WELCOME TO COWAN HOUSE

Independent Co-educational Preparatory School

When asked why he had started his own school in 1948, David Black (founder of Cowan House) answered, ‘I am going to open my own school and make it interesting, make it fun.  I am going to make them (the pupils) want to learn so you can’t stop them.  I want them to get so excited about learning that they don’t want to stop.  I know that once they know something, it leads to wanting something else.  They must learn to express themselves and find out things for themselves.  They must know that living is the most exciting thing around.’

David BlackCowan House Founder, 1948

The corridors of Cowan House still resonate with the values instilled by the school’s founding principal – echoing a sense of fun, curiosity and discovery.  It is our responsibility to help boys and girls develop a real love of learning. 

Why Choose Cowan House For Your Child

Meaningful Curriculum

A meaningful academic curriculum cannot be static and as an Independent School we enjoy the freedom of choice in our curriculum.  It is designed to evolve and adapt in order to develop our pupils’ ability to think individually, collectively, analytically and creatively.  Read more…

Primary Importance

The Crucial Years

Research points overwhelmingly to the fact that investment in a child’s early years of academically effective education is crucial for their successful development later in life.  Read more…

Co-Education

Co-education is an invaluable and immeasurable option helping boys and girls interact, share perspectives and function as equals.  It also provides the wonderful opportunity of keeping families together.  Read more…

In a world where the status quo is constantly challenged, Thinking Skills are central to learning at Cowan House; we do not focus on teaching our pupils what to learn, rather on HOW to learn.  A meaningful academic curriculum cannot be static and as an Independent School we enjoy the freedom of choice in our curriculum.  It is designed to evolve and adapt in order to develop our pupils’ ability to think individually, collectively, analytically and creatively.  To be successful in the future, in a world that we do not yet fully grasp, we encourage our pupils to come out of their comfort zone … to not be afraid, to be curious, express their ideas, try new ways of doings things and, allow for mistakes … How else would the light bulb have been invented if Thomas Eddison hadn’t found 10 000 ways that didn’t work!

The number of days until...

The First Day of Grade 1, 2020

84Days
17Hours
33Mins
13Secs

Enrol Your Child

...and let the adventure begin!

Depending on space availability, at Cowan House you may enrol your child at any time of year.  We have no closing dates for application. 

Our Beautiful Campus

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Cowan House

11 Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton, 3245, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

033 343 3261

info@cowanhouse.co.za