St Stithians Girls' College is a private Methodist day school for girls on the border of Randburg and Sandton in Johannesburg. As a Methodist school, it has ties to Kearsney College, Epworth High School, Penryn College, and Kingswood College.
The school is a member of the G20 Schools Group and both the girls’ and boys’ colleges are part of the Round Square Conference of Schools. The school teaches Grade 8 to Grade 12 and has 530 students.
St Stithians Girls' College was founded in 1995 as the St Stithians Girls Collegiate. The founding headmistress was Mrs Anne Van Zyl and initial opening classes were Grade R to Grade 3. During 1994, the classes were held on the boys’ side of the rugby field using the available infrastructure.
At the heart of the school is a beautiful chapel with stained glass windows. Students are required to attend chapel weekly. The school puts value on silence which is evident in chapel, in the labyrinth, and the termly 'walk of silence'. In keeping with the desire to create a more peaceful world, the school does not use an electronic bell system.
The school motto is “One and All”.
In Grade 12, learners register to write their final examinations with the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) as part of the National Senior Certificate qualification.
The 2014 Matric pass rate was 100%
SPORTS & CULTURE
The school caters for sportswomen of all ability levels and encourages girls to participate in at least one sport per term.
- Water polo
- Saints Striders
- Cross Country
- Amazwe Singers
- Music ensembles
- Djembe Drums
- Theatre sports
- Chess club
- Dale Carnegie Course
- Photography club
- Jewellery Club
- Technical Crew
Service is an integral part of school life. Each girl is encouraged to perform a number of service hours, either in school-sponsored, regional, or international projects. Opportunities include the Saints Award (Service hours), the Global International Service Summit, Saints Trek, and teaching kids from Alexandra Township how to swim.
St Stithians has world-class sporting facilities. These include:
- 2 floodlit hockey AstroTurfs
- 6 floodlit tennis and netball courts
- 6 squash courts
- A heated 25m water polo pool
- A diving pool
- 50m pool
- FIFA standard soccer pitch
The school has a yearly Anne van Zyl Academic scholarship as well as academic, cultural and sports scholarships which are offered to students entering Grade 8. These are valid until the end of Grade 12.