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Affordable private schools in South Africa

Ryan Harrison, HEA ‘15
University of Pretoria, South Africa
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Co-Founder SPARK Schools

At SPARK Schools, we believe that the path to university and a successful career begin as early as the foundation phase and continue to matriculation. Our innovative school model combines teacher-led direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring, and instruction in our Learning Lab. All scholars have their own individualised learning goals and receive instruction in physical education, isiZulu language and culture, life skills, and our core values.

SPARK’s model is the first of its kind for primary school students in Africa. The software SPARK scholars use is adaptive, allowing for highly individualised student practise and assessment.

SPARK Schools was born, with a mission to provide access to high quality education for all South Africans through the accessibility of affordable education.

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At SPARK Schools, we know that excellent education is as much about character development as academic achievement. To that end, SPARK Schools emphasise the core values of Service, Persistence, Achievement, Responsibility, and Kindness in the classroom, in the Learning Lab, during sport, on the playground, and in the community.

The SPARK Schools’ education model ensures that every child develops a love of learning and makes great academic progress.

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SPARK Ferndale, the first school in the SPARK Schools network, opened in 2013. Today there are 11 schools in the network, including Maboneng above. SPARK’s vision is to open 4 schools each year throughout South Africa.

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