The aim of United Herzlia Schools is to provide the best possible Judaic, secular and cultural education, to produce pupils who are actively engaged, confident, courageous and resilient global citizens. Based on core Jewish values, we aim to enhance their potential for participation in both Jewish and wider society.
Is to provide a warm and nurturing environment where individuals are empowered with Jewish and secular knowledge, skills and curiosity, enabling them to flourish at school and beyond to become active citizens in their community.
Our matric results, a barometer used by many educational institutions as a sign of excellence, is a small part of the overall picture that is United Herzlia Schools. Jewish Life and Learning is a core pillar and we focus on the values of Menschlichkeit in all aspects of teaching and learning. Our 10 key Middot (values) Respect, Fairness, Humility, Gratitude, Kindness, Integrity, Compassion, Responsibility, Leadership, and Community are integrated and inculcated into every facet of school life. This enables us to create mensches who will be future leaders and successful business and professional people, well equipped to deal with the challenges of the 21st Century.
The Herzlia Triangle is a partnership between the pupils, staff and parents that creates a shared involvement in the success of our school. Our job as teachers is to ensure that our system works for all our children. This is summed up in the words of our sage King Solomon “Educate a Child according to his way”. Herzlia does not have an entrance exam, we are a fully inclusive school enrolling pupils with significant barriers to learning which enables them to reach their personal potential and have a sense of belonging in our wonderful community school.
We take pupils from Chai to Chai – 18 months to 18 years of age in our Pre-primary, Primary, and High Schools. Our campuses are located in Sea Point (Alon Ashel and Weizmann Primary), Constantia (Kerem Pre-Primary) and in the City Bowl – Gan Aviv Pre-Primary, Highlands Primary, and the High School.
Herzlia offers a wide variety of subjects, sporting and extramural programmes. All our campuses have extensive learning support centers. We are constantly reviewing our education offering to ensure that we produce pupils who will take their place in the world as active global citizens.
Herzlia is considered to be the Jewel in the Crown of the Cape Town Jewish Community. More than 7500 alumni have passed through our doors. Over the past eight decades, we have invested in building Jewish Continuity, la dor Va’dor (from generation to generation) through a world-class Jewish and secular education.
You are welcome to visit any of our schools and see for yourself the warm, caring and nurturing environment that is United Herzlia Schools.