Herzlia is a Jewish community school for all the children of the Cape Town Jewish community. Having consistently attained a 100 % pass rate, it is a leader in education in the Western Cape and is one of the top feeder schools to UCT.
At Herzlia we recognise that “education” means the development of the whole child emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually. We design our curriculum to include all these things and are constantly reflecting on how these aspects work apart and together to fulfil our mandate. Our educational foundation rests on three pillars: Jewish Education, Learning Support and Community. The overriding aim at Herzlia is to provide an excellent standard of academic education to all learners in such a way that every child has the opportunity to achieve his/her full potential. The educational curriculum covers four main spheres: academic, arts and culture, sport and Jewish life and learning.
United Herzlia Schools accommodates children from 18 months of age to Matric and is comprised of:
- Herzlia High (Grade 10 – 12)
- Herzlia Middle School (Grade 7 – 9)
- Three primary schools: Herzlia Constantia, Herzlia Highlands (Vredehoek) and Herzlia Weizmann (Sea Point)
- Four pre-primary schools: Herzlia Alon Ashel (Sea Point), Herzlia Kerem (Constantia), Herzlia Dafna (Milnerton) and Herzlia Gan Aviv (Vredehoek)
- Herzlia Sarah Bloch is a daycare centre for children age 18 months to 4 years
Herzlia High takes pride in an innovative vocational programme for pupils who will not write Matric. In this regard we are the trailblazers in this province.
Herzlia’s mission is to provide an educational ‘home’ for Jewish children, irrespective of Jewish religious affiliation, irrespective of any special needs these children might have and irrespective of their parents’ financial status. We are happy to welcome non-Jewish children from any religious denomination, colour or creed. The school is dedicated to the development of the whole child and therefore offers a plethora of opportunities beyond the classroom.