Call for Application: 2018 Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa

Application Deadline: February 15th 2017

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls provides students in Grades 8 through 12 with an opportunity to develop their  full intellectual, social and leadership potential. To be eligible, girls must be South African, demonstrate academic and leadership potential, and come from a disadvantaged background.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa is a female boarding school founded in January 2007 and located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The academy was founded by Oprah Winfrey with the goal of providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds.

 

Admission Criteria

Students qualify to apply if they are girls who:

  • Are currently in Grades 7, 8 or 9
  • Display leadership potential
  • Are South African citizens or permanent residents
  • Display academic talent
  • Are in a family whose total household income is less than R10,000 per month

Selection Criteria:

  • Selected applicants will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa.

Selection Process:

Once all applications have been received and screened, testing will be arranged for those applicants who meet the criteria. There are several stages to the selection process:

Stage 1: Entrance tests

Applicants will be invited to write entrance tests, which will be held at a number of different venues throughout South Africa.

Stage 2: More extensive testing  – academic and leadership potential

Further selection and more extensive testing of academic and leadership potential will follow.

Stage 3: Selection camps – clinical interviews and a range of psychological assessments

Final selection camps, lasting 2 or 3 days, will be held at the Academy later in the year.

Stage 4: Home visits and registration

All successful students will be registered at their homes at the end of the process.

How to Apply:

Download application forms  and it must be addressed and sent to:

Attention: Student Recruitment
P O Box 1485, Henley on Klip, 1962
Fax: +27 (0) 16 366 9004

Download the Application Form for the 2018 Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa 

For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girl

205 COMMENTS

  1. Hello all beautiful angels I believe this is the second attempt to send message through,please if u can reply me as i have requested to register my daughter to your institution for 2018 at the moment i do not know what to do but keep hope alive and pray that i can be answered
    My contact details are as follows 0719771025, and my work is 011 355 9435
    My name is Francinah mother to Dimakatso Suprise Mampana who is about to graduate from Grate 7 this coming week. I thank you GOD Bless
    Kind Regards
    Hopefull Mother

  2. Hi my Names are : Chihadi Ala Carlos.Am a Nigerian, lives in Nigeria in Boko Haram prone areas in Northern part. Am interested in your scholarship.can I apply Pls.

  3. Hy my daughters name is Sibabalwe Liyana Mavume she is intrested to study at ur school in 2019 pls help ma daughter for her brightee future

  4. Please can u send a form for 2019…now she is doing grade 6 so next year she is in Grade 7 ….My address 21 Poswa street Mbuqe extention Mthatha 5099…..0832690007/0632308539/0835128878

  5. Hi may you please assist my daughter with a scholarship she is a student very intelligent girl with passion id like her to study further and have a brighter future may please consider my request.(for grade 9)

  6. Greetings My Name Is Sphiwe Khumalo And I’m In Grade 10 at Nimrod Njabulo Ndebele Senior Secondary School I Would Like To Study At Opera Winfrey’s Leadership Academy But My Problem Is That I Cannot Afford The Fees Because I Don’t Have Both Parents And I’m Not Having Social Grant I am Living with my sister and she’s not working she gets the R380 from and she’s uses it for food and toiletries…so I just wish u could help me get into opra’s academy

  7. Hi my name is jabulile Maseko next year im going to grade 8 i would like to attend the school in 2019.I would like to change the situation at home because my father passed away when i was 7 years old.I would really like to be a teacher.i am turning 12year in february.My school is Poseidon Road primary school.Thats why i start applying early

  8. Hi my name is jabulile Maseko next year im going to grade 7 i would like to attend the school in 2019.I would like to change the situation at home because my father passed away when i was 7 years old.I would really like to be a teacher.i am turning 12year in february.My school is Poseidon Road primary school.Thats why i start applying early

  9. Hi my name is jabulile Maseko next year im going to grade 7 i would like to attend the school in 2019.I would like to change the situation at home because my father passed away when i was 7 years old.I would really like to be a teacher.i am turning 12year in february.Please can i have the application forms for 2019

  10. Hello mam

    My name is lesedi makgwadi in grade 11 I would like to know if you would please take me in as one of your students for 2018 I know it’s a difficult request but I promise to make you proud and my mother as well and could you kindly answer me before the 23 of December so I can start applying some where else

    Kind regards

  11. Hi my child is going for grade 9 next year 2018 and she is really interested to attend to your school please send me application forms for 2018 I found out late about the school

  12. Good afternoon Mam,I’ve applied last year and my application wasn’t successful so I want to know if I can apply again for grade 10.
    I promise to be the best student.

  13. My name is Botshelo Maggy Ntshebele. I would delighted to come to your exceptional , pulchritudinous and prodigious school. I believe I have what it takes. It will be an honour to attend at your school. I am goin to grade 8 in 2018. I would like you to accept me then in your remarkable school.May you kindly answer me before January 2018 if possible.
    Sincerely yours
    Botshelo Maggy Ntshebele

  14. Dear Mam/ Sir

    As I mentioned earlier , I would be delighted and honoured to come to this remarkable school. The reason is because my mother passed away a few months back. Our family has not been able to cope due to the loss of our beloved mother , wife and best friend. We are unfortunately in an unstable financial state. I had heard about this amazing school built by the fascinating Oprah Winfrey. I was a leader and even honoured one of the best leaders of the year. I always follow the rules and I always put effort into what I am doing. I promise you that if I could come to your school , whether 2018 or 2019 , that I will not disappoint . I just need to be given a chance to show you what I can do. I know that I will prove to you that I am not only intelligent , I am devoted to my schoolwork and hardworking and will do anything to reach success.
    Kind Regards
    Botshelo N

  15. Comment:Good Day…may you please assist my daughter who is going to grade 11 2018,due to circumstances at home myself as a single mother would appreciate it if you can assist me
    she has potential and good behaviour and was in a Christian School before.

  16. Hi,my name is taaibos nthabeleng and I would like to attend school in Oprah Winfrey for 2018 I have archived a lot in my previous school,like academic certificate but I have money problems.we have a very bad background.

  17. Hi my daughter is in grade 7 This year and she is intelligence I would be happy if my daughter can be one of the girls at Oprah academy school and I only get part times job so I wish my daughter could be successful in life.

  18. Hi Madam

    My name is Sanelisiwe Makhanya I’m currently in grade 7 this year 2018. Im an intelligent young girl who wish to study at your ﹰAcademy next year 2019ﹰIve been raised by a single parent who earned less than ﹰR4500 per month my Father passed away on a car accident while I was in grade 1 . Last but not least Im from rural area and i wish to bring change in my community one of the days, I hope you will consider my application once you sees my current perfomance from school can you forward application form for 2019 as soon as its available. My Mothers cell number is 0847167091

    Yours faithfully
    S.T Makhanya

  19. Dear Mam/Sir.
    I’m Thando nkosi.I would be much grateful for my young sister Ntokozo Nkosi who will be currently in grade 9 this year 2018 to study further at Oprah school,i hurd it’s thee best school.My siblings (2)and i dependent on my granny’s grant and my mother works,but earns below 10 000,all in all the money they both receive doesn’t reach 5000.As the big sister,i will be happy for Ntokozo to get the great opportunity i never got.
    Your kindregards
    T.O Nkosi

  20. Comment:Hi my name is Olwenene Xotyeni and I’m doing grade 9 this year next year i would like to attend Oprah school , because that will make life easy for my mother is unemployed and my father is also unemployed . It would be a pleasure for me to study at Oprah school because Oprah school have higher education that i also need , I’m an intelligent girl and i love my books as a result i spend most of my time studying. My favourite subject are mathematics and science because when I grow up i want to be a doctor.
    Yours faithfully
    O . Xotyeni

  21. hi
    my name is Victoria Ramathibela I will like to register my child for 2019 she will be doing grade 8 she is very brilliant attending at St Jeff primary college her name is Thato Ramathibela

  22. Dear Sir / Madam
    Hi my name is lerato moloelang I’m doing grade 6 this year. I am going to grade 7 next year I would like to join your school next year in 2019.My favorite subject is maths and I am good at it .My mother work in non profit organization earn stipend and my father passed away when I was 10 years old in 2015. My mother contact 072 085 7921.

  23. Dear Sir / Madam
    Hi my name is lerato moloelang I’m doing grade 6 this year. I am going to grade 7 next year I would like to join your school next year in 2019.My favorite subject is maths and I am good at it .My mother work in non profit organization earn stipend and my father passed away when I was 10 years old in 2015. My mother contact 072 085 7921. Please send me your application form for next year 2019

  24. Good Day My Name is Phila Nzima I’m currently at grade 8 I’m interested to attend the Ophra school for girls in 2019 I would like to be given a chance to prove my self I’m a hardworking student I’m devoted to my schoolwork I once being a prefect in grade 7 I’m passionate with my schoolwork for me to apply to Ophra school for girls I want to make my mother be proud of me because she is a learner ship student and she work very hard to make my life easy and she is a single parent I want to chance our situation at home. I know for to be at Ophra school I will achieve my dream because I will put more efforts to my school work. my mother cell number 0726142756

  25. […] The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls provides students in Grades 8 through 12 with an opportunity to develop their  full intellectual, social and leadership potential. To be eligible, girls must be South African, demonstrate academic and leadership potential, and come from a disadvantaged background. The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa is a female boarding school founded in January 2007 and located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The academy was founded by Oprah Winfrey with the goal of providing educational and leadership opportunities for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds. […]

  26. Good day my name is Khonjiwe Molefe I’m a single parent two my twelve year old daughter who has lot of potential and very active in sport; I pray everyday that my child could be accepted two your school;her name is Ntando Molefe schooling at Umkhathizwa Primary School

  27. Good morning, I want to know when do you take the applications for 2019? My daughter see the school as a solution in her life. I am a single parent

  28. I’m Mbalenhle Mbokazi,I’m currently doing grade 10 and theirs probably a thousand kids out there like me seeking and looking for the same opportunity as me like being apart of the Ophar school for girls.Which would be amazing ,I mean out of this world ,I’m a very extrovert person who likes exploring and learning different things everyday.With this kind of platform it would give me a chance of so many opportunities in life since know one has ever finished school in my family or even went to university.So this would make my family proud since life is such a hustle for us coming from a big family.I’m honestly praying I get a reply .my no.0611907949

  29. Hi my name is Gloria Mangaliso.My daughter is doing grade 9 this year at Ngqayizivele High School.i am single mother ,working as a security Guard .i would like my child to attend the Ophrah academy school.

  30. Good day mam, I need to apply for my daughter who is currently in grade 7, at Ophra school. Can you please help me with application forms.

  31. I am ntokozo bronkhorst and would like to be one of miss oprah winfrey children im very talented and would like to you next year because i belive in girls power and what the future is holding for us as im applying tomorrow i belive youll take to write the entrance tests

  32. Good day my name is Karabo Moeketsi I am 14 years old.I would like to attend school at Oprah Winfrey school because I am interested in learning and I like reading a lot because I am a hard working learner all I know about my self is I am a kind and loving girl who likes school and I am a really working girl in class activities if I would attend school at Oprah Winfrey academy in 2019 I will prove my ability in school work.my mothers cell number 078 526 5208.

  33. Good evening. I am Thato Mosia and I am currently in grade 8 attending school at Kitsong. I am interested in attending school at Ophra in 2019. I want to make my mom proud.I want to be well educated and be someone good in the world.I am very passionate with my school work and would like to work hard n be proud of myself.My mother’s cellphone are 061 012 4773

  34. Comment:good day my name is lerato i would like to apply for my daughter Refiloe moshoeshoe who is in grade 7 this year she is doing very well at school .she is interested to attend to ophra school in next year 2019. please send me the application form

  35. Good day my name Khanyisa Angela Nelani I am 12 years old. I would like to attend at Oprah Winfrey school. I like reading and I am a hard working learner I am currently in grade 7 and I would like to attend grade 8 in 2019. My mother cell number 0793097584. Thank you

  36. Hi , my name is Constance I have a daughter who is interested on your school pls mam help me, I’m a single parents and my salary is less than R 3500.00

  37. My school applied for the scholarship but then they only took one learner out of all of us I would like to know why and how and I don’t mean to be rude

  38. HI
    My name is Daphney my child would love to attended school there when is the registration for 2019 so we can register her. am a single parent working as a cashier please let us know my num 0838805302

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