Study in Cape Town

Language Schools

 Cape Studies

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Cape Studies is one of the largest English language schools in Cape Town. They first opened their doors in 1995 and have successfully taught thousands of people from all over the world to speak English. Over the years Cape Studies has created a professional, yet friendly atmosphere for their students.

Language: English

Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:00.

Address: 17 Varneys Road, Green Point.

Contact Number: +27 21 439 0999

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English Language School of Cape Town – ELC

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ELS is situated in the city centre in the prestigious Leadership House, overlooking Greenmarket Square the oldest market in Cape Town. They are dedicated to providing students with an enjoyable and stress free environment, while improving their English.
With their wide range of English courses and exciting activities you are assured of a memorable stay.

Language: English

Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:00.

Address: 1st Floor Leadership House. 40 Shortmarket Street. Greenmarket Square.

Contact Number: +27 21 422 0000

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Cape Town School of English

The Cape Town School of English, just outside the City centre, is a language school specialising in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Our students register to do short (2 weeks) or long (six months to 1 year) courses. Students come from all parts of the world.

Language: English

Working Hours: 09:00 – 17:00.

Address: 56 / 66 Main Rd, Claremont, Cape Town.

Contact Number: +27 21 674 4118

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Language Teaching Centre – LTC

The school has 10 spacious classrooms facing a breath-taking view of the harbour and Table Mountain. LTC students come from interesting places all over the world. They have an opportunity to spend time with classmates and discuss their various cultures.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:30 – 17:30..

Address: 705 Touchstone House, 7 Bree Street.

Contact Number: +27 21 425 0019

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Interlink School of Languages

Interlink School of Languages is a member of Quality English, a group of carefully chosen, independent English language schools worldwide. The objective of Quality English schools is to deliver the highest standards of teaching and service, and the quality of all aspects of the schools is continuously monitored.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:00 – 16:30.

Address: 1st Floor, 4 Regent Road, Sea Point

Contact Number:  +27 21 439 9834

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

LAL Language Centres

LAL Schools is a group of English schools offering English courses for adults and young learners in England, Malta, South Africa and the United States. We offer a wide choice of English courses, from beginners to Cambridge Exams and EFL teacher training.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:00 – 18:00

Address: 319 Main Road, Sea Point.

Contact Number:  +27 (0)21 439 7410

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

 Education First – EF

With 400 schools and offices in over 50 countries around the world, EF has helped over four million international students make their dream of studying abroad come true.

Language: English

Working Hours: 09:00 – 17:00.

Address: 89 Kloof St, Gardens.

Contact Number:  +27 21 424 7460

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

 English Language Centres – EC

EC Cape Town, established in 2002, is an English language school located in a refurbished heritage building in the heart of the city centre. Cafés, restaurants and shops are all close by. Many of our classrooms have views of Table Mountain. Cafés and coffee shops are in walking distance to the school as well as the Waterfront mall which has entertainment, many unique and high-end retail shops as well as a variety of restaurants. We are an accredited TEFL centre for teacher training and an authorised Cambridge testing centre.

Language: English

Working Hours: 09:00 – 17:00.

Address: 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore.

Contact Number:  +27 21 422 4111

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 Good Hope Studies

Good Hope Studies is a member of the award-winning association of leading independent language schools worldwide (IALC). Our service quality is subject to regular and strict on-siteinspections.

They operate from two different locations in Cape Town. One school is located in the upmarket residential area of Newlands, while a second school is located in the very centre of Cape Town.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:30 – 17:00.

Address: 11 Mariendahl Ave, Newlands. or 5 St. Georges Mall, City Centre.

Contact Number:  +27 21 683 1399

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 International House Cape Town – IH

IH Cape Town is an English language school teaching English to foreigners such as General English, Aviation English, Oil and Gas. We are located in vibrant Sea point in Cape Town.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:00 – 17:00.

Address: 5 Regent Rd, Sea Point.

Contact Number:  +27 21 433 0546

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

 South African School of English

The South African College of Education and Languages – SACEL (former SASE) is an educational institution located in the heart of Cape Town.They have many years of experience in teaching English as language to foreign students.

Language: English

Working Hours: 09:00 – 17:00.

Address: 100 Main Rd, Sea Point.

Contact Number:  +27 21 434 3399

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 Ailola

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Ailola Cape Town has 15 years’ experience teaching English to foreigners. We offer courses at all levels including preparation for internationally-recognized English-language level examinations. And when you’re not studying English in Cape Town, they have got the rest covered. From volunteering to homestays, from afterschool activities to weekend trips, look no further than Ailola Cape Town.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:00 – 17:00.

Address: 1st Floor, 4 Regent Rd, Sea Point.

Contact Number:   +27 21 439 9834

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Oxford English Academy

They are an English language school with two campuses situated in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa and have been delivering quality English tuition to students from all over the world for a number of years. They are part of the Oxford English Academy (OEA) franchise, which is based in the city of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:00 – 16:30.

Address: 1st Floor, 105 Long Street.

Contact Number:   +27 21 488 9500

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University of Cape Town – UCT

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When you enrol in the UCT English Language Centre, you join an international community of students who, like you, have chosen to expand their cultural, academic and professional horizons by learning English with the top University in Africa – the University of Cape Town.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:00 – 17:00.

Address: 32-37 Orange Street. Gardens

Contact Number:   +27 21 650 4161

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Kurus English

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At Kurus English theirprogrammes and tuition encourage the language learner to become a clear, global communicator: fluent and confident in the communicative use of English for international purposes.

In addition to the classroom-based communication classes, Kurus English offers out-of-school, experiential communication classes. These are language-learning opportunities, promoted through the lens of culture and occasions for language discovery. These outdoor-classes are what we call, Language Excursions, during which your experienced teachers will become your ‘language guides` – assisting and guiding you in your interactions and in your communication.

Language: English

Working Hours: 08:30 – 17:30.

Address: 70 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre.

Contact Number:  +27 21 426 4606

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Let’s Learn English

They opened in 2011 and  had many happy students from around the world.

They are a small school, specialising in teaching Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced Levels of English

Language: English

Working Hours:  Monday – Friday09:00 – 16:00. Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00.

Address: 2 Wesley St, Observatory.

Contact Number:  +27 21 447 6235.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Eurocentres

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Eurocentres is a top international Language School organization. Their expert teachers are highly qualified while our modern facilities include spacious classrooms and a self-study centre.

Language: English

Working Hours:  08:00 – 17:00.

Address: Leadership House, 1st Floor, 40 Shortmarket Street.

Contact Number: +27 21 423 1833

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Goethe-Zentrum Kapstadt

They offer German language courses for groups and individuals at all levels, as well as tailor-made company and college courses.

Language: German.

Address: 155 Buitenkant St. Gardens.

Contact Number: +27 21 465 1317

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Learn Dutch

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Learn Dutch is a member of the resonance group of CNaVT (Certificate Dutch as a Foreign Language). The resonance group checks and qualifies exams Dutch language and culture.
Also Learn Dutch is a member of the Association Teachers Dutch as a Foreign Language (Beroepsvereniging docenten Nederlands als Tweede Taal) This association organizes all kind of workshop to keep up and improve our the language trainers.

Language: Dutch.

Address: 4 Central Square. Pinelands

Contact Number: +27 72 747 0564

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Alliance Francaise

The Alliance Française du Cap is a South African non-profit organisation founded in 1959. Its aims at promoting French language and francophone cultures.

Language: French & Portuguese

Address: 155 Loop Street.

Contact Number:  +27 21 423 5699

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Società Dante Alighieri

The activities of the Società Dante Alighieri outside Italy are conducted by independent associations abroad which are constituted, or can be formed, in most important cities of the world, where interest in studying the Italian language and culture exists.

Language: Italian.

Address: 137 Hatfield Street.

Contact Number: +27 21 465 8261

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La Casa Scuola de Espanol

La Casa – Escuela de Español is a renowned SpanishLanguage Centre, member and service provider of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in SouthAfrica.

They offer a wide variety of SPANISH COURSES

Language: Spanish.

Address: Unit 704, Buitengracht Centre, 125.

Contact Number: +27 71 255 2015

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Teach Me 2

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Teach Me 2 specialises in recruiting top-quality tutors and matching them with the tutoring requirements of their clients to achieve learning goals. Their tutors travel to clients’ homes and we manage the learning experience by scheduling lessons, monitoring progress, providing monthly reports and replacing tutors on request. They cover numerous learning areas, including School subjects, University courses, languages and musical instruments.

Language: English, Afrikans, French, Zulu & Spanish.

Working Hours:  08:00 – 17:00.

Contact Number: +27 87 550 3440.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Xhosa Fundis

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XHOSA FUNDIS CC provides Xhosa Language Courses and Learning Materials to individuals, companies and schools. We have been teaching Xhosa and developing innovative learning materials since 2004.

Language: Xhosa.

Address: 45 Queen’s Park Ave.

Contact Number: +27 21 447 9868.

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Ubuntu Bridge

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A Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to promoting indigenous South African languages learning as a path back to ubuntu within our society.

Language: Xhosa & Zulu.

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Schools System & Education in South Africa

School System & Education in South Africa

In South Africa, there are pre-schools (3 – 4 years), primary schools (5 – 11 years) and high schools (12 -18 years) which provide basic education from Grade 0 or age 4 turning 5 by 30 June of the respective year. The schools system consists of basic education or general education and training (GET) and further education and training (FET) which provided by high schools, colleges and universities from Grade 10 onwards.

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The apartheid was only ended in 1994 and the school system and education in South Africa are very much still bound to its legacy.

That’s explain why South Africa has the most unequal school system in the world. According to the  history, back in the apartheid time, there was a separate government department for white children’s schools, black children’s schools and coloured children’s schools. The three departments had different funding available, different resources at their disposal and issued different exams.

The House of Representatives (HOR) was the department that handled coloured childrens schooling, the Department of Education and Training (DET) handled black children’s schooling and the white children’s schools were known as Model C Schools.

After Nelson Mandela became president in 1994 his government expanded access to schooling. It also replaced a school system segregated by race with one divided by wealth. Schools in poorer areas receive more state funding. But schools in richer areas can charge fees on top.

To this day former Model C schools still typically have the best facilities, best teachers and best educational opportunities for children. Former HOR schools, although not quite as sidelined as DET schools, still have really poor infrastructure and facilities. Former DET schools are by far the worst off even today.

Over and above these government funded schools are private or independent schools which receive no funding from the government and are funded entirely by fees paid by the parents.

Foreign students are allowed to attend state schools and private schools (also known as independent schools), unless they are in posession of a valid study permit. Classes in private schools tend to be much smaller with 20-25 children in a classroom whereas in state school classes have usually around 35-40 children per class.

 

Universities

University of Cape Town – UCT

Situated on spectacular Devil’s Peak, UCT is Africa’s oldest and foremost university. Three worldwide rankings have placed UCT among the world’s top 200 institutions, the only African university to have achieved this distinction. UCT is research-led; the premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the continent and the world, and committed to addressing the key issues of our natural world.

The university moved to its spectacular Groote Schuur campus on Rhodes’ Estate on the slopes of Devil’s Peak in 1928 and has satellite campuses in Observatory, the Gardens and the Breakwater Campus on the popular V&A Waterfront.

UCT has over 26 500 students from more than 100 countries and produces graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice.

Thirty-six sports clubs (from aikido to yachting) and over 100 academic, faith, cultural and political societies cater for students, complement the academic programme and encourage holistic development. These clubs and societies are administered by the students themselves.

Address: UCT has four campuses. Check here the address.

Contact Number: +27 21 650 9111.

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 Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. ​The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University

The University is amongst South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognised internationally as an academic institution of excellence.

Address: Stellenbosch University has a many Campuses. Check here the address.

Contact Number : +27 21 808 9111.

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 University of the Western Cape

The University of the Western Cape has grown to become one of the most diverse universities in Africa. Its excellence and quality of education is complemented by its 7 faculties and staff, and brought to life by its diverse student population

Address: Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville.

Contact Number : +27 21 959 2911.

Website: Facebok Page or Website.

Pre-schools

 Pinocchio Creche

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The children enrolled at Pinocchio Crèche are encouraged to expand their appreciation and understanding of themselves, of others and of the world around them. Knowledge is viewed as a network of ideas, and because children learn through interactions with their environment, Pinocchio Crèche offers a physical setting where they are encouraged to interact with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. We subscribe to the philosophy that children learn best through play.

Address: 50 Main Road, Green Point.

Contact Number : 021 439 8124.

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Little Darlings

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Little Darlings is an established, exclusive day care centre situated in Gardens in The heart of Cape Town, with easy access from De Waal drive and all other areas it is perfect for parents working in Town and local residents alike.

Address: 16 Hope street Gardens.

Contact Number: 0218014469 or 0826957746.

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 Villa Maria

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They offer good quality education and care to children from the age of 1 – 5 years. Their classes are limited to 15 children per age-group and, under their constant supervision, each child is helped to reach his or her full potential.

Contact Number:  021  423 8138

Address: 5 Kloof Nek Road,Tamboerskloof

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 Honeycomb

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Honeycomb Montessori Preschool is situated in the central Constantia Walloon area. Its large environment is well-stocked with Montessori materials and enriched with a beautiful garden and patio area which allows for an open, child-centred approach. The school encourages family inclusion, and has been parent-run since conception.

Contact Number: +27 21 794 3725

Address: Old Kendal Road, Constantia.

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 Constantia Pre School

They are a multi-cultured, multi-national school who celebrate and respect our country’s multi-faceted community. All religions and celebrations are recognised. Through their weekly themes, learners are made aware of our wonderful diverse society at an early age.

Contact Number: 021 794 1098

Address: Constantia Sports Centre, Main Road, Constantia.

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Private Schools

There are so many private schools in Cape Town that we decided to put them on their own page. Click here to go to the page.

International Schools

International School of Cape Town – (KS2, High School)

Woodland Heights is the original ISCT campus and is home to Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) and High School (Years 7-12/13). It was originally a very large house which was built 1920s, and many of its beautiful features can still be seen around the building. Many people remember it as a training centre for Caltex at the end of the last century.

Tuition Fees: From R45.600,00 (nursery) up to R93.100,00 (year 12) – standart annual fee.

Placement Fee: From R4.300,00 to R8.500,00  (non-refundable).

Registration Fees: R600,00.

Address: Woodland Heights. Edinburgh Close. Wynberg 7806. Cape Town.

Contact Number:  +27 (0) 21 761 6202

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

International School of Cape Town – (KS1)

ISCT’s new campus, Struben House, opened its doors in January 2016. Struben House is a grand old home which is kept in a trust by the Child Welfare society. ISCT has a long term lease and has given Key Stage 1 their own space in which to learn. There are 2 classes in every Year group, with class sizes of between 16-18 students. Children can enter the Nursery class if they are between 3y6m and 4y6m in the January of their Nursery year.

In Reception (4y6m-5y6m) the formal literacy and numeracy begins, as per the UK curriculum, and their children are reading and writing by the end of their Reception year. South African parents please note this is the equivalent of a South African Grade 1.

Tuition Fees: From R45.600,00 (nursery) up to R93.100,00 (year 12) – standart annual fee.

Placement Fee: From R4.300,00 to R8.500,00  (non-refundable).

Registration Fees: R600,00.

Address: Struben House. 31 Eden Road. Claremont 7700. Cape Town.

Contact Number:  +27 (0) 21 180 4240

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

American International School of Cape Town

The American International School of Cape Town is set in the center of one of the world’s most beautiful peninsulas. Located in the picturesque southern suburbs of Cape Town, the campus is nestled among the rolling hillsides of neighboring vineyards and nearby majestic mountains. AISCT is just minutes away from the beaches of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, myriad forest trails, and cosmopolitan city life.

AISCT offers an exciting program, featuring: A U.S based, international curriculum, a comprehensive extra-curricular program, magnificent Cape Dutch style campus, state-of-the-art technology, Internationally-recruited teaching staff, aspacious, pastoral setting, small class sizes, foreign language instruction, fully integrated fine arts.

At the AISCT you will find: Early childhood development (grizzly cubs & kindergarten 1), elementary school (grades 1-5 & kindergarten 2), middle school (grades 6-9) and high school (grades 10-12),

Capital Fees: R35.000,00.

Tuition Fees: From R74.024,00 (kindergarten 1&2 ) up to R128.043,00 (grades 9-12) – early annual payment.

Seat Guarantee Deposit: R15.000,00.

Application Fees: R1.000,00 (non-refundable).

Address: 42 Soetvlei Avenue, Constantia 7806.

Contact Number:  (27) 21 713 2220.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

German International School of Cape Town

The German International School Cape Town offers German-speaking children a Primary and Secondary Education in accordance with German curricula. At Secondary level, the students are taught bilingually according to South African and German curricula. Non-German-speaking children are accepted from grade 5 to learn German intensively and to be prepared for the integrated High School. School life is enriched by a variety of activities in the fields of music/culture, the sciences and sports. The school enables its learners to acquire the university entrance qualifications for South African and German/European Universities.

Tuition Fees: R46.800,00 (grades 1-12) – per year.

Book levy: R300,00 (non-refundable).

Study Permit: €100.

Admission Fees: R500,00 (non-refundable).

Address:  28 Bay View Avenue, Tamboerskloof, 8001, Kapstadt.

Contact Number:  +27 21 480 3830.

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Hout Bay International School

Hout Bay International School is more than a school – it is a community of diverse individuals and families, a centre for academic excellence, for some a home away from home and yet more importantly a family for all those that are part of it. Few schools can boast that they belong to two international organisations spanning across almost every continent of the globe. The first being International Education Systems (IES), a family of international schools committed to quality educational experiences for all who attend and, second, the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), renowned for its high quality and rigorous academic programme.

Tuition Fees: From R50.000,00 (year 1) up to R97.500,00 (year 13).

Deposit Fee: 20.000,00 (refundable).

Foreign Students levy: R750,00 (non-refundable).

Registration Fee: R5.500,00.

Application Fees: R750,00 (non-refundable).

Address:  Intersection of Hout Bay Main Road and Payne Street, Hout Bay.

Contact Number:  +27 21 791 7900.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Blouberg International School

The Blouberg International School is a member of the International Education Systems group and is one of the most prestigious international co-educational schools on the West Coast. In offering the English National Curriculum with international benchmarks from Cambridge University, they ensure a stable curriculum coupled with international standards of excellence.

Tuition Fees: From R46.004,00 (Cambridge primary year 1 & 2) up to R53.890,00 (year 12).

Deposit Fee: 15.000,00.

Registration Fee: R5.500,00.

Application Fees: R300,00 (non-refundable).

Address: 74 Ringwood Drive, Parklands.

Contact Number:  +27 21 557 9071.

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Ecole Française du Cap (Pre-school – Primary School)

The remarkable results obtained by our pupils during the last school year 2015/2016 are testament to the quality of teaching delivered by the French school : 100% pass rate with 100% distinction for the Diplôme National du Brevet and 100% pass rate with 75% distinction (of which two honours) for the Baccalaureat.
The French Minister for Education approved the Grade 10 class (Seconde)  which is a strong endorsement by the academic authorities in France of the excellent level and quality of teaching that we offer our pupils here in Cape Town.

Tuition Fees: From R49.678,00 (maternelle) up to R87.438,00 (seconde).

Registration Fee: R9.500,00.

Address: 101 Hope Street, Gardens & Kings Road, Sea Point.

Contact Number:  +27 (0)21 434 12 78

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Ecole Française du Cap (Middle School – High School)

The remarkable results obtained by our pupils during the last school year 2015/2016 are testament to the quality of teaching delivered by the French school : 100% pass rate with 100% distinction for the Diplôme National du Brevet and 100% pass rate with 75% distinction (of which two honours) for the Baccalaureat.
The French Minister for Education approved the Grade 10 class (Seconde)  which is a strong endorsement by the academic authorities in France of the excellent level and quality of teaching that we offer our pupils here in Cape Town.

Tuition Fees: From R49.678,00 (maternelle) up to R87.438,00 (seconde).

Registration Fee: R9.500,00.

Address: 101, Hope Street – Gardens,8001.

Contact Number:  + 27 (0)21 461 25 08

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South African College School

SACS is the oldest high school in South Africa, founded in September 1829. It is arguably the most magnificent setting at the foot of Table Mountain and Devils peak. The school prides itself on the balanced education it provides, the world-class facilities on offer, the fact that SACS men strive for excellence in all spheres of school life and that it places a strong emphasis on high moral values. Far from resting contentedly on its 180 year-old record of growth and excellence, SACS in the 1980s and early 90s, led the Open Schools’ Movement, making it possible, without the formal sanction of the Nationalist Government, for the integration of South African schools. Boys ‘of colour,’ Muslim and Christian, had been enrolled at SACS throughout the 19th century but, segregated for 85 odd years by the Cape School Board’s Act of 1905 and the subsequent blight of Apartheid, the school had the unusual satisfaction of re-opening its doors in 1992 to boys of all races. One of only four schools world-wide privileged enough to possess its own Rhodes Scholarship, SACS has attracted to itself  pupils possessing the calibre, academically, culturally and in the sporting sphere to qualify for consideration for this, their greatest prize.

Tuition Fees: R40.700,00 (grade 8). R38.900,00 (grade 9-12).

Voluntary Development fund levy: R2.500,00.

Boarding Fee: R41.300,00.

Address: Newlands Avenue, Newlands.

Contact Number:  +27 21 689 4164.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Helderberg International School

A South African school with an International perspective. The International School of Helderberg (ISH) is an IB world school and a Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Centre, which provides a co-educational and internationally acclaimed curriculum from Early Childhood where we offer the PYP curriculum through to Year 12 or 13 where students complete their AS/A levelse. ISH has a very special family feel that is so valued by all the children, parents and staff. Our school combines the best of South African tradition/education with an international outlook that aims to equip our children for the challenges of the future.

Tuition Fees: From R29.906,00 (nursery) up to R56.267,00 (year 11 & 12).

Application Fee: R300,00.

Registration Fee: R3.500,00.

Deposit: R5.000,00 (refundable).

Address: PostNet Suite 214 Private Bag x29, Somerset West.

Contact Number:  +27 21 851-6290/1

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Generation School

Generation Schools aim to provide an education model based on the Montessori philosophy that is extremely popular worldwide. The founders of Google and Amazon.com have had the benefit of this philosophy of education and they credit their success to the “divergent thinking”, which this philosophy of education offers.

In a world that is continuously changing, the focus is not to ‘box’ a particular time frame, in terms of teaching methods, but to understand that the focus is on an educational model that will grow with change and is founded on teaching principles that have been in existence since the 1800’s.

This “divergent thinking” sees the schools incorporate various models of education into their teaching philosophy. The Montessori philosophy carries through in all the phases. The curriculum in the preschool is based on authentic Montessori practice. In the Primary and High School, the Cambridge curriculum is introduced which offers IGCSE’s, AS, A and A2 levels, with an international matriculation so that  learners  can study anywhere in the world.

Tuition Fees: From R28.680,00 (nursery, half day excluding lunch) up to R49.560,00 (Junior primary 6-9 years, full day including lunch).

Annual Resource Levy: R800,00 – R1.000,00.

Application Fee: R300,00.

Registration Fee: R300,00 (non-refundable).

Placement Fee: R3.700,00 (non-refundable).

Address: They’ve got schools in Western Province, Hermanus, Melkbos, Noordhoek & Sunningdale.

Contact Number:  +27 87 285 5837

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Reddam House Durbanville

Chesterhouse comprises three schools – the Early Years Development Centre, the Junior School: Grade 1-7, and Senior School: Grade 8-12. All phases follow the internationally recognised Cambridge curriculum – Cambridge Primary in the Junior School and the Cambridge International Examinations in the College.

Address: Mosselbank River Road, D’Urbanvale. Durbanville.

Contact Number:  +27 21 975 6650.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

El Shaddai Christian School

El Shaddai Christian School is an independent, co-educational, Christian school situated amongst the rolling hills of the beautiful green suburb of Durbanville, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Address: PO Box 1980, Lord’s Walk, off Langeberg Road, Durbanville.

Contact Number:  +27 21 975 1980.

Website: Facebook Page or Website.

Children with special needs

Shelanti Private School

Shelanti Private School is an independent, remedial school situated in Parklands and is the only school of its kind in the area. Shelanti strives to accommodate all learners and their different styles of learning by means of hands-on, personalized teaching methods by highly qualified, passionate and empathetic educators. This individual approach to learning is offered in an intimate setting consisting of 12-14 learners per class. They offer grades 1-7 and make use of the Department of Education’s CAPS curriculum. At Shelanti, they also embrace gifted learners and, together with the assistance of well-known professionals, guide all learners to strive for success in every aspect of their school careers.

Address:  24 Stepney Road, Parklands, 7441.

Contact Number: 0215573484.

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EduExcellence School

Each EduExcellence campus offer two educational streams:
Their Schools (Grade RR to Grade 12) offers the Cambridge Curriculum to small classes (up to 12 learners) in a home-like environment. Here they choose to include learners with so-called ADD/ADHD and the parent’s choice to medicate or not.
Their Centers (Age +-5 years old to 21 years old) support learners who will not follow a fixed academic curriculum. Instead they focus on functional literacy, numeracy, and independent living skills.

Their educational neurodevelopment (understanding how the brain learns) approach has been expanded to not only help children with learning difficulties but to help all learners optimize their academic performance. They have partnered with the University of Cambridge’s well known international curriculum as they value their problem solving and critical thinking approach to relevant education.

Address:  Chapman’s Peak Drive (M6), Noordhoek.

Contact Number: +27(0)21 785 2992.

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Vera School

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Human life is precious and deserving of the respect implied by the Declaration of Human Rights in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. People with disabilities have the right to live a life free from discrimination. They are entitled to appropriate care, education and training, with adequate scope for the exercising of their abilities and interests. This will be realised through:

  • The extension and improvement of support systems to assist parents or guardians to cope with their obligations;
  • The improvement and refinement of all approaches to care, education and training respecting, the rights of the individual;
  • The provision of adequate services and facilities to meet their needs;
  • The effective training of personnel directly involved in their care and education;
  • The development of co-operation and mutual sharing of expertise between the school and other parties working in the field of Autism;
  • Educating the community to accept them and to take shared responsibility for their care and integrated living;
  • Continual research in all related fields;
  • The acceptance by government of its role in facilitating the attainment of the above objectives.

Address:  20 Anglesey St, Rondebosch East.

Contact Number: (021) 696-2844.

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Vista Nova School

Vista Nova is a Public Special School offering a multi-disciplinary team approach to the holistic education of the children attending the school. The children are accepted on the basis that they have certain barriers to learning which need to be overcome. It offers facilities to over four hundred children from the age of three years, in the Pre-Primary Section, to the age of eighteen or nineteen in Grade Twelve.

The pupils follow the same WCED curriculum as mainstream schools. The pupils in Grade Twelve write the same external examination, the National Senior Certificate. Some children who need to be placed at Vista Nova due to their diagnosis, and who cannot cope with the national curriculum, are offered an adapted curriculum to suit their needs. The size of our classes varies between twelve and sixteen in the Primary School while some classes at the High School are slightly larger.

The learner’s needs are addressed by the multi-disciplinary team of professionals who include teachers, psychologists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and a nursing sister and a part-time doctor.  The pupils are also supported by a number of other staff who include, class assistants, drivers, administration staff, general assistants and groundsmen.

Address:  High School campus is in Loerie Avenue, Pinelands, and the Primary School is at 11 Milner Road Rondebosch.

Contact Number: 021 531 7192 (High School) or 021 689 5323/4/5/6 (Primary school).

Website: Website.

Pioneer School

The School for the Blind was established in 1881. Today the Pioneer School caters for:

  • blind learners
  • partially sighted learners
  • deafblind learners
  • learners with learning barriers
  • multiple disabled learners
  • career development

and remains a beacon of hope for many parents and learners.

The Institute for the Blind serves as sponsoring body to the Pioneer School. The Mission of the Institute is to empower persons who are blind, partially sighted or deafblind, including persons with additional disabilities, by means of education, training, development and care towards a fulfilled life and complete citizenship.

Address: 20 Adderley street, Worcester.

Contact Number: +27 23 342 2313

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The Carel Du Toit Centre

The Carel du Toit Centre offers a phenomenal, all-encompassing service to teach hearing impaired children to speak, through natural learning experiences and parental guidance.

The aim of the Centre’s intervention is for hearing impaired children to enter mainstream schools and have adequate spoken language to integrate into the hearing society.

Address: Tygerberg Hospital Grounds, Parow.

Contact Number: +27 21 938 5303.

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Alpha School

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The Alpha School is a school specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder located in Woodstock, Western Cape, South Africa.

It aims to provide support and quality education to learners with ASD in the most effective, functional and affordable manner, in an inclusive environment.

Address:  84 Palmerston Road, Woodstock.

Contact Number:  021 447 1212

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Varsity College

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The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa’s largest registered and accredited private provider of higher education. Varsity College, a brand of The IIE, leads in the provision of these exciting learning initiatives of The IIE. The IE is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education provider, has more than 57 qualifications accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee and is a subsidiary of ADvTECH Ltd, a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Short Courses: business-related topics, like bookkeeping, accounting, public relations, office administration, entrepreneurship and business management.

Address: Belmont Park. Belmont Road. Rondebosch.

Contact Number:  (021) 685 5021.

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Vega School

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Vega is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education. (The IIE). The IIE is accredited by the British Accreditation Council.

Short Courses: 

PHOTOGRAPHY SHORT COURSES
• Compact Digital Photography
• Intermediate Photography
• Dynamic Photography
• Expressive photography
• Photoshop for the photographer
• Advanced Photoshop for the photographer
• Landscape, Travel and Wildlife Photography
• Wedding Photography
• Black & White photography
• Fine Art Photography
• Portrait Photography

CREATIVE SHORT COURSES
• Desktop Publishing & Design
• Web Design
• Intoduction to Copywriting for Brands
• Copywriting for Brands

BRANDING SHORT COURSES
• Brand and Marketing Management
• Strategic Brand Leadership Save & Exit
• Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing
• Principles of Strategic Thinking

Address:  130 Strand Street, De Waterkant.

Contact Number:  +27 (0)21 461-8089.

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Cape Town College of Fashion Design

The College has received it’s accreditation from the council on Higher Education for the Diploma in Fashion Design.

Short Courses: Garment Technology, Fashion Design & Digital Fashion Applications.

Address:  7 Delaney Road.

Contact Number:  +27 21 762 6710

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 Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. ​The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University

The University is amongst South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognised internationally as an academic institution of excellence.

Short courses in: medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physiotherapy, language studies, public leadership, engineering and more.

Address: Stellenbosch University has a many Campuses. Check here the address.

Contact Number : +27 21 808 9111.

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 UCT Graduate School of Business

University of Cape Town (UCT) is widely considered one of the best value for money business schools in the world. The faculty’s full-time MBA (Masters in Business Administration) has been ranked within the top 100 globally, and learners can expect its inventory of short courses, which are largely aimed at those already working in business-related fields, to be of a similar high standard.

Address: Breakwater Campus, 8 Portswood Road , V&A Waterfront.

Contact Number: +27 21 406 1338/9

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 University of the Western Cape

The University of the Western Cape has grown to become one of the most diverse universities in Africa. Its excellence and quality of education is complemented by its 7 faculties and staff, and brought to life by its diverse student population

Short courses in: many UWC departments run short courses, so topics vary significantly, but include everything from public health and nursing to economics, industrial psychology and religion.

Address: Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville.

Contact Number : +27 21 959 2911.

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Friends of Design

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Their Cape Town based school, which is an Apple, Adobe certified training centre, one-year full time courses and short, modular courses, focusing in 3 areas of digital design: print (desktop publishing), new media (interactive and web-based design) and game design.

Short Courses: Adobe software (including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator), HTML, CSS and WordPress; in essence, the Friends of Design short courses are ideal for anyone looking to enhance their skills in desktop or web publishing.

Address:  186 Bree Street.

Contact Number:  +27 21 300 0298

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GetSmarter

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GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town and London. We collaborate with leading universities to offer premium online short courses to working professionals.

Short Courses: Labour law, creative writing and nutrition to corporate coaching, tax administration and interior design.

Address:  368 Browning Road, Observatory.

Contact Number:  +27 21 447 7565

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CityVarsity

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Established in 1996 in Cape Town, CityVarsity rapidly cemented itself as the go-to media and creative arts school in South Africa.

Short Courses: Film-related subjects (including TV presenting, acting, video editing, video production, scriptwriting, lighting and camerawork), sound engineering and electronic music production.

Address:  16-18 Roeland Street, Gardens.

Contact Number:  +27 21 466 6800.

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