AMERICAN ACADEMY IN Bratislava

6TH - 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.

ANDRÉS MORALES

WE TEACH DIFFERENTLY

ANDRÉS MORALES

Head of American Academy in Bratislava

American Academy in Bratislava has opened with a fresh and unique approach to acquiring knowledge. Although it is a new school, we continue the tradition of experience and success of the American Academy brand. We strive to create a student-centered, international environment where students can build their curriculum utilizing project-based learning methodology. Our students have the opportunity to acquire true life skills in a wide range of activities and assessments.

Our teaching faculty focuses on individuals while simultaneously inviting students to work in groups. This helps students creative significant solutions to real problems they face every day. Students here grow academically by exploiting their talents. Furthermore, we're excited to present this year's Theme Weeks, where the whole student body and staff will be cooperating in one project. Every trimester, the school will step away from regular classes for a week and work on Fear, Cultures Around the world, and Films on Life and Death.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
6th – 8th GRADE
HIGH SCHOOL
9th - 12th GRADE
MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Middle School program corresponds to grades 6-8 in the Slovak 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.
The subjects are divided into several departments, including but not limited to Mathematics, World Languages and Natural Sciences. From each department, students choose the subjects they want to pursue -- the condition being, of course, that students achieve the required number of credits.

HIGH SCHOOL

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.
High School has four grades and corresponds to the Slovak 9th grade of elementary to 3rd grade of high school, so American Academy students leave school a year earlier than  is common in the Slovak Republic. Thanks to the composition and quality of the subjects offered, however, they depart high school better prepared for university than anyone else. We pay maximum attention to counseling and preparation for university studies at this level.

 

 

WHY STUDY AT AMERICAN ACADEMY

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE SUBJECTS

SUBJECTS DIVIDED ACCORDING TO LEVEL OF difficulty

SLOVAK LANGUAGE CLASSES

Experienced teachers from around the world

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

60 students in 2021/22 academic year

Family environment

STUDY AT UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE WORLD

SUBJECTS OFFERED

We believe it is crucial that our students had easy access to knowledge that is not usually taught at schools. We offer a wide variety of choices, which allows students to focus on what really interests them and what they enjoy.

Subjects
Credit
Foundations of Literature & Composition 3
Publishing 1
Speech and Communication 1
Business Communication 1
Myths & Legends 2
Film & Literature 1
World Literature 3
Poetry & Lyrics 1
AP English Language and Composition* 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
12
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Integrated Sciences 3
Biology 3
Physics* 3
Anatomy and Physiology* 3
AP Environmental Science* 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
United States History 3
World History 3
Psychology 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
German I 3
Slovak for Internationals 3
German II* 3
French I 3
Spanish I 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
6
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Algebra I 3
Geometry 3
Algebra II* 3
Pre-Calculus* 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
PE & Health 1
Business 2
Personal Finance 1
Art & Drama 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
0
credits during 12 trimesters
* prerequisite
The subject offer is valid for the academic year 2021/22 only. The number of courses offered will increase every year.

Theme week

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.

HALLOWEEK

Fear and Escape Rooms were the focuses of the first Theme Week in the American Academy in Bratislava. Even though this was held from October 21st – 26th, much planning and preparation came beforehand. We split the school into 3 main groups: Business, Bunker, and Hospital. The Business group was in charge of advertising, sales, finances and customer service. The other two groups focused on their specific escape rooms. Students and faculty worked together to learn about fear, handling a business and presenting an excellent product to the public. We had dozens of satisfied customers coming in on Thursday, Friday and Saturday trying to get out of locked rooms under a certain amount of time.

HALLOWEEK
WHAT DOES MEAN TO BE ALIVE?

Our third Theme Week this last year was: Films - What does it mean to be alive? The student body  was split into seven groups with a specified movie genre each, and their goal was to create a short film answering the question about the meaning of life. Weeks before Theme Week officially began, students had already started preparing some ideas. They came up with names for  their groups, genres, plot outlines, and some elements of their scripts. Some groups met to record their scenes while others did everything from home. Monday through Thursday, students filmed, edited, and uploaded their films.

Then we met virtually as a school several times to see the films that the students had created and give feedback to each other. We also held an awards ceremony recognizing the best parts of each film, the best films, and the best actor/performance.

Students  learned some technical skills such as recording with a camera, acting, and editing. But the week also helped improve some of our soft skills such as time and resource management, communication, and accountability. Further , taking a more philosophical and personal approach meant students were able to ponder and discuss “what it means to be alive”.
 

WHAT DOES MEAN TO BE ALIVE?

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 2021/22, we have spots for 60 students

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TUITION FEES
2021/2022
Middle School
6th - 8th

8,700 EUR
High School
9th - 12th

10,100 EUR

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.

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FROM THE LIFE OF THE SCHOOL

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CALENDAR

1.
Wednesday
SEPTEMBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
2.
Thursday
SEPTEMBER
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
15.
Wednesday
SEPTEMBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
18.
Monday
OCTOBER
START OF THEME WEEK
22.
Friday
OCTOBER
END OF THEME WEEK
25.
Monday
OCTOBER
START OF FALL BREAK
1.
Monday
NOVEMBER
END OF FALL BREAK
17.
Wednesday
NOVEMBER
NATIONAL HOLIDAY
3.
Friday
DECEMBER
END OF 1. TRIMESTER
6.
Monday
DECEMBER
BEGINNING OF 2ND TRIMESTER
23.
Thursday
DECEMBER
START OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
9.
Sunday
JANUARY
END OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
14.
Monday
FEBRUARY
START OF THEME WEEK
18.
Friday
FEBRUARY
END OF THEME WEEK
28.
Monday
FEBRUARY
START OF SPRING BREAK
4.
Friday
MARCH
END OF SPRING BREAK
18.
Friday
MARCH
END OF 2ND TRIMESTER
21.
Monday
MARCH
BEGINNING OF 3RD TRIMESTER
14.
Thursday
APRIL
START OF EASTER BREAK
22.
Friday
APRIL
END OF EASTER BREAK
23.
Monday
MAY
START OF THEME WEEK
27.
Friday
MAY
END OF THEME WEEK
17.
Friday
JUNE
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL