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Meet &




about ESCA

We offer an individualised, alternative learning environment for children who have a specific or general interest in sports and/or cultural activities. With access to top-class facilities and coaches, the inclusion of sports psychology, nutrition, fitness and biokinetics, we support and facilitate each individual learner’s specific programme to achieve his/her personal best. We offer the Cambridge and GED® curricula and encourage a learning environment that focuses on balance, both in the classroom and on the field.

ESCA's proud partnership with UXi Private Education Group began at the beginning of May 2021. UXi is a privately owned international education group that operates in the United Kingdom and Africa. UXi holds interests in multiple sectors and has experience in a wide range of curriculum methodologies with various education institutions living under its banner.



Through an individual approach that focuses on balance, growth and excellence, ESCA aims to develop excited and motivated learners who engage in their learning and talents with confidence, enthusiasm and professionalism.



ESCA’s values provide a foundation for encouraging a sense of belonging and collaboration between family, school and community.




Margie La Grange

Owner, Director and Principal of ESCA, Margie has been an education trailblazer for more than 26 years. She holds an Honours Degree in Specialised Education from the University of the Witwatersrand. Margie is a qualified remedial therapist.

Her vision has always been to revolutionise education in South Africa and she believes in the potential of all children. Margie inspires her staff and learners to be resourceful, accountable and to endorse the latest and best teaching and learning techniques.

Margie La Grange

Johan La Grange

Owner and Director of ESCA, Johan is a successful businessman and an accomplished and awarded


He achieved Protea Colours from 1994 to 1998 and won the South Africa Karate Championships for 11 consecutive years. He placed 2nd in the World Shotocup Championship on 2000 in Japan and in 2005, he won the Open Men’s Kumite in the WKC World Championships in Serbia. 


Johan currently runs the Honbu Dojo and instructor training at the Wanderers Club. He holds the rank of Rokudan (6thDan) and is the Chief Instructor for SA JKA.

Johan La Grange
what people say

Dear Amazing ESCA Staff!!

Thank you so very much for  the amazing job you are doing in ensuring that our children's education continues in this time of global crisis.


We really appreciate all your efforts!

Big hug

- Cindy Dempers -