Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa is a girls-only boarding school that officially opened in January 2007 in Henley on Klip near Meyerton, south of Johannesburg.


The Round Square IDEALS serves as an umbrella system for all activities in the school. It endorses the culture that every learner actively participates in the following programmes through collaboration with other schools in the region:

  • minimum of 10 hours Community Service a term for every learner
  • Youth Talk, Debate and Model United Nations societies for social, political and economic global issues
  • Generation Earth to promote ideas of a green school and ultimately a greener Earth.
  • President’s Award programme
  • Various sports – tennis, netball, soccer, hockey, swimming and karate
  • Music programme

We are a leadership academy, thus leadership is a powerful dynamic in our school culture as it is employed in all daily tasks from the classroom to the dorms where the girls live.

What being a RS school means to us

Being a Round Square school means that the OWLAG community participates in creating a balanced environment for all its members and that all community members are encouraged to live by the IDEALS.

Being a Round Square school supports our vision which is the development of a new generation of dynamic women leaders, who by virtue of their unique education, will lead the enduring transformation of their communities and country.

Where to find us

534 Wargrave South Road, Henley-on-Klip, Meyerton, South Africa
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls