AMERICAN ACADEMY IN PRAGUE

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.

Study at the Most Modern School in Prague

American curriculum, teachers, a modern school building, innovative educational concepts, American Academy in Prague is all of these. Our school is ideal for all students who want to learn in an international environment and aim for quality studies at foreign universities. In the fall of 2023, American Academy in Prague moved to a brand new building in Nusle. This large-scale project represents the Consilium Education Group's largest investment and reflects our desire to continuously improve. Our school boasts an impressive auditorium, digital study rooms and a dedicated STEM classroom. In addition to a beautiful, yet practical campus, we are the only school in the country to offer a partially digital curriculum.

Arrange an individual consultation with us and come and see for yourself.

We teach differently

LENKA TITEROVA

LENKA TITEROVA

Head of American Academy in Prague

American Academy in Prague is an innovative international school that educates next-generation leaders. We live in a world that is continuously evolving and our aim is to prepare our students for all the complexities of life they will face. We teach them to recognize their strengths and weaknesses and give them an opportunity to nurture and cultivate the areas in which they excel so that they can reach their maximum potential. While our students receive the foundations in all areas of education, they can choose from a wide variety of classes where they can further explore the fields of their interest. When they graduate from our school, they already possess advanced knowledge and skills in their chosen field and are ready to continue with their studies at any university around the world. 

Additionally to teaching our students hard skills, we also emphasize teaching the “soft” or applied skills — such as teamwork, decision-making, flexibility, work ethic, interpersonal skills and communication. We believe that these skills are essential to become successful and effective both in personal and professional life. Students have opportunities to practice these competencies thanks to project-based learning which we apply in all of our classes, theme weeks, field trips and other activities. We strive to provide a safe environment where students feel comfortable and accepted the way they are.

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

During the teaching at Elementary School, we emphasize an individual approach to each of the students and through project and thematic teaching we enable them not only to acquire the necessary knowledge, but also to apply it correctly.

1st to 5th year students take courses in English, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, art, physical education and library skills. From such an early age, they learn the curriculum completely 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.
 

STEM PROGRAM

The STEM Program is designed for Middle School and High School students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In this specialized educational program, we acquaint our students with up-to-date technologies, informatics and scientific methods or tools and at the same time show them how to apply them in everyday life.

The program is divided into two special blocks which are taught every day: Programming & Robotics and Science. Students have at their disposal special classrooms with first-class equipment, so the quality of our program is on par with top American private schools.

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 AND STEM PROGRAM

300 students in 2024/25 academic year

Digital Learning

Part of the established american academy network

STEM PROGRAM

Our STEM Program is a dynamic and engaging educational journey designed to immerse students in the captivating world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students learn through interactive units that connect them to their community and the wider world. Throughout the year students are provided with the tools and supplies needed to bring their visions to fruition. With project-based learning, the STEM program allows students to build their own learning path with hands-on experiments beyond an ordinary science class. In the past, students have practiced using different programming languages, built model bridges, 3D printed, and cultivated an aquaponic ecosystem. This innovative program is tailored to empower the next generation of thinkers, problem solvers, and trailblazers, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to excel in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

Alyssa Murphy, Alicia Pitts

Co-head of the STEM department 

Alyssa Murphy is from Massachusetts and has a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Classical Studies. She began her teaching career in Mississippi and moved to the Czech Republic 3 years ago. With a passion for STEM, she brings an interactive and holistic approach to every lesson. She has been teaching science for 6 years and teaches math and STEM at AAP. 


Alicia Pitts is originally from Alabama but has spent most of her adult life abroad. Her teaching experience began in 2011 in South Korea where she fell in love with creating hands-on lessons to engage students. She returned to the U.S. to obtain a degree in Biology and science education at the University of Arkansas. Alicia moved to the Czech Republic in 2021 and began teaching at AAP in 2022. She teaches Biology, Chemistry, and STEM.
 

Subjects in the STEM program

We divide the High School and Middle School STEM program into two blocks, each of which students take 55 minutes a day, each time they complete classical subjects.

In all subjects, attention is laser-focused on developing problem solving skills, cooperation, creativity and critical thinking.

 

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 AAP in the 2023–2024 academic year:

  • 12 credits of English Communications and Compositions (required course)
  • 9 credits of Mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry (required courses)
  • 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)

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

Subjects
Credit
World Literature 3
American Literature 3
Poetry 1
Mythology 3
English Literature and Composition* 3
Women´s Voices in Literature 3
Creative writing II 3
Gothic Literature 3
Classical Studies 3
AP English Language and Composition 3
Subjects
Credit
Biology 3
Chemistry 3
Integrated Science* 3
Physics 3
Environmental Science 3
AP Computer Science Principles 3
Subjects
Credit
United States History* 3
Sociology 3
Cultural Studies 3
Psychology 3
Philosophy 3
AP Microeconomics 3
AP Psychology 3
AP European History 3
Subjects
Credit
Spanish I 3
Spanish II 3
Chinese II 3
Chinese I 3
French II 3
French I 3
Advanced Chinese (III/IV) 3
Spanish III 3
Subjects
Credit
Algebra I* 3
Geometry* 3
Algebra II* 3
Pre-calculus 3
AP Calculus 3
AP Statistics 3
Subjects
Credit
Czech Literature and Grammar 3
Health, Nutrition & PE. 3
Studio Art 3
Advanced Czech Literature and Grammar 3
EFL – English as a Foreign Language 3
Exercise Science 3
Financial Literacy 3
Subjects
Credit
HS STEM Science 3
HS STEM Applied Technologies 3
* prerequisite
The subject offer is valid for the academic year 2023/24 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.

MAGIC AND MYSTERIES

During theme week students experienced a lot of different things – some students went to escape rooms in Prague, some students went on a haunted statues tour, other students went on a cave trip, and some students even went to Kutná Hora. They experienced these things in order to learn much needed skills which helped them to organize their own final projects based on the same Magic and Mysteries theme.

These final projects included: our phenomenal Haunted House, our own puzzling escape room, podcasts, a charity bake sale, an art exhibition, a magic show, and the list goes on and on. Proceeds from the Haunted House, Escape Room and the Bake Sale which raised money for SOS Children’s Villages (SOS Dětské vesničky).

MAGIC AND MYSTERIES
THE RIVER

In the beginning, the students had to ask themselves some questions regarding how have rivers shaped human history and how do humans now shape rivers? Once the list of questions and workshops descriptions were finalized, they were asked to rank their choices so the teachers could create a customized Theme Week schedule for each student. Some workshops were held in the school in a classroom, others were on site in the water treatment plant, exploring the city of Pilsen, canoeing, creating art, making a short film, and a two-day hike exploring the Labe River. At the end of the week, all the staff and students gathered for an assembly where different groups presented what they learned, including a song, several videos and a skit. The school also created a "gallery walk" with drawings, games, and other visual representations of what each group learned during their workshop.

THE RIVER
TREASURES OF PRAGUE

A group of ten students and a teacher explored Prague’s treasures: museums, monuments, food, transportation, landmarks, the river, and the people. Some of the more noteworthy trips included a tour and workshop at the Jewish Synagogue; a walking tour showing secret treasures of Prague, and a lecture by a holocaust survivor. During Thursday of that week, each group made a special tour and picture scavenger hunt in the morning and then the different groups switched tours and ran around Prague and saw Prague through their classmates eyes. The winner of the best tour and scavenger hunt won a pizza party. Students then created a product like a song, a presentation, a website and more that captured what they had learned during the whole week. It was followed by a school-wide assembly where students showcased their final products.

TREASURES OF PRAGUE
CREATION IN ISOLATION

The third theme week of the 2019-2020 school year was called Creation in Isolation.  Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, students either worked on their theme week projects by themselves or in small groups. Students were given the task of  thinking about something that they had  always wanted to do but never had the time to. They chose projects like learning how to play the violin, learning how to skateboard, learning how to do animation, upscaling clothes, learning how to sew, writing poetry, building a website, and so many more!  The groups or individuals then had to document their progress throughout the week and make a final video showing what they had accomplished.  We were so impressed with our students for embracing this theme week and putting so much effort into it.

 

CREATION IN ISOLATION

Elementary School Curriculum

We believe it is crucial that our students acquire a comprehensive knowledge and skill set that will prepare them for further study and successful lives.

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT

ART DEPARTMENT

LIBRARY SKILLS DEPARTMENT

ADMISSION PROCESS

Don't expect extensive testing to follow application at American Academy in Prague. We are primarily interested in the character and enthusiasm of Middle and High School applicants – that's why the personal interview and essay play such crucial roles in our process.

Elementary school applicants will be assessed for school readiness during the enrollment process, with a focus on gross and fine motor skills, expressive skills, mathematical imagination and social maturity. 

For the academic year 2024/25, we have spots for 300 students

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ESSAY
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TUITION FEES
2024/2025
Elementary School
1st - 5th

390,000 Kč
Middle School
6th - 8th

455,000 Kč
STEM Middle School
6th - 8th

500,000 Kč
High School
9th - 12th

505,000 Kč
STEM High School
9th - 12th

555,000 Kč

GRADUATE PROFILE
- 2024 -

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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AP CAPSTONE

Increase your chances at the world's top universities
Enroll in American Academy’s AP Capstone program

Completing AP Capstone will help you stand out among other college applicants while deepening your knowledge in subject areas that interest you. It will also improve your critical thinking, time management and presentation skills as well as much more. We are the only high school in the Czech Republic that offers this program.

What is AP Capstone?

AP Capstone is a diploma program based on two AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.

In AP Seminar you will learn to assess an issue from different perspectives, find credible sources, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of arguments, and make logical, evidence-based recommendations. This seminar is a prerequisite for the AP Research program. During the course, you’ll complete a team project and an individual paper and presentation, as well as take a written end-of-course exam.

In AP Research, you'll explore a variety of research methods and complete your own research project. You can build on a topic you covered in the AP Seminar program or start something completely new. At the end of the project, you’ll submit your academic paper and present and defend your research findings.

“My experience in AP Capstone gave me exposure to a field I couldn’t really access in the normal school curriculum.” —KAELIN, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS–AUSTIN
How does it work?

If you earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research as well as on four additional AP exams of your choice, you’ll receive the AP Capstone Diploma.

If you earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research, without the other four AP exams, you will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

“AP Capstone helped me work independently, think critically about research and the research process, and organize myself so I can present to other people.” —MICHAEL, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Open day

We invite you to come and see for yourself a place where learning is engaging and students develop their talents at a very professional level. We would like to introduce you to the modern education principles which inspired us in creating our curriculum. 

The Open Day is on March 14th from 4 pm.
 

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