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Welcome to Chrysalis!
We are a special needs school
located in Pretoria East

Adapted Curriculum

We provide a Special Needs Adapted Program (SNAP) and Creative Ability-based curriculum.

In-house Therapy

We provide group therapy on Tuesdays and Thursdays which include:

  1. Occupational Therapy
  2. Music Therapy
  3. Speech Therapy

Individual therapy sessions (Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy and Music Therapy) are also available on request and will be billed at medical aid rates.

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities such as horse riding and swimming lessons are available on the school premises.

An aftercare program  is offered from 14:00 to 17:00 each day of the week  at an additional cost.

Small Classes

Children are placed in classes according to their developmental levels and not according to their age, and we have adapted the curriculum to the specific levels of development in each class. Small classes ensure daily individual attention.

Inclusive Playground

Our ‘soft’ playground has been specifically designed for children with special needs and is safe and fully wheelchair accessible.

Well Trained Staff

Staff at Chrysalis are well trained in all aspects of the curriculum and how to present it to children with multiple disabilities. Keeping up to date with the latest techniques in teaching children with special needs and how to address their needs effectively is a high priority at Chrysalis. In addition to this, all staff are trained in First Aid as well.


If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.

Bruce Barton

About Chrysalis

In 2008 the founders of the Baby Therapy Centre (BTC) realised that children with special needs were in desperate need of a school which could accommodate and care for their specific requirements. Chrysalis School and Developmental Centre opened their doors in 2008 with the mission of providing adapted schooling and intensive therapy to children between the ages of three to twelve years who face a variety of disabilities, both physical and developmentally. We aim to ensure that every child, no matter their disability or their socioeconomic background have access to quality education and therapy. We believe that every child deserves the chance to reach their fullest potential.

Through individual objectives determined for each child, we work toward improving every child’s functional prognosis and enhancing their potential to become a functional adult, able to contribute to society in a meaningful way. Through our integrated approach, which includes various interventions, a stimulating environment and caring and committed staff, we aim to enhance the quality of life for our children and their families.

Our new playground!

Sponsored by PSG Pretoria East

Want to find out more?

We'd love to meet with you and discuss options for your child.
Book a site visit below or contact us on 012 348 8087 / info@chrysalisschool.org.za