Herzlia At A Glance


  • over 2000 pupils, constituting 80% of Jewish children in the Western Cape
  • 10 campuses from pre-school to high school spread throughout Cape Town
  • over 400 teachers and support staff and an average pupil to teacher ratio of 10:1
  • a community school with an open enrolment policy, meaning no Jewish child is ever turned away for financial or academic reasons
  • a national leader in the provision of Inclusive Education facilities, internationally recognised for its ground breaking work in this field
  • an option of a non-academic, vocational matric, considered one of the best in the country
  • regularly ranked in the top 10 schools in the province
  • 90% of graduates qualify for the country’s top universities, one of the top feeder schools for the University of Cape Town
  • top quality Jewish and Hebrew studies following a traditional Orthodox perspective
  • intensely Zionistic, instilling a love of and commitment to Israel
  • an educational philosophy focused on four pillars: Jewish Life & Learning, Academics, Sports, and Arts & Culture
  • a well-regarded learnership program for new teachers
  • exemplary governance and financial management
  • a proudly South African institution contributing to nation building with a scholarship program for  previously disadvantaged pupils
  • technology effectively used in  teaching and learning to ensure graduates have the necessary skills to compete in our modern world
  • illustrious alumni include: a Chief Rabbi, numerous Rhodes scholars, High Court judges and leaders of industry and community worldwide
  • 76 years old, 6584 Alumni around the world in over 45 countries