SPARK Schools was co-founded by Stacey Brewer and Ryan Harrison in 2012. Concerned by the state of South African education they committed to finding a solution. They believed that an innovative approach could disrupt the crisis in South African education and dedicated themselves to creating a new model that would provide access to high-quality education at an affordable cost.
SPARK Ferndale, the first school in the SPARK Schools network, opened in 2013 in Gauteng, Johannesburg. Since then, the network has expanded to serve 13,500 SPARK scholars at 17 schools in Gauteng and one school in the Western Cape. We are committed to opening new schools across the country every year because we believe that South African parents and children deserve access to an excellent education.