Welcome to Russell High School

We are a small, state owned, girls’ high school situated close to the Pietermaritzburg CBD with a rich history spanning over 144 years! Our magnificent school building, established in 1879, has been declared a National Monument and is “home” to just over 500 girls of all races and cultures. Russell High a school with an open heart and creative spirit.

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Our Vision

“Education with Heart”

Our aim is to create an environment with a Heart and a Soul in which we seek to discover the best in others and ourselves.

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Our Mission

We strive to provide effective and contextually relevant education that will enable learners to cope with the demands of tertiary level education and to compete effectively in the market place; and to promote the development of mature and responsible young women.

We commit ourselves to:

• Satisfying the education needs of the learners
• Promoting healthy learner – parent – teacher relationships
• Creating and maintaining a climate of tolerance, co-operation, empathy and mutual respect
• Developing the whole person