Welcome to the website of Calling Education! After developing a unique vision and model in 2016 and 2017, Calling Academy opened its doors to 60 Grade 8 learners with four staff members in 2018 in humble facilities. Just over six years later, there are almost 500 learners in Calling Academy Stellenbosch and Calling Academy Kroonstad combined, served by more than 35 staff members – truly a remarkable journey of growth!

Even though the organisation has only been in existence for a few years, some outstanding opportunities have been created for our learners. Learners are encouraged to “make every effort to confirm their callings” in accordance with our school verse 2 Peter 1:10.

Is it possible to run an independent high school that delivers top-quality education at a school fee of less than R 7 000 per year to reach low-income communities in South Africa? We believe it is and feel certain that you will be excited by our philosophy as you browse this site.

I would like to encourage interested parents, teachers, learners and supporters to get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you and keep building a Calling Education network that is truly pioneering and influential.

Yours in Calling

Werner Cloete


Stellenbosch Campus

Kroonstad Campus

Our Story

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“Nothing in our day is more needed, more timely and more hope-generating than this initiative.”

Cassie Carstens, Founder: The World Needs a Father

“A hugely talented and passionate team has developed a vision and model to provide the highest level of education to their learners.”

Sean Farrell, SEED Investments CEO

“I asked my son what he thought about the school and he said “I like it. We all click, it feels like home”

Mandi Sixabayi, Parent of Calling Academy Stellenbosch

“Calling Academy is not only about the academics, the sport, the facilities, but really about the brotherhood bonds that we create at school. These bonds will echo throughout eternity!”

Mpilo Ruka, Calling Academy Stellenbosch Headboy 2022

“Teaching at Calling makes me feel like I am changing the world for the better! Everyone here is so committed to helping our learners fulfil their dreams and confirm their callings.”

Reinhard Appolis, Calling Academy Stellenbosch Teacher

“Calling Academy is not just an educational institution. It is a movement I am privileged to be part of to bring lasting impact in our community.”

Poloko Mosesi, Calling Academy Kroonstad Administrator