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St Martin’s School traces its origins back to the foundation of St Agnes School for the training of domestic helpers in 1908.

A few years later, in 1911, St Peter’s Priory and College were added, offering a boarding-based high school education to the young men of South Africa.

It soon became known as the “Black Eton”, where academic achievements were espoused. The list of early alumni is impressive. The likes of Oliver Tambo, Fikile Bam, Hugh Masekela and many more former learners hold key positions in government and in large international corporations.

The apartheid policies of the National Party put pressure on the school and it was closed in 1956. However, the Anglican Church ensured that education continued in this attractive part of southern Johannesburg. The buildings re-opened for business in 1958 - St Martin’s School was born.

Mission Statement
St Martin’s School offers the best in Christian-based education.

Our purpose is to develop socially mature, family oriented people equipped to interact successfully with their environment.

St Martin’s Senior School is the only co-educational independent boarding facility in southern Johannesburg.

Boarding offers a caring, nurturing environment headed by a senior house master/mistress and assistant staff .
Boarding is offered on both a full and weekly basis. The Boarding House is open throughout the year except during holidays and half-term breaks.
Boys’ boarding is accommodated in Rivett-Carnac with 27 private bedrooms.
Girls’ boarding is accommodated in Crispen House with private and double rooms available.
Cosy, well-appointed boarding facilities, bedrooms, study, recreational and bathroom facilities.
Each Boarding House offers a homely feeling by providing kitchenettes for the use of the boarders.
Full meals are provided three times daily in our school diningroom by our contracted caterers: choices are provided and special dietary needs are catered for.
Snacks are provided at break-time. Coffee, tea, Milo, juice and biscuits are always available in the respective Boarding House kitchenettes.
Comfortable recreation rooms are provided with TV and DVD machines and DSTV is supplied.
Supervised prep sessions are compulsory each day. There is a mentoring system in place and students are supervised on a ratio of 1:5. This ensures continuity and develops a caring relationship between each student and mentor.
State-of-the-art computer facilities are available on the school campus to allow learners to complete homework and research tasks.
A bus service to the local shopping centre is available every Sunday morning so boarders can do their personal shopping and have some leisure time.
The weekend boarding experience is completed by a Sunday Evensong/Bible Study Service: our ethos values the environment in which Christian standards are reflected.




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