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St Stithians College

Inspiring Excellence 
 Making a world of difference
St Stithians College St Stithians College
Inspiring Excellence 
 Making a world of difference
Mrs Celeste Gilardi

Rector's message

Welcome ‘One and All’ to our website. St Stithians College is a proudly South African School offering a unique educational model, and a beautiful eco-friendly campus of 105 hectares. It is my privilege to lead this College of seven schools, comprising day students, boarders and online learners.

We embrace our Methodist ethos and are guided by a values framework richly engrained in this identity. Our Saints Honour code, ’Honour God, Honour Others and Honour Self’, is a daily reminder of our lived-out values. 

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Statement of Intent and Purpose



St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded in 1953 as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity. Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, a co-educational junior primary school and an international online high school. We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School near Modimolle, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our campus.

St Stithians College Motto:
One and All

Statement of Strategic Intent:
Inspiring Excellence. Making a World of Difference

Statement of Purpose 
St Stithians College gives life to the words "happy fulfilment" inscribed on our foundation stone. 

As a College of eight schools, we strive to:

  • Educate individuals to be lifelong learners who participate, lead and serve
  • Live out a Methodist ethos, providing diverse opportunities for our students and staff to honour God, honour others and honour self; to know oneself, to be oneself, and to contribute as African and global citizens
  • Combine tradition with innovation, and academic ambition with holistic education as distinguishing features of the St Stithians journey
  • Promote personal growth and lives of significance for our staff and students in a College of welcome and wonder
  • Optimise educational and institutional synergies through our schools collaborating with each other
  • Create a community of belonging among our students, staff, parents and alumni
  • Provide facilities that enhance our educational mission, while developing our campus as a place of natural beauty, promoting environmental awareness and action
  • Manage our educational enterprise effectively and efficiently, according to sound and accountable corporate governance policies

St Stithians College is committed to the positive transformation and development of South African society. We seek to embrace ubuntu, to be One and All.