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The Most Expensive Schools In South Africa, See How Much Parents Are Spending On School Fees

Have you ever wondered what was the highest price a parent could ever pay at a South African school. If your answer is yes, then today you are in luck as I will show you the most expensive schools in South Africa. However one has to ask themselves what makes the school fees expensive if the education is the same just as a school that is located in the rural areas. If you have the answer to this question, be sure to leave it in the comments.

I never went to a fancy school, it wasn't a government school but it was rather a private school. It's not what you think it is. Many people who hear private school think of this huge and fancy school, but that's not always the case. If you have been to Johannesburg CBD, then you know what I'm talking about, I'm referring to those so called private schools. The school fees I paid at my school is child's play compared to the schools you are about to see. I used to pay R350 for my school fees, because my mother worked there, so the general school fees was R500. So paying R350 and getting 5 distinctions isn't that bad.

I'll be looking into 3 schools, however I'll leave a list that shows more schools.

1. Kearsney College

The first school, which is also the most expensive school in South Africa, is Kearsney College. This school is a boarding school for boys and it's located in Botha's Hill in KwaZulu-Natal. Parents pay R199 320, which means per month they are likely to pay R16 610. That's sure a lot of money. You might be thinking that the price is high because it's a boarding school, but no that isn't the case. Those who board at the school don't pay R199 320, but rather pay R259 000. Do you know that the older wine, whisky or cheese gets, the more expensive they become? Well this saying definitely applies to this school. It was established in 1921, meaning it's 100 years old, so the price is understandable for a school this historic. If given the opportunity, would you take your son there? Be sure to leave your answers in the comments.

2. St. John's College

The second most expensive school in South Africa is St. John's College, yet another boys school on the list. It is located in Houghton, Johannesburg. It is also considered to be a Christian school. The school fees for the whole year is R172 185 meaning per month it would cost around R14 348. This school is also historic as it was founded in in 1898, making it 123 years old. Honestly if I could go back in time, I would tell my ancestors to start a school so that the family can reap the benefits of having an old school that's still standing.

3. Roedean Senior School

The third most expensive school in South Africa is Roedean Senior School, and this time it's a girls school. It's located in Parktown, Johannesburg. It is also a boarding school, and it accommodates learners from grade 0 to grade 12. I salute the parents who remain loyal to this school from grade 0 to grade 12, not that the primary learners pay the same fees as high school learners. Parents pay R167 814 a year which would cost R13 984 per month. These school fees payments per month are high enough that some people wish they were earning that same amount of money. The school was founded in 1903, making it 118 years old.

These are the top 3 most expensive schools in South Africa. However I'll leave a list down below of 5 more expensive schools in South Africa.

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