Union Preparatory School

Principal's Message

There is something wonderful and indeed very special about a country school. Nestled at the foot of Spandau Mountain, Union Preparatory can boast one of the prettiest settings in the Eastern Cape.

There is serenity so deep that it filters through every classroom and each pupil fortunate enough to attend this school.

The pupils themselves are untouched by the stresses of city life and have a noticeable camaraderie between them. "They care for one another", say their teachers "and support each other in a very sincere and loving way".

We believe that education for our "Preppies" rests equally with the home and the school and we actively involve our parents in as many events and activities as possible.  Union Prep is a busy little school with a wide variety of sporting and cultural activites being offered.

Union Preparatory was established in 1967 and has grown to be a school of great standing and proud tradition. Here the needs of your child are of utmost importance and you are assured of a well rounded education from Grade 1-4 where we cater for each learner in his totality.

Our Vision

We are committed to creating a happy environment where all students are afforded every opportunity for growth, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential in academic, cultural, sporting and spiritual activities under the guidance of professional educators, thereby enabling them to become fulfilled, self-reliant and responsible citizens.

Our Mission

  • To provide a high standard of all-round education to every student, thus making a significant contribution to nation-building through the development of the human resources of our country;

    • To be accessible to students from the wider South African community, while maintaining English as the medium of instruction;

    • To inculcate the values of truth, loyalty and justice, as enshrined in our motto;

    • To use the opportunities provided by communal and boarding life to develop in our students attitudes of tolerance towards others, and respect for their person and property;

    • To utilise fully the resources offered by the local community and opportunities presented by the school's unique situation to develop the interests and abilities of the students as widely as possible;

    • To foster an environment which will encourage students' spiritual development based upon Biblical Christianity, without prejudice to students from other religious backgrounds; and

    • To offer girls and boys the opportunity to develop together in a stable home-like environment.