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ESCA Wanderers, the Elite Sporting and Cultural Academy, is a private independent school committed to Developing the Talent of Africa. ESCA is a proud partner of the International Schools Development Organisation, and is located at the prestigious Wanderers Sports Club in Illovo, Johannesburg.

Our school supports and facilitates an individualised learning environment for students who have a specific interest in sports and/or culture. At ESCA, our students have access to top-class facilities, teachers, coaches and programmes, all working together to support the achievement of individual sporting/cultural and academic goals.

ESCA aims to develop excited and motivated students who engage in their learning and talents with confidence and enthusiasm. We are accredited with Cambridge International and the American GED®, and encourage a learning environment that focuses on balance, commitment, effort and values.


ESCA's values provide a foundation for encouraging a sense of belonging and collaboration between family, school and the community.


To share someone else’s feelings or experiences by understanding what it would be like to be in that person’s situation.


Unity of an aligned collective that produces or is based on a community of interests, objectives, and standards.


The quality shown by someone who takes the challenge or faces something difficult, even though they may be afraid.


The obligation to account for activities, accepting responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent way.



Margie has been an education trailblazer for more than 31 years and holds an Honours Degree in Specialised Education from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Her vision has always been to revolutionise education in South Africa and she believes in the potential of all children. Margie inspires her staff and learners to be resourceful, accountable and to endorse the latest and best teaching and learning techniques.