AMERICAN ACADEMY IN BRNO

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.

PAVEL NOVÁK

INDIVIDUAL APPROACH

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.

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
CZECH LANGUAGE CLASSES
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
55 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
English Literature & Composition 3
World Literature 3
Creative Writing 2
Poetry 1
AP English Literature 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
12
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Integrated Sciences 3
Environmental Science 3
Zoology 1
Anatomy 1
Genetics 1
AP Computer Science Principles 3
AP Biology 3
Physics 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
United States History 3
Humans and Their Worlds 3
20th Century History 3
AP Psychology 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Spanish I 3
Spanish II* 3
German II* 3
German 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
6
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Algebra I 3
Geometry* 3
Algebra II* 3
AP Calculus AB* 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Introduction into Business 1/3
Personal Development 1/3
Public Speaking 1/3
Dance Fit 1
CrossFit 1
Journalism 1
Art 1
English as a Second Language 1
Czech Language Arts 1
SAT Math Preparation 1/3
Graphic Design 2/3
Body & Mind Wellness 1
American Cinema 1
Running Club 1/3
Habitable Planer 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 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 2020/21, we have spots for 55 students.
 

 

application
essay
personal interview
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TUITION
2020/2021
Middle School
6th - 8th
211,000 Kč
High School
9th - 12th
231,000 Kč

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

1.
Tuesday
SEPTEMBER
FIRST DAY OF FALL TRIMESTER
28.
Monday
SEPTEMBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
26.
Monday
OCTOBER
FALL BREAK
28.
Wednesday
OCTOBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
2.
Monday
NOVEMBER
START OF THEME WEEK
6.
Friday
NOVEMBER
END OF THEME WEEK
16.
Monday
NOVEMBER
INSERVICE DAY - NO CLASSES
17.
Tuesday
NOVEMBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
1.
Tuesday
DECEMBER
FIRST DAY OF WINTER TRIMESTER
18.
Friday
DECEMBER
START OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
3.
Sunday
JANUARY
END OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
29.
Friday
JANUARY
NO CLASSES - TEACHER'S WORK DAY
22.
Monday
FEBRUARY
START OF WINTER BREAK
26.
Friday
FEBRUARY
END OF WINTER BREAK
1.
Monday
MARCH
START OF THEME WEEK
5.
Friday
MARCH
END OF THEME WEEK
15.
Monday
MARCH
FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRIMESTER
1.
Thursday
APRIL
INSERVICE DAY - NO CLASSES
2.
Friday
APRIL
START OF SPRING BREAK
9.
Friday
APRIL
END OF SPRING BREAK
31.
Monday
MAY
START OF THEME WEEK
4.
Friday
JUNE
END OF THEME WEEK
11.
Friday
JUNE
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
12.
Saturday
JUNE
GRADUATION