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The Capstone School is a Reggio Emilia-inspired, progressive pre- and primary school

The school values learning through real-life experiences and nature, rather than prescriptive textbook learning

The Reggio Emilia approach adopted at The Capstone School is a way of observing what children know, are curious about and what challenges them.
The Reggio Emilia approach adopted at The Capstone School is a way of observing what children know, are curious about and what challenges them.
Image: Supplied/The Capstone School

Guided by the Reggio Emilia philosophy embraced at The Capstone School, teachers create environments that stimulate extended exploration, problem-solving, co-operation and debate, and children are encouraged to observe, question and think deeply.

Smaller classes ensure that the individual needs of each child are recognised and nurtured. 

At The Capstone School, learning is nurtured through nature.
At The Capstone School, learning is nurtured through nature.
Image: Supplied/The Capstone School

Situated on two grand, charming properties adjacent to one another in the upper avenues of Walmer, in the Eastern Cape’s Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), the campus boasts beautiful trees that create a peaceful teaching and learning environment.

An emphasis on collaboration means that children often work in groups, rather than only as individuals. Teachers constantly challenge learners to think more deeply by providing opportunities for critical thinking, observation and communication. 

The school values learning through real-life experiences and nature, rather than prescriptive textbook learning. Learners are often spotted sitting under a tree studying maths or languages, reading to each other, or sketching their beautiful setting.

Creativity is stimulated through music and the arts. The Capstone School believes that each child has a voice that is listened to and valued.

For more information, visit The Capstone School website.

This article was paid for by The Capstone School.

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