More about Summerhill

Summerhill Preparatory School is situated amongst spectacular pristine riverine forest in the Hazyview area of South Africa. It is an independent English-medium pre and prep school, catering for children from playgroup to Grade 7.

Its unique situation along the banks of a perennial stream makes it one of the most beautiful schools in the area, lending itself to much outdoor education.

Summerhill is a registered ISASA school, with full provisional UMALUSI accreditation. It is open to all families, believing in the value of a good, sound education in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment.

Small classes allow for individual attention and the Christian based ethos ensures that the underlying essence of their life here is grounded in strong moral integrity

Ten Great Reasons to send your child to Summerhill

Summerhill Prep School - About Us

A Message From the Head

  • We are a VALUES-driven school, from Preschool right through to Gr7. Children earn/work for BRICKS in order to build VALUE houses. Summerhill is first and foremost a family, where each child knows every other child by name.

  • We use the most internationally-acclaimed curriculum for Maths and Science (Singapore). We are members of ISASA and have full UMALUSI accreditation.

  • The Gr 6 & 7 pupils use FGASA (Junior Level 1) as their core curriculum for Geography, which covers the CAPS curriculum, but with many more exciting add-ons. By the end of Grade 7 they have their FGASA Junior Field Guide certificates.

  • We are committed to transformation and diversity.

  • Our Christian ethos guides our every move.

  • All grades are taught Knowledge Network (nationally-recognised and externally-examined) for IT in the school’s ITC, which is fully WiFi’d.

  • We provide extra-curricular activities and we compete in core sporting disciplines, encouraging healthy, life-long, lifestyle choices.

  • As a member of the local conservancy, we are committed to GREEN education, through practical activities in the Eco-Adventure Clubs.

  • We are situated alongside a natural forest which allows for interaction with the environment.

  • Our highly-qualified teachers are continually learning, developing and growing and are able to provide individual attention in small classes.

What kind of child do we produce?

  • Confident, happy, caring, well-mannered leaders.

  • Academically sound, physically fit and socially well-grounded.

  • Passionate about the environment.

It’s never too late to give your child a good education and we look forward to that opportunity!

Cheryl Calmeyer

Our History 

In 1997 a handful of parents founded Summerhill Prep School. Eleven children started in a renovated garage on a farm. Today we have a beautiful campus nestled in riverine forest with a little stream running at the bottom of our property. We pride ourselves on the relevant education we provide, having introduced the Singapore Maths and Science curriculum a number of years ago. Our Grade 7s also write the FGASA Level 1 (junior) external exam at the end of their Grade 7 year. A committed and qualified staff constantly stretch themselves to incorporate modern and up to date content, thereby preparing our children for an ever-changing world. We welcome visitors any time and would love to have you pop in so that we can show you our beautiful school.