Some frequently asked questions and their answers.

  1. Strategy/Growth

Do you have plans to open schools in other areas? (e.g. Pretoria)

Yes, we do have plans to open schools in other areas. However, we are approaching this through the steady growth of operations on existing campuses. We are doing this to ensure our quality as and when we expand our offering to other areas.

Why are the fees at Lyndhurst higher than the fees at Fleurhof?

The fees at Lyndhurst are higher because our Lyndhurst campus has more amenities than our Fleurhof campus. The curriculum and quality of education taught across both campuses, however, is standardized.

What makes FNS unique or different from other schools?

There are three main things that make Future Nations School unique: our project-based learning and teaching model; our technology-enabled learning environment, and lastly, our focus on the African continent and context within all spheres of teaching, learning, and school culture.

2. Schools & Curriculum

Which Grades does FNS currently offer?

We offer from Pre-school (18 months – 5-year-olds), Primary School, to Matric (Grade 12) in High School.

What extra-curricular activities does FNS offer?

Extracurricular activities include sports, creative arts, field trips, and community service. Please contact your preferred campus for more information.

How big are your classes?

Our classes range from 18 – 30 students.

What are the school hours?

School hours for Pre-School are 07:00 – 13:30, with aftercare being available from 13:30 – 17:30.

Our primary school is comprised of two phases: Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3) and Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6).

Foundation Phase hours are from 07:30 – 13:30. Intermediate Phase hours are from 07:30 – 14:30. Aftercare is available for both, from 13:30 – 17:30.

Our High School is comprised of two phases: Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10 – 12). School hours for both of our high school phases are 07:30 – 15:30.

What does the school readiness test consist of?

This is a standardised assessment that focuses on the child’s abilities and skills. It evaluates the cognitive aspects of school readiness. Furthermore, this assessment is used to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each child’s perceptual, cognitive, and language development.

The assessment measures the following area’s perception; spatial; reasoning; numerical; composition; co-ordination; memory and verbal comprehension.

The purpose of a school readiness assessment is to give parents advice on whether a child is ready to start school and to assist with making informed decisions about how to proceed.

Will my child be able to catch up as they are from a government school and they didn’t attend school for most of the year?

Yes, they can. We also offer intervention programmes for students who are lagging.

What is your language policy? What is the primary teaching language and what is the 2nd language?

The language of instruction is English; and the first additional languages available are isiZulu, Afrikaans, and Setswana – in selected grades and schools. Please enquire directly with your preferred campus and grade with regards to additional language availability.

What are your campus COVID-19 health and safety protocols?

Guided by gazetted sectoral protocols and guidelines, our protocols include sanitizing and screening of all students, staff, and guests entering FNS campuses; requiring the wearing of masks upon entry and at all times on the school premises; and keeping a daily register of all individuals entering the school premises.

What makes your curriculum different from other schools?

We teach the national CAPS curriculum that is integrated with Project-Based Learning from primary school level right through to Grade 12. In Project Based Learning, the project is the vehicle for teaching the important knowledge and skills that a student needs to learn.

A minimum of 60% for every subject is required to pass, and our students write the Independent Examination Board (IEB) examinations in Grade 12.

3. Finance

How much do your school fees cost monthly, termly and yearly?

Please see our brochure or follow this link to the breakdown of our fees:

Does FNS accept Students whose School Fees are paid via Bursary, Department of Military Veterans, etc.?

Yes, however, in circumstances where the fees will be paid through a bursary, the parents remain responsible to pay for any shortfall not covered by the bursary and responsible to ensure that the organisation providing the bursary pays the School on time.

Does FNS currently offer Bursaries based on Academic Performance, Economic Status and Merit?

Yes, a limited number of scholarships per year are awarded to FET Phase students based on a combination of academic performance and economic status.

Is the registration fee payable every year?

No, the registration fee is paid once-off upon acceptance.