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Here’s how much Curro’s new online school will cost and what grades are on offer when it opens

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  • Fees for Curro's new online school will be R3,500 per month for Grades 4 to 6, and R4,000 per month for Grades 7 and above.
  • Applications open today, and the school will open on Wednesday, 17 June.
  • The school will initially offer classes for Grades 4 to 9.
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Curro has just announced what it's new online school will cost: R3,500 per month for Grades 4 to 6, and R4,000 per month for Grades 7 and above.

Applications open today, and the school will open on Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

The school will initially offer Grades 4 to 9. The company plans to phase in new grades every year. Matric has not yet been phased into the model but, once it has, learners will write the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) examination.

READ | Curro plans a new online school - and promises parents it won't be like home-schooling

The school, Curro Online, will see teachers guiding pupils through the national curriculum (CAPS), digitally.

READ | Inside Curro's first high-tech high school: there’s no sports, but it's also much cheaper

"Curro Online is not a home-schooling model, where parents need to take on the responsibility of teaching and continuous supervision," Curro stressed. Instead, teachers will be present online during each lesson, and parents will only have to check homework.

According to the company, Curro Online’s curriculum is focused on maths, science, coding and robotics. According to Jay Paul, Curro Online’s business manager, the company has been developing their digital offering for a while.

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