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About us

We are American Academy

We believe that anyone has the power to change the world. Our philosophy is that in order to achieve that, one should first receive a high-quality education that develops healthy confidence in one’s individuality as well as the ability to master complex thinking processes. We put an emphasis on each particular area of education by employing modern methods, project-based learning and American know-how.

AWESOME TEACHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

30 different nationalities of our students

LEARNING IN ENGLISH AND A WIDE RANGE OF LANGUAGES

Our Graduates

We prepare our students for happy and successful lives through improving their confidence and developing their talents. What characterizes our graduates?

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    They can research information and effectively present their findings

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    They can manage others and efficiently delegate responsibilities

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    They can solve complex problems

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    They are up-to-date with current global events

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    They are capable of critical thinking and have the ability to sell their ideas

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    They can communicate with half of the world

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    They are more likely to be admitted to the world’s most prestigious universities

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    They possess the right tools in order to choose the path that will ultimately lead to a happy life

Our Campuses

Our students are given the opportunity to experience a school environment that is based on similar American schools. We have established schools in Prague, Bratislava and Brno with features that are truly extraordinary in Central Europe. We believe that a personal and open atmosphere helps our students reach their full potential. Take a closer look at our schools.

PRAGUE

We opened our first American Academy to students in the 2017/2018 academic year. The school proved to be an immediate success and within a single year, it has become a stable alternative and clear choice for students and parents who expect more from their school’s educational experience. Read more about a truly American school.
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BRNO

The success of the first American Academy in Prague led us to the idea of establishing another academy in the center of Brno in the Jalta Palace. Take a closer look at the school scheduled for a September 2018 opening.
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BRATISLAVA

Slovakia finally has its first truly American high school. Take a closer look at the school scheduled to open in September 2019.
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Get To Know Our Team

The mission of the American Academy is to adapt the educational process in order to help every individual student succeed in any field of study he or she chooses. Our school provides the essential education that prepares students to successfully be admitted to universities all over the world. Our carefully tailored curriculum encourages our students not only to explore, specialize and discover their talents but to put them to use as well. Thematic and project-based learning principles bring learning to life. These principles provide tangible results that further increase levels of participation and comprehension.


American Academy is not a project that happened overnight. Establishing a new educational institution takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice. Discover the team behind this successful, modern school.


Kania & Jízdný

Co-Founders

Ondřej Kania & Tomáš Jízdný

Co-Founders of American Academy
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Ondřej Lepka

Supervising Director

Ondřej Lepka

Supervising Director
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Ana Blackstad

Head of AAP

Ana Blackstad

Head of American Academy in Prague
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Amy Marie Smith

English Teacher

Amy Marie Smith

English Teacher
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Andrés Morales

Economics and Business Teacher

Andrés Morales

Economics and Business Teacher
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Matt Michaels

History and Physics Teacher

Matt Michaels

History and Physics Teacher
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Cai Shuang

Mandarin Teacher

Cai Shuang

Mandarin Teacher
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Maria Nieves

Spanish Teacher

Maria Nieves

Spanish Teacher

Erin Picardy

English Teacher

Erin Picardy

English Teacher

Steve Mirer

Math Teacher

Steve Mirer

Math Teacher
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Pavel Novak

International Relations, World History & German Teacher

Pavel Novak

International Relations, World History & German Teacher
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BRANCH CAMPUS OF THE FOXCROFT ACADEMY

By partnering with the Foxcroft Academy, American Academy can teach the American education Program and issue a high school diploma (the equivalent of a Czech maturita). American Academy is International school accredited by the Ministry of Education of , youth and sports of the Czech Republic. Foxcroft Academy is a high-quality boarding and day school that successfully places its students on the best universities in the USA every year, including Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley and more. The partnership also includes exchange programmes for students of the jedenáctného year who will be interested in them. In addition, it provides students with the opportunity to study specialized programs (including Advanced Placement courses), which will be led by teachers from the Foxcroft Academy.

This partnership enables American Academy in Prague to exchange practical experience with a highly respected academic institution in terms of educational methods, college counseling, and teacher training.

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