Howick Preparatory School is the educational home of 700 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13.  These are crucial years in the development of any child, and as well as providing a good academic education, we believe in a holistic approach and in developing the creative side of our learners.


Established in 1879, at nearly 140 years old, the school is the oldest in the Howick area and has many achievements to its name, including helping in the development of a very successful Springbok Rugby captain, Gary Teichmann. The school made its first appearance in official records in 1904, although not on the present site.  The school as we know it today was opened on 24 September 1957 and the Boarding Establishment opened in January 1961.  In 1969 the Junior Primary School (Grades 1 – 3) was established.


The two schools amalgamated in 1987 to form the Howick Primary School; later the name was changed to Howick Preparatory School. Grade R, named the “Hoppers” was offered from the beginning of 2013.