Chesterhouse College forms the high school period of children enrolled at Chesterhouse School. Many of the pupils enrolled at the College have come through from the Junior School once they have completed Grade 7. Many children also enrol at the high school from other primary schools and do equally well with both the academics and the extra mural activities offered by the College: the competitive sports programme, the cultural offerings of choirs, musical instruments coaching, drama and theatrical productions, the leadership programme, the outreach programme and the overall exemplary holistic offerings at the school.
It is the core belief, essence and resultant ethos of Chesterhouse College that has seen the successful implementation of many of the different factors that offer our children this global, enriching and holistic education.
Chesterhouse School and the College have two essential offerings that are key to all that we do. The British Junior School curriculum follows on in the high school with the Cambridge International curriculum and the Cambridge International Examinations. Much has been said about quality education since the birth of the South Africa of today and when we had to measure how we can best educate our children in this country and prepare them for the global village that has become our modern world we knew without doubt that we had to source the very best international curriculum. The Cambridge curriculum assures our educators that with its well moderated standards, well resourced and reputable international materials and the maintaining of a high standard of education, we equip our children adequately and with confidence for tertiary education and the world of the working person. A good work ethic, a mind that is able to critically analyse content and have a creative, workable solution are key factors that education must provide a young person. The Cambridge curriculum is such and key to the success of our children.
A good academic programme cannot succeed without a sound pastoral care programme that individualises each pupil in the College. As a pioneering school, we are not tied down by what can become tedious and outdated traditions, and we can therefore continuously improve our offerings and ensure that we remain abreast of how modern children think and feel. We believe in the core Christian values of respect for others, good manners and a strong sense of caring for those around us both within and outside of our communities. A well rounded sense of personal responsibility and discipline is core in our pastoral care and thus we ensure that our pupils are treated with care while working hard at their academics, on the sports field or in the many cultural activities that they are involved in.
As one walks through Chesterhouse, the sense of diversity is obvious to all within the school grounds ensuring that we are indeed a working model of the South Africa of today.
We welcome your visit to our school grounds, see our children in action and meet our teachers who give much in ensuring all that our pupils deserve.