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Cape Town
Montessori curriculum
Ages 3 to 15

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 15
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 13 students / class
Maximum 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: R 42,350
to: R 65,560
Address: 3 Auburn Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

South African

Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class

3-6yrs & 6-9yrs: 20-23
9-15 yrs: 14-18

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Not usually

Additional language classes offered by the school

Afrikaans, isixhosa

Use of technology in the classroom

6-15yrs : for project, task and presentations - pc, laptops, tablets, projectors

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Not usually - unfinished classwork could be completed at home

Approximate hours of homework given


Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students

Yes - no exams. a brief assessment or school visit may be requested

Brief description of entry evaluation required

3-4yrs: teachers meet with parents and child has brief introductory session with teacher
5-6yrs: teachers meet with parents and child has brief assessment with teacher
6-12yrs: parents encouraged to visit the school and child is required to visit the school for an assessment with teacher
12-15yrs: teacher and principal interview with child, child may be requested to visit for further assessment

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No real deadline, but end of term 1 (march/april) is usually accepted

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available


Results in these examinations


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

We offer learner support at a basic level. should further intervention be required professional assistance will be advised.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We will aim to structure the curriculum to suit such a child's needs where possible

Student access to education psychologist

We have a school counselor. should and ed psych be required we can recommend known professionals who we have worked with previously.

School start time

3-6yrs: 8-8.15am
6-15yrs: 7.50-8am

School finish time

3-6yrs: 12.15-12.30pm
6-9yrs: 2-2.15pm
9-12yrs: 2.45pm
12-15yrs: 3pm

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Soccer, karate, gym minnis, yoga, creative movement, drama
clubs: cross country, cooking, craft, painting & sewing, robotics

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Sports activities included

All children have weekly phys ed sessions

Sports facilities at the school

A small astro - we are not geared for sports. we also rent a bigger space from a school in our area (50x50m field) for phys ed, etc. the smalled children have jungle gyms

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We provide an open environment for children 3-15yrs. The curriculum and educational structure give children the freedom to develop to their fullest socially, intellectually and creatively. The ethos of the school is founded on a strong philosophy, the essence of which is the Montessori principle of respect for the well being of each individual, contributing towards a sustainable and healthy society.

Teaching approach of the school

Auburn House has a unique character, reflecting a balance of structure and order with a non-formal and open approach. This allows the energies of the growing child to be engaged freely, purposefully and naturally, while the teachers maintain the educational focus through a carefully-planned environment and innovative curriculum.
Our aim is to support to the best of our abilities each child’s developing independence – physically, intellectually and emotionally – and to nourish the spirit of each individual as they grow towards adulthood.

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