Welcome to ACUDEO College

Welcome to ACUDEO College

ACUDEO College originated in 2013, motivated by the successful implementation of two graduate academy programmes by Barnstone Corporate Services, the availability of land zoned for education institutions in newly developed towns and suburbs and a funding relationship with SEIIFSA (Schools and Education Investment Impact Fund of South Africa). It is on this solid foundation that Barnstone Education and SEIIFSA set about the establishment of quality modern education institutions  in those areas that traditionally were not exposed to quality private education.

We partnered with Prestige College Hammanskraal as our education partner in opening the first school at Soshanguve. As the schools grew the Prestige brand started to create some confusion in the market as to which group it represented and we agreed to, as from July  2019 continue our schools under a new brand called ACUDEO College. ACUDEO is a composite word with the roots Acumen, meaning sharpness in knowledge and judgement and Deo, which is Greek for God. So the name ACUDEO then embodies growing one’s knowledge in the presence and under the guidance of God.

ACUDEO College Thornview opened in January 2015 and this was followed by ACUDEO College Crystal Park in 2017 and ACUDEO Colleges Protea Glen, Kirkney and Thornview Foundation Phase in January 2018.  All of these schools offer education from grade RRR to Grade 12, but we have always limited our initial intake up to Grade 9, so that we were able to grow our own FET phases through Grades 10 to 12. Our Thornview campus will see a third year of matric sitting for matric final examination; our first Grade 11 class in Crystal Park and our first grade 10 classes in Protea Glen and Kirkney.

ACUDEO College is founded in the Christian Faith and Principles which we believe is practically illustrated and lived through enduring compassion and leading a free yet disciplined life. We expect of all our pupils regardless of their faith orientation to partake in the full programme of the school, including Christian faith based events.



Please note we will be following the ISASA term calendar for 2019

Term 1 (46 days)
From: Wednesday 16 January
To: Wednesday 20 March

Term 2 (48 days)
From: Tuesday 9 April
To: Friday 21 June

Term 3 (48 days)
From: Tuesday 16 July
To: Friday 20 September

Term 4 (44 days)
From: Tuesday 8 October
To: Friday 6 December


Currently there are 5 ACUDEO Colleges in Gauteng

Crystal Park




Protea Glen


Thornview Primary


Thornview Secondary