• Focus on the positive
    We enforce a strict discipline code. However, we do not focus on the negative, but guide the learner towards the positive.
  • Homely atmosphere
    We operate on a campus consisting of three houses, as well as a pool.
  • Individual attention
    As staff, we believe that we are privileged to work with God’s special creation, and we try to develop the best in every student.
  • Every learner is unique
    and is treated as such
  • Small classes
    All classes are dual medium (Afrikaans and English). Supervised study are compulsory for all who fail tests (<65%).

Welcome to Somerset West Private School

Somerset West Private School opened its doors in 1998 with 8 learners. In 2007 we started our primary school to satisfy the demand of our parents. Today, we have 200 learners, ranging from Grade 5 to Post Matric. 

SWPS strives towards the provision of a comprehensive academic education to its unique learners. The school focuses particularly on the development of Mathematics and Physical Science by inspiring learners to excel in both Mathematics and languages, which form the foundation of success in all other field of study.

It is the mission of SWPS to discover the prodigy within every individual. SWPS aims to accomplish this by actively transforming every learner into the giant which is already present within, through the fulfilment and implementation of its Core Values.

Learners are taught to understand Maths and Science through investigation, and are not taught “parrot fashion” – we learn through investigation and exploration.

Learners can only learn if they are happy, relaxed, stimulated, and feel comfortable in their environment. That is our secret to success!


Join us in this very exciting journey!


100% pass rate for 19 consecutive years!