About Us

Founded in 1992, Oakhill is an independent, co-educational day school situated in the beautiful town of Knysna on the Garden Route in the Western Cape. Oakhill offers schooling from Grade 000 (age 4) to Grade 12.

Oakhill School has an outstanding academic record, with a 100% pass rate in the IEB examination since inception. Oakhill also has a fine reputation in sports, music, art and drama. With over 450 pupils, the school continues to grow in reputation and numbers, attracting children from local areas as well as further afield with families wanting to enjoy the ideal Garden Route lifestyle.

At Oakhill, whole child education happens in the broadest sense of the word to ensure that every pupil can develop and flourish into their full potential. In addition to our excellent academic, cultural and sporting offering, Oakhill is an exciting, vibrant, energetic space where the status quo is challenged at every turn. Thinking independently, a love of learning and the joy of life are celebrated on a daily basis!

Our Vision

Oakhill School is a happy, vibrant and dynamic place for learning, where children flourish in an environment that celebrates diversity, rewards creativity, embraces discipline and produces academic excellence. Oakhill seeks to provide a broad, balanced education that is modern and relevant to our times and integrates the academic, cultural, social, physical and spiritual components necessary for a young person’s development.

Learning. Thinking. Enjoying. For life…

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Our Mission

Preparing students for life by encouraging them to think for themselves and take responsibility for the consequences of their decisions, for themselves, for others and for the environment.
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Our Commitment

Oakhill is dedicated to providing its students, through education and example, with as many advantages as possible for their balanced growth and future development.

Our aims are:

  • to provide children with an excellent education that is relevant, stimulating and realises the ‘joy of learning’
  • to equip children with the skills to meet the demands of a continually changing world
  • to enrich children through wide exposure to sport, arts and culture
  • to instill in children a personal code of honour which incorporates integrity, honesty, responsibility, commitment, endurance, tolerance and respect for themselves, for others and for the environment
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