Congratulations to the Class of 2023

A world-class educational platform for girls, founded by Oprah Winfrey

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Putting Our Girls Front & Center

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

Congratulations to the O’Yazeed.  We are extremely proud of your achievements. You truly are examples of what being an OWLAG Girl is.  You are tenacious, courageous, resilient and all sorts of smart.   We wish you well as you enter the next phase of your life. Our hope and wish is that we have contributed towards making you the best you can be and that we have provided you with the tools to keep shining.

School Overview



So far there has been 528 number of girls who have graduated from OWLAG.


percentage of students who attend college (graduates have attended top universities including Spelman, Oxford and Stanford medical School). In South Africa, only 20 percent of students attend college.


There is 1% percentage of students accepted to attend OWLAG. Each year, over 6000 of the smartest and brightest girls across the country apply to the school. The average class is roughly 60 students.

Doing Academics the


The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is a forward-thinking, ‘cutting edge’ all-girls school with a focus on learning. ‘Strategy 2025’ defines – the key objective of the academic team – the provision of excellent and high-quality education, and skills that will prepare the girls for the future.


In the 21st century, we find ourselves living in a technological era. We use a variety of machines and gadgets to entertain ourselves and to improve our everyday lives: cell phones, computers, washing machines, cars with electric windows and automatic gears, and even electric toothbrushes!


Contributing to developing South Africa by developing young scientifically-minded African women leaders. The teaching of Mathematics entails equipping students with the necessary skills, knowledge, beliefs, and values to develop thinking processes that are mathematical.


The value of Arts education goes further in that it has been shown to assist students in their personal, social and academic development.

Student Affairs

Our students create a vibrant and inclusive community

OWLAG's Blazer Ceremony Tradition
Blazer Ceremony
The Neurosequential Model of Education & Therapeutics
OWLAG Founder's Day
Founders Day



You Apply

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We Connect

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You Get Ready

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OWLAG is a trauma-informed institution. The primary goal of trauma-informed learning, teaching and care is to ensure that all services, interventions, and organisational culture and practices are aligned with understanding the impact of trauma across all areas of functioning. The trauma-informed approach supports recovery and aligns organisational culture so that all areas of the organisation respond “to the effects of trauma at all levels” as opposed to offering interventions or holding practices that are re-traumatising.

Scholarship Application Statement

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls strives to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from impoverished backgrounds.

In an effort to preserve the Academy’s mission by awarding scholarships to deserving learners from impoverished communities, the Academy welcomes the appointment of AFRIZAN PEOPLE INTELLIGENCE to provide learner recruitment services for the Academy’s 2023/24 intakes.

With over 30 years of experience in recruitment, Afrizan is able to deliver a consistent and specialised approach towards learner recruitment.

Prospective applicants must direct all admission queries to to find out more about 2023/24 applications.

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