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From the Principal's Desk

As principal, it's my absolute pleasure to welcome you all to VTC House (also known as Valley Tutor Centre).

We're not your 'typical school'

We are a very unique centre offering mainly the International Cambridge syllabus for high school students from Grade 8 -12 and above. We offer a wide variety of subjects for full time and part time students as well as extra lessons. We can also offer assistance to students doing other curricula, both local or online.

Although we are not a registered school, (as we don't set the external examinations for our students to write their Cambridge or GED exams) we are an established education centre that prepares each of our students every step of the way so that they can reach their maximum potential in their exams.

We're the best in the country

Our students are a testimony of our success as our academic results speak for themselves and we are so proud to see the journey that our students embark on from their first day at VTC House through to passing their examinations and many of them advancing on to study tertiary studies abroad or in South Africa. Click here to see all our student achievements. 

The South African Department of Education has awarded us a Certificate of Excellence in advancing education. We are humbled by being rewarded for our achievements in South Africa.



I started VTC House back in 2002, and my goal was to create a safe and educational environment for students wishing to take an alternative route to the South African public school curriculum and matric certificate.

Principal of VTC

It was very clear to me that Cambridge was the way to go as it is not only a worldwide recognized syllabus, but it is also highly regarded when applying to universities in South Africa and abroad.


I'm extremely proud of the calibre of my experienced and passionate team of teachers that are passionate about going the extra mile to help their students succeed.

Established in 2002, we have grown to a  team of 16 teachers and 40 students and establishing ourselves as one of the leading Cambridge centres in South Africa based on our students' excellent results. VTC House has not only grown in number but also in quality as our excellent recent results and we have been associated with high quality education in the country.

In 2015, after noticing the need for GED students to be supported, we started offering GED (USA) teaching which we offer online and on campus. 

Approach to learning

Our unique approach to teaching is well regarded. Each of our teachers is carefully hand selected on not only their experience but also their whole holistic approach to teaching. We also make sure that our teaching classes are individual or in very small groups, depending on the subject and level. A Level students are guaranteed one-on-one teaching classes. 

Our strength is our christian approach to developing the whole person’s character and life-preparedness, along with academic success. We regularly invite guest speakers to come and talk to our students about teenage issues and career guidance. We provide a nurturing and supportive environment that can positively impact the growth of our students at this important stage of their lives. 

Over the last 15 years, VTC House has established strong relationships with different international schools and public schools in Cape Town who recognize and support our approach.  


Why choose VTC House

Choosing VTC House is definitely the right choice if you are looking for a more personal approach to schooling, a more structured way compared to homeschooling, within a supportive and christian environment for your child.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

We look forward to meeting you and your child.


Heather Cicatello


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