Herschel girls high school

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About Us

Herschel, founded in 1922, is an independent Anglican School in Cape Town that provides an incomparable learning continuum for girls from Pre-Nursery to Grade 12. We work tirelessly to create an environment in which every girl has the opportunity to thrive and in which she is encouraged to cultivate a passion for life.

Every girl who enters Herschel’s doors will receive the full energies of the people of the school…when she leaves here, she will be fully prepared to take her place in the world and her instinctive actions will be just, considered and courageous. There is a demonstrated commitment to beliefs and values education, and as such the girls are encouraged to develop ethical and moral values, self esteem, self-confidence and a sense of their own worth. In all their undertakings the girls are urged to take risks, to step into uncharted zones and to find the balance between their need for school support and their own ability to face challenges.

At Herschel we instil creativity and flair, enthusiasm and the capacity for independent and critical thinking. The girls are encouraged to take the initiative through a dynamic programme of leadership and community service opportunities.

There is a dynamic and caring school community with a comprehensive pastoral programme established through the house system, tutor system, mentor and peer group systems. The school’s character is built by its people and there is a close-knit atmosphere with ongoing interaction between pupils, staff, parents, the local community and the alumni.

We aim to make every girl feel that she is a happy, valued member and contributor and work relentlessly to always stay true to our school’s credo of "learning to make a difference


Contact Number

Phone: 021 670 7578



21 Herschel Road