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Top international teachers for local SA students

Parents of ambitious high school students, who have their sights set on top universities or international job prospects, may be looking beyond the offerings of traditional schooling to ensure their children get ahead of the curve. Newly launched, Crimson Global Academy (CGA), a private online high school offering International GCSE and A-Level qualifications, will be hosting a Virtual Open Day on 19 September for local students interested in full-time or part-time online schooling.

“Our academic staff hold qualifications from the world’s top universities, such as Cambridge and Oxford. CGA teachers have tutored for the National Olympiad teams, taught students that achieved the top in the world for relevant subjects and helped students achieve perfect scores for the SATs. Their dedication, depth and passion for teaching inspires and builds confidence in students,” says John Morris, CGA Executive Principal.

Morris, former head of Auckland Grammar School, is also the founding Chairman of the Association of Cambridge schools in New Zealand, former goalkeeper for the New Zealand national football team, and an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education, will be heading up an international team of educators, based across five different countries.

“At CGA, students are supported by teachers with an average of over 20 years’ experience, who deliver live online classes in real-time. Our teachers are selected for the strong academic records and expertise in subject-specific areas,” says Morris.

Other notable members of the CGA leadership team include former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir John Key; Dr Tomoro Hoshi, one of the founding members, and Head of Stanford Online High School; co-founder and CEO of Crimson Education, Jamie Beaton, and South African-born Sharndre Kushor, who is serving as the President of CGA.

“The Virtual Open Day is geared towards giving South African students a comprehensive look at how CGA operates, as well as showcasing the benefits of an online high school and an internationally recognised qualification. Students and parents will also have an opportunity to ask questions,” says Morris.

“Additional benefits of remote schooling include the opportunity to learn at your own pace, access to a wider variety of subjects, schedule flexibility and an environment that better prepares students for the working world – which is increasingly tech-based. It’s a new model of schooling specifically suited and designed for the current generation of digital natives,” says Morris.

Students from 16 different countries, including South Africa, are currently enrolled at CGA. As a US registered school, GCA will soon be offering Advanced Placement courses and a US High School Programme. This gives South African students a better chance at success when applying to colleges and universities abroad.

CGA is built upon Crimson Education’s vision of empowering students to unlock their potential through personalised education supporting students getting into top ranked universities abroad. With a presence in 30 cities, the company launched in South Africa in 2018, with their head office in Johannesburg and a satellite office in Cape Town. Crimson offers regular information evenings and workshops around the country. For more information on the Open Day visit or email



Distributed by Be-cause Integrated Communications:

Ciaran Maidwell

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On behalf of:

Rebecca Pretorius, Country Manager for Crimson Education South Africa

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