About Us



Academy Private School provides a learning environment where every student can achieve their potential.


All Academy Private School students will achieve personal success in their learning and become responsible and productive citizens. Every student can look forward to a bright future – hence our motto “unlock your future”. Academy Private School will provide the key.


Academy Private School’s mission is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive, and meaningful education for all students. Each student will be expected to succeed within the bounds of their abilities and chosen educational goals.

At Academy Private School, we believe that we can assist each student to reach their fullest potential. Students will develop their individual talents, critical thinking, and technology skills by being actively engaged in the learning process. Continuous commitment to improvement ensures that our students are well-rounded, self-directed, lifelong students.

Our vision will be achieved by:

  • Maintaining an optimum learning environment which will provide the opportunity for students to be successful.
  • Providing a balanced and varied school curriculum designed to meet the academic, cultural, physical and social needs of each individual student.
  • Ensuring that our educators are well qualified and possess a high degree of professional integrity.


Academy Private School provides a safe, affirming and welcoming education environment and instills values such as discipline, respect and acceptance of diverse cultures.




At Academy Private School, we prepare our students with the 21st century knowledge and skill set needed to impact their surroundings from a local, national, and global perspective.

We aim to implement an innovative and creative, student-centered learning environment where students and teachers utilize the latest technology in the acquisition of knowledge and skills to succeed in a competitive global economy.

Academy Private School is integrating Brainstorm Boffins® Robotics and STEAME Education programme as an addition to its subject offerings from January 2021.


Grade 1 – 9 students will have a weekly timetabled robotics and STEAME Education slot. In addition, Grade 4-12 students can further explore Robotics as an extramural activity (Robotics Club) in order to compete in National and International competitions and Robotics Olympiads.



STEAME is found in everything, in every discipline, and in every product we use in life!

STEAME Education leads to innovation, new ways of thinking, new technologies, new music and much more.

STEAME educational approach to learning provides access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and students of the 21st century!



Click here to learn more about our Robotics and STEAME Education programme.



Academy Private School is managed by a Board of Directors together with the School Management Team. The Executive Directors, the school’s Principal and the school’s Deputy Principals make up the members of the School Management Team.

Our School Principals

School Principal
Mrs Jennifer Schnepper

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PRIMARY School DEPUTY Principal
Mrs Lizelle Geduld

Private, independent pre-primary, primary and high school situated in Kuils River





Pre-Primary Teacher(s):

Grade RR & R
  • Ms Loané Visagie

Primary School Teachers:

Foundation Phase:

Grade 1
  • Mrs Lynné Lourens
Grade 2A
  • Mrs Linda Vivier
Grade 2B
  • Mrs Victoria Newman
Grade 3
  • Mr Gorden Marcus

Intermediate Phase:

Grade 4 - Grade Head and Robotics Grades 1-4
  • Mrs Chanel Palvie
Grade 5 - Grade Head
  • Mrs Liné Du Plessis
Grade 6 - Grade Head
  • Ms Jamie-Lee Brown


Senior Phase:

Life Orientation Gr. 7, Afrikaans Gr. 7, Mathematics Gr. 7, 8 & 9, Mathematical Literacy Gr. 11 & 12, Grade 7 - Grade Head
  • Ms Anscha Jones
Afrikaans Gr. 4, 5 & 7, Life Skills Gr. 5, Mathematics Gr. 4,
  • Mr Pierre le Roux

High School Teachers:

Physical Sciences Gr. 10 - 12
  • Mrs Jennifer Schnepper
Life Sciences Gr. 10 - 12, Natural Sciences Gr. 8 & 9, Grade 12 - Grade Head
  • Mrs Lana Arendse
Business Studies Gr. 10 - 12, EMS Gr. 7 - 9, Tourism Gr. 11 - 12, Grade 8 - Grade Head
  • Mrs Jana Van Zyl

Mathematics Gr. 10 – 12 & Technology Gr. 7 - 9, Grade 10 - Grade Head
  • Mr Nick Fortuin
Design, Creative Arts & Social Sciences
  • Mrs Chantal De Wee

Robotics Gr.5 - 9, CAT Gr.10 - 12, Digital Skills, I.T Co-Ordinator, Grade 11 - Grade Head
  • Mr Danvil Julius
English Home Language Gr. 8 - 12, Grade 9 - Grade Head
  • Mrs Lucille Green
Afrikaans FAL Gr. 8 - 12
  • Ms Simone Sevenster

Admin Staff:

Front Office, Admin and Reception
  • Mrs Minnette Roos
Accounts and Finance Department
  • Mrs Elvena Petersen