ABOUT CAPE TOWN TORAH HIGH
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CTTH was established in 2013 organically by a group of parents led by Mrs. Sheila Valentini (founding General Studies principal) passionate about two things: the highest standards of international education, and a commitment to Torah values and Judaics (Kodesh) curriculum.
We have since grown into a community institution that is creating an educational and Jewish option in Cape Town that was previously non-existent, and has placed the city on the map of the great and vibrant Torah communities.
We are a dual curriculum Jewish High School, dividing our school day between the full range of Torah subjects and the highest levels of General Studies. We are guided by Halacha and Jewish tradition, while embracing modernity and seeking to harness its gifts and curtailing its dangers. We offer both a Boys and Girls Division.
CTTH prepares is graduates to be proud, competent, and inspired Jews, with inner moral strength and convictions, while being equipped to excel in the academic and business world as well.
We are a community of families, a place of caring and respect for G-d and humanity, a place of responsibility, educational excellence, and love of learning.
Our passion is to inspire the next generation of Jewish young men and women in Cape Town to take their place in society as educated, proud Jews, who live with a love of Torah, a love for their fellow Jews, and a love for the land of Israel, together with an informed sense of responsibility to their broader community and the world.
Cape Town Torah High is an Orthodox Jewish day school that provides High School Judaic and General Studies in a supportive and educationally progressive environment.
Through our challenging program and individualized approach, we empower our students to think critically, behave ethically, and embrace learning and Jewish tradition. We inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders, committed to Yiddishkeit and to the betterment of our world.
While the teaching philosophy remains the same throughout the school, there are subtle differences between the Junior High and Senior High phases of the school largely due to maturity of the student and the curriculum platform. Yet, we weave the same ethos throughout the entire school.
Rabbi Dani Brett
Mr Simon Brodovcky
Mrs. Teresa Dennis
Rebbetzen Zeesy Deren
Rabbi Avi Shlomo
Mrs. Sheila Valentini
Rabbi Dovid Wineberg
About Us - Accreditation
CTTH, a partner in the Jewish International Schools of Cape Town, is ACS WASC accredited (Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges) as well as registered with the Western Cape Department of Education. We are a member of the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA).
We offer a well-balanced dual curriculum, covering all the normative Jewish Studies Kodesh subjects together with the full range of General Studies subjects as determined by the South African Caps Curriculum and by international standards (and a wealth of electives).
Our matriculants’ school-leaving certificate reflects an internationally-accredited curriculum which complies with, and is recognised by, ACS WASC, AdvanceED (US Accreditation Boards) and the South African Matriculation Board.