About the Preparatory

Waterfall Preparatory is an affordable Christian co-educational school in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, situated on a spacious 41-acre campus adjacent to Cotswold Downs Estate and the Valley of a 1000 Hills. This dynamic 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.

Passionate staff strive to unearth the treasure in every child, creating an environment where they can grow and learn in an age-appropriate way. To read a message from our Headmaster, outlining future goals and direction, please click here.

Waterfall Preparatory Foundation Phase, Grade R to Grade 3, opened in January 2017 and the Intermediate 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 2019 and 2020.

Newly-built, spacious school buildings house 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 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.

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