Clifton College

Clifton College boys are confident, self-disciplined, courteous, capable and well-rounded individuals who are encouraged to make the most of every opportunity on offer at our school.


A school for boys

At Clifton, we know, love and understand boys. We are cognizant of the fact that we are responsible for preparing boys to enter and lead in a dynamic, interconnected and exciting world. For close to a century, Clifton has continued to evolve, remaining committed to educating the whole boy – in mind, in body and in spirit. 

Boys are encouraged to think creatively, to take intellectual risks, to engage with others, to question and to discover. Our educational vision is underpinned by the pillars of scholarship, leadership, sportsmanship, culture and community, which our boys live out each day.

Whether in the classroom, on the stage or on the sports fields, our boys work in an environment of excellence and rigour. Every boy is encouraged to involve himself to the full in order to ensure that he makes the most of all that the College has to offer.
Balanced, Confident Individuals

Clifton College boys benefit from individual care and attention that small classes bring and they learn in well-equipped and stimulating environments. Experienced teachers, the use of advanced educational technology and the ability to employ an independent, innovative, modern and creative methodology mean that our boys are exposed to a dynamic academic programme in which they are challenged constantly to achieve their very best.

Clifton College boys write the Independent Examination Board examinations in Grade 9 and Grade 12 and are well equipped to take on the challenges of tertiary education. 

We know that our boys will be living in a global environment and we walk this educational journey with them as they become young men of significance.

The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create. 
- Barack Obama


Mathematical Literacy



Life Sciences
Physical Science
Information Technology
Engineering, Graphics & Design




Visual Arts
Dramatic Arts
Business Studies
Life Orientation, Including Physical Education