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Enrolment Dates

Enrolment timeline

As the first step in the process, you need to register online so that you and your son are on our database. This can be done anytime from your son’s birth onwards but we recommend that you do this no later than the beginning of his grade 6 year.

An 18-month enrolment process will start in your son’s grade 6 year.

Because Hilton College is a special place offering a unique experience, your boy must be confident that Hilton is the place for him. We must be sure that he and you, his parents, are equipped to make an informed decision by April of his grade 7 year. To support your family in getting to that point, we make every effort get to know you, and allow you the opportunity to get to know us. We encourage you to spend as much time as possible with us to understand our school and everything we believe in. You’ll have opportunities to visit our beautiful campus and your son can even stay overnight, enjoy a relaxed yet informative school tour and chat to our inspiring faculty, support staff and most importantly, our boys.


We, as a school, and prospective families must both ask, is Hilton College the right environment for this boy?

At Hilton College, we don’t conduct entrance exams. Superficial exam results do not give much of an insight into what makes for a great Hilton boy. Instead, we use school reports to assess academic performance.

Here’s an outline of our enrolment process, which we’ve designed to allow you and your son to get to know us and for us to get to know you:

Please note that dates for some of these events may be adjusted in response to changes to Covid-19 regulations.

August 2021 to February 2022 Attend a Welcome Day on campus, on certain weekends, hosted by senior members of staff and Hilton boys. A tour of the school will form part of this visit. Booking is essential.
August 2021 to March 2022 Grade 8 2023 applicant online meeting with a senior member of staff (compulsory).
September 2021 to November 2021 Engage with the Headmaster in person in a range of centres across South Africa and internationally (Durban – 31 August, Hillcrest – 2 September, Midlands – 30 September, Johannesburg – 5 October, Pretoria – 6 October)
23-24 October 2021 MasterClass*
3-5 December 2021 Sports Camp*
January 2022 Please send us your son’s grade 6 end of year school report.
January 2022 Merit Award (scholarship) and Financial Assistance process commences.
8-9 January 2022  Estate Weekend*
23 February 2022 Offers of place to siblings, sons and grandsons of Old Hiltonians.
25 February 2022 Closing date for Grade 8 2023 applications.
25 March 2022 Sports assessment for Merit Awards (by invitation only).
26 March 2022 Academic assessment for Merit Awards (by invitation only).
26-27 March 2022 New Boys Weekend (compulsory).
11 April 2022 Merit Award and Financial Assistance offers of place.
13 April 2022 General place offers.


*places are limited and attendance is subject to successful application.


Feel free to contact anyone on our team if you have any questions or need any help at all. We look forward to meeting you and your son and joining you on this exciting journey!