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TRUE AMERICAN
HIGH SCHOOL

IN PRAGUE

American Academy in Prague

We are thrilled to work with students from all over the world. We admire their goals, which are as diverse as their personal backgrounds. We appreciate the dreams and passions of every single student. The journey to world's best universities is easier thanks to American Academy.


Here at American Academy, we put in the maximum amount of effort into providing our students with the opportunity to experience firsthand the results of their learning processes. Our projects help develop leadership skills which then helps our students to integrate their own personal interests into their tailored academic curriculum. It is fascinating to observe the countless number of talents that our students continually find in themselves and their ability to repeatedly increase the expectations of their teachers, classmates and the entire school community.

AWESOME TEACHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

30 different nationalities of our students

LEARNING IN ENGLISH AND A WIDE RANGE OF LANGUAGES

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Experience this uniquely American school for yourself. Take a virtual tour and read what makes the American Academy stand out compared to other schools in Central Europe.

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Thematic Learning

The last week of every trimester is dedicated to thematic learning during which all regular subjects are ‘canceled’. There are 3 topics chosen for each academic year. This learning method has been inspired by the current educational reform in Finland, where thematic learning has been universally implemented. In Finland, it is believed that students should study complex issues contextually.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we understand tailored education?

It is common that students at American schools are not divided into classes by their age or grade/year, but by level of difficulty in their subjects.

They have fewer subjects than Czech schools but study more intensively in different difficulty levels.

Students can choose their subject level; if they do not feel strong in mathematics, they may choose a lower level. They will learn the essentials about financial literacy and how to use percents, simple proportion, geometry, etc.

If they demonstrate a higher skill in the humanities, they can choose a higher level in those subjects. The subject will get more demanding and complex, so students will spend more time on them. As a result, students learn in small classes with similar levels of skill. Thus, a teacher can adopt a more individualized approach to every student.

What is project-based learning?

This learning style helps students to learn by doing.
Project-based learning entails working in teams, solving problems, using appropriate information, communicating, working independently, and fostering creativity.
All of these are important skills to have for a successful life.

Project-based learning develops these skills every day. Students divide into teams that work on projects together. They prepare a summary of their work and present it to other students. A teacher is there to coordinate and help the students.

What is thematic learning?

Thematic learning is a complex learning method focused on modern world topics. At the end of the first and the second trimesters there will be two intensive weeks dedicated to learning about a specific topic.

Students investigate historical, biological, physical, and entrepreneurial perspectives.

What is the focus of American Academy?

Our students and their achievements. It is up to them to choose what they really want to study. We are here to guide them and support them. We teach everything in English. Our goal is to prepare our students for a successful life in the 21st century.
We do this by helping them discover their passions and supporting them to reach their potential. Thanks to American accreditation we can add subjects like Marketing, Management, Business, Politics, and International Affairs.

How does the admission process work?

We want to know as much as possible about our students before admission. Therefore, we ask each applicant to write an essay, participate in a personal interview with a representative of the selection committee and complete a test in English.

What is the minimum required level of English?

Students’ English level should be at least B1 to understand all subjects in the lower level. But don’t worry; students learning only in English improve quickly, and soon they are able to understand complex topics.

Where can students go to university if they attend AA?

U.S. high school diplomas are accepted everywhere in the world. Students are offered the opportunity to prepare for and successfully complete SAT and ACT- the American university entrance exams - as well as SAT and Advanced Placement (AP) single subject examinations that are needed for applications to European universities.

Where are the teachers & students from?

Our students are from more than 25 different nations and bring an immense amount of flavor to the school through their life experiences, interests and skills. Our teachers are also internationally experienced and educated.

What classes do students have to take?

Students have the freedom to choose the courses that fit their talents and interests within each academic department. Our course catalog is extensive and always growing to stay modern and fun. See our "Classes" section on the website for some of the current offerings.

Do you have payment options?

We do. After making the non-refundable deposit to secure a seat in the school, the remaining tuition can be divided into a maximum of three payments.

What's the difference between American and other curricula?

The two primary differences are the freedom to choose your courses and the absence of generic examinations. All of our students must study English, Mathematics, Sciences and Social Sciences, but they are allowed to choose the courses they are interested in within each department. Due to this, we do not have exams such as the maturita, IB and IGCSE. Instead, our students are graded on their performance, participation, effort and skill development throughout each term and are given the opportunity to quantify their knowledge through AP examinations and SAT subject tests in their final year of study.

 

Founders of American Academy in Show Jana Krause

Ondřej Kania and Tomáš Jízdný accepted invitation to Show Jana Krause. Get to know more about foundation of American Academy.

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Open Day at American Academy

Come to see for yourself that learning can be engaging and at the same time students can develop their talents at a very professional level. We would like to introduce you to the modern education principles which inspired us in creating our curriculum.


Our Address

Svatoslavova 333/4
140 00 Prague 4 - Nusle

When: 26. 6. 16:00 - 18:00


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TUITION FEE FOR 1 ACADEMIC YEAR

PRAGUE

260 000 Kč

This price is only for students who will start study at American Academy in 2018/2019 academic year.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

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