Since the founding of Phoenix College in 1994, it has been providing quality education at an affordable cost. Today it is one of the best “low fee independent schools” serving the lower socio economic group of previously disadvantaged learners. It was recently mentioned in “Hidden Assets”, a report by the “Centre for Development and Enterprise” on “low fee independent schools”, sponsored by the Templeton Foundation in the U.S.A.
After this International publicity, Phoenix College was visited by Professor, Doctor Stephen Ball Head of Education at London University to see what makes Phoenix College great. He found no High Tech Education but great management and teaching skills, coupled with
passion and caring which led to great results.
Phoenix College has made its mark as a valuable and integral part of the community.
It should be borne in mind that not only were these achievements obtained by a low fee school costing parents less than the fees at former model ”C” schools, but educating a learner in this school also costs the state less than one third of what they would have paid to educate a learner in a public school.
Many of our learners completed their education from grade 1 to grade 12 at Phoenix College and are now sending their children to Phoenix College.
Many of our learners are now studying overseas and one of our learners is a judge in a High Court of South Africa while many others are engineers, attorneys and educators.
The college provides a comfortable working environment for staff members and many have expressed their loyalty by remaining at Phoenix College for many years.
The role played by Phoenix College was acknowledged in 2010 when a photograph of our learners carrying South African flags was put on the cover of a birthday card sent to Madiba from the Johannesburg district of the municipal council. (Esther Dipale)