“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
— Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
Our directive at Eden Village Prep is to provide two classes per grade: a mainstream class of no more than 24 pupils, and a class dedicated to pupils who present with specific short-term barriers to learning, which we call our Leap classes.
Leap classes are carefully structured to teach pupils with an average to above average IQ to understand, accept and overcome (leap over) their specific, short-term barriers to learning.
Our close partnership with Eden Health and Clay Occupational Therapy, also based at Eden Village, assists our Leap classes with effectively guiding children and their parents through this unique learning and development process.
We firmly believe that early intervention produces the best results for pupils with specific learning difficulties, as well as relieving the pressure from parents as they confront these new circumstances and support their children through their ongoing development.
Our principal objective is to enable pupils to overcome their specific learning difficulties within a 2-3 year timeframe, whilst uplifting their sense of self-worth and confidence, after which they will be capable of transitioning into a mainstream educational environment. We believe firmly in a system of Inclusion, where children in both streams associate regularly, teaching pupils to respect each other’s capabilities and enabling them to form friendships that stretch beyond academics into sport, arts and social interaction.