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Alma Mater

International School

 

Welcome to our esteemed institution located in Johannesburg, South Africa, where we have proudly embraced the Cambridge International curriculum since 1998. At our school, we are dedicated to fostering the growth of well-rounded individuals with a strong focus on STEM education, research projects, and a passion for knowledge. Our primary objective is to prepare our students for success in their secondary and tertiary studies. Through the Cambridge Assessment International Education framework, we equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their academic pursuits. Creating a safe, friendly and disciplined learning environment is of utmost importance to us. We prioritise the development of both social and academic skills, nurturing self-confident students who are prepared to face any challenge. Our internationally recognised curriculum is highly esteemed by the best universities worldwide, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education and become global citizens. Embracing a STEM-focused approach, we strive to develop our students into well-rounded individuals. We firmly believe that a robust curriculum, combined with specialised programmes, provides each student with personalised and career-driven development. We challenge our students daily, encouraging them to think critically and cultivate their passion for knowledge, ultimately shaping them into forward-thinking individuals of tomorrow. Join us on this transformative educational path, where excellence, innovation, and personal growth are the cornerstones of our philosophy. Together, let’s shape a brighter future and empower the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Alma Mater

International School

 

Welcome to our esteemed institution located in Johannesburg, South Africa, where we have proudly embraced the Cambridge International curriculum since 1998. At our school, we are dedicated to fostering the growth of well-rounded individuals with a strong focus on STEM education, research projects, and a passion for knowledge. Our primary objective is to prepare our students for success in their secondary and tertiary studies. Through the Cambridge Assessment International Education framework, we equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their academic pursuits. Creating a safe, friendly and disciplined learning environment is of utmost importance to us. We prioritise the development of both social and academic skills, nurturing self-confident students who are prepared to face any challenge. Our internationally recognised curriculum is highly esteemed by the best universities worldwide, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education and become global citizens. Embracing a STEM-focused approach, we strive to develop our students into well-rounded individuals. We firmly believe that a robust curriculum, combined with specialised programmes, provides each student with personalised and career-driven development. We challenge our students daily, encouraging them to think critically and cultivate their passion for knowledge, ultimately shaping them into forward-thinking individuals of tomorrow. Join us on this transformative educational path, where excellence, innovation, and personal growth are the cornerstones of our philosophy. Together, let’s shape a brighter future and empower the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Learning at Alma Mater International School

EMBRACING A BORDERLESS LEARNING PHILOSOPHY

Our “Borderless Learning” philosophy distinguishes us as an institution dedicated to fostering innovation, adaptability, and deep learning. We are committed to equipping our students with the necessary skills to think flexibly, unleash their creativity, and apply their knowledge across diverse contexts. By transcending traditional classroom boundaries, we integrate the best elements of STEM-focused, community-based learning with a rigorous curriculum-driven approach.

Curriculum Mapping and Interdisciplinary Applications

We map our curriculum to ensure seamless integration across disciplines. By exploring the interconnectedness of subjects, our students develop a comprehensive understanding of knowledge and its practical applications in real-world scenarios. This interdisciplinary approach cultivates critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

C-IPQ, Mentorship Specialised Programs, and On-Demand Tertiary Courses

Offering our Sixth Form students the Cambridge International Project Qualification (C-IPQ) empowers students to delve deeper into their areas of interest, supported by mentorship and specialised programmes. Moreover, we provide access to on-demand tertiary courses, enabling students to pursue advanced studies beyond the confines of our campus.

Promoting an International Mindset

We instill an international mindset in our students by promoting cultural understanding, fostering global perspectives, and nurturing respect for diverse viewpoints. Through immersive experiences, our Global Citizenship Committee, and a multicultural learning environment, we cultivate open-mindedness and a sense of global citizenship.

Deep Learning and Diagnostic Testing: Igniting Profound Engagement

Deep learning is at the core of our educational approach at Alma Mater International School. We believe in cultivating a profound understanding of subject matter among our students. Through diagnostic testing, we identify their strengths and areas for improvement, enabling personalised growth and development. This process unlocks their full potential and sets them on a path to success.

International Teaching and Technology

Embracing international teaching practices, our educators are well-versed in global pedagogical approaches. They leverage innovative tools and digital resources to facilitate interactive and engaging lessons, enhancing the overall learning experience. Technology serves as an enabler, connecting students with a wealth of information and fostering collaborative learning.

Future Skills and Holistic Development

Preparing students for future challenges is a central aspect of our philosophy. We place significant emphasis on developing critical future skills such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and adaptability. Additionally, we prioritise holistic development by nurturing students’ physical, emotional, and social well-being, ensuring they become well-rounded individuals equipped to thrive in all aspects of life.

Specialised Programmes

The 1-on-1 IPQ Mentorship gives students the opportunity to conduct their research and complete their IPQ under an individual faculty member at Oxbridge and six of the top US universities (Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, and UPenn). In accordance with their academic interests, we match students with a mentor who is an expert in that area and design a research experience that is uniquely suited to the student’s needs.

Our Research

Discover how we nurture your child to become a researcher who will benefit society.

In the 2022 exams, two of our students received A* grades for their Research Project

Zandre Nel

Topic: What are the treatments for Epidermolysis Bullosa and how do they compare to one another?

Result – A*

Olivia Gould

Topic: How does the bubble CPAP differ from other ventilation devices used for preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome?

Result – A*

Video: https://youtu.be/mqWJbatkiz4

Elite Sports Programme

At Alma Mater International School, we understand the unique demands faced by talented student-athletes. That’s why we have established an Elite Sports Programme in collaboration with UXI Sport and their affiliated rugby institutes. This programme provides a structured pathway for young sportspeople to excel in both academics and their chosen sport. By combining elite sport and education, we offer student-athletes an exceptional opportunity to balance their athletic aspirations with a rigorous academic curriculum.

Key Features of our Elite Sports Programme

Collaboration with UXI Sport

We partner with UXI Sport, a renowned sports organization, to deliver a comprehensive and personalised training experience for our student-athletes. Through this collaboration, we leverage the latest coaching philosophies, technologies, and resources to enhance their athletic development.

Outstanding International Education

Our Elite Sports Programme offers student-athletes an exceptional international education, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to thrive academically. Our curriculum is designed to accommodate their demanding training schedules while ensuring a well-rounded and holistic educational experience.

Personalised Full-Time Rugby Training

We provide student-athletes with personalised full-time rugby training programmes that cater to their individual needs and goals. Under the guidance of experienced coaches and trainers, they receive comprehensive athletic development, skill enhancement, and competitive opportunities to reach their full potential.

Balancing Academics and Athletics

We recognise the importance of maintaining a balance between academic pursuits and sporting commitments. Our Elite Sports Programme offers a supportive environment that helps student-athletes manage their time effectively, ensuring they excel academically while pursuing their athletic goals.

Cutting-Edge Coaching and Technology

Our coaches and trainers employ the latest coaching methodologies and technologies to optimize the performance of our student-athletes. They receive specialised training sessions, access to facilities, and comprehensive performance analysis tools to continually enhance their skills and abilities.

Pathways to Success

Through our Elite Sports Programme, we provide student-athletes with a clear pathway to success in their chosen sport. We foster their development, identify opportunities for competitive play, and support their aspirations to represent their school, region, and country.

At Alma Mater International School, we are committed to nurturing the talent and potential of our student-athletes. Our Elite Sports Programme ensures that they receive the best possible support, training, and education to excel in both academics and sports. Join us on this transformative journey, where academic achievement and athletic excellence go hand in hand.

STEM-Focused Approach:

Igniting Scientific Curiosity

At Alma Mater International School, we place a strong emphasis on a STEM-focused approach, fostering a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We believe these fields are crucial for developing critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and preparing students for future challenges. A key component of our STEM-focused approach is integrating research projects into our curriculum, providing students with opportunities for hands-on, inquiry-based learning. This allows them to explore scientific concepts in depth and develop essential skills such as hypothesis formulation, data collection and analysis, and communicating findings effectively.

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We encourage our students to adopt a scientific mindset, engaging in questioning, investigation, and discovery. They learn to apply the scientific method, developing a systematic approach to problem-solving that fosters critical and creative thinking. Through research projects, students gain not only a deeper understanding of scientific principles but also essential skills transferable to various fields and careers.

Furthermore, our school emphasizes science development, boasting well-equipped laboratories and technology that enhance hands-on learning. Our commitment to excellence is mirrored in our dedicated science faculty, composed of specialists with PhDs in their fields. These educators mentor students, fostering their curiosity and guiding them toward leadership in STEM fields. Their expertise ensures the highest quality scientific education, empowering students to contribute meaningfully to the scientific community.

Our STEM-focused approach aims to inspire a lifelong love of science and instill wonder and curiosity about the world. By nurturing scientific abilities, we equip students to contribute significantly to scientific advancements and innovations, preparing them for success in STEM fields and empowering them through scientific endeavors.

Career-Oriented Development: Building Pathways to Success

At Alma Mater International School, we are dedicated to offering career-focused development opportunities for our students. Understanding the importance of exploring various career paths, we facilitate university visits from global institutions, enabling students to familiarise themselves with diverse career prospects and degree programmes.

These visits offer valuable insights into desired fields, helping students align their aspirations and chart paths toward their careers. By connecting students with relevant ideals and goals, we guide their thinking toward suitable pathways and courses of study.

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In addition to university visits, we provide comprehensive University Guidance Counselling to all high school students. These sessions address crucial aspects such as subject selection, degree requirements, and resume-building activities, ensuring students are well-informed about the steps needed for their chosen careers.

For our final year students, we offer dedicated support for University Applications worldwide. Our experienced staff assists with paperwork, essays, and interviews, facilitating the application process as a registered UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) centre, especially for those seeking admission to UK universities.

We believe in the importance of immediate and accurate information for students during this pivotal stage. Through university visits, guidance counseling, and application support, we empower students to make informed decisions about their educational pathways, preparing them for successful university admissions globally.

Our commitment to nurturing our students’ aspirations ensures they are well-prepared to embark confidently and successfully on their chosen career paths.

Discover Alma Mater International School

Embark on a journey to explore Alma Mater International School. Book your personalised on-site or online admissions appointment today to get an in-depth understanding of our school, witness our exceptional facilities, and have your questions answered by our knowledgeable staff.

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AMIS Stats

12

Cambridge Advance Level Courses

13

Cambridge IGCSE Courses

22

Student Nationalities Represented

100%

University Graduation Rate Achieved

88%

Postgraduate Placements Secured

92%

Placement of Students in Hard Science Degree Programs

8

Golden Key Award Winners for Academic Excellence

3

School Awards and Commemorations

4

Top Performance Awards

41

A* and A Symbols in Cambridge Results for the 2022-2023 Advanced Level Exams

234

A* and A Symbols in Cambridge Results for the 2022-2023 IGCSE Exams

On Course for success

“In Johannesburg, South Africa, Alma Mater International School sets exceptional standards through its Borderless Learning Philosophy”

“Children can do so much more than we think they can, I’ve seen the research they’ve delivered, it’s amazing.” Says James Moir “All schools will say, ‘We need to prepare them for the future,’ but what better preparation than to teach them research skills, to solve problems and work across disciplines?”  Alma Mater’s Borderless Learning philosophy aims to form a bridge to higher education, giving high-ability students a range of real-world, interdisciplinary research experiences to prepare them for university life and careers.  “Our focus is developing each student not chasing stats.”  ~ Quoted from the Feature in the ‘Commemorative Album Her Majesty the Queen’.

Selected pageant in this year’s Platinum Jubilee and Commemorative Album

We provide a safe, friendly and disciplined learning environment in which we build social and academic skills in self-confident students. 

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