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Westville Boys’ High School is a world-class South African institution in Westville, Durban, that provides the space for each student to pursue their full potential with purpose. We embark on an all-round approach to education, with equal emphasis on Academics, Sport, the Arts, Leadership and Service. At every stage in their schooling careering, WBHS supports, encourages and challenges our boys to strive towards meeting their potential, providing them with the necessary environment and resources to become the best possible version of themselves, and to pursue their purpose with passion.

For everyone from star athletes and
academics to boys who are still
discovering where their passions lie,
WBHS is a space in which potential is
nurtured and grown with purpose,
opening doors to the future with a
dynamic approach to education.

Despite our widespread recognition,
we have retained the community
character for which our school has
been known since it first opened its
doors. Ours is a nurturing climate, with
a teacher-student ratio of 17:1,
reinforcing the values of resilience,
respect, discipline, character and

Our impressive academic record is
ensured through collaborative
learning, academic support and
extension programmes that go above
and beyond our academic roster. And
to foster a culture of participation,
WBHS boasts 18 official sports, and 28
clubs, societies and task teams that
encompass a wide range of
extramural activities and focus areas.

Our campus is set in the heart of
Westville, Durban, and is constantly
upgraded to provide the best facilities
for all our students – including an
aquatics centre, an Astroturf, a
fully-equipped media centre, a gym, a
420-steater theatre, a visual arts centre,
and so much more.