About the Foundation
“Jewish Education is the Lifeblood of Jewish Survival” Gilda Meir, former Israeli Prime Minister
The King David Schools’ Foundation is the fundraising arm of King David Schools. It was established in 1994 under the auspices of the South African Board of Jewish Education (SABJE) and initially aimed to provide scholarships and bursaries for deserving learners. However, the significant changes in education in South Africa, coupled with the need to imbue our children with strong Jewish values has convinced more and more Jewish parents to consider the King David option, whether or not they can afford it.
Today, King David Schools educate over 3300 learners on 5 campuses. Each campus houses schools which require ongoing development and advancement in order to maintain the highest standards of excellence, synonymous with the name King David.
As community schools, we make provisions to assist Jewish learners whose parents cannot afford the fees. Currently, just under 10% of paid school fees are allocated to the subsidy fund that affords over 500 children the opportunity to attend our schools. However, we cannot rely solely on tuition fees from full-paying parents to fund our subsidy programme, educational advancement and infrastructure improvement.
King David Schools must therefore secure ongoing financial independence and sustainability – the objective that the King David Schools’ Foundation strives to achieve though our Endowment Fund
King David is of the belief that a world-class school requires a world-class network.