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Windhoek Gymnasium High School

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Boarding school

Caring, compassionate staff, generous entertainment areas; true, lasting friendships; delicious, healthy meals … your child can enjoy this and more while living at our boarding school.


Welcome home

At Windhoek Gymnasium, we know that learners perform best when they feel safe, supported, and comfortable in their living spaces. This is why we went to great lengths to create a warm, caring home where your child can enjoy their school years while being support academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Our boarding school parents act as counsellors of sorts, and monitor boarders’ academic progress and well-being. They also build close relationships with each boarder and provide extra care should they become homesick. You as parent are also welcome to visit at any time.


What we offer

Boarders enjoy three healthy, balanced meals a day and we carefully accommodate dietary requirements. Due to sports and other activities, we serve a light lunch so that boarders don’t feel uncomfortable while exercising. Furthermore, each floor has a communal living area with DStv, microwave, kettle, fridge, stove and oven.

Boarders may decorate their rooms to make them feel at home and we have an entertainment area in both the boys’ and girls’ house, where they can relax and spend time with their friends while playing board games or table tennis. We also braai together on Saturday afternoons.


The housing arrangements

Boys and girls live in separate sections of the house, with no access to each other’s sections. Each section has a communal living area, although they share a dining room and study hall for a healthy dose of interaction.

Our boarding school does not have any long hallways and communal bathroom facilities. We accommodate a maximum of 23 boarders per floor with no more than four boarders per room. Each room also has an en-suite bathroom. Each boarder also has their own cubicle, book shelf and built-in cupboard for privacy.


Frequently asked questions

  • What happens in a medical emergency?
    We will always try to contact you immediately, though extreme emergency situations may require us to act without delay. Lady Pohamba Private Hospital is only 1,5 km away
  • How do leave arrangements and visits work?
    We are closed during school holidays, long weekends and specified home weekends.
  • Is theft an issue and how is it dealt with?
    The boarding school is equipped with security cameras in communal areas and biometric access control. Theft is a serious transgression that will lead to suspension/ expulsion. Valuables should still be locked away.
  • Who monitors my child’s progress?
    The boarding parents, in collaboration with the subject teachers, monitor the learners’ academic progress and well-being.
  • Will my child make friends easily?
    Yes, we believe that the best way to make a friend is to be a friend.
  • Do boys and girls have separate facilities?
    Yes, boys and girls are housed separately with no access to each other’s sections. They do share a dining and study hall for a healthy dose of interaction.
  • What happens if my child is homesick?
    Every effort is made to help learners feel at home, safe and secure. Floor parents make special efforts with homesick learners. A special treat or game, or sometimes a little contact with parents can assist with settling in. Parents are welcome to visit at any time.
  • How do boarders occupy themselves over weekends?
    Boarders have access to board games, table tennis, the shopping centre (1,5 km away) and the public pool. We also braai together on Saturday afternoons.
  • How can I communicate with my child?
    Boarders may keep their cellphone with them at all times.


Arrange a tour

Visit your child’s future home-away-from-home by contacting us for a tour. We would gladly show you around our facilities and, if you wish, take you on a tour of our school. You can also view our school’s fact sheet to discover the subjects, activities and other facilities your child can enjoy at Windhoek Gymnasium.