Auckland Park Preparatory School (APPS) was founded in 1921 and has grown from the solid foundation of an inspiring history filled with fascinating characters, who have helped to shape the values and philosophies that make us special today.
There are currently over 260 pupils, who are guided through their preparatory years by highly trained, motivated, and professional staff.
APPS is a small autonomous, English-medium girls’ school and a member of the Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa. It has a nurturing, supportive environment with teachers and parents committed to working together to stimulate academic, cultural, spiritual and sporting excellence. It offers tuition from Grade 0 to 7. The school observes the Christian calendar, and embraces the ethnic, cultural, spiritual and social diversity of our country.
Dedicated staff encourage a self motivated work ethic and build self esteem in order to develop confidence based on competence. There is an average of 19 girls per class in the Foundation Phase and a class group-teaching system is in place in the Intermediate and Senior Phases.
The curriculum includes, Afrikaans and Zulu (second languages), English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Technology, Life Skills, Physical Education, Art, Music and Drama. APPS provides Computer Education from Grade 0, as well as the richness and excitement of excellent music, art and drama departments, and specialist tuition in sporting activities. APPS traditionally has provincial representatives in all sports.
Extra-curricular activities include hockey, netball, tennis, swimming, ball skills, choir, marimbas, individual tuition in various musical instruments, chess, ballet, speech and drama, art, a variety of clubs which change each term such as public speaking, debating, board games, arts and crafts, cultural activities, environmental awareness, sewing and knitting and baking.
We place importance on each child’s participation in as many facets of school life as possible, while fostering intellectual curiosity and creativity. This leads to a broad and balanced education welcomed by senior schools countrywide.