Daniel and his friends, were young people, away from their families and homes, and they stood up for Godly family values while at the same time being good stewards of their bodies and the world they lived in.  


They refused to succumb to a life of luxury and chose to live responsibly in a hedonistic, pleasure-seeking world. They (especially Daniel) became leaders in all aspects of life, including government, which had an impact on the culture and society they lived in.


We have been researching curricula while developing a program that will prepare students to not only understand the importance of a sustainable lifestyle, but also Godly family values that will impact their families and communities by learning to;


LIVE healthily,

LOVE learning and

LEAD by example


Please have a good look around at our website and contact us via email if you want to know more or would like to make an appointment to visit.

Our Roots and Ethos..


Mary-Ann Shearer has 30 years of experience in teaching, sustainable living, hospitality, business and natural health. She has developed a school program that prepares children for a changing world.


The Daniel Academy started in January 2015 and is founded on practical Biblical principles and is based on Charlotte Mason’s original philosophy which is used by several schools all over the world, as well and Dr. Maria Montessori's scientific observation of children's phases of development and inspired by the success of the world's most successful educational system in Finland.


Students learn to be self-sufficient, by learning how to grow and prepare natural food and meals , to maintain superb health. `They also learn relevant life skills to help them be succesful in every area of their lives when they venture into the real world.


They are also responsible for cleaning their own space. We require that to aid their children’s growth, development and behaviour, that the family commits to a diet at home that is free of refined and processed foods especially refined and processed sugar.


Parents are stewards of their children's lives and should be providing a range of natural healthy foods at home. The diet provided at the Daniel Academy will be wholefood plant based, sugar-free and with gluten-free options. This will be to aid all children with allergies and intolerances and behaviour issues.


We do not dictate what families eat in their homes, other than to encourage them to avoid refined and processed foods.


A Day at the Beach..

A Visit to the Horse Ranch next door ..

A Year End Evening with Parents, Teachers and children ..