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Welcome to Espoir

Espoir Academy is a Private Primary & High School based in Johannesburg South. We focus strongly on Academics and also specialise in Performance Arts.

What sets us apart from other academic institutions is that we provide arts-based subjects in dance, drama, music and creative arts alongside a robust CAPS curriculum-based programme. 

The school was founded by; and is managed by; staff members who have dedicated themselves to unlock the full potential of all the learners of the school. 

Our ultimate goal is to produce classes of multi-faceted individuals who don’t only leave the school with a strong grasp of the CAPS curriculum but also have the essential skills and tools they will need in order to tackle the unpredictable world we know today. 


Our Vision

Our vision is to unlock the full potential of the learners and to instil the ability to thrive in the global world as value adding members of society.


Our Mission

Our mission is to continuously create an environment and the conditions that are necessary to foster academic and artistic excellence.


Our Core Values - We Believe

  • That every child has an inherent right to an education which will enhance the development of maximum capability regardless of gender, ethnic, economic, social or religious background.
  • That every child has the ability to learn, and that we must build on this positive assumption.
  • That education is fundamental to the overall development of South Africa
  • Fundamental constructs such as decency, justice, respect, kindness, equality, love, honesty, and sensitivity are major determinants of the survival of our multi-cultural society
  • That the parent and the home have a major responsibility for the welfare of the child and that the wellbeing of the child can be best served by a strong partnership between the parent and the school.

Why Espoir: 

Coupled with our state-of-the-art facilities, and our additional learner-support programmes, we have all the necessary tools to enable your child to achieve their full academic potential.

The purpose of arts in education is not necessarily to create more professional dancers or artists. It’s to create more complete human beings who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, and can lead productive lives.

The concept of an artist school from grassroots level, grade RR up to grade 12, promises to change the face of education and produce well-rounded individuals.


31 Rifle Range Road
Ridgeway, Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa


Phone: +27 (0) 11 433 0951
Whatsapp: +27 (0) 82 336 9877