Diocesan School for Girls, Grahamstown

The Diocesan School for Girls or DSG is a private boarding school for girls, situated in Makhanda (Grahamstown) in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is one of the most expensive private girls' schools in South Africa.[1]

Diocesan School for Girls
16 Worcester Street


TypePrivate & Boarding
MottoEn Avant
Religious affiliation(s)Christianity
Established1874; 149 years ago (1874)
Sister schoolSt. Andrew's College, Grahamstown
HeadmasterJannie de Villiers
Exam boardIEB
Staff100 full-time
Age10 to 18
Number of students520 girls
Schedule07:45 - 14:50
Colour(s)  Green
2016 FeesR 115 440.00 to R 187 260.00 p.a.(boarding)
R 51 210.00 to R 93 800.00 p.a. (tuition)

Associated schools edit

DSG shares close ties with other schools in Grahamstown: St. Andrew's College, a high school for boys and St. Andrew's Preparatory School, a co-educational primary school. Most girls enter the school in grade 4, coming from St. Andrew's Preparatory School. There are about 120 girls from grade 4 to grade 7 (the primary school phase) and 400 from grade 8 to grade 12 (the high school phase.) From grade 10 all the academic classes are shared with St. Andrew's College and are thus co-instructional. The DR Wynne Music School,[2] and a design and technology centre are shared with St. Andrew's College.

Notable alumnae edit

  • Mary Rae Knowling, medical doctor, Anglican and philanthropist who boarding house, "Knowling" is named after
  • Cecily Norden, author, senior horse judge, champion rider and exhibitor and stud breeder
  • Josie Wood, educator, co-founder of the South African Library for the Blind and the South African National Council for the Blind

See more edit

  • List of Boarding Schools

Further reading edit

  • Evergreen: The History of the Diocesan School for Girls, Grahamstown 1874–1999 by Harry Birrell

References edit

  • Lemon, Anthony (2004). "Redressing School Inequalities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa". Journal of Southern African Studies. 30 (2): 269–290. doi:10.1080/0305707042000215392. ISSN 0305-7070.
  1. ^ Matthew Savides; Taschica Pillay; Reitumetse Pitso; Jerome Cornelius (30 October 2014). "Wealthy South Africans spend big to get their kids the best education". Times LIVE. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Recital for piano, soprano and cello". Grocotts.co.za. 5 September 2016. Archived from the original on 17 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017.

External links edit

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