St. Martin's School (Rosettenville)

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Saint Martin's School
St martin's Badge
I do not shirk work
Rosettenville, Gauteng, South Africa
Type Private
Established 1908
Locale Suburban
Headmaster Mr JB Welsh
Grades 000 - 12
School color(s) Blue and Grey
Fees R 109 260 p.a. (boarding)
R 67 335 p.a. (tuition)

St. Martin's School is a private, co-educational school located in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa.


St Martin’s School traces its origins back to the foundation of St. Agnes School for the training of domestic helpers in 1908. A few years later in 1911, St Peter’s Priory and College were added, offering a boarding-based high school education to the young men who came from all over South Africa.

It soon became known as the Black Eton where academic achievements were espoused. The list of the early alumni is impressive[citation needed] and many of its former students hold key positions in government and in large international corporations.

The apartheid policies of the National Party regime put pressure on the school and it was closed in 1956. However, the Anglican Church ensured that education continued and it reopened in 1958 as St. Martin's School.

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