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  • Boarding School
  • Co-ed
  • High School
  • Primary School

Harriston was founded in Harrismith in 1997 by a group of parents who wanted their children to be educated in English, at an independent school and in the town. Read about the vision and ethos of the school, our core values of mutual respect, tolerance and discipline, as well as the meaning behind our emblem of the cosmos flower.

The School strives for excellence and aims to produce a well-rounded individual who is competent and confident, is empathetic and will go out into the world and make a difference. As Harriston is a small school, pupils have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities and Sporting codes and this, together with the individual attention afforded by our highly competent teachers produces exceptional young adults who thrive at university and become productive citizens. The smallness of the school also ensures that children will receive individual attention where needed and so our motto “talent in every child” becomes a reality. Each child is celebrated for the unique individual that they are.