Pretoria Boys High School was established on its present premises in 1909. PBHS is an academic school with the majority of our pupils following a university entrance course. We believe in striving for excellence in all endeavours that we undertake and this carries through to our pupils. As ambassadors of our school they are expected to maintain the highest standards of behaviour and appearance.
PBHS is a state school run under the auspices of the National Department of Education and provincially under the Gauteng Department of Education. Approximately half of our staff is state employed whilst the balance of our staff is employed through the funding we raise via school fees.
PBHS is an English-medium school and as such pupils are admitted based partly on their proficiency in this language.
The school is governed by a Governing Body elected by the parents. This means that the school community is responsible for the entire upkeep and running costs of the school, while the State pays the salaries of a prescribed number of staff, academic and non-academic. The school caters for +/- 1540 boys, +/- 345 of whom are in boarding, from Form I-V.