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Introduction to The Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology:

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has established the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Cape Town to provide specialised schooling for learners with the potential to excel in these subjects in the Senior Certificate examinations.

The Academy accepts both day learners and boarders, and is situated in attractive surroundings in Firgrove Road, Constantia, Cape Town. The Academy draws learners from all communities, with an emphasis on those from previously disadvantage communities.

While focusing on mathematics and science-related subjects, the Academy offers a full range of matriculation subjects. The school started in 2004 with learners in Grade 10.

The Academy forms part of a broad WCED Mathematics and Science Strategy to improve results in these subjects throughout the province. The school seeks to increase the number of Senior Certificate candidates passing mathematics and science on the higher grade.

The Academy offers:

  • Residential accommodation for 60 learners
  • Bursaries for needy learners
  • A safe, secure learning environment in a beautiful setting
  • Transport for day learners to-and-from the nearest railway stations (Heathfield and Retreat) 
  • Experienced, highly qualified staff
  • State-of-the-art science laboratories and related facilities
  • International support
  • Excellent sports and recreation facilities, and
  • An enthusiastic management team
The media of instruction are English and Afrikaans.

Click here for general views of the school.


Contact details:

    The Head
    Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science and Technology
    Private Bag X3
    TOKAI
    7966
    Tel/fax:   021 794-5104


For further information and application forms, please contact any one of the following:

  • Dr C Coetzee:   tel. 021 467 2120
  • Dr R Bouma:   tel. 021 467 2121
  • Mr T Olivier:   tel. 021 467 2118
  • Ms A Pearce:   tel. 021 467 2125

  Click here to make contact with the above team online.


Application Forms:

To apply for admission to the Academy, please complete the following two forms and return them to:

  The Head,  Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science and Technology,  Private Bag X3,  TOKAI 7966 /

  Die Hoof,  Kaapse Akademie vir Wiskunde, Wetenskap en Tegnologie,  Privaatsak X3,  TOKAI 7966

Download forms by clicking on the language and format of your choice:
(Adobe® Reader® is required to view / print the forms)

       Application for Admission  ("pdf" document; size: 27 KB)  or in   "zipped" format  (size: 20 KB)

       Learner Profile Form  ("pdf" document; size: 20 KB)  or in   "zipped" format  (size: 13 KB)

       Toelatings Vorm  ("pdf" dokument; grootte: 25 KB)  of   "zipped" formaat  (grootte: 19 KB)

       Leerder Profiel Vorm  ("pdf" dokument; grootte: 18 KB)  of   "zipped" formaat  (grootte: 11 KB)


Those interested can also obtain the application forms from their local Education District Offices.
Click here for information on how to contact your District Office.


The WCED encourages all those who are interested in registering with the academy to do so urgently, to ensure a place and to assist us in our planning for the comming academic year.

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