Catholic Marist Co-Educational School catering for children from playgroup to matric. - We are developing an exciting new website, watch this space.

Welcome to one of Johannesburg's finest schools...


Founded in 1889 in the dust of the gold rush, Sacred Heart has been providing an excellent standard of education for more than one hundred and twenty years. Based on the Marist principles of our founding Saint Marcellin Champagnat, we offer a values based education that aims to produce children who can think critically and succeed at what they set out to do.

During the Anglo-Boer war the school was used as a hospital for Boer and British soldiers. In the 70’s and 80’s fugitives hid on this and other Marist properties so that security police could not find and arrest them for resisting the policies of the apartheid government. In 1979, after a decision by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference, Sacred Heart College opened its doors to children of all races.

Through a generous bursary scheme and provision of transport, children from disadvantaged areas like Soweto and Alexandra were given an education which has led to many of them becoming industry leaders. We are the pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow Nation and our students and staff reflects the wonderful diversity of South African society.

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