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  • The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

    We're an independent boarding school, founded by Oprah Winfrey to provide world-class education to previously disadvantaged girls in South Africa from Grade 8 to Grade 12.

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The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls 2021 Academic Year

empty-campus.jpgThe Department of Basic Education announced that it has postponed the opening of ALL schools (public and private) to 15 February 2021 and ISASA has advised the same.

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls has therefore decided to abide by the decision of government and postpone the return of our learners (Grades 11 and 12) to 15 February 2021. However, our academic programme will commence on 01 February 2021 via online learning for all Grades.


We strive to raise future leaders who are able to navigate a variety of social and cultural contexts, and who will remain committed to the development of South Africa and the African continent.

The Foundation

From the start, Oprah Winfrey knew that university study was essential to the students achieving their professional and personal goals, contributing to society and establishing financial independence.