“Peak has an out of the box schooling, the schedules, the teachers, the students, the atmosphere.” Mikeila, Past Student 2017
OUR VISION is to see a generation of young people grow in their individual uniqueness and strength. To see them find their place in this world and thrive at life while they inspire and lead those around them.
We promote; one of the world’s most popular international qualifications for 14 to 16 year old’s; the development of good physical and mental well-being and the development of positive, life-long relationships as part of OUR MISSION to train, grow and mentor each student on their journey. We are sold on investing in our youth to help them reach their personal ‘PEAK’ potential.
Take a “Sneak” Peak into a day in the life of a student at Peak Academy
We have become so accustomed to the way of education that it becomes difficult for parents to change the mindset that we can learn differently. It is often the parent that needs the most amount of convincing that there is an alternative to traditional-style education. Our approach is simple. We are seeing that the landscape of the working world is changing at an alarming rate. New careers and jobs are being created and entirely new sectors of business are being instituted. The question is How do we get our school going children ready for the opportunities of the future? At Peak we believe that to do that we need to allow students the freedom to think. Teaching them to use the tools of critical thinking, problem solving, metacognition, time management and taking the initiative. In addition to allowing Students to think we give our virtual students a sense of ownership around the work that needs to be completed. Offering a full picture at the onset. It is amazing to see how a student can change a mindset and attitude around work ethic when they know exactly what is expected of them using the British International curriculum. We also realise that many of our students today do not want all the traditional functions of a regular high school. A peak student will finish their studies and will know that they have been equipped not necessarily for a job in the big wide world but will know how to navigate their way to the top.
WHAT IS CAMBRIDGE & WHY DO WE LIKE IT?
The Cambridge (Cambridge Assessment International Education) qualification is internationally recognized in more than 160 countries. Cambridge is a high-quality academic curriculum from the UK and is supported with excellent resources.
It offers flexibility and a range in subject choice. Students can work according to their ability. The curriculum is specifically developed to stimulate independent and critical thinking. The syllabi have been created specifically for the international student body and avoids any cultural bias.
“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing”
Peak Academy officially opened its doors on the 16th January 2015 in Fish Hoek, Cape Town on the first floor of the Triangle Square Building. We transformed what was an old parking garage/workshop into a rather unique learning space with tutor rooms, a study area, a lab and a recreational area. Starting with only 17 students, numbers quickly tripled, depicting the growing demand for a place where students could flourish academically and as individuals.
The founders of Peak Academy, Marc and Michelle Yates had a desire to provide a learning experience where private candidates could be treated as individuals and be allowed to achieve an Internationally recognized matric. Marc has been involved with the International syllabus since 2002 and is passionate about working with teenagers and helping them to reach their full potential. You are extraordinary and can do extraordinary things is Marc’s belief in all his students, teachers and tutors.
“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with your hands shaking. Start with your voice trembling. But Start! Start and don’t stop. Start where you are,
with what you have. Just....start”. AUTHOR UNKNOWN
Peak Academy: Mon-Fri 8am- 4:30pm | Tel: 021 782 0659 | The Peak Building, 72 Main Road, Fish Hoek, 7975