Our curriculum is generally the same curriculum you will find in international schools throughout the world. We use this model because it’s effective at developing language skills as well as interweaving with local curricula to give an outstanding general education.
The success of this curriculum and the demand for it is measurable by the proliferation of international schools in Prague and worldwide. The quality of the curriculum and its compatibility with the demands of the modern world can also be measured by the opportunities it affords the children who are exposed to it, their future success in education, work and life.
What will your children learn?
First and foremost, the children who attend our school will learn English. Our aims are to broaden and deepen their level of English understanding through listening, speaking, reading and writing. To achieve these aims, we teach traditional school subjects of the English national curriculum such as the humanities and sciences. We even involve some mathematics.
Why do we teach these subjects?
We teach a wide range of subjects firstly to provide a parallel to the Czech system; secondly, so that your child may continue with a future education in English and you may better assist your child in their progress. As your child is in a Czech school, we do not need to spend considerable time memorizing facts. Instead, we can spend time exploring, having fun and learning vocabulary. We want to give your child the tools to continue learning in English, not just in Czech.
How will my child learn?
All our learning is designed to be collaborative, hands-on and thematic; we work together, towards achieving a goal. The goal, however, is not the end; our students review and evaluate their own experiences within the process to identify their strengths and to plan their own next steps. Reading, writing and speaking skills are developed through a hands-on, fun approach. Most importantly of all, children will not be sitting at their desks for two hours; they will be active in their learning.
Why do we teach this way?
Being aware that your children have spent a considerable part of their day at school already, our activities are designed to be physically as well as mentally engaging. Furthermore, we incorporate collaborative and co-operative learning to ensure children are active and socially engaged, thus developing soft skills through social interaction. The holistic approach also develops higher order thinking in an intrinsic way.
The thematic approach.
The thematic approach enables us to cover a wide curriculum in 4 hours a week. It also enables children to find and explore links between different subject areas and learn in a more natural way. This approach also encourages children to link with the knowledge they bring from their day school, deepening the understanding of the concepts and extending their knowledge into the English language.