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

Founded in 1997, Somerset College is a young independent, co-educational day and boarding school situated on a beautiful 32-hectare campus in the Cape Winelands of the Western Cape. The College offers schooling from Grade 000 (age 4) to Matric, as well as Cambridge AS and A-levels. Somerset College is a not for profit, section 21 company.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

Set on a magnificent 32 hectare Western Cape winelands campus, Somerset College has gained recognition as one of the top co-educational, non-profit, independent schools in South Africa. Our senior school provides a dynamic learning community for 600 students from Grades 8 to 12, as well as AS and A Levels, and includes the provision of boarding facilities. Somerset College’s educational offering is guided by our Christian ethos, which includes the recognition of other religions and the promotion of cultural diversity.

At Somerset College, we endeavour to offer the fullest education for our students, rich in real learning, diverse opportunity and inspiring possibility. We are proud to champion modern, innovative and relevant education, investing in the mission of equipping our students for the many and varied individual and collective journeys that are to be undertaken in life. Here, every student is encouraged to engage, endeavour and thrive in a values-driven culture of innovation and excellence where, together, we can dynamically lead and build the 21st century.