Who We Are
The King David Schools, under the auspices of the South African Board of Jewish Education (SABJE) are a network of Jewish day schools in Johannesburg offering nursery through high school education. There are five campuses across Johannesburg: King David Linksfield, King David Victory Park, King David Sandton, Minnie Bersohn, and King David Rosabelle Klein Nursery School in Waverley. Each school has an atmosphere of its own serving their specific community. Most recently, the SABJE has opened King David Ariel - the first Jewish remedial primary school in Johannesburg.
King David aims to deliver an excellent general education together with the study of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and to produce graduates who are menschen, confident and equipped to pursue any opportunity, who are proud of their Jewish heritage and its traditions, who have a love for learning, and a determination to contribute to their society.
The schools write the Independent Examination Board (IEB) examinations for Matriculation and our pass rates are historically very high with our pupils often amongst the top-ranked, nationwide. King David Schools have consistently been ranked in the top 2 feeder schools to the University of the Witwatersrand which is testimony to the fact that we equip our students excellently for post-matric studies.
The King David Schools also achieve in various sporting activities and thrive in the fields of art and culture. Each school is involved in several outreach and charity programs, focused on the broader communities, including educational support and enrichment programs for Schools in Alexandra and Soweto. Many King David alumni are noted for their achievements in South Africa and internationally.
The King David Schools empower our students to navigate their personal journeys through a complex world, instilling a strong sense of community, menschlichkeit, chesed and the shared values of our Jewish people.
The schools are guided in practice by 7 dynamic Purpose Statements each addressing a specific area of school life.
We strive to nurture graduates who are menschen, confident and equipped to pursue any opportunity they wish to, who are proud of their Jewish heritage and its traditions, who have a love for learning, and a determination to contribute to their society.
We strive to have teachers who are excellent, motivated and who care for, and who are committed to the best interests of each and every student and the core purpose and values of the school system.
We are committed to meeting the needs of the national curriculum using educational programmes that comply with the best international standards. We will provide a Jewish education that is relevant and compelling. We will attempt to anticipate the needs of our students over and above the expected curriculum and develop programmes towards meeting these and will promote the optimum health and wellness of students.
We are committed to creating an appealing and safe environment wherein there is an appropriate emphasis on those resources that facilitate and promote the holistic educational needs of our students.
Culture and Milieu
Our schools should be a cultural environment that creates a love for our Jewish heritage, its traditions and the land of Israel and one that creates loyal support of South Africa, and an appreciation of its diversity.
A Community School
We are a community day school and we strive to accept every Jewish child provided that in the process we can deliver on our vision for our students.
We are an Orthodox Jewish day school that embodies orthodoxy as a standard, but that is tolerant of different levels of observance and affiliation.