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Cambridge International School

Welcome to Alma Mater International School, a distinguished International School that provides a holistic experience to students and embodies academic excellence. Located in the picturesque Krugersdorp, Johannesburg campus, our school is nestled amidst serene dams and mountains, offering a truly unique and natural environment for children aged 18 months to 18 years to embark on an innovative learning journey.

Welcome to Alma Mater International School

At Alma Mater, our dedicated educators are passionate about unlocking the full potential of each student through engaging and personalised teaching methods, both inside and outside the classroom. We take immense pride in offering robust curriculum pathways to our day school students, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching educational experience.

What sets us apart is our commitment to a bespoke learning approach that caters to individual needs, complemented by the integration of dedicated Christian values and education. The safety and well-being of our students are paramount, and we uphold excellent safeguarding practices to create a nurturing and secure environment.

With a strong emphasis on delivering the renowned Cambridge International curriculum, recognised worldwide as a gold standard, we equip our students with the necessary knowledge and skills for success. However, our vision extends beyond academic excellence. 

We believe in fostering a sense of community and character development, encouraging students to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged individuals.

Spanning across a vast nine-hectare property, our campus offers ample open spaces, fresh air, and a pollution-free environment away from busy roads. Embracing the sunny South African climate, we utilise the open spaces for outdoor activities and sports, including our popular Fun Run days that provide opportunities for families to participate in park runs, bike rides, or leisurely walks with their loved ones and furry friends in the adjacent park.

Alongside our commitment to academic rigor, we offer a wide range of sporting and cultural activities to enrich our students’ lives, ensuring a well-rounded education that extends beyond the classroom.

Welcome to Alma Mater International School

At Alma Mater, our dedicated educators are passionate about unlocking the full potential of each student through engaging and personalised teaching methods, both inside and outside the classroom. We take immense pride in offering robust curriculum pathways to our day school students, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching educational experience.

What sets us apart is our commitment to a bespoke learning approach that caters to individual needs, complemented by the integration of dedicated Christian values and education. The safety and well-being of our students are paramount, and we uphold excellent safeguarding practices to create a nurturing and secure environment.

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With a strong emphasis on delivering the renowned Cambridge International curriculum, recognised worldwide as a gold standard, we equip our students with the necessary knowledge and skills for success. However, our vision extends beyond academic excellence.

We believe in fostering a sense of community and character development, encouraging students to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged individuals.

Spanning across a vast nine-hectare property, our campus offers ample open spaces, fresh air, and a pollution-free environment away from busy roads. Embracing the sunny South African climate, we utilise the open spaces for outdoor activities and sports, including our popular Fun Run days that provide opportunities for families to participate in park runs, bike rides, or leisurely walks with their loved ones and furry friends in the adjacent park.

Alongside our commitment to academic rigor, we offer a wide range of sporting and cultural activities to enrich our students’ lives, ensuring a well-rounded education that extends beyond the classroom.

Join us at Alma Mater International School and discover a nurturing, inspiring, and transformative educational experience for your child.

Learning Philosophy

An INSPIRED Environment

Develop a lifelong love for learning

At Alma Mater International School, we strive to foster an environment of inspiration that ignites a love for learning in our students. Our dedicated educators create a nurturing atmosphere where curiosity thrives, and creativity is celebrated. We believe in providing stimulating resources, engaging learning materials, and immersive experiences that inspire students to explore, discover, and pursue their passions. By cultivating an inspired environment, we empower students to reach their full potential and develop a lifelong love for learning.

THINK ACT LEARN

Nurturing a culture of thinking, acting and learning, we prepare students to become adaptable and lifelong learners

At Alma Mater International School, we place great emphasis on encouraging critical thinking and active learning. We believe that education should go beyond memorisation and rote learning. Our teaching methodologies focus on fostering analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply knowledge in real-life contexts. Through interactive discussions, hands-on activities, and collaborative projects, we empower students to think critically, ask questions, and actively engage in their own learning journey. By nurturing a culture of thinking, acting, and learning, we prepare students to become adaptable and lifelong learners.

PROGRESSIVE Education

Embracing a Dynamic and Evolving Approach to Education

We embrace a dynamic and evolving approach to education at Alma Mater International School. Our commitment to progressive education means that we stay abreast of the latest research and educational trends to provide students with a forward-thinking learning experience. We integrate innovative teaching methods, technology, and interdisciplinary approaches to ensure that students develop the skills they need to thrive in the modern world. By embracing progressive education, we empower students to become agile thinkers, problem solvers, and responsible global citizens.

Developing SPORTS SKILLS

Cultivating Physical Fitness and Sporting Excellence

At Alma Mater International School, we recognise the importance of physical fitness and the valuable life lessons that can be learned through sports. We provide a comprehensive sports program that caters to students of all abilities and interests. Through a variety of sports and activities, we cultivate teamwork, discipline, resilience, and leadership skills. Our experienced coaches and facilities enable students to develop their athletic abilities and strive for sporting excellence. By nurturing sports skills, we promote a healthy lifestyle and instill values that extend far beyond the playing field.

Developing THE ART OF CULTURE

Nurturing Creativity and Cultural Appreciation

At Alma Mater International School, we believe in the transformative power of the arts and cultural experiences. We provide a vibrant program that encourages students to explore their creative potential, express themselves, and develop an appreciation for different art forms. Through visual arts, music, drama, and cultural activities, we nurture imagination, self-expression, and cultural understanding. We celebrate diversity and encourage students to embrace their unique perspectives while fostering an inclusive and collaborative artistic community.

An ACTIVE Community

Fostering Engagement and Collaboration within our Community

At Alma Mater International School, we firmly believe that education transcends the boundaries of the classroom. We are dedicated to fostering an active and vibrant community where students, parents, educators, and the wider community come together in meaningful collaboration. We actively encourage and promote participation in a wide range of school events, extracurricular activities, charity groups and community service projects. Through these opportunities, we create a sense of belonging, mutual respect, and social responsibility among our community members.

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Our school’s commitment to charity and service activities further strengthens the bonds within our community. We actively engage in initiatives that contribute positively to society, cultivating a spirit of empathy, compassion, and active citizenship in our students. By nurturing an environment of engagement and collaboration, our community becomes a thriving hub of learning, friendship, and shared experiences. Together, we create a supportive and inclusive atmosphere that enriches the educational journey of every individual involved.

Education and Learning

Junior Pre-Primary

3 months to 3 years old

Discover our nurturing environment and tailored
academic approach for early learners.

Senior Pre-Primary

4 years to 5 years old

Explore our comprehensive curriculum designed to develop
foundational skills and foster a love for learning.

Cambridge Junior Primary School

6 years to 9 years old

Discover our nurturing environment and tailored
academic approach for early learners.

Cambridge Senior Primary School

10 years to 12 years old

Uncover our rigorous academic program that prepares students
for a successful transition to secondary education.

Education and Learning

Junior Pre-Primary

3 months to 3 years old

Discover our nurturing environment and tailored
academic approach for early learners.

Senior Pre-Primary

4 years to 5 years old

Explore our comprehensive curriculum designed to develop
foundational skills and foster a love for learning.

Cambridge Junior Primary School

6 years to 9 years old

Discover our nurturing environment and tailored
academic approach for early learners.

Cambridge Senior Primary School

10 years to 12 years old

Uncover our rigorous academic program that prepares students
for a successful transition to secondary education.

Discover Alma Mater Pre-Primary and Primary School

Embark on a journey to explore Alma Mater Pre-Primary
and Primary School.
Book your personalised on-site or online admissions appointment today to get an in-depth understanding of our school,
witness our facilities, and have your questions answered by our knowledgeable staff.

Book your personalised on-site or online admissions appointment now, see our facilities, ask questions and learn more about our school.

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Immerse yourself in the Alma Mater experience by taking a virtual tour of our campus. Explore our facilities, picturesque surroundings, and vibrant learning spaces from the comfort of your own home.

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Why choose and international school for your child?

At Alma Mater International School, there are numerous compelling reasons to choose an international school education for your child. We are dedicated to creating a supportive and nurturing learning environment where students feel happy, cared for, and motivated to achieve their best. Our focus extends beyond the classroom, aiming to develop confident learners equipped with essential life skills through various enriching experiences.

We have meticulously crafted our own bespoke, creative curriculum, guided by our core values approach of Think, Act, and Learn. We believe that the journey of education begins with a strong foundation, and our curriculum fosters attributes such as confidence, responsibility, reflection, innovation, and engagement. By instilling these qualities, we empower students to navigate the complexities of the modern world successfully.

One of the invaluable benefits of attending Alma Mater International School is the opportunity for students to interact with classmates from diverse backgrounds. Through projects like Global Perspectives, both staff and students gain a deeper understanding of the application of diversity, developing resilience and interpersonal skills that will prove valuable throughout their lives.

Our commitment to small class sizes ensures that each child receives personalised attention, allowing us to quickly identify their unique needs and provide tailored support.

With differential teaching approaches, we stimulate children with different requirements, ensuring they thrive within the challenging Cambridge Curriculum.

Located on a picturesque 9-hectare property nestled at the foot of a mountain and dam, our school provides open spaces and fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of busy roads. We fully embrace the sunny South African climate, integrating the outdoor environment into our curriculum and sports activities. Families can participate in our exciting Fun Run days, where they can enjoy park runs, bike rides, or leisurely walks with their loved ones and furry friends in the neighbouring park.

In addition to the academic benefits of an international curriculum recognised as a gold standard worldwide, we are committed to enriching our students’ lives beyond academics. We offer a wide range of sporting and cultural activities that enhance their overall development and well-being.

Learn More about CambridgeLearn More about the Pathway

By clicking the “Learn More about Cambridge” button, you can access detailed information about the Cambridge curriculum in a downloadable PDF format provided by Cambridge International.

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Address

1 Coronation Street, Krugersdorp, 1739

Awards

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Alma Mater International School
Best International Primary – High School
South Africa 2021

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Alma Mater International School
Best All-Through Co-Educational Private School
South Africa

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