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Welcome to Curro Academy Mbombela High School

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Curro Academy Mbombela has a high school in Riverside, Mbombela. We provide the excellent Curro education to learners from Grade 8 to Grade 11 (Grade 12 in 2025). We limit our class sizes to make sure learners get personal attention, and they benefit from having Siswati and Creative Arts as subjects. Our goal is to empower or learners with knowledge, skills, and values that will help them become the leaders of the future, while preparing them for the NSC exams in Grade 12.

Get an overview of everything we can offer you on our fact sheet.


You get the excellent Curro education

We are committed to providing learners with an excellent education. That is why our approach to teaching the national CAPS curriculum is based on project-based learning and self-discovery. This approach allows our high school learners to explore the learning material beyond just the textbook through research, experiments and assignments, while preparing them for the NSC exams in Grade 12. Regular assessments and tests still take place, but it’s important to us that learners can use their intellectual abilities to make the material real to them in some way. This teaches learners to take initiative and make connections between pieces of knowledge – which further develops critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.


As part of the Curro school group, our learners enjoy preference when applying to any school in the group. Curro Nelspruit is a school near us.


What happens in Grade 8 to Grade 12

Our senior phase starts by helping Grade 8 learners grow accustomed to the greater workload of higher intensity in high school. We limit the number of learners in each class to ensure that they get individual attention in exactly the places they need. As part of the Curro school group, our learners also receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.

From Grade 10, we prepare learners for the NSC exams in Grade 12. However, we focus on more than just assessments, by applying the work to real-life situations. This helps learners to understand the work much better, and further empowers them with knowledge and skills to become the leaders of the future.

Teaching takes place in English, and learners can choose Afrikaans and Siswati as additional language options. They also have Creative Arts as a subject in Grade 12.

Get an overview of everything we can offer you on our fact sheet.


A wider subject choice

Our learners can choose elective subjects beyond what is offered at our school. These subjects take place digitally and are presented live by Curro teachers. Lessons are scheduled during the school day, with supervised self-directed sessions after hours. These subjects can be seen as an extension of the excellent Curro education your child gets with us, and they still write the NSC exam at the end of Grade 12.

Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.


How big are our classes

As part of the Curro school group, we control the number of learners per class to be no more than 35, so that our teachers have the time and space to give personal attention to each learner, in exactly the places that they need. This is just one of the ways that we create an environment where your child will enjoy what they learn and love coming to school.


We use tablets in class

Technology has become a part of our daily lives and our learners are comfortable around it. By using technology in class, we meet learners where they are and give them a head start in the technology they will use in their eventual workplace. This is why our learners may choose to view textbooks on tablets or in hard copy.


Activities your child can enjoy

One part of the excellent Curro education, is that academics are balanced with sports and cultural activities. Participation in activities promote team-awareness, collaboration, and self-confidence. Activities such as art and choir help learners develop the skills to gather their thoughts and express themselves in creative ways. Our focused variety of activities, such as soccer and hockey, are tailored to the interests of learners in our area. Your child is sure to find something that will pique their interest.

See which activities we can offer you on our fact sheet.


As a high school in Riverside, Mbombela, we are committed to giving learners in our community access to a high-quality education. Scroll through the rest of our website to discover everything we have to offer. Your child will love being part of our family!

Quick Facts




8 to 11
(Grade 12 in 2025)

Matric exam


Class size

Max 35

Monthly fees

R4 400


07:30 – 14:25
(Fridays until 13:10)