About the Preparatory

Waterfall Preparatory is a new co-educational school based in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, situated on a spacious 41-acre campus adjacent to Cotswold Downs Estate and the Valley of a 1000 Hills. This innovative, Christian, independent school, led by Headmaster Mr Bradley Cooper, offers boys and girls the opportunity to experience their educational journey on a beautiful piece of land, prized for its spiritual heritage and indigenous landscape.

Waterfall Preparatory Foundation Phase, Grade R to Grade 3, opened in January 2017 and the second phase, from Grade 4 to Grade 7, opened its doors in January 2018. Please click here to find out more about assessments and admissions for 2018 and 2019.

The striking modern school buildings include up to two classes per grade from Grade R to Grade 7, with a maximum of 24 children per class. The Preparatory bridges Waterfall Pre-Primary and Waterfall College together to form a co-educational pathway from 12 months to Grade 12, united on one campus. The school aims to stay abreast of educational trends and develop a strong academic reputation within the Upper Highway area. To read the message from our Headmaster, outlining future goals and direction, please click here.

Waterfall Preparatory offers affordable private school education with children having the opportunity to be taught by qualified and passionate teachers. Throughout their Preparatory years, pupils will be guided to develop strong academic, cultural and sporting skills within the Christian-based ethos which is the backbone of the school’s heritage. Our aim is to give the children of our school the very best possible start to life.

The extensive campus includes a small chapel, a hall, two sports fields, new basketball/netball courts and a 4km cross-country course. It is an ideal environment for being outdoor and active.

Looking ahead, Waterfall Preparatory has an ambitious masterplan, which is currently being implemented. This is a new school with an unfolding story and we are excited to invite you to join this educational journey with us.

The School Day                             STARTS           ENDS

Grade R                                                07h30                 12h30

Grade 1 & 2                                          07h30                13h00

Grade 3 – 7                                           07h30                 14h00

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