Learn without Limits

Intake for 2018 is limited.

Grade 12 enrollments are closed

Welcome to The Academy Hout Bay

The Academy Hout Bay’s Mission Statement

The Academy Hout Bay’s mission is to support the development of content, independent, tenacious and brave young adults who are equipped with the skills required to make a positive contribution to a just, fair and ecologically sustainable society.

Online Learning Support

A unique and effective Virtual Learning Environment engages students and supports all learning on and off campus.

Courses on Offer

A unique academic programme focused on personalised, experiential learning and critical thinking.

Enrollment 2018

Accelerate your learning and learn without limits – The Academy Hout Bay.

The Academy Hout Bay seeks to embody the principles of “EDUCERE” (Latin: To draw out from within”). We want to open a whole new world of possibilities of learning for you. True pedagogy is far more than instruction. Pedagogy is leading you to a place where you can learn for yourself. It is about creating environments and situations where you develop your abilities, create your own knowledge, interpret the world in your own unique way, and ultimately realise your full potential as a human being.

We wish to be the guide in your learning. It’s about posing challenges, asking the right questions, and presenting relevant problems for you to explore, answer and solve. Our pedagogy is to transport you to a place where you will be amazed by the wonders of the world in which you live.



  • Effective, affordable learning environments for students between the ages of 13 and 18.
  • An internationally recognized certificate of education: GCSE and A Level leading to Matric.
  • A unique academic programme focused on personalized learning, experiential learning and critical thinking that develops independent learning skills for university and marketable life skills for the work place.
  • A supportive and nurturing environment that encourages self-discipline, reflection and the development of principled global citizens.
  • Advanced teaching techniques based on accelerated learning and the multiple intelligence approach using an integrated and personalized curriculum, differentiated through the use of learning support and individual tuition.
  • A carefully thought out, inspiring and beautiful physical learning environment.
  • Well trained, well qualified and dedicated teachers motivated by a clear collective vision, supported by on-going professional development.
  • Vertical teaching: Classes formed from abilities not age; allowing the flexibility to complete certification in shorter or longer time frames.
  • Centralized administration of teaching through virtual learning environments to support home-based learning and develop off-campus learning communities.
  • Community links through the outsourcing of Environmental Studies and encouraging Active Citizenship.

Academy Open Day – 22 Aug 2018

The Academy Hout Bay will never exceed an intake of 96 students, making this special place of learning an unparalleled and unique journey of discovery for your child. You're invited to experience this at our Open Day on Wednesday.  The Academy Hout Bay’s ethos is...

The Academy Hout Bay: Developing Excellent Teaching Skills – Notes on Mentoring (Part 6)

PRINCIPLES OF DIPLOMACIA & EMPATHY DIPLOMACY: I try to listen to myself talk and keep an eye on the way I come across. I make sure that I say things in a way that is not hurtful at any level and try to take into account who I am talking to. We know that these...

The Academy Hout Bay: Developing Excellent Teaching Skills – Notes on Tutoring (Part 5)

PRINCIPLES OF KNOWLEDGE & LOVE FOR SUBJECTS KNOWLEDGE OF SUBJECT AND CURRICULUM: if we don’t love and know our subject, it is futile to try to teach it. Even if we may have a broad understanding of such subject, teaching it can still deepen our knowledge of it. It is...

The Academy Hout Bay: Developing Excellent Teaching Skills – Notes on Educating (Part 4)

PRINCIPLES OF DISCIPLINE & FOCUS GRATEFUL: I am very grateful that these young people give me their trust and that they put their belief in me, that they ask me for my opinion and that they value my guidance. I know how difficult it is to navigate through youth and...

The Academy Hout Bay: Developing Excellent Teaching Skills – Notes on Coaching (Part 3)

PRINCIPLES OF GROWTH & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: I can’t understand where my students are if I haven’t been there myself before. Spending time in introspection and writing my notes in my diary helps me anchor feelings and emotions that can sometimes...