LEAP Science and Maths Schools expect excellence – particularly in mathematics, science and English – and so guide young people towards a successful future.
All LEAP schools:
- Provide low fee education to students with potential from high-need communities
Require that all students study mathematics, physical science and English
Have an extended school day (7:30am to 4:30pm), Saturday classes and formal holiday programmes
Actively engage with students to develop self-awareness and confidence
Engage students in community work and activities that affirm cultural identity
Have smaller classes and schools to support accountability and help build relationships
LEAP’s holistic approach includes engaging with the broader community and developing partnerships and collaboration that add shared value. Every LEAP school is partnered with a more privileged school as well as township schools in the community the school serves. This three-way collaboration makes for stronger, better-equipped schools and the opportunity to share excellence in all spheres.
- LEAP 4 – Diepsloot
LEAP 4 brings the LEAP model to Diepsloot,a sprawling new township just outside Johannesburg. The students are a mix of many cultures, predominantly Sepedi. The school offers isiZulu and Sepedi as home languages, along with English. Based in a converted warehouse in Diepsloot, the school faces the infrastructure challenges so prevalent in informal communities. Nearby Dainfern College is LEAP 4’s privileged school partner. The Aveng Group, already a committed LEAP partner, is the founding supporter of LEAP 4.