Alternative private schools in Gauteng


Find a list of alternative private schools in Gauteng and take the time to understand what each school offers. Select an area above and browse the list below.

Princeton Centre of Learning - Randburg

Johannesburg

A home-study centre with a nurturing environment. Normal and assisted learning available. Grades 6 to 12.A home-study centre with a nurturing environment. Normal and assisted learning ava... A home-study centre with a nurturing environment. Normal and assisted le...A home-study centre with a nurturing environment. Normal and a...
From 11 - 18 yrs old

Excel Labs

Johannesburg

Practical science lessons for children from age 10 years to A-Level learners, aligned with the CAIE sy...Practical science lessons for children from age 10 years to A-Level learners, alig... Practical science lessons for children from age 10 years to A-Level lear...Practical science lessons for children from age 10 years to A-...
From 10 - 18 yrs old

Amazing K Therapy & Remedial Academy

Johannesburg

Fully registered ECD and Partial Care Centre with the Department of Social Development & Department of...Fully registered ECD and Partial Care Centre with the Department of Social Develop... Fully registered ECD and Partial Care Centre with the Department of Soci...Fully registered ECD and Partial Care Centre with the Departme...
From 2 - 6 yrs old

Discover Montessori

West Rand

Montessori pre-school from ages 2 to 6,Montessori pre-school from ages 2 to 6, Montessori pre-school from ages 2 to 6,Montessori pre-school from ages 2 to 6,
From 18 mnths - 6 yrs old

The Bridge Assisted Learning School

Johannesburg

Assisted learning school for children who face learning challenges such as ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, mild a...Assisted learning school for children who face learning challenges such as ADHD, A... Assisted learning school for children who face learning challenges such ...Assisted learning school for children who face learning challe...
From 6 - 16 yrs old

Tutor the Future

Johannesburg

Private Primary School Grade 1 to 7. Small Classes, nurturing supportive environment.Private Primary School Grade 1 to 7. Small Classes, nurturing supportive environment. Private Primary School Grade 1 to 7. Small Classes, nurturing supportive...Private Primary School Grade 1 to 7. Small Classes, nurturing ...
From 8 - 14 yrs old

Midrand Innovative Learning Centre

Johannesburg

Cottage school from Grade 000 to Grade 11 offering CAPS curriculum, Special needs programs, aftercare,...Cottage school from Grade 000 to Grade 11 offering CAPS curriculum, Special needs ... Cottage school from Grade 000 to Grade 11 offering CAPS curriculum, Spec...Cottage school from Grade 000 to Grade 11 offering CAPS curric...
From 3 yrs - All ages

Daybridge International High School

West Rand

Private high school that teaches the Cambridge curriculum : Foundation (Grade 8-9), IG and AS levels (...Private high school that teaches the Cambridge curriculum : Foundation (Grade 8-9)... Private high school that teaches the Cambridge curriculum : Foundation (...Private high school that teaches the Cambridge curriculum : Fo...
From 13 - 18 yrs old

Omatas School

Johannesburg

Remedial and NeuroDiverse school that puts a lot of energy into building: self-esteem, emotional growt...Remedial and NeuroDiverse school that puts a lot of energy into building: self-est... Remedial and NeuroDiverse school that puts a lot of energy into building...Remedial and NeuroDiverse school that puts a lot of energy int...
From 6 - 13 yrs old

Sandra's House Educare

Johannesburg

Education center offering home schooling and unschooling for gr4 to 12 in all subjects. Sandra has exp...Education center offering home schooling and unschooling for gr4 to 12 in all subj... Education center offering home schooling and unschooling for gr4 to 12 i...Education center offering home schooling and unschooling for g...
From 9 - 18 yrs old

Wingu Academy

Pretoria / Tshwane

Top rated online school offering accredited British International & CAPS curricula. Top rated online school offering accredited British International & CAPS curricula. Top rated online school offering accredited British International & CAPS...Top rated online school offering accredited British Internatio...
From 5 - 18 yrs old

Michael Mount Waldorf School

Johannesburg

A Waldorf, alternative, private non-profit school for children from baby care to 18 yrs oldA Waldorf, alternative, private non-profit school for children from baby care to 1... A Waldorf, alternative, private non-profit school for children from baby...A Waldorf, alternative, private non-profit school for children...
From 4 mnths - 18 yrs old

St George's Academy

Johannesburg

Private primary school catered to fit the individual needs of your child. Small classes, individualise...Private primary school catered to fit the individual needs of your child. Small cl... Private primary school catered to fit the individual needs of your child...Private primary school catered to fit the individual needs of ...
From 6 - 13 yrs old

Unity College

Johannesburg

A school for special needs children which offers therapy, extra mural activities & an integrated learn...A school for special needs children which offers therapy, extra mural activities &... A school for special needs children which offers therapy, extra mural ac...A school for special needs children which offers therapy, extr...

Glow Academy Learning Centre

West Rand

Homeschooling, Home School, Learning Centre, Cottage SchoolHomeschooling, Home School, Learning Centre, Cottage School Homeschooling, Home School, Learning Centre, Cottage SchoolHomeschooling, Home School, Learning Centre, Cottage School
From 12 yrs - All ages

Abbotts College High School

Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; Cape Town

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From 13 - 18 yrs old

Nova Pioneer

East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg; West Rand

Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operates world class, affordable education, of...Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operates world class, affo... Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operates world c...Pan-African independent school network, that builds and operat...
From 2 - 18 yrs old

St Vincent School of the Deaf

Johannesburg

St Vincent has a proud history of educating deaf children for the past 75 years. We adopt a child-cent...St Vincent has a proud history of educating deaf children for the past 75 years. W... St Vincent has a proud history of educating deaf children for the past 7...St Vincent has a proud history of educating deaf children for ...
From 2 - 18 yrs old

The Collective Genius Centre

Johannesburg

Cambridge curriculum aligned, individualised Education Solution for Secondary School LearnersCambridge curriculum aligned, individualised Education Solution for Secondary Sch... Cambridge curriculum aligned, individualised Education Solution for Sec...Cambridge curriculum aligned, individualised Education Soluti...
From 13 yrs - All ages

Hannaford Learning Centre

Johannesburg

We are a home school centre, alternative learning centre, after care implementing BrainGym and educat...We are a home school centre, alternative learning centre, after care implementing ... We are a home school centre, alternative learning centre, after care imp...We are a home school centre, alternative learning centre, afte...
From 6 - 13 yrs old

Kairos School of Inquiry

Johannesburg

Kairos School of Inquiry is a small school that believes that, when life at school is happy and meanin...Kairos School of Inquiry is a small school that believes that, when life at school... Kairos School of Inquiry is a small school that believes that, when life...Kairos School of Inquiry is a small school that believes that,...
From 5 - 13 yrs old

The Turning Point Education

Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane

The Turning Point offers educational support to families while their children are at school. Grade 1 t...The Turning Point offers educational support to families while their children are ... The Turning Point offers educational support to families while their chi...The Turning Point offers educational support to families while...
From 6 - 18 yrs old

EduStreams Vocational High School

Johannesburg

EduStreams is Independent vocational education for high school students. The high school will officia...EduStreams is Independent vocational education for high school students. The high... EduStreams is Independent vocational education for high school students...EduStreams is Independent vocational education for high schoo...
From 12 - 18 yrs old

StarrStudent Tutor Centre & Homeschool

East Rand / Ekurhuleni

Home-Schooling (grade 8-12) and Distance Education Tutor Centre and Extra Lesson Facility hosting (all...Home-Schooling (grade 8-12) and Distance Education Tutor Centre and Extra Lesson F... Home-Schooling (grade 8-12) and Distance Education Tutor Centre and Extr...Home-Schooling (grade 8-12) and Distance Education Tutor Centr...
From 6 - 18 yrs old

The Learning Zone

Johannesburg

Exclusive Learning Centre offering the CAPS curriculum through Mindscape Education for grade 1 to 12.Exclusive Learning Centre offering the CAPS curriculum through Mindscape Education... Exclusive Learning Centre offering the CAPS curriculum through Mindscape...Exclusive Learning Centre offering the CAPS curriculum through...
From 7 yrs - All ages

Achievers Tutor Centre

Johannesburg

Learning centre, alternative school facilitating teens to study and pass their GED.Learning centre, alternative school facilitating teens to study and pass their GED. Learning centre, alternative school facilitating teens to study and pass...Learning centre, alternative school facilitating teens to stud...
From 13 - 18 yrs old

Princeton Centre of Learning - Sandton

Johannesburg

A home-study centre with a nurturing environment. Normal and assisted learning available. Grades R to 12.A home-study centre with a nurturing environment. Normal and assisted learning ava... A home-study centre with a nurturing environment. Normal and assisted le...A home-study centre with a nurturing environment. Normal and a...
From 5 - 18 yrs old

Mindscape Education

Affordable, quality and independent curriculum provider for homeschoolers and online school across the...Affordable, quality and independent curriculum provider for homeschoolers and onli... Affordable, quality and independent curriculum provider for homeschooler...Affordable, quality and independent curriculum provider for ho...
From 6 - 18 yrs old

EDU360 Integrated Education

Johannesburg

We provide a safe space for neurodiverse students with significant learning challenges to learn and gr...We provide a safe space for neurodiverse students with significant learning challe... We provide a safe space for neurodiverse students with significant learn...We provide a safe space for neurodiverse students with signifi...
From 9 - 18 yrs old

Barnswallows Swift Academy

Johannesburg

Therapeutic academy for children with special needs. We make use of a variety of therapies, including ...Therapeutic academy for children with special needs. We make use of a variety of t... Therapeutic academy for children with special needs. We make use of a va...Therapeutic academy for children with special needs. We make u...
From 3 - 10 yrs old

Evolve Online School

Pretoria / Tshwane

Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a journey of personal mastery, using trend se...Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a journey of personal mas... Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a journey of pe...Online School, Grade R-9, designed to take each child on a jou...
From 5 - 18 yrs old

Ihsan School

Johannesburg

Providing a structured environment that supports and enhances each learners potential. The programme ...Providing a structured environment that supports and enhances each learners potent... Providing a structured environment that supports and enhances each learn...Providing a structured environment that supports and enhances ...
All ages

Synaptic College

Johannesburg

Mainstream alternative education facility specialising in array of subjects in a home school envirome...Mainstream alternative education facility specialising in array of subjects in a ... Mainstream alternative education facility specialising in array of subje...Mainstream alternative education facility specialising in arra...
From 10 - 18 yrs old

Koa Academy

An online school which makes learning at home easy and fun. Our full online school option is CAPS alig...An online school which makes learning at home easy and fun. Our full online school... An online school which makes learning at home easy and fun. Our full onl...An online school which makes learning at home easy and fun. Ou...
From 8 - 18 yrs old

Penhurst Academy

Johannesburg

Homeschooling support and tuition centre using an internationally aligned syllabus with flexible exams...Homeschooling support and tuition centre using an internationally aligned syllabus... Homeschooling support and tuition centre using an internationally aligne...Homeschooling support and tuition centre using an internationa...
From 13 - 18 yrs old

Moore House Academy

Johannesburg

Online and onsite education for all learners in Grade 8 to Grade 12. Your child can obtain their Natio...Online and onsite education for all learners in Grade 8 to Grade 12. Your child ca... Online and onsite education for all learners in Grade 8 to Grade 12. You...Online and onsite education for all learners in Grade 8 to Gra...
From 12 yrs - All ages


Nowadays, many children donít seem to cope well in mainstream schools and may just need a different approach to really be the best learners they can be. Many alternative private schools have been established to offer your child a learning experience that suits their specific needs. Forward thinking, innovative, emotionally supportive and non-traditional are some of the words used to describe these unconventional schools. For children that are ADHD, lateral thinkers, highly energetic, gifted or even kids that have learning difficulties and need remedial help, youíll find a school thatís appropriate to you and your family in Gauteng here.

How to use this directory for alternative schools


All the schools have been listed so that you get an overview of what the schools offer. The brief description under the name of each school will explain a bit about what they offer. You may narrow your search down by clicking on the search by suburb link.

How do I know what approach is best for my child?


Whatís common with all these alternative schools is that they all offer small classes, intimate learning environments and individualised attention. Some may only be for primary school level while others go all the way through to matric. Hands-on experience is often used to facilitate learning.

Various curricula are used and the schools are registered with the Department of Education to ensure they maintain appropriate standards of education. Some schools follow the government approved CAPS curriculum, some use the Impaq syllabus and then there is the Cambridge syllabus. You will also find a Finnish model of learning as well as schools with completely unconventional ways and means of teaching. All of these methods and approaches will still lead your child to a good education, with a schooling experience that is more conducive to his/her learning needs.

Best would be to set up an appointment and visit a school that peaks your interest and see what itís all about. Be sure to ask if they are registered and are recognized by the Department of Education.

Begin your search


Spend some time browsing through the schools advertised on this page. You will find their contact details, website addresses and you can send them an email via their listing on our website too. Good luck!