All fees are billed and 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.

Extras are to be paid within 30 days of the date of statement. A debit order instruction form and further information about this facility shall be sent to all parents at the start of the fourth term.

2018 Day Scholar Fees Per Pupil

Grade Fee Sundry Levy* Development Levy Total Fees
RR R29 550 R0 R2 500 R32 050
R R35 175 R0 R2 500 R37 675
1 – 2 R52 820 R5 850 R3 000 R61 670
3 R62 840 R5 850 R3 000 R71 690
4 R68 920 R5 850 R3 000 R77 770
5 – 6 R75 730 R5 850 R3 000 R84 580
7 R85 960 R7 165 R3 000 R96 125
8 – 12 R94 380 R7 165 R3 000 R104 545

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

2018 Boarder Fees Per Pupil

Grade Fee Boarding Fee Sundry Levy* Development Levy Total Fees
4 R68 920 R78 020 R5 850 R3 000 R155 790
5 – 6 R75 730 R78 020 R5 850 R3 000 R162 600
7 R85 960 R78 020 R7 165 R3 000 R174 145
8 – 12 R94 380 R84 095 R7 165 R3 000 R188 640

* Sundry Levy includes: textbooks, workbooks, a R550 printing levy, compulsory school and sport outings (including transport), awards, compulsory scholar accident insurance and a reasonable percentage of academic tour costs.

  • Extra-mural activities such as private music lessons, private coaching, dancing, horse-riding and extra English and Afrikaans lessons
  • Class and Sports photographs
  • Printing / photocopying costs over and above the printing allowance
  • Purchases from school shop
  • 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: R100 per term
  • Club charges
  • Doctor visits / medication
  • Matric Dance/ Formal Dinners
  • uHambo (Grade 9 only)
  • Matric IEB Senior Certificate exam cost (Grade 12 only): R6 100

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 financial assistance.

Parents who pay the annual fees in full via EFT before the beginning of the calendar year 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 reflect on your account statement in the month they are received. Discounts will only reflect on your account statement in the New Year.

Parents are charged R100 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.

An annual fee of R 1 500 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, and shall be waived if parents take advantage of the early settlement discount and pay for the full year in advance.

Rigid Exchange Control regulations promulgated in 2004 necessitate the payment of a non-resident’s refundable deposit equal to one term’s tuition and boarding fees for the current year. Any non-resident who does not comply with this condition will be levied a fee of R350 per month until the account complies with law. 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 R800 per term or R23 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.


uHambo is a very successful three-week leadership experience in the Drakensberg and surrounding area for Grade 9 pupils at St John’s D.S.G. The 2018 cost for this is R6 000 for day scholars, and R5 500 for boarders, and is added to fees and payable over TEN months from January to October.

Grade RR – Grade 8: A non-refundable fee of R600 should accompany the application form. Grade 9 – Grade 11: Following the submission of an application, a non-refundable fee of R600 shall be requested if the prospective pupil is invited to write the entrance exam.

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:

Grade RR – Grade 7: a fee of R3 500 is payable for Day Scholars and a fee of R5 500 for Boarders. Grade 8 – Grade 12: a fee equal to one month’s tuition is payable for Day Scholars (2018: R9 438) and a fee equal to one month’s tuition and boarding (2018: R17 848) is payable for Boarders. This amount is non-refundable and not set off against fees.

Please note that the Enrolment Fee will increase as of  1 January 2019 to sit in line with the 2019 School Fee increase.

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