Glenwood High School

Contact Details


Glenwood High School is a boys’ high school in Glenwood, Durban. The school accommodates learners from Grade 2 to after Matric and has 1200 students. Listed as a Historic School, Glenwood is one of the leading boys’ schools in South Africa. Boarding facilities are available.


Glenwood High School was founded as the Day Continuation School for Boys by Dr Benjamin Narbeth in 1910 with just 26 students. It formed part of the Durban Technical Institute (now known as Durban University of Technology). In 1923, the school separated from the technical institute and the name was changed to Glenwood High School in 1934. The Government Schools Hostel Durban was opened in the same year.


The school motto is Nihil Humani Alienum which means “Nothing that Concerns Humanity is Unimportant to me”.



  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cross country
  • Running
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water polo
  • Target shooting
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Volleyball
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Cycling
  • Karate
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing


  • Biology Symposium
  • Business Game
  • Chess Club
  • Computer Club
  • Debating Society
  • First Aid
  • Interact Club
  • Library Monitors
  • Science Club (Expo)
  • Sports Scorers
  • Students' Christian Association.


  • Museum
  • Memorial Bell Tower
  • Media Centre
  • Mike Turrell Pavilion
  • AstroTurf
  • Science Centre
  • Sports fields
  • School shop
  • Library
  • Squash courts
  • Swimming pool
  • School hall
  • Drama studi[o
  • Art studio
  • AutoCad room
  • Technical drawing rooms
  • Science and biology labs
  • Gymnasium
  • Hostel accommodation


Academic, sporting and cultural bursaries and scholarships are offered to deserving pupils each year. Special conditions apply.


  • Steven Jack, former national cricketer
  • Jordy Smith, professional surfer



Nearby Attractions

If you've gotten this far, you've clearly enjoyed reading about Glenwood High School! Why not make a holiday of it and check out our list of accommodation near Glenwood High School?
Nearby Accommodation Click to show accommodation options close to Glenwood High School

You may also be interested in browsing our selection of accommodation in Bulwer or reading about Bulwer

Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

0860 022 102 |