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Protea Heights Academy high school opened its doors to Grade 8 and 9 learners on 21 January 2015, and has since made history every day.

Situated in Helling street, Protea Heights, Brackenfell, on the eastern edges of the Cape Town Metropole adjoining the Winelands, this dual medium Afrikaans and English school of the Western Cape Department of Education has a very specific Maths and Science focus. The Protea Heights community is very proud of a school that has been a dream of the community for many years. After construction started in 2013, the community watched with great excitement as first the building and then the staff and learners grew to a school which after only one year of operation built a formidable reputation of excellence.

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Protea Heights Academy is designated as a fee-paying (Quintile 5) Western Cape Department of Education school. The school is academically-focused with the core subjects being Mathematics and the Sciences. Every learner in the school must take Mathematics up to grade 12 as Mathematical Literacy is not offered at the school. This Mathematics and Science focus creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.

We do not ask our learners what they will become or do after completing their studies, but rather what problems they are going to solve. 



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Extramural Activities

All learners are required to participate in at least one sport or society in each term.

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The school is academically-focused with the core subjects being Mathematics and the Sciences.

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Protea Heights Academy


33 Helling Street, Protea Heights
Brackenfell, 7560