American academy in Zagreb

A new International High School in Zagreb
9th–12th grade
A network of American schools, we are inspired by the best educational concepts from around the world: 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.

OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2021

Thanks to the success of American Academy in Prague, American Academy in Brno, American Academy in Bratislava, and American Academy Online, we have decided to open American Academy in Zagreb. American Academy focuses on the development of academic and practical skills and competencies with each of our students. We offer an international, inspiring, motivating and friendly environment. With three successful schools in the Czech Republic, and in Slovakia, we believe that we have the knowledge and experience to make American Academy in Zagreb one of the most progressive and dynamic educational institutions in Croatia right from the start.

The American Academy in Zagreb will open as a high school in one of the most prominent office centres in Zagreb - Agram Office Center, in September 2021. All classes at the American Academy are taught in English by native speakers. Every trimester for a week our students participate in a school-wide project which we call a “theme week”, where the whole school works on this particular project and does not attend regular classes. Our school is designed for students that are looking for a modern educational program that will prepare them for a successful life in the 21st century.

Graduates of American Academy receive the American High School Diploma, which is the same Diploma as students who graduate from High Schools in the United States receive. Our graduates are able to study at universities anywhere in the world as are students who graduate from IB and British schools.

High School

9th–12th GRADE

STEM High School

9th–12th GRADE

High School Program

High School students work to develop their strengths and focus on subjects that prepare them to study their dream disciplines at quality universities around the world.

Students are able to choose the classes they want to study from the class offering of our school. American Academy offers small classes, high quality teachers, modern school space and equipment. Individual attention to each of our students is also a core competency of our schools. American Academy puts emphasis on a pro-active communication approach towards its students, parents and staff. We organize a monthly parent councils where parents can attend, ask questions or learn about recent developments and future plans. Parents also receive a monthly summary via e-mail from the Head of School. Every trimestr, we organize anonymmous questionnaire collection from parents, students and teachers, where everybody can give their honest opinion about their satisfaction with our school and give their suggestions on how to improve.

STEM PROGRAM

The STEM Program is an add on to the regular High School Program especially designed for 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 or tools and at the same time show them how to apply them in everyday life.

While students of the regular High School Program study their own respective classes, The Stem Program students study two special blocks which are taught every day,: Programming & Robotics and Science. Students have at their disposal special classroom with first-class equipment, so the quality of our program is on par with top private schools in the United States.

WHY STUDY AT AMERICAN ACADEMY

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE SUBJECTS

Subjects divided according to level of difficulty

Croatian language classes

Experienced teachers from around the world

Advanced placement and stem program

30 students in 2020/21 academic year

Family environment

Part of the established american academy network

Yamini Singh

WE TEACH DIFFERENTLY

Yamini Singh

Head of American Academy in Zagreb

Born and raised just outside of Washington DC, Yamini Singh grew up in a culturally diverse household. Spending her formative years shuffling between North America, Asia, and Europe only heightened her sense of cultural curiosity, and has lent her a unique perspective which she is eager to share with others.

Yamini holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington (Virginia), a Master’s of Humanities with a concentration in Literature from Tiffin University (Ohio), and a CELTA Certificate. Additionally, some of her undergraduate coursework was completed at the Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis.

After studying and teaching in Paris, France, Yamini’s interest in education was sparked. She subsequently spent several years teaching the humanities in Doha, Qatar, and then in Prague, Czechia. She has also lived in Montreal, Canada.
Speaking English and French (and just enough Arabic and Hindi to get by), Yamini considers herself a “third culture kid” who has grown into a true global citizen. Her interests include Modernist art and literature, with a strong penchant for the surreal. She possesses a great passion for learning, and her joy is found engaging with young people in the classroom. She deeply believes education can change the world, and that in fact it is the only thing that ever has.

SUBJECTS OFFERED

The subject offer is valid for the academic year 2020/21 only. The number of courses offered will increase every year.

Předměty
Kredit
Foundations of Literature & Composition 3
World Literature 3
American Literature 3
Speech Communication 1
Creative Writing 2
AP English Literature and Composition* 3
Contemporary Literature 3
English as a second language 3
Mythology 3
Pro studenty hlásících se do 9. třídy:
Je nutné získat
12
kreditů za 12 trimestrů
Předměty
Kredit
Integrated Sciences 3
Biology 3
Conceptual Physics 3
Physics* 3
Chemistry* 3
AP Environmental Science* 3
AP Physics* 3
AP Computer Science 3
Pro studenty hlásících se do 9. třídy:
Je nutné získat
9
kreditů za 12 trimestrů
Předměty
Kredit
United States History 3
International Relations 2
Psychology 3
Macroeconomics 1
World History 3
AP Economics* 3
Current Events 1
Microeconomics 1
AP World History* 3
Ancient civilizations 3
Event Management 1
Pro studenty hlásících se do 9. třídy:
Je nutné získat
9
kreditů za 12 trimestrů
Předměty
Kredit
Spanish I 3
Spanish II* 3
Spanish III/AP Spanish* 3
Chinese II* 3
Chinese I 3
Chinese III* 3
German I 3
German II* 3
French I 3
Pro studenty hlásících se do 9. třídy:
Je nutné získat
6
kreditů za 12 trimestrů
Předměty
Kredit
Algebra I 3
Geometry 3
Algebra II* 3
Pre-Calculus* 3
AP Calculus AB* 3
AP Statistics* 3
Pro studenty hlásících se do 9. třídy:
Je nutné získat
9
kreditů za 12 trimestrů
Předměty
Kredit
Czech for Native Speakers 3
Health & Nutrition 3
Marketing 3
Pro studenty hlásících se do 9. třídy:
Je nutné získat
0
kreditů za 12 trimestrů
* prerekvizita

THEME WEEKS

In addition to our American based curriculum, American Academy offers theme weeks inspired by Finnish academic traditions. During theme weeks, there is a school-wide project that develops skills and competencies such as communication, team work, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, critical thinking or project management.

 

MAGIC AND MYSTERIES

During theme week students experienced a lot of different things – some students went to escape rooms in Prague, some students went on a haunted statues tour, other students went on a cave trip, and some students even went to Kutná Hora. They experienced these things in order to learn much needed skills which helped them to organize their own final projects based on the same Magic and Mysteries theme.

These final projects included: our phenomenal Haunted House, our own puzzling escape room, podcasts, a charity bake sale, an art exhibition, a magic show, and the list goes on and on. Proceeds from the Haunted House, Escape Room and the Bake Sale which raised money for SOS Children’s Villages (SOS Dětské vesničky).

MAGIC AND MYSTERIES
THE RIVER

In the beginning, the students had to ask themselves some questions regarding how have rivers shaped human history and how do humans now shape rivers? Once the list of questions and workshops descriptions were finalized, they were asked to rank their choices so the teachers could create a customized Theme Week schedule for each student. Some workshops were held in the school in a classroom, others were on site in the water treatment plant, exploring the city of Pilsen, canoeing, creating art, making a short film, and a two-day hike exploring the Labe River. At the end of the week, all the staff and students gathered for an assembly where different groups presented what they learned, including a song, several videos and a skit. The school also created a "gallery walk" with drawings, games, and other visual representations of what each group learned during their workshop.

THE RIVER
TREASURES OF PRAGUE

A group of ten students and a teacher explored Prague’s treasures: museums, monuments, food, transportation, landmarks, the river, and the people. Some of the more noteworthy trips included a tour and workshop at the Jewish Synagogue; a walking tour showing secret treasures of Prague, and a lecture by a holocaust survivor. During Thursday of that week, each group made a special tour and picture scavenger hunt in the morning and then the different groups switched tours and ran around Prague and saw Prague through their classmates eyes. The winner of the best tour and scavenger hunt won a pizza party. Students then created a product like a song, a presentation, a website and more that captured what they had learned during the whole week. It was followed by a school-wide assembly where students showcased their final products.

TREASURES OF PRAGUE
CREATION IN ISOLATION

The third theme week of the 2019-2020 school year was called Creation in Isolation.  Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, students either worked on their theme week projects by themselves or in small groups. Students were given the task of  thinking about something that they had  always wanted to do but never had the time to. They chose projects like learning how to play the violin, learning how to skateboard, learning how to do animation, upscaling clothes, learning how to sew, writing poetry, building a website, and so many more!  The groups or individuals then had to document their progress throughout the week and make a final video showing what they had accomplished.  We were so impressed with our students for embracing this theme week and putting so much effort into it.

 

CREATION IN ISOLATION

ADMISSION PROCESS

Don’t expect long tests; we are mostly interested in the student’s character and enthusiasm. That
is why we focus on a personal interview and written essays. For the academic year 2020/21, we
have spots for 30 students. Priority deadline to submit your application is May 1st.

Application
Essay
Personal interview
PODAT PŘIHLÁŠKU
TUITION FEES
2021/2022
High School
9th - 12th
65 000 HRK
STEM High School
9th - 12th
72 650 HRK

GRADUATE PROFILE
- 2021 -

An American Academy graduate is a confident young person who is engaged in the immediate world around them and will be mindful of those that exist around them. They have developed confidence, solve problems actively, and always take full ownership of their actions. They have discovered what their main values are and are able to act upon them.

Graduating from an international school, the students are ready to begin higher education anywhere in the world, including the highest ranking universities.

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE MAP

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See for yourself that learning can be engaging and support curiosity. Our students develop skills necessary for a successful life at the professional level already in high school.  Register for an individual consultation.  

We are happy to accommodate to your needs therefore, you can choose if we’ll meet online or personally.

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