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Hout Bay International School

Hout Bay International School

61 Main Road, Hout Bay, 7806 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

+27 21 791 7900



Hout Bay International School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1999
Status Private
Head of School Gavin Budd
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 500
Day fees per annum R59,433 - R164,779 per annum
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Michele Marnitz
MYP Coordinator Michele Marnitz
PYP Coordinator Gill Baxter
Associations IB


Hout Bay International School is more than a school - it is a community of diverse individuals and families; a centre of academic, cultural and sporting excellence; a home away from home and a family for all.

Enter any one of our classrooms and we're sure you'll be impressed by the enthusiasm, confidence and creativity of our students. Thanks to our exceptional teaching staff and the International Baccalaureate curriculum, we help children and young people to become inquisitive learners who ask challenging questions, critically reflect on topics, develop research skills and learn how to learn.

This not only equips our students with the academic results, necessary skills and qualities to study at the world's most prestigious universities, but also the opportunity for them to actualise their personal potential and embody the character traits of the IB Learner Profile.

We also recognise the importance of the world outside the classroom. Service is an integral component of our curriculum, instilling in our students a commitment to give back on a local, national and global level. Our extensive co-curricular programme emphasises a holistic approach to learning to ensure our students leave the school as well-rounded individuals ready to play their part in society.


Our campus is cradled between beautiful mountains on three sides with the sparkling Atlantic Ocean on the other; and houses the following facilities: 35 Classrooms (each equipped with Wi-Fi and Data Projectors). Two Fully Equipped Science/Biology Laboratories, Robotics Lab, Black Box Drama Studio, Visual Art Studio, Design Studio, School Library, Music Studio, Creative Arts Outdoor Courtyard, Courtyards equipped with climbing walls and sand pits, Canteen for daily lunches and snacks, Small hall, Stop and Drop / Pick Up Facilities, 2 Netball / Tennis Courts, 3 Cricket Nets, 2 Multi-purpose playing fields, Bio-Diversity Sanctuary, Sustainable Vegetable Garden. In 2019 our campus was enhanced with the completion of our brand new Early Years and Junior Primary building which also houses our newest addition, our Nursery Class.

Extra-Curricular Programme

Our students enjoy an extensive Extra-Curricular programme exposing them to various sports, creative arts, dance, martial arts, community service activities, all contributing to their 'Whole Child' educational experience and embracing the concept of Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS).


We accept students year round, in all grade levels except the final year of the Diploma Programme which requires a two year commitment from the student. Application forms and previous school reports are required for entry.