Deutsche Schule

Educating for a global future – give your child the German advantage

The Deutsche Schule Durban is an independent co-educational German primary school that offers a holistic education for children between the ages of 3 and 13, from Kindergarten to Grade 7.  Established in 1971, the DSD is affiliated with the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA).

In an increasingly globalised world, there are more and more families choosing to give their child the benefit of German as an additional language. Pupils from homes where no German is spoken are very welcome but have to join in Kindergarten so that they have a firm grasp of the language by the time they enter Grade R.

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The teaching is based on the South African and German curricula and aims to develop the children holistically, instilling positive values. From Kindergarten onward, all children have regular sports and music lessons and participate in fun events throughout the year such as Fasching (carnival) and Laternenfest (lantern festival).

At present there are approximately 150 pupils in the school and it has developed into a well-known educational institution in the Durban area, with top local high schools eager to recruit its grade 7 school leavers. For more information, please visit the website: