St. Cyprian's School, Cape Town

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St Cyprian's School
Latin: Sapientiae timor domini initium
The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom
St Cyprian's School is located in South Africa
St Cyprian's School
St Cyprian's School
Gorge Road, Oranjezicht
Cape Town, Western Cape
South Africa
Coordinates 33°56′30″S 18°25′02″E / 33.94167°S 18.41722°E / -33.94167; 18.41722
Type Private, Boarding
Established 1871
Locale Suburban
Principal Mrs Sue Redelinghuys
Exam board WCED
Grades 000 - 12
Number of students 900 girls
School color(s) Blue, White & Gold

St Cyprian's School is an independent (private) school for girls, in Grades 000 to 12, in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.[1] Full or weekly boarding is available to high school students. It is situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain and has a scenic view. The school is also a member of the G20 Schools Group.


It was founded in 1871 by the Rt Revd Robert Gray (bishop of Cape Town) and has an Anglican foundation. The school practises its Anglican religion by having regular Eucharists, and weekly chapel services. St Cyprian's girls involve themselves in charity work around Cape Town.


St Cyprian's School is a member of the 'Round Square' international community of schools. The school's vision is stated as

We teach not for school but for life; we train not for time, but for eternity.[2]


Its students write the WCED exams. From 2016 the Grade 12s write the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) Examinations.


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