Mission, vision and values


Pridwin aims to unlock the unique and multifaceted potential of each boy, so that he is able to make a worthwhile contribution to society.


We strive to develop global citizens with a growing awareness of the universal complexities of human existence rooted in our love for Africa and our shared identity as South Africans.

We believe in the power of diversity and strive to build a balanced and inclusive school community, where no family feels under-represented, to prepare our boys effectively for the future.

Our strength and values

Pridwin is one of South Africa’s older independent schools, and while it has changed much in appearance and size, its core values have endured since its inception. The principles and values that first established Pridwin’s reputation as one of the finest schools on the African continent continues to ensure that it is ranked alongside the best in the world.

Pridwin’s Christian ethics and values extend to every facet of life and include:


At Pridwin, we believe that each boy has leadership potential, which is encouraged and developed.


Essential to the enquiring mind, independence is necessary to develop a love of learning, and will help to establish the confident disposition all adults need in their quest to become the people they were born to be.


We encourage freedom of expression and a proactive attitude, tempered by responsibility.


Pridwin’s balanced curriculum satisfies our boys’ physical, intellectual, emotional, creative and spiritual requirements. They are given a solid foundation from which to grasp life’s opportunities, and to excel.


Pridwin encourages teamwork and teaches by example, encouraging collaborative partnerships between governors, staff, parents, pupils and the wider community.

Respect and empathy

Respect and empathy for people, different cultures and the environment are fundamental.


Humility is a powerful quality that is frequently misunderstood. Humble people are powerful and secure enough not to indulge in self-promotion. They are not vain.