Old Scholars

Our old scholars are influential role models and mentors and are a cherished and integral part of the Wilderness community.

An education at Wilderness is more than simply academic learning. It brings together the School’s history, traditions and values, as well as the joy of friendship and the fond memories each girl makes.

Stay in Touch

We love to hear from our past graduates and appreciate any opportunity to stay connected.

Connect with the Community

Wilderness old scholars are a thriving, trusted group of some 6,000 women who help each other remain connected to our community throughout their life. In turn, we ensure there is always a place for each of them in the Wilderness family.

Celebrations and Events

Since the early days, our objective has always remained the same – to create a strong sense of community and an ongoing connectedness with Wilderness School.

Ways to be Involved

Each Wilderness girl who becomes an old scholar joins a diverse network and community of women, who can support each other personally and professionally.

Old Scholar Profiles

We proud to celebrate the success of our old scholars and their many achievements. Here, we profile some of our community and share an insight into their lives beyond the Wilderness School gates.


Founded by the generosity of the Misses Brown, the School has a proud history of philanthropy that continues today.

We are grateful for the generous support of our community, allowing us to provide financial assistance for programs, scholarships and funding for new ventures.

Wilderness Merchandise

The Old Scholars’ Association offers a number of beautiful jewellery pieces as representative keepsakes of a student’s time at Wilderness.

Old Scholars' Association

The Wilderness Old Scholars’ Association (WOSA) is led by a group of dedicated and inspirational women.

Wilderness is our old scholars’ second home. As the Misses Brown always said to the girls leaving school, ‘If ever you wish to come to The Wilderness tomorrow or in 10 years’ time, that wish is your invitation, and you can feel sure of your welcome’.

Each Wilderness girl is grafted into the family tree upon graduation, automatically receiving membership to the Wilderness Old Scholars’ Association, a network of over 6,000 vibrant members who span the globe. Encompassing decades from 18 years of age and including several centenarians, our old scholars represent a multiplicity of experiences and backgrounds across personal and professional pursuits.

An enduring bond with the School and other past students enriches and nourishes the Wilderness spirit and we highly value the contribution our graduates bring to our community and to the generations that follow them.

Our long standing and thriving old scholar community is partly attributed to the many events and opportunities offered throughout the annual calendar. These occasions allow past students the opportunity to stay connected and continue to contribute to and enrich the life of the School.