Prince Edward School (or “P.E.”) is a public school for boys, both boarders and day-scholars in Harare, Zimbabwe. It provides education facilities to 1200+ boys in Forms I to VI. The school is served by a graduate staff of over 100 teachers including specialists in Computers, Music, Astronomy, Sport and Speech and Drama. Africa Almanac rates Prince Edward School as the sixth best school in Africa and second in Zimbabwe.
Academic education revolves around the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) protocol of O-Level and A-level examinations, in line with the Zimbabwean secondary school education system. O-Levels are written after the first four years of high school i.e. at the end of Form IV (Year 11), A-Levels after the last 2 years of school, in Form VI (i.e. Year 13).
In their first term of Form I at Prince Edward new boys are streamed into 8 to 9 classes. Boys in the top stream study Latin, and those in the top four study French. Depending on ‘O’ level results boys proceed to ‘A’ levels. Apart from academic subjects boys who wish to do so may take Art, Agriculture, Astronomy, Commerce, Metalwork, Religious Education, Technical Drawing, Woodwork, to ‘O’ levels. Prince Edward School enjoys the proud record as one of the schools with the largest number of Rhodes Scholars in Africa.