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Capriccio! Arts Powered Preparatory – A creative learning solution for foundation phase learners.

Preparing to take the next steps in your little one’s learning journey can be extremely daunting. The gap between Grade R and Grade 1 is ever increasing and finding a school that facilitates your child’s individual growth, rather than promoting conformity, is no small task.  

At Capriccio! Arts Powered Schools, we realized the demand for an alternative, creative learning pathway for foundation phase learners, which is why we decided to establish Capriccio! Arts Powered Preparatory –  a creative, inspiring, family-like learning environment designed with the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and artistic development of young boys and girls in mind.

Capriccio! Arts Powered Preparatory is an arts-powered, Montessori inspired learning environment registered with Impaq Education, offering learners a holistic and creative educational experience. Our innovative approach to primary education is specifically designed to provide learners with an enriched curriculum, incorporating elements of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilio into the CAPS curriculum (the official national curriculum prescribed by the Department of Basic Education, which oversees primary and secondary education in South Africa), against the backdrop of our Christian ethos.  

The current methods of mainstream education implemented in South Africa can essentially be described as mass-produced learning. In contrast, at Capriccio! Arts Powered Preparatory, we believe that education should be experienced as an enjoyable adventure – It should provide children with a safe space in which to truly explore their creative potential in its widest sense. In the process, their curiosity should awaken naturally, gently propelling them forward to want to know more, instilling in them a life-long love of learning.  

Albert Einstein once said “Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.” This belief has formed the foundation upon which we have designed our unique educational offering. With many well-researched models of education available, we believe that it makes sense to integrate different elements that best serve our children’s educational interests in modern times. 

Our unique, creativity-infused learning experience remains true to our arts-powered roots, drawing on our passion for and belief in the power of art education in all its forms, namely music, dance, drama, and visual art. Furthermore, by integrating elements of well-proven educational models such as Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilio, with more traditional mainstream methods, we have created a curriculum that will cultivate the primary school learner’s individual potential and allow our children to flourish at their own pace.

For a more in-depth view of our educational philosophy and curriculum please contact us at tel: 021 551 7008 or email: info@caprischools.co.za. We look forward to hearing from you!

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