When six Dominican sisters left Ireland forever in the 1860 s to establish a girls’ school in Cape Town, we were decidedly blessed. Guided by faith and dedication, they purchased the spacious and beautiful Springfield estate in Wynberg, then considered “the countryside” for 800 Pounds. Founded in 1871, Springfield Convent School is steeped in almost 150 years of cherished history.
Springfield is today a leading Independent Catholic Girls’ School which welcomes girls of all faiths and backgrounds to classes from Nursery to Grade 12.
History reflects that Springfield was the first to offer matric to young women and, indeed, in 1976 at the forefront of all schools opening its doors to all children, irrespective of race. These are traditions and values that underpin the very ethos of Springfield.
Today our pupils are nurtured by an ethos that resonates with the principles and values of academic excellence, spiritual awareness, physical well-being and social generosity.
This integrated approach is core to our motto: Veritas – Truth.