The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa is a residential boarding school with 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. It provides students with an opportunity to develop their full intellectual, social and leadership potential. The Academy teaches the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) in Grades 8 – 10. The Grade 12 students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.
To be eligible, girls must be South African, demonstrate academic and leadership potential, and come from a disadvantaged background.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa admits students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programmes and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programmes, athletic, cultural, residential and other school- administered programmes.
Students must meet the following:
- Academic talent with leadership potential
- South African Citizen or permanent residency
- Total family household income of less than R12,000 per month
- Currently in Grade 7, 8 or 9
Selected applicants will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa. Further selection and more extensive testing of academic and leadership potential will follow this first round. Final selection camps lasting 2 or 3 days will be held at the Academy later in the year.
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How to apply
Closing date is 15 February 2016.
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To apply, complete the application form, enclose a copy of your December 2015 school report, copy of household income and a copy of your birth certificate and post them to:
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
PO Box 1485,
Henley on Klip,