Maris Stella School

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Maris Stella School is a private Roman Catholic day school for girls from four to eighteen years old (grades 0-12 or pre-primary, primary and secondary phases), located on the Berea in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

It was founded on May 22, 1899 by the Holy Family Sisters as a boarding school. It declared a non-racial policy in 1974. It has c. 830 pupils.[1] The principal is Joan Schmidt.

The name of the school, Maris Stella, is Latin, and means Star of the sea. The school motto is Suspice confide, which is Latin, and means Look up and trust.

The school's official newsletter is called The Star.


  1. ^ ISASA school profile Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved August 24, 2007

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