Abbotts was first established in 1971 as a single campus in Observatory, Cape Town and has grown to six thriving and growing campuses across the Western Cape and Gauteng. Due to the demand Abbotts is in the process of expanding and is currently identifying new locations to open further campuses. Abbotts College is a part of the Schools Division of ADvTECH Ltd which was listed on the JSE in 1997. Being under the umbrella of this successful corporate ensures financial stability, academic quality assurance and on-going investment.
Abbotts College operates as a full high school enrolling students from grade 8 to 12.
Our students experience excellent, exciting and innovative classroom teaching in small classes, which is followed up by compulsory supervised homework at the College in the afternoon. (Our teachers are also on call at home to help with after hour queries). We believe in the value of effective communication and co-operation between teacher, student and parent. Eight full reports are issued each year. These are backed up by regular parent-teacher meetings.
The extra-mural program is designed to bring the classroom to life. Field trips in all subjects are arranged regularly as are outings that emphasize the relationships between subjects. The annual international tour has become a highlight on the campus!
In addition to the regular day outings our Grade 10’s and 11’s also participate in a leadership camp early in the year. The camp, emphasizing team building and co-operative learning, ensure that students quickly make friends and that the student body is moulded into a supportive unit.
Traditional student activities are also catered for. Every year we have inter-campus sports days, cultural evenings, a matric dance, awards evenings and the Grade 12 Graduation.
Each prospective student attends an interview at the College with his/her parents. At this interview the subjects, which best suit the student’s needs and aspirations are selected and discussed with the principal. A program is then designed to ensure that the student will enjoy college life and be given the best opportunity to enter his/her chosen career.