Developing a generation of creative thinkers

A private education in a contemporary and progressive environment

We believe that children are born with a natural desire and ability to learn.

Broadacres Academy is an accredited ISASA independent school conveniently situated in the greater Fourways area of Johannesburg, Gauteng. We deliver a unique educational experience where we nurture life-long learners. We inspire children to explore and discover by encouraging natural curiosity to drive their learning.

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Our Story

Broadacres Farm Nursery school had been part of the community since 1982. It was bought by two educationalists, Dylan Cavanagh and André de Coning, with the aim of building on to the values of natural learning. Both Dylan and André are experienced educators, leaders, lifelong learners and promoters of educational change. In 2016, the school was rebranded as Broadacres Academy. The Farm Nursery School became the Preschool with 105 children and the Prep School was born with seven Grade 1s in a wooden classroom.

Dylan Cavanagh & André de Coning

We rebranded to Broadacres Academy, and what followed was the creation of an exceptional learning environment. From Preschool upwards, our education philosophy is designed around fostering each child’s innate exploratory nature, fulfilling their developmental needs, and encompassing how children learn, naturally.

In 2017, a dynamic partnership with Skye Education was formed. Skye Education is our investment and development partner, and they are committed to building an exceptional education facility at Broadacres Academy.

We have cultivated thriving learning communities in our Preschool and Prep schools. Naturally, this has led to the expansion into Broadacres Academy High School. We are committed to extending the Broadacres Academy learning philosophy and unique learning environment to students right through to Grade 12. Our high school opens in 2022 with Grades 7 – 9.

In 2022, the current campus at Broadacres Academy will be a dedicated Preschool and Junior Preparatory Foundation Phase (Gr 0 – 3) school. The environment is custom-designed to suit the needs of younger children.

The Senior Preparatory, Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6) will move to their own campus, situated next to the High School. This will allow the Senior Preparatory children to have a unique learning environment for their phase, creating a specialised Intermediate phase learning community.

The High School campus will accommodate the Grades 7 – 9 learners in a Senior Phase learning environment, and the Grade 10 – 12 learners in a FET learning environment. This allows each community of learning to collaborate and learn within their phases, creating a unique educational space.

The school and its three campuses are situated nearby to the suburbs of Lonehill, Fourways, Chartwell and Dainfern. The Preschool and Preparatory School are set on seven acres in the growing suburb of Broadacres. The High School campus is currently under construction and will be open from January 2022. The High School is situated on Cedar Road, a mere 3km from the pre and prep school campus.

Leadership
Karen McDonald | 
Preschool Principal
Karen McDonald |
Preschool Principal
Dylan Cavanagh | 
Preparatory School Principal
Dylan Cavanagh |
Preparatory School Principal
André de Coning | 
Senior Prep Deputy Principal
André de Coning |
Senior Prep Deputy Principal
Tammy Letcher | 
Junior Prep Deputy Principal
Tammy Letcher |
Junior Prep Deputy Principal
Colleen Traviss-Lea | 
High School Principal
Colleen Traviss-Lea |
High School Principal
Operations
Julie Scholz | 
Operations Manager
Julie Scholz |
Operations Manager
Michelle Buchanan | 
Administrator
Michelle Buchanan |
Administrator
Lisa Featherstone | 
Administrator
Lisa Featherstone |
Administrator
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Smaller
Classes

In our smaller class environment, our caring teachers are able to guide the children and facilitate collaborative learning in a dynamic and impactful way.

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Community
Values

We foster a generation of children who live the wholesome values of kindness, integrity, empathy, courtesy, love for their environment and compassion.

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