The Dow Academy Opens
International Boarding School for the Class of
Beginning January 2022 the doors of The Dow Academy will be opening to its first class of international secondary school boarding students. The class of 2026 will be the inaugural cohort to follow the new integrated TDA curriculum which will culminate in completion of International General Certification in Education (IGCSE) and other technical and vocational qualifications as each student follows a course of study which will facilitate exploration of multiple pathways of learning and skills development. The Dow Academy will only be admitting 75 students into the Class of 2026.
2020 Academic Results
45 points & Above
35 points & above
NB: The cutoff for university placement and government sponsorship is 36 points.
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Agriculture, History, English as a First Language, French, Geography, Setswana 85% and higher pass rate
TDA Tech Series®
What is the TDA Tech Series®?
The value The Dow Academy is bringing to basic education is the integration and development of a technical, vocational and life skills programme alongside the long established and understood academic programme currently offered in basic education institutions. We offer the skills development programmes under our TDA Tech Series® programming.
What do kids learn from the TDA Tech Series® Programs?
Artist in Residence
Professional Artists introduce students to a variety of art forms, at one of the The Dow Academy campuses through producing a commissioned art piece for the school. So far the programme has hosted a fine artist who produced a mural, a traditional Setswana master potter who made large clay pots resident at each campus. Our first 2021 artist is a master weaver who will be making traditional setswana grass baskets characteristic of the Ngamiland area.
Artist in Residence - Mr Bezuba Kaunda
Artist in Residence - Ms Thitaku Kushonya Maphaha
Artist in Residence - Mrs Mokula Mosalagae
How Can I Support TDA Tech Series®?
- Sponsor a non-TDA student to join a TDA Tech Series ® Program. Click here.
- Recycle your old desktop and laptop computers for use in our Rebuild-a-Desktop and Rebuild-a-Laptop programs. Each term the students need more machines to work on and each student keeps the laptop they have fixed. Click here.
- Become a TDA Tech Series ® instructor. Click here to tell us more about what skill you would like to share with students in person or virtually.
TDA Sports Programme
The Dow Academy Sports Programme is designed to challenge and revolutionise the way sport is undertaken at the basic education level. Some form of regular exercise and sports participation is required of each student. Beginning in 2022 sports programme will be divided into two tracks, the Intramural Track and the Student Athlete Track.
In line with Covid-19 protocols TDA currently offers exercise drills for football, cricket, athletics etc and individual sporting activities such as tennis until such time as the restrictions are lifted.
School Holiday Learning
We have begun offering a School Holiday Learning programme. As the covid-19 restrictions ease we will be expanding our offering to include more non-TDA students and putting in place a full holiday learning programme schedule.
April 2021: TDA Leadership Initiative
During the April school holiday The Dow Academy hosted its inaugural Leadership Initiative. This was a 3 day workshop on leadership facilitated by an international group of professionals and leaders, both in person and via video conference. The programme was offered free of charge and was open to young people between the ages of 15 and 18, irrespective of where they go to school.
August 2021: TDA Tech Series ® Open
During the August school holiday The Dow Academy will be offering a bespoke TDA Tech Series ® programme open to interested students, irrespective of their schools. Please follow us on facebook and look out for the announcement and registration process.
TDA Carats - Our Dream
TDA Carats is the currency used by students. It is earned through work valued by our school community and self identified by students. Carats are banked, earn interest, loaned and are redeemable on campus to support learning about financial literacy.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
A parent–teacher association is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school. Examples of involvement can be hosting our students in your work environment, sharing your unique skills to show our students career opportunities, volunteering in school activities or leading fundraising initiatives.
Following a robust campaign and election process, the TDA student body has spoken. We present the 2021 Prefect Cohort.