St Anne's Diocesan College is an independent girls' boarding school situated in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal. Hilton is adjacent to the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, a city about an hour's drive from Durban.
Founded in 1877, St Anne's has a long tradition of providing quality education for girls. It is predominantly boarding with approximately 410 girls, from form 2 to 6 (ages 13 to 18). About 85% of the enrolment is boarders, from all over South Africa and neighbouring countries and other parts of the world.
There are 6 boarding houses which provide comfortable and spacious accommodation. The accommodation provided ranges from rooms for 3 or 4 boarders in their first couple of years to single study-bedrooms for seniors. Each house has it own Housemistress and assistant resident staff.
Because the College is relatively small, girls have every opportunity to develop as individuals especially in areas where they show potential. Academic standards are high. There is a strong work ethic in the College and the final results obtained in the National Senior Certificate examinations are consistently excellent.
The College is firmly committed to providing a holistic education for each girl. There is a wide range of activities within the broad curriculum offered at St Anne's. Sport is compulsory and provides opportunities for those with varying degrees of talent to enjoy their physical recreation. There is a comprehensive music and drama programme. Social Responsibility programmes provide opportunities for each girl to understand in a meaningful way her responsibilities to society and to participate in partnerships with those less privileged.
St Anne's is an Anglican school. The name "Diocesan College" indicates our membership of the Anglican Church and the Diocese of Natal. As such, the College endeavours to create within each girl a secure spiritual foundation. Pupils do not necessarily have to be Christian but must realize that they will be expected to participate in the daily worship in our Chapel.