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Amedeo Our Story
The Amedeo College Story

How we Became a School
of Critical Thinkers.

Amedeo College
Preparatory & High School
Grade R to Grade 12


Amedeo College follows a Mainstream Curriculum enriched by the Cambridge Syllabus.

We understand that children develop at different rates, with different methods of assimilating knowledge, and develop their preferential learning style.  All of our Teachers at Amedeo are keenly aware of this and adapt their lessons and teaching accordingly.

Amedeo College has a creative approach to building a curriculum that exceeds the requirements of the statutory CAPS syllabus. With our well-equipped and qualified staff, we enrich our CAPS syllabus with a creative Cambridge Curriculum where we cross-link all subjects. Amedeo offers a curriculum that has a clear educational purpose, is delivered with imagination, and has measurable educational value.

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Critical Thinking Techniques are taught & have the power to launch learners on an unforgettable learning experience while helping them develop new habits of Thought, Reflection & Inquiry.

At Amedeo, we teach how critical thinking is focused, careful analysis of something to better understand it.  These 21st-century learning skills are often called the 4 C's: Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Communicating, and Collaborating.  We place teaching emphasis on these skills to help our students learn, and we demonstrate how vital these skill sets are to success in school and beyond.  


At Amedeo, we offer an assisted learning environment that provides an educational experience that is unique to your child, in a nurturing setting.  We ensure that each child retains and in some cases regains their self-esteem both personally and academically.  With our small class sizes, Amedeo is well-equipped to deliver high-quality education that ensures that all our students are valued, encouraged, and respected.   A major benefit of small class sizes is that it guarantees a high level of quality teacher-pupil interaction.

Amedeo College was founded with one purpose - to build a space for all our learners to grow, learn and create with each passing day. Through our unique teaching approach and truly passionate staff, we help learners develop academically and personally to the highest level.

The Amedeo Preparatory and High School offer a unique and progressive approach to education for students with learning potential but who are finding the learning process challenging.

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Change and improvement in the classroom are not simply a topic we cover at Amedeo College, we stimulate change and activate learning by assisting our students to uncover information for themselves.  Our success has been largely achieved by our methodology and the way we teach and encourage learning in our classrooms.

Technology is a perfect vehicle for facilitating this. But, at Amedeo, this isn’t just about learning how to use technology or even teaching with technology tools, it is about our students creating and constructing with technology.

Amedeo Classroom

Together we build a powerful culture of creativity that is without boundaries.

Welcome from Principal

We greet you with a warm welcome to Amedeo College Preparatory & High School.

Our website will give you a clear idea of our values and the opportunities available at Amedeo for your child/children, whether you are reading through the information as a student, prospective parent, or visitor.

Amedeo is known as an outstanding, inclusive school where students, with learning challenges, receive high-quality instruction, interventions, and support that enable them to meet success in the curriculum.  As a "One of a Kind" school, we offer a stimulating learning environment where students thrive and flourish as they experience the excitement and enjoyment of learning.

Through a rich variety of experiences, our learners become passionate and creative problem solvers, ready to contribute to a global society.  As ambitious, enterprising, inventive, and innovative young minds, they develop the confidence, resilience and resourcefulness to be successful in tackling the challenges life presents to them.

Through our academic rigor and a supportive environment, they grow strong, self-assured and motivated by each Amedeo experience.

As a school community, we challenge, inspire and support each other as we create and imagine our best futures.

We know and care for each other and foster an environment where students, parents and staff feel supported whilst building strong and ambitious futures.

We are critical thinkers who challenge ideas, pave new paths and encourage inventiveness wherever possible.  We pride ourselves on our close relationship with parents and place great value on individual contact.  Friendliness and willingness to listen are starting points for effective collaboration and these you will find here.

If you have any questions, or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dougie van der Westhuizen (Principal)


Amedeo Testimonials

“My son has thrived in an environment where he is completely accepted for who he is.  He has also benefitted from the small class sizes.  He has been made to feel that his contribution in the school is important and that his opinion matters.  He feels listened to, cared for an respected.  He has started to believe in himself again.  As parents, we feel very confident that our child is in the best possible place and feel that every child deserves such a wonderful nurturing learning environment".

Grade 2 Student

Amedeo College assists students to develop 21st Century learning skillsets for success at school and beyond.

Amedeo College | Mission

We strive to better our students through educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. The mission of Amadeo is to create a place where students feel safe to tackle obstacles and accomplish all of their goals. We offer a variety of opportunities to help students be the best version of themselves while having some fun along the way.


We are committed to providing a stimulating, nurturing learning environment where students ask questions, research topics, and formulate their own frameworks and concepts related to the various subjects taught. 

10 Reasons to Join Amedeo
10 Reasons to join Amedeo College

With our unique teaching approach and truly passionate teachers, we help develop learners academically & personally to the highest level.


Our Vision

Our philosophy is simple - embrace and provide for all types of learning. We respect the individual needs of all our students and believe that with the right guidance and direction, everyone can succeed. Our educational approach empowers students to question conventional thinking and to pursue their academic understanding with dedication and originality.


To have inspired, happy and fully-rounded students, who are truly independent and valued as individuals – young minds and game–changers of the future!


Small class sizes mean high-quality pupil-teacher interaction. 

Small classes at Amedeo College

Amedeo College is a
non-denominational inclusive school with Christian ethics & values which extend to every facet of campus life.

Our Values

Amedeo College Values, Leadership

Leadership - At Amedeo College, we believe that every student has leadership potential, which is encouraged and developed.

Independence - essential to the enquiring mind, independence is necessary to develop a love of learning and will help to establish the confident disposition all children need in their quest to become the people they were born to be.

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Responsibility - We encourage freedom of expression and a proactive attitude, tempered by responsibility.

Balance - Amedeo’s balanced curriculum satisfies our pupils’ physical, intellectual, emotional, creative, and spiritual requirements. They are given a solid foundation from which to grasp life’s opportunities, and to excel.

amedeo values balance
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Collaboration - Amedeo encourages teamwork and teaches by example, encouraging collaborative partnerships between staff, parents, and pupils.

Respect and Empathy for people, different cultures, and the environment are fundamental.

Amedeo values respect and empathy
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Humility - A powerful quality that is frequently misunderstood. Humble people are powerful and secure enough not to indulge in self-promotion. They are not vain. 


“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.”

At Amedeo there is no homework for you to worry about, home reinforcements and in-class projects are done.

Contact Us

Get in Touch with one of our Admission Specialists to find out about how you can register your child at Amedeo College.

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23 De Lay Rey Road, Rivonia, 2129

010 202 5503

068 694 9606

We will be in touch shortly.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat - Sun


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