Our School

“Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths,” – Walt Disney.


For 114 years, DPHS boy’s preparatory school has provided a balanced education and fulfilling schooling experience within a nurturing environment. Founded on the school’s guiding principles of integrity and respect for self and others, the DPHS MISSION is to encourage the kind of progressive thinking that equips young boys to meet the challenges and opportunities they will face.

Sports and sportsmanship; academics and culture; discipline and support, these are the pillars of our school. From the nerves of Grade R to the emotions of the final bell, DPHS is focused on the journey of our boys and their lives thereafter, where better fortunes are sure to follow.

Supported by the schools impressive facilities, quality educators, and deep sense of pride, the DPHS boy learns leadership and develops high levels of integrity that ensure he is thoroughly prepared to make his contribution to society. As captured in the words of Our School Song – This is the DPHS Way!

Click WHY CHOOSE DPHS for the highlights of our offering, and follow the links to our Latest News; the sporting, cultural and academic Results Pages or a range of useful information on our Publications and Info page.

Quick links to some key documents:
Why Choose DPHS?
Grade 1 – 7 Information Booklet 2024
 DPHS Grade 1 – 7 School Fees 2024
Grade R Application Form
Grade 1 – 7 Application Form