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At Waterfall College, we aim to cultivate responsible, hard-working, independent thinkers.

We develop young adults of distinction who are tolerant of individual differences and willing to make a positive contribution as they strive for excellence in their respective careers.

Through our small classes, ranging from 14 to 24 students, high academic standards are maintained and each child benefits from individual attention, allowing potential to flourish.

Our staff are renowned for their dedication and knowledge, and contribute to the development of their subjects with other local independent schools. We also have a number of teachers who have been selected as senior markers for the IEB.

At Waterfall College, we believe that what we do every day makes a difference to the students in our care as they approach the final phase of their school careers.

In addition to classroom activities, Waterfall College also participates in a variety of academic competitions, providing exposure to other schools and to the real world of work.

By empowering our students to engage meaningfully in all aspects of school life, they realise their own power to impact the environment around them – for good!

“Your children will experience teachers with an exceptional level of subject specialist expertise and experience, and this is a key reason for choosing Waterfall College.”

Jeanette van der Merwe / Principal

Our Subjects:

For our senior students, there is a range of academic choices available to students as they enter the FET phase (Grade 10-12), choose elective subjects and begin to focus on their areas of specialisation. These include:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans or isiZulu first additional language¬†
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD)
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Geography
  • Consumer Studies
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Design
  • Life Orientation

Waterfall College is accredited by Umalusi and is a member of ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) and IEB (Independent Examinations Board)

Waterfall Prep is a member of ISASA