No Limits to Learning

Elsen Academy

Elsen Academy is an independent day school in Port Elizabeth (Grades 1 – 12) registered with the education department and as a non-profit organization. Aside from offering mainstream education, we cater to the needs of children with learning barriers such as dyslexia, ADHD, etc. as well as emotional/social barriers that make attending the larger schools a challenge. 

Primary School

Grades 1 – 7
CAPS curriculum

High School

Grades 8 – 12
CAPS curriculum

Vocational School

Bridging classes 10-16 years, ABET curriculum

Who are we?

Elsen Academy is an independent school in Bird Street, Port Elizabeth that provides high-quality, inclusive education for learners from Grade 1 to Grade 12 including expertise in special needs education. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals and the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Mission

“Establish Elsen Academy as a leader in specialised education, focussing on the individual needs of learners in a holistic, caring and positive environment to reach their true potential”.

Our Vision

“Driven to be the leader in specialised education where students thrive and reach their full potential”

5 Guiding Principles

  1. Provide a work environment where learners and teachers can prosper.
  2. Apply the highest standard of excellence through specified curriculum, online platforms (4IR), quality teachers, and teaching methods.
  3. Develop enthusiastically satisfied stakeholders, learners, parents all of the time.
  4. Contribute positively to our communities and our environment.
  5. Recognize that financial stability is essential to our future success.

Additional Offerings


Supportive interventions such as speech and language, occupational, play and remedial therapy are offered.


Runs concurrent with the school term and provides a safe environment with homework supervision until 5pm daily.


Learn early to have better control of their bodies as well as strength and agility. Social interaction is also a key benefit.


Children can take private martial arts lessons in our school hall from 6 to 15 years of age with Sensei Anthea. Children learn to handle bullying, they are taught healthy fitness habits, they develop discipline which obviously influences and encourages good study habits. Contact Sensei Anthea 084 909 4527.

Contact us Today

Elsen Academy welcomes you to set up a tour of our school and facilities and arrange a time with our experienced educators and staff to help you make the right choice for your child's future

Let's Get Social

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top