Highbury Preparatory School
|Highbury Preparatory School|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Christian (interdenominational)|
|Acting Head||Belinda Willows|
|Head of Senior Primary||David Burns|
|Grades||0000 - 7|
|Number of students||590 boys|
|School color(s)||Navy blue|
|School fees||R 53 088 p.a. (tuition only)|
Highbury was founded in 1903 by Sibella Douglas McMillan. It was named after Highbury House School in England, which was established by Sibella McMillan's father, the Rev Charles Duff, in 1865. The school is located on the outskirts of the suburb of Hillcrest, overlooking the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Highbury has a non-denominational Christian ethos.
A student population of about 550 boys attend Highbury on its 11 hectare estate.
- Dale Benkenstein (cricketer)
- Paul Maritz (former Microsoft executive; VMware CEO)
- Mike Melvill (test pilot)
- Mike Procter (cricketer)
- Bobby Skinstad (rugby player)
- Clifford Chandler (Harvard Business School graduate)
Highbury accepts day pupils up to grade 7. It has a pupil-teacher ratio of 13:1.
Richard Stanley who succeeded Mr Clarence in 1994, was followed by the current headmaster, Brendan Carroll in January 2015.
Highbury, has a co-educational pre-primary school called the Weavers' Nest at Highbury. From 2017 boys and girls who are 2 turning 3 will enrol in the first grade 0000 class.