The aim of United Herzlia Schools is to provide the best possible Judaic, secular and cultural education, in a warm and nurturing environment, to produce pupils who are empowered, 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.
WELCOME TO HERZLIA
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. In the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, Herzlia was placed No.1 in South Africa for “most distinctions per candidate” (independently measured by www.gradesmatch.co.za.)
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 into every facet of school life, whether it be through the Academic, Sport or Arts & Culture programmes or through the key pillar of Jewish Life and Learning.
Located in the beautiful City of Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain, Herzlia actively seeks connection with Israel and the rest of the world through its Jewish Identity and through Innovation. Online teaching, Esport, trips to Israel and collaboration with schools and communities worldwide, forms an integral part of who we are and who we are trying to become.
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 Pre-school and Weizmann Primary), Constantia (Kerem Pre-school) and in the City Bowl – Gan Aviv Pre-school, Highlands Primary, and Herzlia High School.
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.