Why choose us



Arden Academy was founded 2 years ago by Leandra van Der Veen, a qualified and experienced Remedial Therapist and teacher. Her vision for the school offers learners an individualised, practical and fun - filled learning experience; making it a refreshing alternative to the outdated and rigid school teaching methodology.


All Arden Academy teachers are qualified and trained professionals, dedicated to facilitating the growth and development of children. Whether learners are at mainstream level or present with learning challenges, they are taught according to their OWN cognitive, emotional and physical pace.  Class numbers are limited to no more than 10 per class and are divided into Arden Baby (6 weeks -2 years), Arden Junior (3-6 years) and Arden Primary (7-12 years). The large premises provide opportunities for the school to grow and to offer exciting high school options in the near future.

A few more things about Arden



Arden Academy is a multi-cultural school and follows a 3 term calendar. It is situated in Glenferness, Midrand making it easily accessible to the Waterfall, Sunninghill, Kyalami, Lonehill, Beaulieu, Bryanston and Fourways areas. The indoor and outdoor facilities promote a unique approach to teaching and learning in a country- farm school setting, complete with a dam and abundant bird life.


Arden Academy is committed to developing the whole child and offers academic co –curriculars during the school morning such as Drama and Physical Education. In addition, there is a growing offering of extra mural co- curriculars such as Art and sport

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Leandra, Principal

Meet the team



Meet our Arden Academy team.


The teachers are skilled and qualified professionals - dedicated to facilitating the growth and development of children. Trained, experienced and nurturing teaching assistants are available in the baby and toddler sections of the school.


The staff is constantly committed to improving their teaching and childcare skills, by attending a variety of regular courses.