About us

BEST College is a Cape Town based independent high school that provides education to young people to achieve success in their life. We create opportunities for all youth.

Our Vision

Our vision is to embrace and manage change, to uphold high standards, to educate within a safe, caring environment for learners to realise their full potential.

Our Mission

Our vision is to embrace and manage change, to uphold high standards, to educate within a safe, caring environment for learners to realise their full potential.

OUR JOURNEY

Established in 1999, under the auspices of Cape Youth Care, offering the CAPS Curriculum to Grades 8,9,10, 11 and 12.

When the school first opened the building was made of two welded shipping containers and the only permanent staff member was Mr C.D. van Niekerk, who was occasionally supported by Chris Smith, Manfred Meyer, Priscilla Smith and other international volunteers.

The school has since grown from four students, to now educating over 170 learners per year at our new building, Wesley Training College in Salt River.

In 2016, the school saw the need to rebrand from B.E.S.T Centre to B.E.S.T College as the name is more representative of what the school offers – education, not rehabilitation.

The Cape Youth Care Foundation
Mr Arno Arasmus  – Chairman
Mr Michael Maxwell-Hafen – Committee Member
Mr Brett Williams – Committee Member
Mr David Wightman – Committee Member

They support B.E.S.T. College and have provided a number of bursaries to individuals over the years.

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