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

FAMILY-LIKE ENVIRONMENT

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.

Quality american education

American Academy is a network of American schools with campuses in Prague, Brno and Bratislava. The whole network has a unified educational concept. It is important that American Academy keeps moving forward and satisfies the parents’ and students’ needs. At the end of each trimester, there is a school-wide anonymous survey investigating overall satisfaction with the school.

We put emphasis on individual approach, professionalism and openness. That is why we are happy that the majority of parents perceive our teachers as very open and helpful. They perceive American Academy as a quality educational institution and all of them agree that their child feels safe at school.

The utmost priority of American Academy is to lead the students towards great academic achievements through a quality program that prepares them for studying at universities all around the globe. Our students achieve above average results compared to their American peers in the HSGE tests, with an average of 70 points.

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 COURSES
65 STUDENTS IN 2020/21 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:
Must 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:
Must obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
United States History 3
World History 3
Psychology 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must 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:
Must obtain
6
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Algebra I 3
Geometry 3
Algebra II* 3
Pre-Calculus* 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
PE & Health 1
Business 2
Personal Finance 1
Art & Drama 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
0
credits during 12 trimesters
* prerequisite
The subject offer is valid for the academic year 2020/21 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 2020/21, we have spots for 65 students.

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essay
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TUITION
2020/2021
Middle School
6th - 8th
8,125 EUR
High School
9th - 12th
9,375 EUR

GRADUATE PROFILE 
- 2020 - 

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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CALENDAR

2.
Wednesday
SEPTEMBER
WELCOME LUNCH
15.
Tuesday
SEPTEMBER
NATIONAL HOLIDAY
19.
Monday
OCTOBER
START OF THEME WEEK
23.
Friday
OCTOBER
END OF THEME WEEK
26.
Monday
OCTOBER
START OF FALL BREAK
30.
Friday
OCTOBER
END OF FALL BREAK
17.
Tuesday
NOVEMBER
NATIONAL HOLIDAY
27.
Friday
NOVEMBER
END OF 1. TRIMESTER
30.
Monday
NOVEMBER
BEGINNING OF 2ND TRIMESTER
23.
Wednesday
DECEMBER
START OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
7.
Thursday
JANUARY
END OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
15.
Monday
FEBRUARY
START OF THEME WEEK
19.
Friday
FEBRUARY
END OF THEME WEEK
1.
Monday
MARCH
START OF WINTER BREAK
5.
Friday
MARCH
END OF WINTER BREAK
12.
Friday
MARCH
END OF 2ND TRIMESTER
15.
Monday
MARCH
BEGINNING OF 3RD TRIMESTER
1.
Thursday
APRIL
START OF SPRING BREAK
9.
Friday
APRIL
END OF SPRING BREAK
23.
Sunday
MAY
START OF THEME WEEK
28.
Friday
MAY
END OF THEME WEEK
11.
Friday
JUNE
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL