"Well-established reputation for educational excellence"

Durban Girls’ College is recognised as a leading South African Independent School with a well-established reputation for educational excellence. At DGC, we aim to instil a lifelong love of learning through a holistic approach to education that looks beyond the achievement of academic excellence to the development of character, courage, curiosity and compassion.

Assistance and Extension

In addition to the standard subject options, we offer both academic assistance and extension through the Academic Support programme as well as Advanced Programme Mathematics and English.

Junior Primary

In the Junior Primary, girls experience a rich, real and relevant academic programme. Small classes create a nurturing environment that fosters academic growth and confidence. The girls of this phase are stimulated through the teaching of skills and the imaginative stretch of playtime.

Senior Primary and High School

In the Senior Primary and High School, girls successively build their abilities to solve, understand and reason intellectually. Our teachers use CAPS documents and IEB guidelines. We are proud to have achieved a 100% pass rate in the IEB National Senior Certificate Examinations for the past 20 years.

IEB Participation

All Grade 12 girls write the IEB examinations, which incorporate the application and analysis of knowledge acquired both in the classroom and by individual research. Many of our High School staff members are regularly appointed to mark the IEB examinations, with some of them being senior markers or subject moderators.