About the School
Crosspoint Academy - Strand is an urban, Christian-based, low-fee, non-government, mainstream school that exists to provide quality education to students of low-middle-income families with some of the lowest fees in the Helderberg area. With learners from the areas of Strand, Nomzamo, Lwandle, Zola, Somerset West, Gordon's Bay, Grabouw, Macassar, and Khayelitsha.
It is an urban school, located in the heart of Strand, adjacent to the beach (near the Friedman & Cohen shop). And is registered with the Western Cape Education Department (Registration Number: 0100000361) and is overseen by The Crosspoint Foundation (NPO 194-108) and is itself a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 224-366).
Class sizes are limited to 24 learners per class, per teacher. All classrooms use the government approved Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) educational standards as the chosen curriculum. The school offers English as the Home Language, and Afrikaans as a First Additional Language. Each grade and class has a dedicated, qualified teacher. Additionally, a Volunteer/Intern Program is integrated with the school; assisting in the classroom with the teachers and daily activities with the children in school.
Futhermore, as a mainstream school, we provide care and inclusive support for children with Learning Differences.
Vision & Mission
VISION: In “guiding hearts and minds”, The Crosspoint Foundation and Crosspoint Academy focus not only on the academics for the child, but also their mental and emotional wellbeing. Much of a person’s health and learning is directly related to their psycho-social state. This wholistic approach embraces the connections of Spirit, Heart, Soul, Mind, and Body to fulfil the potential of the individual in a social context. With this, the child can excel in who they are without limitations to who they can be.
MISSION: To develop a wholistic child that grows into a young adult ready to face the world around them. Taking with them the energy, passion, and strength to overcome anything they face through embracing the values and vision engrained in them at Crosspoint Academy. This, with our Teaching Methodology, make our school unique.
VALUES: The compassionate Heart of God is at the core of The Crosspoint Foundation and Crosspoint Academy; encompassing honesty, accountability, humility, and an energetic/proactive approach to life—impacting the diverse lives of the children, parents, teachers, staff, and all who pass through our door. We are “guiding hearts and minds” into altruistic leaders of tomorrow.
Furthermore: we are blessed with the international support of project:help in Germany, Provisions of Grace in the United States, and through coorporations and other local / international organisations. And rely on the funding and donations of these and other organisations to succeed in providing a wholistic education for each child.