Boarding School

Calling Somerset College home

Boarding at Somerset College is a fundamental part of our thriving campus and school spirit. This is where students experience an even deeper sense of presence and involvement, through the combination of mutual respect, camaraderie and tradition. Those who are part of the collective “Helderberg” boarding houses are proud to call Somerset College “home”.

Boarding at Somerset College is a fundamental part of our thriving campus and school spirit. This is where students experience an even deeper sense of presence and involvement, through the combination of mutual respect, camaraderie and tradition. Those who are part of the collective “Helderberg” boarding houses are proud to call Somerset College “home”.

Here, students live their boarding experience to the full. Being surrounded by peers and mentors gives them a good balance of working hard and having fun, all the while enhancing social and emotional intelligence, developing self-reliance, and creating confident personal organization.

Somerset College boarders are encouraged to commit to, and develop, respectful, meaningful and mentoring relationships in order to live out a culture of care for those around them. Whether it be as simple as demonstrating good manners or clearing up together after meal times, Somerset College’s boarding is characterised by enthusiastic unity and dynamic tradition, where living among so many different individuals means being part of a unique family.

We offer two boarding houses: Founders’ House for girls and Vineyard House for boys, with each house enjoying the dedicated service of their own boarding parents, who, as the Heads of Boarding, develop and supervise a positive sense of community within the houses.

A comprehensive and qualified support staff, including an in-house nursing sister, learning support tutors and resident boarding assistants, along with the convenience of a full catering and laundry service, further ensures a well-structured and supervised boarding “home” where our students have the focused independence and nurturing resources to excel in their education.

For further information and any admission queries about joining the boarding houses and making Somerset College your home, please contact:

admissions@somcol.co.za