OVER THE COURSE OF ITS 90 YEARS, AND UPON THE EFFORTS OF A DETERMINED COMMUNITY, UPLANDS HAS GROWN TO BECOME AN OUTSTANDING SCHOOL LOCATED WITHIN THE HEART OF THE BEAUTIFUL LOWVELD.
The end of the second Anglo-Boer War pre-empted the establishment of Uplands. De-enlisted British soldiers settled local farm land in approximately 1904, so beginning the development of our local town, White River. By the 1920s the population had grown such that farmers required a school for their children, and from humble beginnings the Preparatory opened in 1928. In 1997 the College was established. From the outset, Uplands has followed a Christian ethos.
Today, we are the largest co-educational boarding school in South Africa, accommodating 300 pupils in five boarding houses nestled within a stunning landscape. In total, we educate some 1000 pupils from Grade 0000 to 12. We are affiliated to the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, and encourage all our pupils to explore their sense of spiritualism.
We are widely regarded as a leading co-educational day and boarding school in South Africa, offering a contemporary, challenging, diverse and enriching education where service to others and our Anglican ethos continue to be profoundly important. Our Matriculants leave Uplands ready to thrive in a competitive and ever changing world. Connections with the school’s alumni is developing, and provides an important global aspect to our family.