Inspired By Excellence & Innovation

We offer a wide range of high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities.

Get Ahead Project Schools are low-fee, independent schools situated in Queenstown and Whittlesea, roughly 180km from East London in the Eastern Cape.  Our students are all black African youth, from local rural townships.   We pride ourselves in ensuring our schools live up to our mission of making “every child feel worthy and validated”.

Get Ahead Project was established in 1992, with the sole objective of “getting” black, Xhosa speaking pre-schoolers “ahead”, affording them the opportunity to apply at English medium schools of their choice.  However, the parents were so happy with Get Ahead Project that they insisted on expansion of the school.  What started with one class of 26 children has evolved into a fully functional primary and high school, spread across three campuses.  We currently have an enrolment of 1,200 students from Grade 0 to Grade 12.

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To be the leading STREAM school in Africa.

To prepare our students for a rapidly changing world by:

• Creating an environment of innovative thinking, adaptability, creativity and resilience.

• Empowering all students to become independent, contributing citizens of society.

• Cultivating and developing an entrepreneurial mindset and approach to thinking that actively develops talent.

• Recruiting, investing in, supporting and retaining a diverse group of educators and professionals.


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