Secondary - Champagne Valley


Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School (DBCS)

Aiming to prepare boys for life and leadership through excellence in music, academics, sport and social enrichment, the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School is a unique and world-renowned South African institution which caters for boys from Grades 4-9. The school celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. DBCS is unique: a boarding school using choral music as a significant vehicle for holistic education. The school stimulates boys’ spirit of adventure in the beautiful surroundings of the Drakensberg, while nurturing the development of their minds and expression of their innate musical talent. A strong academic programme is taught alongside music subjects and choir rehearsals, as well as social development abilities. The discipline of choral training ensures that boys learn highly specialised skills from every musical era and genre. Boys develop exceptional leadership skills, discipline and self-confidence from this holistic educational programme. The school does local and international tours every year, as well as weekly concerts for the public in its 600-seat auditorium. It is a dual-medium school with English and Afrikaans as official languages. The school helps mould Grade 9 learners who get scholarships from top private schools including Hilton, Kearsney, Treverton, Michaelhouse and many more.