Alma Mater Pre-Primary and Primary School

About Alma Mater International School

Alma Mater International School, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been dedicated to delivering a Cambridge International curriculum since 1998. Our primary focus is to cultivate well-rounded young individuals who are poised for success in secondary and tertiary education. The Cambridge Assessment International Education, renowned for their academic rigor, have been specifically designed to prepare students for this purpose. Additionally, students at Alma Mater have the opportunity to pursue A-Levels, particularly beneficial for those aspiring to enter highly specialised fields such as medicine.

At Alma Mater, we are committed to providing a safe, friendly, and disciplined learning environment where students can flourish. We prioritise the development of both social and academic skills, fostering self-confidence in our students. Our internationally recognised curriculum paves the way for acceptance at the finest universities worldwide, opening doors to limitless opportunities.

With exceptional academic standards and a highly dedicated staff, Alma Mater International School is steadfast in its mission to guide students toward reaching their full potential and achieving their aspirations. We are passionate about nurturing young minds, instilling a love for learning, and empowering our students to excel in their chosen paths.

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Headmistress Mrs. Lynn Botes

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Be Ready for this World!

– Cambridge Primary

Why choose an 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.

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How international is Cambridge Assessment International Education?

Why Cambridge?

Find out how we help students around the world become confident, responsible,
reflective, innovative and engaged.

How do students benefit from Cambridge Pathway?

Cambridge Pathway prepares students for life – helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning. It helps students develop thinking and learning skills– ready to tackle the demands of tomorrow’s world, capable of shaping a better world for the future. That’s why success with Cambridge opens doors to the world’s best universities – in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and beyond. It’s what you’d expect from an organisation that is part of the world-leading University of Cambridge.

Courses that challenge and inspire

How does the Cambridge Pathway work?

When we design our programmes, we start by identifying what a student needs to learn. Students have to demonstrate understanding and the core knowledge of a subject, as well as think critically. Exams are there to recognise, reward and encourage learning. The Cambridge Pathway takes students on a journey through Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level. Students can join at any stage. The curriculum in each stage has aims and objectives that support students to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.

These are the attributes of Cambridge learners Education that becomes a tool for life.


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


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