College History

In 1928 Uplands Preparatory School, a co-educational Anglican school, first opened its doors as a small farm school.

From its humble beginnings the school has grown to become one of the most prestigious preparatory schools in South Africa, catering for 468 day
scholars and boarders.

The need for a local high school offering a continuation of the Uplands Preparatory value-based education inspired parents to build Uplands College.

The decision to found the school was made on 31 May 1997. Land was donated by Mondi and R350000 was received from the Anglo American
Chairman’s Fund. The balance of the cost of erecting and establishing Phase 1 of the school was borne by individual parents in their determination
to meet the growing need for quality education within the region.    


Uplands College is located on a picturesque, 110 ha estate just outside White River and continues historically to be a co-educational Anglican school.

Having opened the school in 1998 with 93 pupils, we have grown into an established centre of education with 500 pupils enrolled in 2015.
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