Established In 2000

St Barnabas is a small co-educational independent high school set in a non-traditional learning environment. Our small classes allow individual learner attention, focus and encouragement.

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2024 Applications Still Available

100% Matric Pass Rate – 2022 & 2023                

Umlazi District  Top Achievers 2022

We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career. We help them succeed in their career—to discover a field they’re passionate about and dare to lead it.

St Barnabas School

A non-traditional approach to traditional schooling

Learners at St Barnabas, while not put under unnecessary pressure, as happens in some schools, meet the same academic standards of all good schools. 

All learners work towards meeting the requirements of the National Senior Certificate.  We comply with Umalusi Accreditation standards and currently have full accreditation. 

We focus on individual academic achievement and personal goals. Children function better in small groups where there is less distraction and they feel at ease asking questions and participating in a relaxed but controlled environment.

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Why Choose St Barnabas?

We, like St Barnabas, believe in the power of encouragement.

A small school, doing the full national curriculum, where all learners including those who do not enjoy mainstream schools, can thrive.

A place where no student falls through the cracks.

Small classes. Individual attention.

We are a proven, successful alternative to traditional education.

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I have seen much improvement in both my children’s academics since they’ve started attending at St Barnabas and it’s all thanks to the dedicated, patient and understanding teachers. I would definetly recommend St Barnabas Independent School to any parent/s who want’s to see their child reach their full potential in a calm and peaceful environment. It’s just so lovely seeing teachers teaching children with pure joy and love.

Nokuzola Cele

When everyone said my daughter wouldn’t get a matric, we were devastated. We decided to try St Barnabas. She was welcomed with open arms and we were blown away by the teachers who went out of their way to ensure she got the support she needed. We are proud to say not only did our daughter pass matric but she got an exemption. This school is amazing!

Kate Hunt

My son came to St Barnabas when the school he was at offered very little help with his learning difficulties. We were immediately impressed with their help and that they treat each child individually. They are determined that each child become the best version of themselves, academically and socially. Highly recommended.

Paula Cunnama


World Book Day: Dress up - 23/04/2024

Public Holiday (School Closed) - 01/05/2024

School Excursion - 03/05/2024

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