The school is situated in an upmarket residential area. The homes surrounding our school vary from older homes on large stands with well-established gardens, to newly built homes, cluster homes, or renovated homes of distinction. Learners attend St Andrew’s from all areas across Greater Johannesburg, although the majority of learners live in the Ekurhuleni areas.
St Andrew’s is set on beautiful grounds with well-maintained lawns and gardens. The buildings are Cape Dutch style and the original homestead was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. There is a chapel, which all of the pupils and staff attend at least once a week. The chapel is also used by the local community for Sunday services and weddings. The facilities allow for an extensive extra-curricular programme in both sports and cultural activities. The Aquatics Centre houses an indoor 25m pool, as well as a Learn-To-Swim pool. There is also a diving well with high boards and a 3m tower. We have an excellent astro hockey turf with floodlights, as well as traditional grassed fields for hockey, athletics, soccer, etc. We have a gymnasium, squash -, tennis - and netball courts and a rock-climbing wall. Our school has beautiful, well-maintained walkways and ponds, a bird garden, a butterfly garden, a memorial garden, a Heritage Walk incorporating our school’s wonderful history, a rose garden, a Fitness Trail and an Eco Trail. Many exotic/alien plants have been replaced with indigenous ones and the current policy is to only plant new trees or plants that are indigenous.
Weekly and termly boarders and boarding staff reside on the property. Our kitchen operates continually to provide meals for boarders, aftercare pupils, special functions and staff meals.