Welcome to Clifton School
Clifton, the independent boys' school in Durban, is situated in the beautiful suburb of Morningside.
At Clifton, we are proud to offer a world-class, holistic education for boys from Grade R through to Grade 12, catering specifically to the development of boys into responsible, confident and competent young men.
A boys' school by conviction, Clifton provides an educational environment that is designed to facilitate learning and assist in developing young men of character, who share an uncompromising belief in the power of family values, who thrive on competition, delight in discovery, exercise compassion and are courageous in their choices.
We walk this journey of progress and development with our young men and, as you will see from these pages, there are numerous activities and opportunities from which our boys can choose and grow. At the same time, we are conscious of our motto, “ prodesse quam conspici” – to accomplish, rather than to be conspicuous. As such, our boys remain humble and well mannered.
I invite you to take some time exploring our website. Better still, I would invite you to visit us at our campus in Morningside, where you will be warmly received. I hope too that you will experience the sense of enjoyment that our boys and staff feel from being part of this wonderful school.
Clifton's Four Pillars
We pride ourselves on academic results which position our boys to pursue the tertiary education of their choice.
Motivating boys and people towards a common goal, epitomises leadership within the school.
We strive to maintain standards which promote fair and generous interaction whilst enjoying healthy competition.
The Clifton Family celebrates the school’s ability to share together, acknowledging common interests and values.
Grow with us
Clifton is the only traditional, independent day school for boys in Durban that offers a holistic and exciting curriculum for boys from Grades R to 12. Clifton gentlemen are competitive, curious and committed by nature and are supported by teachers who encourage them to achieve their full potential in every area of school life.
At Clifton we encourage each boy to achieve his full potential in every area of school life...
Integral to our value system are a commitment to a Christian ethos...
Clifton boys are proud South Africans who will succeed in the world...