Brescia House School is an independent Catholic girls’ school situated in the heart of Bryanston.

 Established in 1966 with only 196 learners, Brescia House School is one of South Africa’s leading girls’ schools. Over time, the school has developed an excellent reputation for the development of outstanding young girls who, benefiting from a well-rounded and balanced education, are able to make a meaningful contribution to society. 

Our class of 2018 achieved not only a 100% pass rate, but also a 100% University Entrance in their final matric results, for the fourth year running.

The school was started by the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union at the request of the Bishop, who felt a need for a Catholic girls’ school in the area. We are proud to be a part of a worldwide Ursuline network of schools that educates thousands of learner annually.

The motto of the school, ‘Serviam’ means ‘I will serve’, and a spirit of service to the community is encouraged in the pupils.

Whilst remaining true to the vision of our founders, we welcome pupils of all denominations, encouraging them to explore many aspects of religion and spirituality.

The environment at Brescia House School is a caring one; where the primary need of each child to belong is met, pupils are accepted and appreciated for who they are, and are respected and valued as important individuals.   

Brescia House School believes in
  • Creating a Christian atmosphere, in which principles of truth, love, justice and reverence become the criteria in life's decisions.

  • Working to achieve academic excellence and the development of the whole woman in all facets of her potential.
  • High standards of behaviour and discipline and in the importance of the individual and in her creative self-expression.
  • The dignity of all persons and in respecting the rights of others.
  • An open environment where all persons of our richly diverse society may grow in mutual understanding and acceptance.
Message from the Primary School Headmistress, Mrs Ann Owgan
Message from the High School Headmistress, Mrs Loredana Borello
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Postal Address
PO Box 67019, Bryanston 2021
South Africa

Main Entrance
14 Sloane Street, Bryanston

Pytchley Carpark
7 Pytchley Road, Bryanston

Grade R Carpark
7 Pytchley Road, Bryanston

Coordinates: -26.045496, 28.015609

School Switchboard:
+27 (0)11 706 7404

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