AMERICAN ACADEMY IN BRNO

1st - 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.

INDIVIDUAL APPROACH

PAVEL NOVÁK

PAVEL NOVÁK

Head of American Academy in Brno

American Academy in Brno is a school that educates leaders for the 21st century. With our unique blend of American-style curriculum and project-based learning, we teach students a wide variety of subjects, and more importantly, how to think creatively and use what they know. Our students learn skills they will use in their future workplaces: collaboration, making presentations, analyzing data, working with people from all over the world, problem solving and thinking outside the box.

Our major aim is to create a safe environment for all our students in which they will be able to fully develop their individual talents and potentials. We believe that each student is unique, learns differently and deserves an individual approach from their teachers and educators.

All the faculty, staff and student body work hard to create a family atmosphere at school, where we respect each other as friends, partners and collaborators. We do not know what the future holds for our students.

Therefore American Academy in Brno focuses on educating creative, articulate and open minded students who can adapt to a variety of environments and truly be citizens of the world.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1st - 5th GRADE
MIDDLE SCHOOL
6th - 8th GRADE
HIGH SCHOOL
9th - 12th GRADE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

At our Elementary School we approach each student as an individual first and through project-based and thematic teaching we enable children to both learn and apply that learning across a wide range of real-world topics and situations. 

1st to 5th year students take courses in the fields of English, mathematics, natural and social sciences, world languages, culture, physical education, art and library skills. From such an early age, they experience the curriculum entirely in English, which gives them a huge advantage in the future and prepares them for a smooth transition to our Middle School.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Middle School program corresponds to grades 6-8 in the Czech 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 Czech 9th grade of elementary to 3rd grade of high school, so American Academy students leave school a year earlier than  is common in the Czech 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 ACHIEVEMENT

CZECH LANGUAGE CLASSES

Experienced teachers from around the world

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

80 students in 2023/24 academic year

Family environment

Part of the established american academy network

SUBJECTS OFFERED

We believe it is crucial that our students have easy access to a wide variety of knowledge, including subjects not typically taught at schools. Outside of our core curriculum requirements, students are encouraged to identify and focus on what they find most interesting.

Graduation requirements for students entering AAB in the 2022–2023 academic year:

  • 12 credits of English Communications including English 9: Foundations of Literature and Compositions (required course)
  • 9 credits of Mathematics including Algebra I (required course)
  • 9 credits of Science including Integrated Science (required course)
  • 9 credits of Social Science including U.S. History (required course)
  • 6 credits of a single World Language (level I and II of the same language required)
  • 1 credit of Art
  • 1 credit of Physical Education
  • 1 credit of Health

Total number of credits required for graduation is 67 credits minimum, 72 recommended.
 

Subjects
Credit
Art 1
Subjects
Credit
Teaching Czech 3
Czech Literature 3
G9 Czech 3
Czech Didactics 1
Subjects
Credit
English Literature & Composition 3
Creative writing I 3
Writing in English 3
Journalism 1
English Literature 3
AP English Lit. & Composition 3
Creative writing II 3
Contemporary Literature 3
Improvisation 1
Subjects
Credit
Health 1
Sport Science 1
Subjects
Credit
Anatomy 3
AP Environmental Science 3
Integrated Science 3
Exploring Natural World 1
Zoology 3
Subjects
Credit
Economics 3
European Geography 3
Social Science 3
20th Century World History 3
Subjects
Credit
Spanish I 3
Spanish II* 3
Chinese I 3
Subjects
Credit
Algebra I 3
Math 3
Subjects
Credit
(Core Day) MS English 0
(Core Day) MS Spanish 0
MS Social Science 0
MS Math 0
(Wednesday) MS Physical Education 0
(Wednesday) MS Art 0
MS Czech language 0
MS STEM 0
Subjects
Credit
Physical Education 1
* prerequisite
The subject offer is valid for the academic year 2021/22 only. The number of courses offered will increase every year.

THEME WEEKS

In addition to our American based curriculum, American Academy offers theme weeks in inspired by Finnish educational system. 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.

NETWORKING-UP

This was the most challenging theme week students were faced with. They were tasked with organizing their own business conference which included everything from finding venues to developing a program of speakers. Students managed the whole budget, established relationships with partners in the business community and even had to deal with the feeling of rejection. They gained valuable skills which can be applied in their future careers. The result was an amazing conference held at Brněnské výstaviště which attracted a wide range of audience members including students and businessmen. Our students were filled with pride at what they were able to accomplish.

NETWORKING-UP
PROBLEMS OF TODAY AND SOLUTIONS FOR TOMORROW

“We were given a task, but really it was a whole space to fill”. This is how one of our students described their adventure in the second theme week. Students used their creativity to design a performance centered around problems and issues that face their age group in society. They wrote or chose their own text about different topics including the effects of social media, mental health issues, famine, sustainability and others. They pieced the whole performance together, including rehearsing diligently to make it great. The results were beyond the expectations of any teacher at American Academy. No parents’ eyes were dry after listening to the performances. We even got to hear two songs!

PROBLEMS OF TODAY AND SOLUTIONS FOR TOMORROW
SCARE-O-RAMA

Our students’ very first experience with the American Academy theme week was a Halloween celebration which they decided to call “Scare-O-Rama”. During this week long event, the students were divided into various organizational groups, each entrusted with a specific task to ensure the success of the final event. With minimal assistance from the teaching staff, the students were entrusted with marketing, food and drink, and halloween-themed activities like zombie face painting, scary storytelling, and decorations. The most successful aspect of the entire event was the complete transformation of a classroom into an amazingly frightening maze enjoyed by all of those who dared to enter. Scar-o-rama truly showed how the American Academy experience goes beyond classroom learning.

SCARE-O-RAMA
LEARNING IN THE TIME OF COVID

Theme Week 3 was done in a hybrid way. Some students decided to get together while others preferred to stay home and work from there. There were several different working groups, each focusing on a specific topic related to Covid-19. Some students were to describe their quarantine experience, daily routine, and/or things that worked/did not work for them in the form of a manual for surviving a quarantine while still learning new things. Another group was tasked with creating a time capsule to be kept at school for another 10 years to tell future students about our current experience with the coronavirus . And one group was asked to create a piece of art related to Covid-19.
 

LEARNING IN THE TIME OF COVID

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 2023/24, we have spots for 80 students.

 

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EARLY ENROLLMENT FEES FOR the 2023/2024 school year
for students fully enrolled at American Academy (including signing the contract) before December 31, 2022.
Elementary School
1st - 5th

199,500 Kč
Middle School
6th - 8th

241,500 Kč
High School
9th - 12th

263,600 Kč
TUITION FEES
2023/2024
Elementary School
1st - 5th

220,000 Kč
Middle School
6th - 8th

265,000 Kč
High School
9th - 12th

290,000 Kč

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FROM THE LIFE OF THE SCHOOL

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CALENDAR

1.
Thursday
SEPTEMBER
FIRST DAY OF FALL TRIMESTER
28.
Wednesday
SEPTEMBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
19.
Wednesday
OCTOBER
Midterm day
24.
Monday
OCTOBER
START OF FALL BREAK
28.
Friday
OCTOBER
END OF FALL BREAK
2.
Wednesday
NOVEMBER
Student-parent conferences
17.
Thursday
NOVEMBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
19.
Saturday
NOVEMBER
INSERVICE DAY - NO CLASSES
28.
Monday
NOVEMBER
START OF THEME WEEK
2.
Friday
DECEMBER
END OF THEME WEEK
5.
Monday
DECEMBER
FIRST DAY OF WINTER TRIMESTER
19.
Monday
DECEMBER
START OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
31.
Saturday
DECEMBER
END OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
2.
Monday
JANUARY
INSERVICE DAY - NO CLASSES
25.
Wednesday
JANUARY
Midterm day
1.
Wednesday
FEBRUARY
Student-parent conferences
6.
Monday
MARCH
START OF THEME WEEK
10.
Friday
MARCH
END OF THEME WEEK
13.
Monday
MARCH
START OF SPRING BREAK
17.
Friday
MARCH
END OF SPRING BREAK
20.
Monday
MARCH
FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRIMESTER
7.
Friday
APRIL
START OF EASTER BREAK
14.
Friday
APRIL
END OF EASTER BREAK
1.
Monday
MAY
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
8.
Monday
MAY
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
5.
Monday
JUNE
START OF THEME WEEK
9.
Friday
JUNE
END OF THEME WEEK
16.
Friday
JUNE
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, GRADUATION