Protea Heights Academy

Welcome to Protea Heights Academy

Protea Heights Academy opened its doors to its first classes of Grade 8 and 9 learners in 2015. Situated on the eastern edges of Cape Town, this school is conveniently located in the community of Brackenfell, making it easy for parents and children alike to access it. It is a dual medium school with a focus on mathematics and science.

This high school was a community dream made a reality. After construction began in 2013, the surrounding neighbourhoods waited patiently for this school to open its doors and welcome learners. After its first year, this school has already grown a considerable reputation for excellence.

Protea Heights Academy has embraced technology in its learning to offer students the best version of their curriculum. Doing so also helps prepare students for future careers and equips them with adaptive skills for the future. This school’s mission is to provide each learner with an excellent education with a math and science focus. Additionally, they strive to provide a superior education in their world-class facilities.

Academics at Protea Heights Academy

As this school prioritises maths and sciences, their academic focus revolves around these core subjects. No matter the grade, every student is required to take mathematics and a science subject, either physical or life sciences, up until matric.

This allows students to develop a strong foundation that they can use in any future career. From engineering to medicine, these fundamental subjects provide a broad range of options for future higher education and employment. Protea Heights Academy also offers other academic endeavours, through extra mural activities, to supplement the students’ interests and talents.

Subjects for Grade 8 and 9:

  • English Home Language/First Additional Language
  • Afrikaans Home Language/First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Economic Management Sciences
  • Technology
  • Life Orientation
  • Creative Arts

Core subjects for Grade 10 to 12:

  • English Home Language/First Additional Language
  • Afrikaans Home Language/First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Life Orientation

Elective subjects for Grade 10 to 12 (learners are required to choose three):

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Life Science
  • Marine Science
  • Physical Science

Extra mural activities available

Students at Protea Heights Academy are required to participate in at least one sport or society programme in each school term. This encourages students to break out of their shells and helps them build valuable teambuilding and confidence skills. It also helps their mind and body stay healthy and fit.

They offer the following sports:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Bridge Building
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Mountain biking
  • Netball
  • Tennis

Additionally, students can participate in the following society activities:

  • 3D Printing
  • Choir
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • First Aid
  • IT society
  • Photography
  • Robotics


Our Address:

33 Helling St, Protea Hoogte, Cape Town, 7560


-33.88983, 18.70011