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.

YVONNE CRAWFORD

WE TEACH DIFFERENTLY

YVONNE CRAWFORD

Head of American Academy in Prague

American Academy in Prague is a cutting-edge school helping to educate the leaders of the future. We offer an American-style curriculum with project-based learning that allows our students to choose subjects that interest them. Not only do we prepare students to study at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, we help our students to become proactive global citizens who can help shape the world.

Our signature theme weeks allow students to learn how to collaborate effectively with others, build a strong team and think in creative ways to search for solutions, while stepping out of the classroom. Our faculty and staff help to foster an environment for students to grow as individuals and together with the students we work to create an amazing learning environment.

Elementary School
1st–5th GRADE
Middle School
6st–8th GRADE
Stem Middle School
6st–8th GRADE
High School
9st–12th GRADE
High School
9st–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.

STEM PROGRAM

Interest in science, technology, IT and mathematics is growing in a changing society. That is why we also pay special attention to these fields and give our Middle School and High School students the opportunity to complete a high-quality STEM Program, which will prepare them for a successful life in the modern world of information and technology.

RNDR. JAKUB HALÁČEK

Deputy Director for STEM

Jakub Haláček studied theoretical physics at Charles University and then started working at PORG as a physics teacher. During the last 8 years, outside of direct teaching, he worked as an admissions counselor for PORG schools, led the only Czech robotics team participating in the FIRST Robotics Competition, prepared an online AP Physics 1 course, underwent training in Finland, Oxford, AP Seminar, participated in the Microsoft ALICE conference Envisions the Future and many more.

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Subjects in the STEM program

We divide the High School and Middle School STEM program into two blocks, each of which students take 75 minutes a day, each time they complete classical subjects.

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
World Literature 3
American Literature 3
Speech Communication 1
Creative Writing 2
AP English Literature and Composition* 3
Contemporary Literature 3
English as a second language 3
Mythology 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
12
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Integrated Sciences 3
Biology 3
Conceptual Physics 3
Physics* 3
Chemistry* 3
AP Environmental Science* 3
AP Physics* 3
AP Computer Science 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
United States History 3
International Relations 2
Psychology 3
Macroeconomics 1
World History 3
AP Economics* 3
Current Events 1
Microeconomics 1
AP World History* 3
Ancient civilizations 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Spanish I 3
Spanish II* 3
Spanish III/AP Spanish* 3
Chinese II* 3
Chinese I 3
Chinese III* 3
German I 3
German II* 3
French 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
AP Calculus AB* 3
AP Statistics* 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Must obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Czech for Native Speakers 3
Health & Nutrition 3
Marketing 3
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.

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

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 150 students. Priority deadline is on April 1st. 

APPLICATION
ESSAY
PERSONAL INTERVIEW
APPLY NOW
TUITION FEES
2021/2022
Elementary School
1st - 5th
298,500 Kč
Middle School
6th - 8th
348,000 Kč
STEM Middle School
6th - 8th
386,000 Kč
High School
9th - 12th
375,000 Kč
STEM High School
9th - 12th
412,000 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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OPEN DAY ONLINE

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 held online on May 13th from 4 pm.

REGISTER NOW

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From the life of the school

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31.
Monday
AUGUST
WELCOME BBQ
1.
Tuesday
SEPTEMBER
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
28.
Monday
SEPTEMBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
19.
Monday
OCTOBER
START OF THEME WEEK
23.
Friday
OCTOBER
END OF THEME WEEK
26.
Monday
OCTOBER
START OF FALL BREAK
28.
Wednesday
OCTOBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
30.
Friday
OCTOBER
END OF FALL BREAK
17.
Tuesday
NOVEMBER
NO CLASSES - NATIONAL HOLIDAY
27.
Friday
NOVEMBER
LAST DAY OF 1ST TRIMESTER
30.
Monday
NOVEMBER
FIRST DAY OF 2ND TRIMESTER
30.
Monday
NOVEMBER
NO CLASSES - TEACHER'S WORK DAY
17.
Thursday
DECEMBER
START OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
3.
Sunday
JANUARY
END OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
25.
Monday
JANUARY
NO CLASSES - TEACHER'S WORK DAY
15.
Monday
FEBRUARY
START OF THEME WEEK
19.
Friday
FEBRUARY
END OF THEME WEEK
22.
Monday
FEBRUARY
START OF WINTER BREAK
26.
Friday
FEBRUARY
END OF WINTER BREAK
12.
Friday
MARCH
LAST DAY OF 2ND TRIMESTER
15.
Monday
MARCH
1ST DAY 3RD TRIMESTER
1.
Thursday
APRIL
START OF SPRING BREAK
9.
Friday
APRIL
END OF SPRING BREAK
27.
Tuesday
APRIL
SERVICE DAY - STUDENTS AT SCHOOL
3.
Monday
MAY
NO CLASSES - TEACHER'S WORK DAY
24.
Monday
MAY
START OF THEME WEEK
28.
Friday
MAY
END OF THEME WEEK
2.
Wednesday
JUNE
IOWA TESTING
4.
Friday
JUNE
END OF IOWA TESTING
8.
Tuesday
JUNE
SPIRIT DAY
10.
Thursday
JUNE
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, END OF 3RD TRIMESTER
11.
Friday
JUNE
GRADUATION