Address: Corner Bauhinia and Cestrum, Morningside
Telephone: +27 11 884 8936/7
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English and French
Curriculum: French
Ages: 2 to 18


The Lycée Français Jules Verne is a French-curriculum school in Morningside, Sandton. The school provides a fully bilingual teaching system where all daily classes are taught in both French and English. There is a strong rugby tradition at the school – it takes part in a number of international rugby events, and pupils have the option to take it as a school subject in high school. A good variety of other extra-curricular activities are on offer, including ballet, taekwondo, basketball and violin. The school has top-quality sports facilities and well-equipped classrooms with interactive whiteboards.

What the school says

“The Lycée Jules Verne is a French school registered with the French Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE). It was created in 1991 and currently educates 1,200 students of over 60 nationalities from nursery school through to Grade 12 (terminale) at the end of which the French Baccalauréat is sat. The school consists of two campuses: the Johannesburg campus hosts students from the nursery year (petite section, grade 000) through to Grade 12 and the Pretoria campus (Miriam Makeba School) hosts students from the nursery year through to Grade 5 (CM2).”


For the 2020/2021 school year, fees range from 71,750 ZAR for pre-primary to 94,750 ZAR for Grades 10 to 12. Additional fees apply for enrolment and compulsory canteen lunches.

From the principal

“Our school, located on a beautiful green campus, beyond its educational dynamism, offers a pleasant learning environment in which each and every person can find what they need to truly self-actualise. A student enrolled at the Lycée Jules Verne supports our values and orientations but also contributes to the general dynamism of the school for the benefit of each and every person.”

 P Bousquet