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Curro School

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Curro Hillcrest High School


Curro Hillcrest is an independent high school in Hillcrest, Durban, that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Our dedicated teachers and well-rounded approach prepare learners for the IEB examinations at the end of Grade 12. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and an enhanced curriculum, we empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into high-performing, self-confident individuals who are ready to become the leaders of the future.


Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9

In these grades, we guide learners to adjust to a greater workload of higher intensity. With dedicated teachers and affordable school fees, our enhanced curriculum places great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking. Teaching in our small class sizes takes place in English, and learners gain 21st-century skills in subjects such as Robotics. As a Curro School, our learners also receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.

Our specialised offerings such as Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD) and Visual Arts are incorporated in regular subject learning areas for which learners write examinations. Specialised offerings are divided into two semesters to allow maximum focus and understanding, and our learners receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.


FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12

The FET phase prepares learners for the IEB examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, emphasis is placed on a greater world-readiness rather than a purely examinations-driven approach. Learners in our small class sizes are taught to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives – all highly-valued 21st-century skills. We also provide them with an inherent dedication to hard work and achievement. Some of our specialised subjects include Information Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD).


Additional subjects online

High-school learners can now extend their subject choices beyond what is offered at our school. Learners can choose from a wide range of subjects, and classes will take place during the school day in the form of live lessons with teachers. These subjects can be seen as an extension of our enhanced curriculum from which our learners already benefit. Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.


Curro Hillcrest scholarships

At Curro Hillcrest, we understand the value of achieving in areas beyond academics, as our approach to education is to ensure that learners are developed as well-rounded individuals. Therefore, we offer high-school scholarship options from Grade 8 as a reward for excellence in academics, sports and culture.

For further details on each scholarship, please contact us.

Quick Facts




8 to 12

Matric exam


Class size

Max 25

Monthly fees

R8 290 – R8 530


07:25 – 14:45



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