Tygerberg High School Fees 2024


Tygerberg High School, located in the scenic area of Tygerberg in Cape Town, is a distinguished dual-medium public high school teaching grades 8 through 12. As a government school, Tygerberg High charges set school fees annually to supplement its operational and academic costs.

This article provides details on Tygerberg’s current tuition fees, payment timelines, fee exemption process, and other associated expenses that parents and guardians should factor in.

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Overview of Tygerberg High School

Founded in 1961, Tygerberg High School is highly regarded for its academic performance, state-of-the-art facilities, extramural activities, and inclusive ethos. The school has over 1600 students enrolled in grades 8 to 12.

Its dual-medium instruction caters to both English and Afrikaans speakers. The school follows the national CAPS curriculum, leading to a National Senior Certificate (NSC).

With over 50 top distinctions achieved annually, Tygerberg lives up to its motto of “Excellence Through Commitment”. Alumni include leaders across various fields. READ MORE HERE.

Tygerberg High Current Tuition Fees

For the 2023 academic year, the total compulsory school fees per learner are:

R28,800 per annum

This tuition fee can be paid through three options:

Upfront Payment

R28,000 once-off advance payment for the full year by the end of January 2023

Monthly Installments

R2,800 per month over 10 months (February to November 2023)

Compulsory Minimum Fee

R800 annual fee that all learners must pay regardless of exemption status

Note: The fees are for 2023 so may increase slightly for 2024. Please contact the school directly for updated amounts.

Additional School Fees

Beyond tuition, parents must budget for other schooling expenses:

  • Registration Fee – R200 one-time non-refundable amount upon enrollment
  • Textbooks – R3,000 to R4,000 per year
  • Stationery – R2,000 to R3,000 per year
  • Uniform – R3,000 to R5,000 initially
  • Extramural Activities – R1,000 to R5,000 per year depending on activities
  • Excursions and Camps – R500 to R3,000 per year depending on trips
  • Assistive Devices – tablets, data, calculators as required per grade
  • Transportation – monthly bus fees or personal transport costs

Exemptions from Paying School Fees

Parents facing financial constraints can apply to be exempted partially or fully from paying the R28,800 tuition fees based on:

  • Unemployment
  • No source of income
  • Income lower than minimum threshold
  • Receiving social grants
  • Deceased parents or spouses

The process involves:

  • Collecting exemption application forms from school in January
  • Submitting forms before cut-off in March with supporting documents
  • Attending fee exemption interviews if required
  • Receiving notification of exemption status

Those granted full exemption pay no fees. Partial exemptions grant reduced fees based on income scales. All students still pay the R800 compulsory fee.

Exemptions are valid for one year. New applications must be submitted annually.

Payment Methods and Process

If not exempted, parents can pay Tygerberg High’s tuition fees through:

  • Upfront payment via EFT, credit/debit card or cash by end January
  • Monthly EFT from February to November
  • Online Payments via the school’s payment portal
  • Cash/Cheque payable on the 1st school day of each month

Receipts are issued for all payments. Reminder notices are sent for late payments. Failure to pay after repeated reminders may result in the student not being allowed to attend classes. Legal action may also be taken to recover fees.


In summary, while Tygerberg High School charges annual tuition fees to supplement public funding, the school offers a world-class education aligned with its reputation for excellence. The fees for 2023 are R28,800 per learner, payable upfront, monthly or partially with exemptions for eligible families facing financial hardship. By planning, budgeting diligently and applying for financial relief where required, parents can secure an impactful Tygerberg High education for their child.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for a new Grade 8 learner including uniforms, books, etc?

For a new Grade 8 learner, budget around R40,000 to R50,000 for tuition, registration, uniforms, textbooks, stationery and other costs.

When should I apply for fee exemption for 2024?

Applications for 2024 fee exemptions open in January 2024. Submit forms with supporting documents before the cut-off in March 2024.

Can I pay school fees in 3 termly payments?

No, Tygerberg High only allows upfront annual payment or monthly installments. Termly payments are not facilitated.

What happens if I miss a monthly school fee payment?

You will receive reminder notices to pay the outstanding amount. If repeatedly missed, the student may be suspended and legal action initiated.

How much are the monthly bus fees?

Monthly school bus fees vary based on pickup/drop-off distance. Expect to pay R200-R700 per month for transportation.

Let me know if you need any other details regarding costs and fees at Tygerberg High School!


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