St John's College
is a private high school in Harare
By the mid-seventies the need for a new boys’ secondary school
in Harare became apparent and a committee of the St John’s Board was set up to investigate and develop this concept. This was done by a group of governors and in 1986 St John’s College opened its doors to its first intake.
Numbers grew steadily and in 1990 the first Upper Sixth
pupils completed A Levels
at the college. Over 500 students are enrolled at the college.
The founder Headmaster
, Mr E J (Ted) Sharples was succeeded in 1990 by Mr Alec Dry, who was the Acting Head until the arrival of Mr Peter Kolbe, who returned to Zimbabwe after a number of years of teaching in Australia
. Under his leadership, the college continued to grow. After his retirement in 1998, Mr Tony Eysele, was appointed at the end of 2004. Tony left for the United Kingdom and was replaced by Mr. Andrew Vincent. Mr. Andrew Vincent is no stranger to St. John's having served as Senior Master in previous years.
In 2002 the college was registered as the first International Baccalaureate
Centre in Zimbabwe and the first girls, enrolled in the IB programme, were welcomed to the St John’s community.
From January 2009, Ross Fuller took over the position of Headmaster. Ross Fuller was the founding headmaster of Girls College in Bulawayo, and ran the school for 21 years.
Sports offered to students include rugby union
, water polo