Elsen Academy is an independent school registered with the education department and as a non-profit organisation catering for the needs of children in Port Elizabeth with learning challenges from Grades 1 - 12.  



Our main objective is to accommodate unique learning styles through differentiated instruction and the use of LSDs (Learner Support Documents) to guide and support our learners to function independently and become productive citizens. 

We follow the national curriculum (CAPS) and make use of a variety of remedial strategies and programmes to support and assist the learners in the classroom.



We are a small school (maximum of 14 learners in a class) with a caring and supportive staff.  We are also fortunate to have a full-time counselling psychologist, who oversees all the assessments and therapies.

Our staff is passionate about working with children with learning challenges. They are very willing to participate in all activities in and around the school.





Important Reminders

Autumn is here!

World Book Day - 23 Apr
Freedom Day - 27 Apr
School holiday - 30 Apr
Worker's Day - 1 May
Sports Day - 3 May
Pajama Day - 4 May
Founder's Day - 24 May
Tekkie Tax - 25 May



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