Highbury Preparatory School
is a private school for boys located in Hillcrest
, South Africa
Highbury was founded in 1903 by Sibella Douglas McMillan. It was named after Highbury House School in England, which was established by Sibella McMillan's father, the Rev Charles Duff, in 1865. The school is located on the outskirts of the suburb of Hillcrest
, overlooking the Valley of a Thousand Hills
Many of its school leavers go on to attend top private high schools, particularly, Hilton College, Kearsney College and Michaelhouse.
Highbury has a non-denominational Christian ethos.
A student population of about 550 boys attend Highbury on its 11 hectare estate.
Highbury accepts boarding and day pupils up to grade 7. It has a pupil-teacher ratio of 13:1.
Richard Stanley has been the headmaster since 1994, succeeding Mr Clarence.
Highbury, in partnership with nearby St. Mary's Diocesan School for Girls in Kloof, has opened a pre-primary phase called Weavers Nest at Highbury.
The Boarding establishment has only a few boarders but is still well organized.Mr Kasier has been in charge for the last 5 years and has done a fantastic job.It is a weekly boarding house so boarders have to go home during weekends.