Welcome to Elsen Academy

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. An on-site Learning Center and Vocational Curriculum caters to those who prefer to take a practical approach to education

There are no Limits to Learning at Elsen Academy! Due to the current pandemic restrictions, Elsen has created fully functional, and easy to use Google Classrooms to continue our educational journey in 2021.  Access Classrooms

Primary School

Grades 1 – 7
CAPS curriculum

High School

Grades 8 – 12
CAPS curriculum

Learning Centre

Grades 4 – 12
Online CAPS Curriculum

Vocational School

Bridging classes 10-16 years, IEB 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.

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.

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”

Additional Offerings


Structured, sequential exercises for motor development, the foundation for automating literacy and numeracy skills.


(OT) is a branch of health care that helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive barriers.


Runs concurrent with the school term for four days per week. It provides a safe, quiet environment, conducive to study.


Children who take martial arts lessons from six to 11 learn to handle bullying, teaches healthy fitness habits, encourages discipline, develop good study habits.


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

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
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