A network of American schools, we are inspired by the best educational concepts from around the world: the freedom to choose subjects, individual approach, subjects divided according to competences, emphasis on practical learning, project-based learning and theme weeks. All classes are taught in English and led by a team of teachers from all over the world.
A QUALITY AMERICAN EDUCATION
American Academy is a network of American schools in Prague, Brno, Bratislava and Zagreb all of which are united by a single educational vision. We take an individualized approach to our students and expect the highest levels of professionalism as well as a willingness to listen from our teachers.
To ensure constant improvement, an anonymous satisfaction survey is regularly conducted among parents and students. Thanks to this openness to feedback, the American Academy -- especially over the past two years -- has seen minimal turnover in teachers and students when compared with other international schools.
The highest priority of American Academy is to lead the students towards great academic achievements through a quality program that prepares. Thanks to that our students achieve above average results compared to their peers and are accepted at prestigious universities all around the globe.
Class of 2024
American Academy is retrospectively the school that I literally needed in my life. The unhealthy stress that I used to have from my last school is gone and the feeling is just satisfying. Of course, I still have stress before quizzes, but it’s natural and I would say necessary while studying.
I'm a cyclist and I will definitely recommend American Academy for those who have as large a workload as I have due to professional sport. The school gave me an opportunity to manage perfectly my sports lifestyle with school. So now, I can both study and do what I love.
The atmosphere and relationships at school are amazing. Everybody’s equal, which is important to me. We learn things from each other, together and with great passion.
Class of 2022
It’s my honor to study at American Academy, and I think this is the best choice I could have made before I turn into a college student. In the beginning, the reason that I studied at American Academy is that I wanted to choose the best environment for learning English. Then I realized that American Academy is not only the place for learning English, but it’s also a good place for improving yourself.
Since I joined American Academy, the school has given me so many opportunities to learn, to create, to think, and to explore new things. The school always tells me “never give up” and encourages me to achieve my goals and overcome the challenges. In addition, the teachers are friendly and kind. I wasn’t a good student when I was at other schools, and I had really bad grades. But when I joined American Academy, I found out that I have changed a lot. I started being hardworking, motivated, and I have gotten better grades because I don’t want to disappoint the teachers and I want to find the best of myself. The teachers always try their best to help me and solve the difficulties for me, which makes me feel a strong affinity.
Choosing American Academy is a wise and correct decision. It won't make you worse. It will only make you better and better.
Class of 2022
When coming to Prague, choosing an international school was a hard and important choice. American Academy stuck out to me because of the courses they offered. The curriculum was something I immediately related with and I was drawn to try out all of their courses.
American Academy was different from my education in the United States, it allowed me to truly pursue my interests. I no longer felt bound to core classes and endless worksheets. Instead, I experienced an international community that welcomed me with countless projects and discussions. I found myself constantly talking with my classmates and interacting with teachers all around the school. It showed me that a great education wasn’t about rushing to complete multiple assignments but about being able to turn ideas into something presentable.
I would describe this school as a place where everyone can be given the attention they need. The close environment that American Academy provides was something I was not used to, coming from a very large school. However I soon realized how beneficial this was for me because of the amount of interacting that took place on a daily basis. I found myself constantly communicating with other students, asking questions to teachers, debating with friends, and figuring out how to complete assignments. All things that I knew would translate well in the real world of fast paced communication and ideas.
Class of 2022
I chose American Academy because it was the best option compared to the other schools I could have gone to. Not to mention how much of a struggle it would have been, trying to learn in a Czech school when I didn't even know how to say “Dobré ráno” (Good morning). To this day I am so grateful for choosing AAB.
The school is full of energy and has a very welcoming atmosphere. The students are all super kind, even on my first day I was able to converse with them and make some new friends. At first the educational system confused me, as my previous schools were very different and to the point. Whereas AAB believed in inspiring the students, allowing them to pick and choose what they were interested in. In my 3 years of being a student at AAB I have had the opportunity to watch the school grow, not only in the amount of students but also in how the teachers worked to make everything the best it could be. Not only did they work hard but most importantly they listened. Students could have a normal everyday conversation with a teacher and not have to worry about being super formal. The teachers would also always welcome constructive criticism on how they and the school could improve in all aspects.
As for the things that I managed to accomplish during my time at AAB. I always got good grades and in the second year I became sort of the school’s photographer. Taking photos of events, theme weeks and even for the yearbook. I made a lot of friends not only with students but teachers too. Overall AAB was the best school for me and could definitely be the best school for other students.
Class of 2022
I chose American Academy so that I could improve my English and to get ready for studying abroad. As I have studied at Czech schools before, choosing American Academy allowed me to finally express my creativity.
Back in my old school, we would always be given a required direction our assignments had to take and we were punished for not following them. American Academy is different in the fact that we are allowed to do our assignments in a way that interests us and keeps the assignments interesting. Through this system, I personally found myself learning much more. The teachers at American Academy are amazing and are there to help me anytime I struggle.
For me, American Academy means freedom and the ability to finally take control of my own learning. Thanks to the ability to choose our own subjects, I am able to get truly ready for my future studies.
Marco, Class of 2024
My time at American Academy has been exciting, but has also changed how I think about school. The main difference between AAZ and my old schools is just the learning; the teachers all display kindness and passion to enlighten us with their knowledge.
We were all greeted with open arms which was something many of us had never experienced. And as for the school itself, with such a diverse group of pupils attending, each with their own unique quirks, it’s easy to find your place, make new friends, and learn about various cultures all whilst sharing laughs.
After being in six different schools, I can say wholeheartedly say that you will never find another school like American Academy, or any teachers more caring than the ones here. It is another place I can call home.
Paula, Class of 2024
My parents always told me that education is the most important thing in my life because it will shape your character and help you become the person you want to be. They also encouraged me to pursue my interests to help me grow as a person, and that’s why I wanted to go to American Academy in Zagreb.
In my previous school I was uninterested, and I wanted a chance to experience the world. What better way to see some of the world than to go to an international school. So many people at this school come from different cultures and you learn a lot from them, and in this community it was easy to find friends.
The teachers are dedicated and motivated to inspire you to learn. The school encourages you to pursue your interests and helps you to be successful. It also has a safe and welcoming environment I want to be around. I like the idea of being able to choose who I want to be.
Before, I didn’t like going to school or who I was becoming, but now I have a clear vision of my future and its possibilities.
Class of 2024
Choosing American Academy Brno truly opened a slightly new and different world to me. I am now able to grow in a supportive school environment where I am no longer scared to speak my opinions and I am willing to learn new things every single day.
AAB provides me the school experience I’ve always dreamed of, and the freedom of choosing my own subjects and working on my own projects during Theme Weeks really helps me fulfill my true potential. I believe it is necessary to be surrounded by ambitious people willing to accept challenges and learn from their possible mistakes, and that is exactly something you will find at American Academy Brno. Since I started attending AAB I’ve become more confident, creative, responsible and I even found out that I am a pretty good group leader.
I believe that in order to start planning your future, you first need to find, learn and accept your strengths and weaknesses, which is something that AAB helps me work on daily. I am no longer scared of the future, because now I know that the path is the goal and my very inspiring path is happening right here and right now, and I am very excited to see where it takes me.
Study AMERICAN ACADEMY
Students in the 1st to 5th grade take courses in English, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, art, physical education and library skills. The curriculum is presented entirely in English, which prepares students for a smooth transition to our Middle School.
The Middle School program corresponds to grades 6 - 8 in the Czech, Slovak and Croatian educational system. It offers students a diverse range of subjects on which they can exercise a certain amount of choice so that they can focus more on the areas that really interest them.
High School students work to develop their strengths and focus on subjects that prepare them to study their dream disciplines at quality universities. High School has four grades and corresponds to the Czech 9th grade of elementary to 3rd grade of high school, so American Academy students leave school a year earlier than is common in the Czech Republic.
The STEM Program is available on Prague and Zagreb campus and is designed for Middle School and High School students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In this specialized educational program, we acquaint our students with up-to-date technologies, informatics and scientific methods and at the same time show them how to apply them in everyday life.
American Academy is a school that educates leaders for the future. With our unique blend of American style curriculum and project-based learning, we teach more than academic knowledge. We put a significant emphasis on developing the social and practical skills necessary for a successful life in the 21st century. American Academy is a place where students are able to explore and maximize their potential.
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for 2022/23 academic year
American Academy is a school that develops students’ talent and character in a safe and friendly environment where children will be happy to go to every morning.
We accept applications throughout the whole academic year. You can submit your application via e-mail or mail.