American academy in Zagreb

9th  - 12th grade
A network of American schools, we are inspired by the best educational concepts from around the world: the freedom to choose subjects, an approach to each student as an individual, subjects divided according to competency rather than age, an 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.

PROGRESSIVE AND DYNAMIC EDUCATION

The American Academy in Zagreb is a modern high school that builds on the successful tradition of the American Academy school network in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The school is located in one of the most prominent office centers in Zagreb: Agram Office Center. Our goal is to make the American Academy in Zagreb one of the most progressive and dynamic educational institutions in Croatia.

The American Academy concept focuses primarily on developing the academic skills of each of our students. We offer an international, inspiring and motivating environment, and a friendly atmosphere.
 

As in other schools of the American Academy network, all classes at the American Academy in Zagreb are taught in English by fluent speakers. Once a quarter, students take part in what we call Theme Week. This is a week-long, school-wide project focused on one specific theme that replaces that week’s regular curriculum and offers students the opportunity to use practical project management skills. American Academy is a school well-suited for students who are looking for a modern education that will prepare them for successful lives in the 21st century.

American Academy graduates receive an American High School Diploma, which is the same diploma that students in the United States receive after graduating from high school. With this certificate, American Academy graduates can study anywhere in the world, just as International Baccalaureate graduates from British schools can.
 


 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PREP PROGRAM
Grades 7 and 8

The Middle School Prep Program is a year-long in-person and online English preparatory program for students in the 7th and 8th grades in Zagreb. Our aim is to offer a comprehensive, high quality after-school program for students in Zagreb who are looking to improve their English skills and meet new friends with similar interests. As the future of education is very likely a combination of in-person and online learning, we are utilizing not only our American Academy campus in Zagreb but also our American Academy Online school.

Another important part of this program is what we call “Theme Weekends”.These take place four times per year and see students working together on a large-scale project. At the end of the weekend, the students present these projects to their parents. Theme Weekends enhance learners' organization and management skills, as well as allow them to practice their creativity and communication.

Successful completion of this program culminates in an American Academy Prep Program Certificate, which also serves as an automatic acceptance to the high school program at American Academy in Zagreb.

2 2 in person lessons a week at American Academy in Zagreb 60 in person lessons during a year combined.
4 4 theme weekends 72 hours a year combined
3 3 hours a week of online studying required 90 online study hours a year combined
13 350 HRK
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High School

9th -12th GRADE

STEM High School

9th - 12th GRADE

High School Program

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.

Students are able to choose the subjects they want to study from the range of classes on offer. American Academy provides small classes and high quality teachers, as well as modern campuses and equipment. Individual attention to each of our students is also a core concept of our schools. American Academy puts a premium on a proactive communication with and between students, parents and staff. We hold monthly parent councils where parents can attend, ask questions and/or learn about recent developments and future plans. Parents also receive a monthly newsletter via email from the Head of School. Furthermore, to ensure constant improvement, an anonymous satisfaction survey is conducted every trimester among parents, students and teachers.

STEM PROGRAM

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

While students in the regular High School Program attend their classes,  STEM Program students attend 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 private schools in the United States.

WHY STUDY AT AMERICAN ACADEMY

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE SUBJECTS

SUBJECTS DIVIDED ACCORDING TO LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT

Croatian language classes

Experienced teachers from around the world

Advanced placement and stem program

45 students in 2023/24 academic year

Family environment

Part of the established american academy network

MEET THE HEAD OF THE SCHOOL

Yamini Singh

Yamini Singh

Head of American Academy in Zagreb

Born and raised just outside of Washington DC, Yamini Singh grew up in a culturally diverse household. Spending her formative years shuffling between North America, Asia, and Europe only heightened her sense of cultural curiosity, and has lent her a unique perspective which she is eager to share with others.

Yamini holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington (Virginia), a Master’s of Humanities with a concentration in Literature from Tiffin University (Ohio), and a CELTA Certificate. Additionally, some of her undergraduate coursework was completed at the Université Paris VIII Vincennes-Saint-Denis.

After studying and teaching in Paris, France, Yamini’s interest in education was sparked. She subsequently spent several years teaching the humanities in Doha, Qatar, and then in Prague, Czechia. She has also lived in Montreal, Canada.
Speaking English and French (and just enough Arabic and Hindi to get by), Yamini considers herself a “third culture kid” who has grown into a true global citizen. Her interests include Modernist art and literature, with a strong penchant for the surreal. She possesses a great passion for learning, and her joy is found engaging with young people in the classroom. She deeply believes education can change the world, and that in fact it is the only thing that ever has.

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.

Subjects
Credit
Croatian Language 3
Crotian History 3
Croatian History and Geography 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
3
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Health, Nutrition & PE. 1
P.E. 1
Art 3
Art History 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
3
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
World Literature 3
English Composition and Literature 3
Contemporary Literature 3
AP Language and Composition 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
12
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Algebra I 3
Algebra II 3
Geometry 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
STEM Science 3
Applied Technology 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
6
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
Biology 3
Chemistry 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
World History 3
United States History 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
Subjects
Credit
German I 3
German II 3
Students applying to Grade 9:
Can obtain
9
credits during 12 trimesters
* prerequisite

THEME WEEKS

In addition to our American-based curriculum, American Academy offers Theme Weeks inspired by Finnish academic tradition. Theme Week presents students with a school-wide project that develops skills and competencies such as communication, teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, critical thinking and project management. Here are just a few examples of Theme Weeks from American Academy in Zagreb's sister schools in Prague, Brno and Bratislava. 

MAGIC AND MYSTERIES - American Academy Prague

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

These final projects included a phenomenal Haunted House, apuzzling 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 Bake Sale raised money for the SOS Children’s Villages (SOS Dětské vesničky) organization.

MAGIC AND MYSTERIES - American Academy Prague
NETWORKING-UP - American Academy Brno

This was the most challenging Theme Week students had been faced with. They were tasked with organizing their own business conference, which included everything from scouting 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 end result was an amazing conference held at Brněnské výstaviště which attracted a wide range of audience members which included students and businesspeople. Our students were filled with pride at what they had accomplished.

NETWORKING-UP - American Academy Brno
HALLOWEEK - American Academy Bratislava

Fear and Escape Rooms were the focuses of the first Theme Week at the American Academy in Bratislava. Even though it took place from October 21st – 26th, much planning and preparation came beforehand. We split the school into three main groups: Business, Bunker and Hospital. The Business group was in charge of advertising, sales, finances and customer service. The other two groups focused on their specific escape rooms. Students and faculty worked together to learn about fear, handle a business and present an excellent product to the public. We had dozens ofEscape Room customers coming in and leaving thrilled and satisfied on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

HALLOWEEK - American Academy Bratislava

ADMISSION PROCESS

Don’t expect long tests; we are mostly interested in the student’s character and enthusiasm. That’s why we focus on essays and a face-to-face interview. For the academic year 2023/24, we have available spaces for 45 students

You can find our school on the website upisi.hr (Nacionalnoga informacijskog sustava prijava i upisa u srednje škole) under the name AMAC međunarodna škola, which stands for American Academy and is the official name of our company in Croatia.

 

Application
Essay
Personal interview
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TUITION FEES
2022/2023
High School
9th - 12th

67,000 HRK
STEM High School
9th - 12th

74,650 HRK

GRADUATE PROFILE
- 2022 -

An American Academy graduate is a confident young person who is engaged in the immediate world and mindful of the people that exist around them. They have developed confidence, learned to solve problems actively and will always take full ownership of their actions. They have discovered what their personal values are and are able to act upon them in good conscience.
 
Having graduated from an international school, these students are ready to begin higher education anywhere in the world, including at the most esteemed universities.

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE MAP

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See for yourself that learning can be engaging and support curiosity. Our students develop skills necessary for a successful life at the professional level already in high school.

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Calendar

1.
Thursday
SEPTEMBER
First day of school
24.
Monday
OCTOBER
Start of theme week
28.
Friday
OCTOBER
End of theme week
31.
Monday
OCTOBER
START OF FALL BREAK
4.
Friday
NOVEMBER
END OF FALL BREAK
18.
Friday
NOVEMBER
Remembrance Day
2.
Friday
DECEMBER
Teacher Work Day: Half Day
5.
Monday
DECEMBER
FIRST DAY OF 2ND TRIMESTER
22.
Thursday
DECEMBER
START OF CHRISTMAS BREAK
9.
Monday
JANUARY
End of Christmas break
6.
Monday
FEBRUARY
START OF THEME WEEK
10.
Friday
FEBRUARY
End of theme week
13.
Monday
FEBRUARY
START OF SPRING BREAK
17.
Friday
FEBRUARY
End of Spring break
24.
Friday
MARCH
First day of 3rd trimester
24.
Friday
MARCH
Half day
10.
Monday
APRIL
Start of Easter break
14.
Friday
APRIL
End of Easter break
1.
Monday
MAY
Labor Day
5.
Friday
MAY
Start of lowa Testing
22.
Monday
MAY
Start of theme week
26.
Friday
MAY
End of theme week
30.
Tuesday
MAY
Statehood Day
7.
Wednesday
JUNE
End of lowa testing
8.
Thursday
JUNE
Corpus Christi
16.
Friday
JUNE
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, END OF 3RD TRIMESTER