Walk through our avenues of trees, over our playing fields and enter into the heart of the school. In our red-brick quadrangles you may hear the sounds of the chapel bells, the choir singing, footsteps of generations of young men and the laughter of friends. You will discover a strong community spirit where Masters and Boys meet to create an environment of vision, warmth, caring and excellence. Visit our media centre, music and art schools, theatre, classrooms and boarding houses.
Investigate our exciting academic, sporting, cultural, spiritual, environmental, character and leadership programmes. Feel our ambience and begin to experience a little of the enthusiasm and positive energy that are the hallmarks of Michaelhouse.
If you are in the area or think that this could be the school for your son why not come to Balgowan to experience, in person, the ethos of our fine school.
Michaelhouse School Admissions
Michaelhouse is non-sectarian in its admission policy. Entry in E Block (Grade 8) level is determined by previous academic performance, a personal interview with the Rector or a Deputy Rector, a copy of the most recent school report and a confidential report from the applicant’s Headmaster.
Boys are admitted to D and C Blocks (Grades 9 and 10) only if a place becomes available. Entry is determined by previous academic performance, a personal interview with the Rector, a copy of the most recent school report and a confidential report from the applicant’s Headmaster.
Michaelhouse School Registration
Michaelhouse School Directions
125km north-west of Durban (1 hour and 30 minutes drive)
Durban – international Airport
50km north-west of Pietermaritzburg (40 minutes drive)
Pietermaritzburg, Oribi Airport – local airport
500km south-west of Johannesburg, on the N3 (4½ hour drive)
Johannesburg – international airport
From Durban / Pietermaritzburg
Take the N3 west (to Johannesburg). Take exit 107 “Howick North / Tweedie”. At the top of the off ramp, turn left. At the T-junction turn right onto the R103 signposted “Lions River, Balgowan, Nottingham Road”. Travel approximately 18km on the R103. At the Michaelhouse sign, turn left over the railway bridge.
Take the N3 south (to Durban). Travel through the Mooi River toll. Take the “Nottingham Road / Mount West” exit. Turn right to Nottingham Road. At Nottingham Road take the R103 to Balgowan. Travel approximately 15 km. At the Michaelhouse sign, turn right, over the railway bridge.
29.3995° S, 30.0472° E
Michaelhouse School Address & Contacts
General School: +27 33 234 1000
Marketing: +27 33 234 1151
Admissions: +27 33 234 1141
Old Boys` Secretary: +27 33 234 1139
Old Boys’ Secretary: email@example.com
General School: +27 33 234 4428