St Georges College

St Georges College

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St Georges College History & Background

St George’s College is a private Jesuit boys high school in Harare. The school has both day and boarding students. It is also the oldest boy’s school in Zimbabwe

The college mainly gets students from its prep school called Hartmann House.

St George’s College is part of the worldwide family of schools run by the Society of Jesus. With them, it shares a common vision and philosophy derived from the writings of the founder of the Jesuits, who was St Ignatius of Loyola.

The College tries to provide each boy with the facilities to attain the highest standard possible for him in all areas of life, including religious, academic, sporting and cultural. The objective is to help the pupil achieve personal excellence in as many different areas as possible.

St Georges College recently made headlines when one of its students built a chatbot to disseminate free learning resources via WhatsApp.

In sports, the school competes against Prince Edward School, St. John’s College, Peterhouse, Allan Wilson Boys High, Oriel Boys’ High, Churchill Boys High and Cranborne High.

The school is also an ICDL centre.

St Georges College Pass Rate

St Georges College exclusively provides Cambridge High School Syllabus. As such it cannot be compared to the top ten high schools in Zimbabwe as the other schools offer the Zimsec syllabus.

The school does very well in international exams. In 2019 the school attained the following results: AS Level: 95%
A2 Level: 98%
IGCSE Level: 84%

St Georges College Pass Rate

The school was placed fifth in the top 100 list of best secondary schools in Africa according to the African Economist Magazine.

St Georges College Application Process

Applying For A Form One Place At St Georges College

St Georges College is a Roman Catholic school but it accepts children of any religion.

You will need to download an application form and prospectus during your son’s Grade 6 year. Fill in and return the Application Form together with

  • a copy of your child’s birth certificate,
  • a copy of your son’s baptism certificate (Roman Catholics Only),
  • Application fee email accounts@stgeorges.co.zw to get the current application fee.

You will receive a form (FORM A) in early May from ST GEORGE’S COLLEGE asking you to confirm if your child is writing the entrance examination at the college. You need to return this form to ST GEORGE’S COLLEGE at the beginning of June.

Your son will sit the Entrance Examination at St Georges College on the first Saturday in July. The exam has a Mathematics and English paper.

You will need to collect an acceptance or regret letter from the Registrar at ST GEORGE’S COLLEGE approximately two weeks after sitting the Examination.

If accepted you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit at the school to confirm acceptance of your place before the end of August. 

All that is left is for you to collect your son’s Handbook and 1st term’s invoice before the end of Term 3 of his Grade 7 year. 

If you have further questions you can also email registrar@stgeorges.co.zw

Applications for Places Above Form1 at St Georges College

Such applications are made by filling in a Wait List Form, obtainable from Hartmann House for Grades 5 to 7, and from the College for Forms II to Lower VI. (The College does not ordinarily take new boys into Form IV.)

Entry to Lower 6th or Form five at St Georges College, however, depends on the applicant’s performance in his IGCSE (formerly O) Level Examinations, and there are usually some places available for boys who have written these examinations elsewhere and have achieved good grades.

In addition, every Lower VI student is required to participate in the Service Projects’ programme (community service), while awaiting his IGCSE results in early January.  This programme of participation will be available to pupils later in the academic year, once an application has been furnished and is being considered by the Headmaster.

For more information please contact Daniele Zanin on registrar@stgeorges.co.zw

St Georges College Fees

This is a top-end school and as such it has higher than average school fees for a secondary school in Zimbabwe.

For first-term 2020 St George’s College was charging ZWL 24 000 or US$1 500 for fees and ZWL 20 000 or US$1 250 per child per term.

For the current school fees structure at St Georges College, please email either: accounts@stgeorges.co.zw registrar@stgeorges.co.zw

Facilities at St Georges College

The school has state of the art facilities including a computer centre, library, swimming pool and the recently refurbished classrooms.

St Georges College Motto

The school motto is Ex Fide Fiducia, a Latin phrase meaning “From Faith Comes Confidence”. 

St Georges College Leadership

The head of the school is Mr John Farrelly and you can email him at headmaster@stgeorges.co.zw. The deputy head is Mr Massah Phiri

St Georges College Contact Details

Telephone Numbers

+263 772 020 314, +263 (242) 792709, +263 (242) 796567, +263 (242) 702849, 086 770 21517

See the school Facebook Page

Website: https://www.stgeorges.co.zw/

Physical Address

3 Borrowdale Road
Borrowdale
Harare
Zimbabwe

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