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Set on a magnificent 32 hectare Western Cape winelands campus, Somerset College has gained recognition as one of the top co-educational, non-profit, independent schools in South Africa. Our senior school provides a dynamic learning community for 600 students from Grades 8 to 12, as well as AS and A Levels, and includes the provision of boarding facilities. Somerset College’s educational offering is guided by our Christian ethos, which includes the recognition of other religions and the promotion of cultural diversity.


At Somerset College, we aim to empower our students to become critical and creative thinkers; the solution-seekers in a rapidly changing world. Our commitment to a relevant and future-focused education finds expression not only in the academic excellence of both the Independent Examinations Board and the Cambridge AS and A level curriculums, but also in our innovative project-based ESTEAM programme (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). This strategic development of critical 21st century skills is enabled by committed staff and cutting-edge technology so that our students may thrive in a global and multidisciplinary future.

The strongest asset at the school is the quality of those who work and study there. In all that we do, we seek to live our values of dignity, aspiration, creativity and contribution.




Our teaching and learning environment is further enhanced through our competitive sports offering, a trend-setting outdoor education programme, art and music departments that foster creative talents and personal voices, as well as outreach and leadership programmes that provide students with a host of opportunities to develop personal growth and impactful leadership.

Somerset College also offers a wide array of extension opportunities through diverse clubs, local and overseas sports, cultural and academic tours, provincial, national and international competitions, current affairs and expert speakers, and a challenging personal development programme. This is all supported by a dedicated pastoral system, consisting of tutors, Grade Heads and our Student Development Unit, which ensures that students are known and valued as individuals with unique potential, who are a dynamic part of growing our future together.

We are able to achieve to the top of our ability, representing ourselves, or even our country on so many levels. It is something world-class and I take pride in being part of Somerset College. - Somerset College Student

At Somerset College, we endeavour to offer the fullest education for our students, rich in real learning, diverse opportunity and inspiring possibility. We are proud to champion modern, innovative and relevant education, investing in the mission of equipping our students for the many and varied individual and collective journeys that are to be undertaken in life. Here, every student is encouraged to engage, endeavour and thrive in a values-driven culture of innovation and excellence where, together, we can dynamically lead and build the 21st century.

For further information and any admission queries about joining Somerset College and our exceptional educational journey, please contact admissions@somcol.co.za  

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