Boarding has become a growing schooling preference in the busy lives of parents.
Boarding Age Groups:
Lower Secondary Ages 11 to 14 Upper Secondary Ages 15 to 16 AS/A Level Ages 16 to 19
International Academic Excellence
- Extra support from our experienced teachers with advanced degrees in their fields.
- Remarkable depth and breadth of the academic courses.
- Alma Mater is selective about who they admit. Our normal criteria encompass students who are willing to work hard in class and play hard on the sport field.
- Study centre is available.
- Well balanced routine for studies and homework.
- Peer encouragement and study groups.
Cultural And Sporting Activities
- Routine participation at in-house sports facilities.
- Daily fitness programme for balanced well-being.
- Easy participation in regional and national level.
- Involved arts programs and portfolio building.
- Learn how to cope with life and all its many high and low points within a community.
- Learn to get along with others in a community.
- Learn to be responsible for your actions because you are bound by a code honour and discipline.
- Lay a solid foundation for adulthood
Other Personal Growth Enrichment Programmes
- International academic trips in UK, USA and Canada
- Assistance to book summer/winter schools in the UK and USA
- Booking meetings with Universities worldwide
- Opportunities to serve the community
These fees will allow a pupil to board for up to five nights a week (Monday to Friday only).
Day fees cover normal curriculum tuition, school extra-curricular activities, and extra academic assistance. Boarding fees cover overnight accommodation, meals, room cleaning, bed linen and laundry services.
These fees will allow a pupil to board for 7 nights a week; return home during school breaks. Constructive and activity rich programmes are offered on selected weekends.
Holiday school - During August holidays we run the following for our students: winter academic programmes, portfolio enrichment programmes, PGP extension programmes, camps and trips.
Catering / Nutrition
Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining hall. We aim to offer a wide selection of healthy meals. Specific dietary requirements will be considered and catered for. Lunch and snacks will be packed for student to collect and enjoy during break times.
Our campus is situated in Krugersdorp 40 kilometres to the west of Johannesburg. Krugersdorp was founded in 1887 on the farm Paardplaats and named in honour of President Paul Kruger, a friend of the owner and founder M Pretorius. The town has some beautiful residential areas, especially those seated on the north facing ridges. Services and facilities in Krugersdorp are excellent, and there are a number of leisure options; the nearby 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) game reserve in the dense bush of the veld holds a large quantity of game and is one of the town’s major tourist attractions. Also in close proximity are various provincial heritage sites including the Cradle of Humankind, the Sterkfontein Caves and the Wonder Cave; some of the oldest remains of ancestral humans have been found at this World Heritage Site. Other attractions include an eco-adventure park, the South African National Bird of Prey Centre and the Railway and Steam Train Museum, where steam train fanatics can revel in the 90 odd steam engine locomotives. Krugersdorp has modernised itself. It has ultra-modern sport facilities including a sports stadium, contemporary business centres, shopping malls, numerous smaller shops, three large private hospitals and medical centres.
Our climate is ideal for sport participation. Krugersdorp gets most of its rainfall during November and December. The area enjoys sunny and pleasant weather the majority of the time. The hottest month is January, when the maximum temperature will reach an average of 25℃. The coldest month is July, when the temperature drops down to 5℃ at night.
The school is laid out on an 8.5 hectare property, which overlooks a dam nestled under the foot of a hill. Alma Mater’s old buildings and unconventional layout provide a home like feel for the students and teachers. Many old trees beautify the property and regularly invite our students to read, rest and enjoy their lunch underneath their branches. Our grounds offer many open spaces and green fields for the students to play during break time.
Facilities On Campus
- Swimming pool
- Tennis / netball turf courts
- Full-sized soccer field
- Full-sized rugby field
- Full-sized hockey field
- School clubhouse and tuck shop
- Stationery and school clothing store
- Computer labs
- Science labs
- Art and design studios
- Homework and research centres
- Boarding; rooms, dining hall, lounges etc.
Additional Services Offered To International Students & Boarders
Assistance with compulsory insurance and medical cover:
Parents are able to apply at Alma Mater for the above. The above-mentioned insurance is designed for international boarders whose parents/guardians do not reside in South Africa. However, South African citizens and expatriates are welcome to apply for this insurance. The medical insurance provides worldwide cover, should the student travel to other countries for extended periods/reside overseas.
- Personal effects insurance R 187.00 per/month
- Medical / Insurance Cover ±R 1 800.00 per/month
- Worldwide cover on a comprehensive Gold Plan
- Price is subject to individual application and exchange rates at the time of application which can be made through Alma Mater International School