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British and Montessori
Ages 1 to 11

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CityCape Town
CurriculumsBritish and Montessori
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 11
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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 12 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: R 46,800
to: R 61,200
Address: 8 Lingfield Cl, Milnerton Ridge, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

South African followed by French

Ratio of local students to international students

Approx. 30% foreign students

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French and German

Max. number of students per class

4 - 18 months: 6 kids; 3 - 6 years: 18; 6 - 9 24; 9 - 12 years: 24

Average number of students per class

4 - 18 months: 1 teacher: 3 kids; 18 months to 3 years: 1 teacher: 6 kids; 3 - 6 years: 1 teacher for 9 kids; 6 - 9 years: 1 teacher for 12 kids; 9 - 12 years: 1 teacher for 12 kids

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom


Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a non-denominational school and do not teach religion.

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge Centre For Evaluation and Monitoring

Results in these examinations

Significantly above average

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We are a new primary school; however, we believe that most of our students will study at a higher educational institution.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

At Liberté, we view each child as a unique individual with unique learning styles, strengths, and sometimes areas that can be considered challenges. We believe that children with mild learning or physical challenges can develop and learn effectively in an environment like ours designed for individual differences. However, the school does not cater for special needs education.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Liberté School's learning environment is, at its core, a child-led environment where learners are free to learn in their own way. Academics is implemented via individual learning plans focusing on cognitive science and the development of executive functioning skills. This allows children to progress at an advanced pace in the subject areas in which they excel while developing at a pace suited to them in subjects where their aptitude is in other areas. Such an environment is typically very well-suited to children with high potential.

Student access to education psychologist

Yea, the school has a relationship with an external educational psycologist.

Entry evaluation for students

Only for our primary school section.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Liberté considers that expecting a child to perform above their abilities is not in the child’s best interest. Prospective learners are expected to meet the specific demands of the curriculum, stage or grade to which admission is sought. Prospective learners must have attained the required level of performance for entry into the School. Preference will be given to children with the highest academic potential and acceptable disciplinary and general behaviour records. This will be assessed during the admissions using the School’s assessment guidelines per age category or via proof of previous education. No applicant shall be admitted without having undergone an assessment. Assessments do not apply to children younger than four years of age.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

November of the previous year

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

The school opens at 07:30. Classes start at 08:00.

School finish time

Primary School: The academic day stops at 14:00 with after care, extra-murals and extra classes offered from 14:00 - 17:30

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required

From the primary level onwards, students are required to wear a uniform.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Robotics, Music, Dance, Sports Coaching, Creative Arts

Sports activities included


Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Not at present.

Facilities at the school

Library, Science

Sports facilities at the school

Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, Netball, and Tennis via SportsHub

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Liberté School provides a learning environment where children are allowed the freedom to learn in a manner most suited to them individually. Our educational approach is based on Cognitive Science principles: the science of learning and thinking with a strong focus on the development of executive functioning skills.

Teaching approach of the school

Children are intelligent and competent humans with an innate ability to participate actively in their learning. At Liberté, we believe that learning is amplified by a safe learning environment that promotes social interactions among children of different ages, cultures and backgrounds. With this in mind, the overriding curriculum outcome is to create a learning and personal development culture that prioritises the development of executive functioning skills. This learning environment ultimately leads to increased learning capacity and better decision-making. Our curriculum aims, therefore, encompass the following outcomes:

-Providing learners with the skills needed for planning, fluid intelligence (reasoning, problem-solving, creative, critical and adaptable thinking), self-monitoring, self-control, time management, organisation and the ability to collect, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information for sound decision making.
- Instilling a sense of responsibility towards oneself, society and the environment.
- Developing an understanding of the world as a set of related, interacting systems and contexts that do not exist in isolation.
- Develop an ethos of collaboration and understanding, enabling individuals to work effectively both individually and with others as members of a team;
- Develop the social and emotional skills and understanding needed to effectively communicate and collaborate with others from diverse backgrounds, languages and cultures.
- Making effective and responsibly use of available resources encompassing natural, financial, intellectual and technological resources to create a sustainable society.

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