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Windhoek Gymnasium is an independent school situated in Windhoek, Namibia that provides high-quality education for learners from 3 years to Grade 12 in English, Afrikaans or German. We have an absolute holistic approach to education and, as a Curro Select school, our small class sizes, enhanced curriculum and dedicated teachers provide learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals.
The Namibian National Curriculum is followed, and a lot of enrichments are built in where possible and necessary. For Grades 11 and 12, the Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level is followed (underscribed by Cambridge). The Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate – Advanced Subsidiary (NSSC-AS) is accredited at the same level as the Cambridge International AS levels.
What do we offer?
At Windhoek Gymnasium we balance academic excellence with sports and cultural well-being, thereby following a holistic approach to education and ensuring that learners develop into well-rounded individuals. From our pre-primary school to the high school phase, our formidable sports and cultural activities and enhanced curriculum provide learners with an inherent dedication to hard work and excellence as well as 21st-century skills that empower them to excel in their personal and professional lives. As part of our approach to education we offer life enrichment periods as part of the curriculum.
We offer teaching in English, Afrikaans or German
Our dedicated teachers give learners personal attention in the classroom, which helps to ensure that they achieve to the best of their abilities. As a Curro Select school, we can offer more specialised options to our learners, such as superior facilities, highly-specialised subjects such as Science and Technology, in which learners build and program Lego robots, and an enriching arts and cultural programme. Teaching takes place in English, Afrikaans or German.
What does our boarding school offer?
Windhoek Gymnasium’s boarding school offers safe, modern housing for learners from Grade 6 to Grade 12. With a maximum of four learners per room, free Wi-Fi, laundry and housekeeping facilities, comfortable learning areas, and supervision by dedicated teachers and assistants, our boarding school is a safe, comforting home away from home.
How do we use technology in our school?
We embrace 21st-century learning by having by using e-learning devices (tablets) in the classroom from Grade 8 onwards. Rather than heavy textbooks, learners use software to view and study from an e-book, which also allows them to collaborate easily and securely with teachers and peers.
Our learners further benefit from building and programming robots as part of Science and Technology and in the high school learners have the option to take Keyboard and Word Processing as a subject.
Which other activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in activities plays an important role in promoting health, team-awareness, discipline and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. As our school has a formidable sports and cultural performance record, we offer a wide variety of sports and cultural activities, supplemented by extramural activities offered by private tutors or coaches. These activities are generally included in the school fees, unless otherwise stated.
What else is near Windhoek Gymnasium?
Windhoek Gymnasium (in Windhoek, Namibia) is nestled in the quiet residential area of Kleine Kuppe and the Gammans River flows right by our school. We are conveniently close to The Grove Mall, The Independence Stadium as well as the Windhoek Golf Club. The Eros International Airport is only 8 minutes’ drive away and the University of Namibia is close by for easy tertiary enrolment after Grade 12. We also offer a transport service for learners travelling to our school.