History of Northfields


From its small beginnings in 2001 with 9 students and renting a small house, Northfields has grown to over 600 students housed in more than 5 000 sq. metres of buildings.

The school was founded in 2001 by a small group of eight parents living in the North. They got together and decided to put their hearts, minds and finances together to create a school, with a family atmosphere for their children, allowing the School to open its doors in September 2001 to its first student intake of 9 pupils.

In January 2003, the new school grounds were ready. Slowly, Northfields offered students their own dedicated floodlit full size rugby and football fields as well as cricket nets and pitch. Northfields also has its own 25m swimming pool which incorporates an Olympic size water polo pool.

In 2014 and 2015 Northfields under took a strategic review and decided to realign its educational offering into 2 schools, Preparatory and Senior.

Thus in August 2015 Northfields increased its academic offering to students from the age of 9 years old and offered a Year 5 and a Year 6. Northfields thus rebranded its “forms” to “Years”, and consequently the prior Form 1 became Year 7.

In 2015 an opportunity also arose to acquire an early learning centre for children aged 18 months to 3 years. This centre presently has 40 children.

In August 2017, Northfields inaugurated the new boarding school which is a ‘home away from home’.

Then in August 2018, to further increase its academic offering, Northfields opened its Nursery and Primary section, making it the only school on the island offering education to children from 18 months till 18 years old.

From 2017 to 2021 Northfields offered our Boarding Programme which provided excellent service for both local and international students. The programme has been suspended due to Covid and we look forward to re-introducing the programme in the coming years.

In August 2022, Northfields has moved forward in merging with IPS to expand our Primary offering to include the IB PYP.

Northfields has continued to strive for excellence in education since our founding and through our ongoing growth and development we remain committed at all levels to empowering our learners to reach their full potential.

Northfields is and will continue to be a shining star of the beautiful island of Mauritius, tucked away in the lush green sugar cane fields, with its gorgeous grounds and beautiful coastal breeze.

Northfields Timeline


Founding of the school


Moving to new premesis


Opening of Science, Art & Design block


Opening of Modern Languages & Mathematics block


First IGCSE results


First graduating class


Opening of IT, English & Humanities block


First class finishing IB diplama


Opening of Swimming Pool


Opening of Prep school Yr 5 & 6; Acquisition of the Pre-Nursery


Opening of Boarding House, Performing Arts, Junior Science and Administration block


Opening of the Nursery and Primary section


MYP Candidate School; Eco School Silver Award and CIS Membership obtained


IB MYP Authorisation


Merger with IPS


Opening of Administration & Library Block