About Our School

 Our History

“If you will it, it is no dream”

These are the inspiring words of pioneering Zionist author Theodor Herzl. They were adopted, along with his name, when Theodor Herzl School was founded by members of Port Elizabeth’s Jewish community on 21 January 1959.

In 1962, Theodor Herzl moved to its sprawling current site in Walmer, housing all three schools. It has continued to thrive for more than half a century and is today one of South Africa’s top independent co-educational schools, with a significant academic record. Although its community has become largely multi-cultural, it retains its Jewish heritage and flavour.