St Nicholas Diocesan School

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St Nicholas Diocesan School is an independent co-ed school of Anglican faith in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The school caters for learners from Grade RR to Grade 12 with a Foundation Phase, Intermediate Phase, and a High School. The English medium school has boarding facilities available for Grade 6 to 12 learners on a full time or weekly basis.


St Nicholas Diocesan School was founded by Bishop Alfred Mkhize, Bishop Suffragan of Natal. He approached the Diocese of Natal in 1984 and asked that they establish a Church school for black students. In late 1988, the Natal Witness in Pietermaritzburg announced that the Wykeham School in Loop Street was for sale. In July 1989, the Diocesan Trustees bought the property with the help of generous donations. The school was officially opened on 22 March 1990.


The school motto is Deus Ducit which means “God Leads”.



  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Ballet


  • Music
  • Choir
  • Marimbas
  • Dance
  • Debating
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Chess


  • Media centre
  • Aftercare
  • Boarding facilities
  • School hall
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball courts
  • Netball courts
  • Swimming pool



Nearby Attractions

Fort Napier Hospital 471 m away - Pietermaritzburg
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City Oval 740 m away - Pietermaritzburg
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Alexandra Park 922 m away - Pietermaritzburg
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