Arrow Academy was conceptualised in 2016, when Optimi recognised the need for a model school where we can develop the “classroom of the future”. The school aims to provide a quality learning experience, incorporating whole child development principles, while catering to the unique needs of modern-day, working-family living at an affordable cost. The first school year kicked-off on the 9th of January 2017 and 50 excited learners, in their new colourful uniforms, arrived to start their school journey with Arrow Academy. The school opened with Grades RRR to 1 in 2017. We added two more grades in 2018, expanding to 265 learners, and will continue to grow each year up to Grade 7 in 2022. The Arrow High School will also be opening soon.
At Arrow Academy we are at the forefront of a new era in education – a forward-thinking solution for the individual learner of the 21st century. We believe there is no such thing as cookie-cutter kids! Each child is unique and the way they learn about the world should be too. We focus our curriculum and whole child development approach around our learners, unlocking their true potential as we guide them on a journey that will prepare them for life in a modern society. We believe that we are the only school to innovate around a holistic education experience for young learners who want to meaningfully impact society in an era of the independent spirit.
Arrow Academy forms part of the Optimi group. The group is the largest provider of distance education solutions at school level in South Africa. Optimi provides a unique Guided Learning Ecosystem that empowers learners through education to realise their full potential. The system focuses on education innovation that ultimately ensures quality, affordable learning. Optimi owns the brands Impaq (home-education curriculum and service provider), Teach360 (school and teacher materials and support), Media Works (Adult Education & Training and other courses to corporates), CAMI (practice software for mathematics, reading, literacy, science, and perceptual skills), as well as an investment in Tuta-Me (on-demand tutoring service that links learners to qualified tutors).