The Bay Academy

School Fees
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Tuition Fees

 Per YearPer TermPer Month
NurseryR35,400R8,850R2,950
Pre SchoolR35,400R8,850R2,950
Junior PrimaryR51,400R12,885R4,283
Senior PrimaryR53,30013,325R4,442
Grade 7R63,300R15,900R5,300
Grade 8R63,300R15,900R5,300
Grade 9R63,300R15,900R5,300
Grade 10R76,800R19,200R6,400
Grade 11R84,000R21,000R7,000
Grade 12R92,000R27,600

Additional Fees

 Special EventsResource
NurseryR550R750
Pre SchoolR550R750
Junior PrimaryR800R1100
Senior PrimaryR800R1350

After Care and Lunches

Montessori Campus

 Per YearPer TermPer Month
LunchR7,100R1,775R600
Gluten Free lunchR8,900R2,225R745
After Care until 14:30R7,200R1,800R600
After Care 14:30 - 17:00R7,200R1,800R600

Enrolment

Non-Refundable due with in two weeks of offer

 Amount
NurseryR2,000
Pre SchoolR3,000
PrimaryR5,000
Middle SchoolR5,500
High SchoolR5,500

Please Note:

  • Our terms of payment are strictly in advance annually, termly or monthly.
  • We offer a 5% discount if all the fees are paid annually in advance no later than 31st of January
    2022.
  • A full term’s notice of intent to leave the school, in writing, is required if the parent
    intends to remove the child from the school at any stage. If notice has not been given
    a term’s fees will be charged in lieu of notice and will be due, owing and payable by the
    parents of the child.
  • Please note that failure to pay school fees timeously can result in your child being
    suspended from the school until such time as the debt is cleared.
  • The Bay Academy school reserves the right to disallow the return to school of a
    student should the account be in arrears
  • One calendar month notice is required in order to change billing options

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Members of the Bay Academy Learning Community can be assured of benefiting from our unique offerings.

Low Teacher to Student ratios

In the Primary school, where Montessori teaching groups span 3 years of traditional school grades, the group is split into two classes and there is a Directress and Teaching assistant assigned to each group. In  the Middle School class sizes rarely exceed 18 students. In the high school there are 10 specialist subject teachers, with a maximum of a 18 to 1 ratio. This ensures personal support for each and every one of our students.

Online Learning Support: The Learning Portal

Leading the way in online, Virtual Learning Environments, (VLEs) The Bay Academy has, for the last 6 years perfected the use of VLEs to support learning; using technology to enhance, rather than replace classroom learning. This approach of the “Flipped Classroom” allows students to access all the learning resources before the lessons commence, allowing for processing, application and mastery to happen in the classroom with the teacher as a guide.

International Accreditation

Our Primary school is an accredited  member of South African Montessori Association, and our High School an accredited Center for Edexcel, the premier examination body in the UK, whose certifications are the gold standard of education and accepted by universities wold wide.

Assesment FOR Learning

While the Montessori focus is on learning and avoids standardised testing, our students are prepared at an appropriate pace with the skills to sit formal examinations in the High School. However, even here our focus is on FORMATIVE assessments, where they are free to learn from their mistakes, rather than SUMMATIVE assessment OF learning. The enquiry based, experiential learning approach is fundamental to the Montessori philosophy, and continues into the high school.

Parent Portal

Every Parent can follow their child’s progress through our Parent’s Portal, where every observation, success, concern and individual learning plan is documented and available to see. In addition to this, high school parents can view the weekly learning objectives and assignments in order to support their child, and partner with us to ensure academic success. 

A true Community of Learning

Though our consistent, open and honest communication we encourage all the members of our community to join with us to enhance the learning experience of our students. Any member of our community with a particular expertise or experience is encouraged to share this with our students, allowing us to tap into a wealth of learning opportunities. 

FAQ

Please see some answers to common questions below. If you have any further questions for us, please contact us HERE.

What is "Hybrid Learning"?

In the High School we use one of the most established and well-designed Virtual Learning Environments to support the most effective teaching methodologies. The “Flipped Classroom” is an approach whereby the students are provided with the Learning Objectives, Success Criteria and all the resources required to come prepared to the classroom. Here they process the information, acquire understanding through questioning, and attain mastery through application. This online resource also allows the student to catch up work missed through absence, and revise work for examinations.

What curricula does TBA Follow?

The Primary school is a member of the South African Montessori Association (SAMA), and all learning resources and programmes are fully approved by SAMA. The Middle School follow a bespoke curriculum based on the standards of the UK National KS3 curriculum, but enhanced by specialised subject areas inspired by the Montessori approach and the UN sustainable Development Goals. The High School is an accredited  Edexcel International Examination Center – preparing students for the International GCSE and AS Level examinations; recognised by both local and international universities. 

Are extra murals compulsery?

No, although we encourage participation in our Extramural Programme. Physical education is a separate, compulsory part of our curriculum. The wide variety of extramural activities on offer, are either free as part of tuition fees, or provided by approved external service providers who are paid directly and will invoice you separately. 

Can my child study fully online?

Yes. Our sister online school – The Academy Online offers a fully online learning experience. However, this is only available for Grades 7 to 12, preparing students for the British International Curriculum, and Art is not an option for online learning. Families who choose this route enter final International GCSE and AS Level examinations as a Private Candidate and sit their examinations off-site in other accredited examination centers. For more information please contact Shannon via email: shannon@theacademy.online 

Can My child study part time?

It is an approach we would consider for Grades 10 – 12 in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the High School Principal.

How many children are in a class?

Class sizes vary according to the phase of their learning journey. 
the following is a guide to the student to teacher ratio
Our Toddler Class 6:1
Or Pre Primary classes 10:1
Primary Classes 15:1
Middle School 18:1
High School 18:1