department

Mrs Jo Kinsey

Head of High School

Mrs Rho Hansen

Deputy Head of High School - Academics

Mrs Caitlin Barnes


Mrs Jan Nicklin

Head of Sport

Mrs Jenj Jeffery

Head of Boarding

Mrs Lindy Van Der Meulen

Head of Music

Mrs Tracy Kirsten

Head of Grade 8

Mrs Amanda Emmott

Head of Grade 9

Mrs Erika Van Der Merwe

Head of Grade 10

Mrs Sheryl Gordon

Head of Grade 11

Mrs Peta Roberts

Head of Grade 12
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With more than 110 years of teaching experience, we believe in excellence.

We work with a qualified and passionate team of teachers who are dedicated to inspiring girls to become remarkable women.

currently we have over 100 teachers with an average of 20.7 years experience
5%Masters Degrees
20%Honours Degrees

Fixed Billings & Boarding Fees Per Annum for 2019

Grade R Annual Fees (Fixed) R51 040

Grade R Annual Fees (Pay before 31 January 2018) R48 490

Grades 1 & 2 Annual Fees (Fixed) R69 160

Pay before 31 January 2018 R65 705

Grade 3 Annual Fees (Fixed) R76 180

Pay before 31 January 2018 R72 370

Grades 4 - 6 Annual Fees (Fixed) R90 020

Pay before 31 January 2018 R85 520

Grades 7 Annual Fees (Fixed) R98 500

Pay before 31 January 2018 R93 575

Grade 12 Annual Fees (Fixed) R119 175

Pay before 31 January 2019 R113 220

Grade 12 + Boarding R213 285

Pay before 31 January 2019 R202 625

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