Frequently Asked Questions
We have worked hard at comparing costs and looking for ways to save, without compromising the philosophy and education. It costs between R571 and R792 per child per month, depending on the school. This amount is made up mostly through a combination of parent school fees (R80/pm), The Department of Social Development and donations.
All donations go towards: two nutritious meals a day (with added protein); all learning and play materials including vegetables for the garden; wages for the fully qualified local teachers and administration.
No, they are not. The parents are aware that the school is able to operate and provide the education it does due to donations.
Montessori is only slightly more expensive due to the specialised equipment and training. The right teachers are slightly harder to find but the Montessori philosophy fits well with the cultural environment in the rural Eastern Cape, so we think it’s worth it.
People are welcome to visit the schools as part of a pre-arranged agreement with either schools.