The Canaan Acadamy School is governed by a School Governing body (SGB) of which the structure is as follows:

• Directors
• Chairperson
• Treasurer
• Secretary

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School Vision:

To develop a deserved and respected reputation as one of the top independent schools in the province. To equip students with knowledge and tools that will enable them to survive the challenges in this world. To produce students that are confident with great pride in themselves, their institution, communities, province and country.

School Mission:

Canaan Academy is committed to providing top-quality education in its broadest sense using English as a medium of instruction. We focus on motivating and developing individual strengths, talents, self-esteem, self-fulfillment and creativity in order to keep abreast with the demands of the technologically advancing world by:

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Let us introduce ourselves

A few words about us

Canaan Academy is a private school, rooted in the Countries friendly province, Eastern Cape. We pride ourselves in not only producing confident, aware and resilient students, but also on growing and nurturing each individual while at a formative stage of their development.

Canaan has grown from strength to strength since the year 2000 when its founders envisioned the school as a leading light in independent education in the province. With a dedicated staff as well as teamwork within the student body we strive to balance individual excellence and achievement within the Sport, Cultural and Academic programmes offered. There is a delicate balance to be struck between nurturing each individual student and encouraging leadership and independence.


The high school is broken up into 2 phases. First one being the Senior phase which is grade 8-9 and then when we have the FET phase which is grade 10-12…


Foundation Phase (crèche – grade 3)

Intermediate Phase (grade 4 – 7),

High school (grade 8-12)


We offer our learners a range of activities outside the classroom that seek to broaden their understanding and view of the world, and to encourage skills and talents as part of holistic approach to education…

986 Students

every week

40 Staff


20 Years

of experience

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We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career. We help them succeed in their career—to discover a field they are passionate about and dare to lead it.