All fees (with the exception of Matric pupils) are payable by debit order monthly in arrears over TEN months from January to October. Those not able to pay by debit order are required to pay their fees monthly in advance. For Grade 12 parents, please note the change in policy that fees for Grade 12 pupils will be raised in EIGHT monthly instalments, payable by the last working day of the month from January to August.

Extras are to be paid within 30 days of the date of statement. Payment of fees must be made in accordance with specific terms laid down in the Contract of Enrolment. A debit order instruction form and further information about this facility shall be sent to all parents at the start of the fourth term.

2020 Day Scholar Fees Per Pupil

GradeFeeSundry Levy*Development LevyTotal Fees
RRR33 675R3 000R4 000R40 675
RR40 084R3 000R4 000R47 084
1 – 2R60 191R6 480R4 000R70 671
3R71 610R6 480R4 000R82 090
4R78 538R6 480R4 000R89 018
5 – 6R86 298R6 480R4 000R96 778
7R97 956R7 937R4 000R109 893
8 – 12R107 552R7 937R4 000R119 489

Please Note: Aftercare is available in the Junior School, at no charge, daily during the term until 17h00 (thereafter R50/15 minutes).

2020 Boarder Fees Per Pupil

GradeTuition FeeBoarding FeeSundry Levy*Development LevyTotal Fees
7R97 956R97 454R7 937R4 000R207 347
8 – 12R107 552R97 454R7 937R4 000R216 943

* Sundry Levy includes the use of textbooks, a R600 printing levy, compulsory school and sport transport, after school care and limited stationery in the Junior School, laboratory costs, library usage, awards, compulsory scholar accident insurance, the school magazine and 50% of academic tour costs.

  • Extra-mural activities such as private music lessons, private coaching, dancing, horse-riding and extra English and Afrikaans lessons
  • Individual and group remedial support in the Junior School
  • Class and Sports photographs
  • Printing / photocopying costs over and above the printing allowance
  • Purchases from the school shop, Uniformity
  • Special clothing with regard to team selection
  • Non-academic tour costs and balance of academic tour costs not covered by the sundry levy
  • Parents’ Association levy: R150 per term
  • IEB accommodations
  • Club charges
  • Doctor visits / medication
  • Private transport for boarders
  • Matric Dance/ Formal Dinners
  • uHambo (Grade 9 only)
  • Matric IEB Senior Certificate exam cost (Grade 12 only): R7 115

Where two or more sisters attend the school at the same time, there is a rebate of 10% of the tuition fee for the second and any subsequent sister, provided that these children do not receive any other form of fee discount or financial assistance.

Parents who pay the annual fees in full via EFT before 31 December, 2019 will be entitled to a 4.5% early settlement discount on tuition fees, boarding fees and the sundry levy.

Please note that this discount will not apply in full to settlements by credit card as the additional bank charges incurred will be deducted from the discounted amount. For more information about these charges please email finance@stjohnsdsg.com. Cheques and forex payments take longer to clear, therefore please provide for a delay of five working days to avoid disappointment as cut-off dates will be strictly adhered to. Payments made in advance will only reflect on your January 2020 account statement.

Parents are charged R150 per family per term, with a termly draw held at a P.A. social event. Should you not wish to participate, please email  finance@stjohnsdsg.com by no later than 31 January, 2020 otherwise you will only be removed with effect from the following term.

An annual fee of R2 500 per pupil is payable in January of each year by all pupils residing outside South Africa’s borders. This fee is to cover additional administration costs associated with the payment of their fees.

The school requires all non-residents to pay a refundable deposit equal to one term’s tuition and boarding fees for the current year. This deposit must be paid in advance to the school before a pupil who is resident of a country outside of the borders of South Africa may be admitted to the school and does not apply to parents who take advantage of the early settlement discount and pay for the full year in advance. This is refundable on your daughter’s completion of her Matric year.

The school provides transport for regular users every school day to and from Athlone, Hilton and Howick, and weekly from Nottingham Road, Winston Park and Westville (Monday morning and Friday afternoon). Click here to view our Transport page for more information or email finance@stjohnsdsg.com. Terms and conditions apply.

Lunch is available for day scholars at R950 per term or R25 per meal.

All extra-curricular activities (except for private school music lessons) are charged by the teacher or establishment concerned. Please contact finance@stjohnsdsg.com for more information.

A full term’s notice, in writing, or one term’s fees in lieu of notice, is required before withdrawal of a pupil from school / boarding, or participation in private music or extra subjects, failing which a full term’s charges will become payable in lieu of such notice. Please note: we do not allow Matric boarders to give notice for the final term of Grade 12.

From 2020, we shall be charging a nominal rate for remedial support in the Junior School as follows:

  • R150 per session (individual remedial support)
  • R120 per session (paired remedial support)

There will be a capped cost of R600 per month for remedial support, should intensive remedial support be required.

Our music charges for private music lessons for 2020 are as follows:

30 Minute lessons

  • Cost per lesson: R197
  • Cost per term: R1 478

45 Minute lessons

  • Cost per lesson: R296
  • Cost per term: R2 220

60 Minute lessons

  • Cost per lesson: R393
  • Cost per term: R2 948

From 2020, music staff not employed by the school shall invoice parents directly and shall be responsible for the administration of the accounts. Parents will only be billed by the school where their daughter’s music teacher is employed by the school.

For security reasons we do not accept cash payments at the school. Parents are asked to please deposit cash amounts directly into the school’s bank account. Our banking details are as follows:

  • Bank: First National Bank
  • Account name: The St John’s High School Trust
  • Account number: 5093 3426 279
  • Branch: Midlands Mall
  • Branch code: 257 355

Parents are requested to ensure that their children are members of a medical aid scheme and provide the school with their medical aid details at the start of each year. Parents are requested to ensure that all their children’s possessions are insured under their own personal insurance policies. The school will not be held liable for theft/loss of pupils’ possessions from school.


uHambo is a very successful three-week leadership experience in the Drakensberg and surrounding areas for Grade 9 pupils at St John’s D.S.G. The 2020 cost for this is R7 000 for day scholars, and R6 500 for boarders, and is added to fees and payable over TEN months from January to October.

Grade RR – Grade 11: A non-refundable fee of R600 is payable on submission of the application form.

On receipt of the Application for Admission Form, an interview with the Principal and an entrance test/assessment will be conducted, after which the pupil may be offered a place at St John’s D.S.G. In confirmation of acceptance of the place offered, the following enrolment fees are payable (effective 1 January 2020):

Grade RR – Grade 7: a fee of R4 000 is payable for Day Scholars. Grade 8 – Grade 12: a fee equal to one month’s tuition is payable for Day Scholars (2020: R10 755) and a fee equal to one month’s tuition and boarding (2020: R20 500) is payable for Boarders. This amount is payable of return of the Contract of Enrolment, to secure your daughter’s place at the school, and is non-refundable.

The Board of Governors reserves the right to increase fees with prior notice.