St. George's Grammar School (Cape Town)

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St. George's Grammar School
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St. George's Grammar School is located in South Africa
St. George's Grammar School
St. George's Grammar School
Richmond Road
Mowbray, 7700
South Africa
Coordinates 33°56′47″S 18°28′50″E / 33.94639°S 18.48056°E / -33.94639; 18.48056
School type Independent
Motto Virtute et Valore
(By virtue and valour)
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Denomination Anglican
Patron saint(s) St. George
Founded 11 April 1848
Founder Bishop Robert Gray
School district Metro Central
Oversight Anglican Diocese of Cape Town
Headmaster Julian Cameron
Staff 52
Grades Grade R to Grade 12
Number of students 521[1]
Average class size 25
Education system NSC
Medium of language English
Campus type Suburban
Houses Tugman, Pinchin & Shaw
School colour(s) Black and gold
Accreditation WCED
Affiliation Anglican Diocese, ISASA

St. George's Grammar School is a private co-educational day school located in Mowbray, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It was historically the cathedral school attached to St. George's Cathedral, having been founded in 1848 by Robert Gray, the first Anglican Bishop of Cape Town.[2] St. George's claims to be the oldest independent school in South Africa.

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  1. ^ "St. George's Grammar School". Education Management Information System. Western Cape Education Department. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Coyne, Patrick (1997). Cross of Gold: the story of St George's Grammar School. Kenilworth, Cape Town: Ampersand Press. ISBN 1-919760-01-6. 

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