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.

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.

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.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL
19.-30.7.2021

AAB Summer School is for students age 10 to 16 who want to improve their English through interactive lessons and fun summertime activities.

From morning until lunchtime, students will practice their English speaking, listening and writing skills, while afternoons will be dedicated to sports, outdoor games and excursions to interesting places around Brno. 

American Academy Summer School: two weeks full of new knowledge, adventures and friends!

 

12 000 Kč (including VAT)
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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

75 students in 2021/22 academic year

Family environment

Part of the established 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
Art 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
1
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Czech Language Arts 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
0
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
English Literature & Composition 3
Creative Writing 3
American Literature 3
European Literature 3
Writing in English 3
Journalism 1
Cinema 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
12
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Body & Mind Wellness 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
1
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Integrated Sciences 3
AP Computer Science Principles 3
Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
Honors Biology 3
Biology 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
United States History 3
World History 3
Psychology 3
Economics 3
Event Management 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Spanish I 3
Spanish II* 3
German I 3
Spanish Conversation 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
6
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Algebra I 3
Geometry 3
Statistics & Personal Finance 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
(Core Day) MS Geography 0
(Core Day) MS English 0
(Core Day) MS Spanish 0
(Core Day) MS Social Studies 0
(Core Day) MS Math & Science 0
(Wednesday) MS Physical Education 0
(Wednesday) MS Art 0
(Wednesday) MS Czech Language Arts 0
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
1
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Physical Education 1
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
1
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 2021/22, we have spots for 75 students
 

 

application
essay
personal interview
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TUITION FEES
2021/2022
Elementary School
1st - 5th

175,000 Kč
Middle School
6th - 8th

220,000 Kč
High School
9th - 12th

241,000 Kč

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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
15.
Monday
MARCH
START OF THEME WEEK
15.
Monday
MARCH
FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRIMESTER
19.
Friday
MARCH
END OF THEME WEEK
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