The Nonpareil Academy is designed for motivated and academically talented boys whose needs are not met adequately in the traditional high school setting. The selection of students is based on the applicants meeting the basic requirements for admission. These include above average intelligence, high EQ and excellent self-discipline. Boys who are selected for the programme are expected to function at a high level of excellence. The Academy serves as an instrument for further development and progression within the Durban High School context and then in the tertiary education environment.