Elsen Academy is an independent school (Grades 1 - 12) registered with the education department

and as a non-profit organisation, catering for the needs of children in Port Elizabeth

with learning barriers such as dyslexia, ADHD, etc. as well as emotional/social barriers

that make attending the larger schools a challenge. 


                                                                           ( IQAA final report 


Vision statement


“We have a vision to teach and guide children, with unique educational needs, to be the best that they can be by empowering them through a holistic approach to discover and reach their full potential and strengths.”


Our Mission is two-fold

Teaching children with unique educational needs in a caring and positive environment. Guiding and supporting our children in becoming independent and productive individuals.

Our objective

To accommodate unique learning styles through differentiated instruction, our modified curriculum and the use of LSPs (learner support programmes).


Quotes from some of our parents


"We could not have made a better decision for our son to come to Elsen Academy. May they go from strength to strength".

"Elsen, you are doing a fantastic job thus far." 

"The patience and love that the teachers show my child, are just what he needs. I have seen a positive child coming out of his shell."

"I have a different child at home."

"She has finally found her place in the world".

A quote from one of our students

"I think this school shows other children that this school will help you. I like school because it helps you to learn about science, and it helps you learn to read. I have made improvement. It helps you to have an education. School helps you with everything."



Important Reminders

NOW FOR 2019


Parent Evening - 18 Oct
Golf day - 19 Oct

HS exams start - 23 Oct
Gov Council - 24 Oct
Prize giving - 8 Nov
Gr7 exams start - 15 Nov
PS exams start - 19 Nov
HS exams end - 29 Nov
End of Term - 7 Dec
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We are proud of our

100% pass rate

for our 2017 Matrics