Our School

Pride in WBHS

At Wynberg Boys’ High School we understand that the experience boys receive at school will determine the men they are capable of becoming. We believe that a thorough and well-rounded education is paramount in providing all students with the foundations they will build upon for the remainder of their lives. This is why we place importance on all four pillars of Wynberg excellence, academic, sport, service and culture. Life at Wynberg Boys’ High School is rich, varied, exciting, and enormously rewarding.

School History

Wynberg Facilities

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History & Philosophy

On the 1st July 1841, John McNaughton opened the doors of his new school, the ‘Established School at Wynberg’ in Glebe Cottage. Newly arrived from Scotland, he found himself teaching in a single room with 65 pupils – none of whom could read and write! In terms of the Government policy of the day, it was specifically laid down that there was to be no prejudice in terms of colour, creed or gender. It was also reported that the young Headmaster soon made a name for himself insisting on good grooming.

Wynberg Boys’ High School is a traditional, values-based boys’ school where we mentor young men by providing a wide range of educational opportunities in a stimulating, innovative and challenging environment.

“Building a Passion for Learning Together”

Incredible Facilities

Our 35 hectare campus is set on the on the eastern buttress of Table Mountain, in the heart of Cape Town. Our academic facilities boast modern, state of the art classrooms with fully equipped science laboratories, two state-of-the-art computer centres, a library and media centre and various technology rooms. Wynberg’s proud sporting achievements are enabled by our world class sporting facilities including a fully equipped gymnasium, a heated swimming pool, two hockey astros, glass-backed squash courts, six tennis courts, two basketball courts, a cardio park and various sports pavilions. The campus further includes a coffee shop, a boarding house for 110 students, a 1000-seater Hall, a 160-seater auditorium and music centre, outdoor amphitheatre, museum, staff accommodation, numerous well-cared for fields, and a cafeteria.

Major Fundraising Projects

Developing the school with your support


Old Boys' Union

Our Old Boys’ Union offers alumni a chance to remain involved with the school and retain contact with other alumni. With a membership base in excess of 5000 and Old Boys spread across many cities and countries, Old Boys can connect across the years, building new and reinforcing old relationships and strengthen the ties that bind us as a Union.

Become a Wynberg Supporter

Supporters' Kit

Shop our clothing and collectibles, made especially for our Wynberg Family and Old Boys

Friends of Wynberg

365 Club

  • Access to our beautiful campus to exercise your dogs and or yourselves (fields and tennis courts only), 365 days a year.
  • An access card to show to security. No access without a card.
  • An invitation to our annual cocktail party to showcase our campus and the new developments.
  • 2024 Costs – Access for 1 year:  General Access (R750). Old Boys’ Access (R550).  Card, or EFT paid at school reception
  • Payment Reference: Initial & Surname & 365 Club

Discover your potential

Wynberg Boys’ High School is committed to exceptional education, academic innovation, and discovering the potential in each and every student. Our modern facilities, expansive opportunities, and tradition-rich values ensure that each student is primed to unlock his potential, ensuring that he goes on to become an exceptional member of our society.