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A Boys’ High School Where History Guides Great Futures

The legacy of your school years will last a lifetime. At Maritzburg College, there is a place for every boy to develop his strengths and build upon his talents.

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Why Maritzburg College?

Maritzburg College is a public school for boys in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, offering a challenging, accommodating, and rewarding educational environment for all boys. We are committed to directing each boy’s potential, guiding him to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.

Maritzburg College is a modern campus that embraces the best in South Africa’s changing environment. We are rooted in our proud past, but we gaze confidently into the future, with a keen sense of College community binding boys, staff, and parents in a spirit of excellence.



At Maritzburg College, each boy is given the freedom to find his place and is equipped to discover his potential.

Support The College Community

Through the Maritzburg College Foundation, we invest in the lives and futures of all our boys. Central to fundraising efforts is our 100MillionforCollege campaign, which aims to create a R100m endowment fund for the school. Help Fund our Future.

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Why Maritzburg College?

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  • A College Boy

    “I’ll never forget my first day at Maritzburg College – the rush of something new. It didn’t take too long for it to become like home. I’d met my mentor, Jem, before and he showed me the ropes and mentored me through those first months and helped me to find my feet. He really took time to get to know me and imparted advice like a big brother. I can’t begin to say what this school has done for me. I’ve worked hard through challenges, grown my strengths, and discovered new talents – and made friends who have become like family along the way. My time at school is nearly over, but I will always be a College boy at heart.”

    James Beauclerk
    Head Prefect 2021
  • A College Teacher

    “There is something special about the nature of the people that inhabit this place. I sensed it and witnessed it as a student, and it brought me back. That special element is the esprit de corps and how it translates into a relentless pursuit of the highest standard and an unrelenting commitment to the school. A College boy has a dogged audacity that springs to life particularly when the odds are stacked against him. Being part of that was electrifying. An unwillingness to give-up, no matter what.”

    Murray-John Smit
    OC 2008
  • A College Parent

    “Choosing a high school for my son was one of the most important decisions of my life. I couldn’t be happier with my choice. My son finished primary school with a few key strengths in sports that we wanted to nurture, but we wanted him to grow academically and culturally at the same time. At Maritzburg College, he was exposed to a range of different activities and disciplines, growing into his likes and fine-tuning his strengths under excellent instruction. College has become a fundamental part of all of our lives – and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

  • An Old Boy

    “People say your high school doesn’t matter in one’s broader professional life. This certainly isn’t true when you’re proud of your school. College has made all the difference to my years beyond high school. It has given me the foundation for university study, given me the grit to handle every manner of interaction and situation, and paved the way for the life I want to live. We are red, black, white and we wear our bands of brotherhood with pride.”

    Eric Zulu
    OC 2014

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