“Se are se tlogelwa tsatsing, se ikise moriting”

“If one needs to, they will solve their own problems”

Setswana proverb



Being able to act not-withstanding challenging and/or frightening events and situations.


An individual’s ability to personally interpret experiences, discover new possibilities and create solutions that are novel, useful and valued by the world around them.


An individual’s capacity to work with other people in a process that requires interdependence to solve a problem, achieve a goal  orcomplete a task.

Activities & Clubs

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.

School Holiday Learning

We have begun offering a School Holiday Learning programme.

Download the 2022 TDA Tech Series® Holiday Programmes

During 2022 Term 2 Holidays, The Dow Academy through its TDA Tech Series® Programmes held a FREE 2 week holiday course in Computer Rebuilding and Computer Coding, open to both TDA and Non-TDA students.The response was successful and we will be continuing this exercise through 2023.

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.

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.

TDA Carats - Our Dream

TDA Carats are used to support learning about financial literacy and the value and challenges of participating in the economy. TDA Carats are your campus money. You can earn Carats by volunteering and taking responsibility to help the school community. To learn more about how you can earn and spend TDA Carats watch the video!

Help us build it

TDA Reception School Gallery

Come and experience a day at The Dow Academy Preschool!

Our students enjoy learning through exciting activities like smartboard lessons, daily affirmations, mind-boggling science experiments, and even German language lessons. At TDA, fun, learning and tech collide in the best possible way.

Primary School Gallery

See what you and your friends are up to! If you would like to share any of your photos from your school event, click on the contribute button below!

Secondary School Gallery

See what you and your friends are up to! If you would like to share any of your photos from your school event, click on the contribute button below!

2023 Prefects

Following a robust campaign and election process, the TDA student body has spoken. We present the 2023 Prefect.

2020 Prefect Leadership Mentor

Thebe Modikwa

Acting Chief Executive Officer at
Metropolitan Life of Botswana Limited

2021 Prefect Leadership Mentor

Kushatha Moswela

Kushatha Moswela

Managing Director at Old Mutual Short Term Insurance