Our Story

SPARK Schools is a network of independent schools offering affordable, globally competitive education.

Appalled by the state of South African education and committed to finding a solution, Stacey Brewer and Ryan Harrison co-founded SPARK Schools in 2012.  They believed that an innovative approach could disrupt the crisis in South African education and dedicated themselves to creating a new model that would provide access to high quality education for all.

SPARK Ferndale, the first school in the SPARK Schools network, opened in 2013 in Johannesburg. Since then, the network has expanded to serve more than 4,000 SPARK scholars at eleven schools in Gauteng and the Western Cape. We’re committed to opening new schools across the country every year, because we believe that South African parents and children deserve access to excellent education at an affordable price.

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Personalised Learning

At SPARK Schools, learning is personalised to serve the needs of each individual student. Using traditional teaching and technology, we ensure that all SPARK scholars achieve.

Professional Educators

SPARK Schools educators are qualified professionals who receive 245 hours per year of professional development and coaching annually.

University & Beyond

At SPARK Schools, the path to university and a successful career begins now! In addition to preparing students academically, we focus on social-emotional development to equip our students for their bright futures.