American Academy in Brno

6th - 12th Grade

Study at an international school in Brno. Thanks to the unique curriculum we allow each student to explore, specialize, find their potential and use it to the full.
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.

Quality American Education

American Academy is a network of American schools with campuses in Prague, Brno and Bratislava. The whole network has a unified educational concept. It is important that American Academy keeps moving forward and satisfies the parents’ and students’ needs. At the end of each trimester, there is a school-wide anonymous survey investigating overall satisfaction with the school.

We put emphasis on individual approach, professionalism and openness. That is why we are happy that the majority of parents perceive our teachers as very open and helpful. They perceive American Academy as a quality educational institution and all of them agree that their child feels safe at school.

The utmost priority of American Academy is to lead the students towards great academic achievements through a quality program that prepares them for studying at universities all around the globe. Our students achieve above average results compared to their American peers in the HSGE tests, with an average of 70 points.

Why study at american academy

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE
SUBJECTS
SUBJECTS DIVIDED ACCORDING
TO LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
CZECH LANGUAGE
CLASSES
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD
ADVANCED
PLACEMENT
55 students
in 2020/21 academic year
FAMILY
ENVIRONMENT
POSSIBILITY TO STUDY AT
UNIVERSITIES 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
Credits
English Literature & Composition 3
World Literature 3
AP English Literature 3
Creative Writing 2
Poetry 1
Students applying to Grade 9.
Credits required
12
in
12 trimesters
Subjects
Credits
Algebra I 3
Geometry* 3
Algebra II* 3
AP Calculus AB* 3
22 c
Pro studenty hlásící se do 9. třídy:
Credits required
9
in
12 trimesters
Subjects
Credits
United States History 3
Humans and Their Worlds 3
20th century World History 3
AP Psychology 3
Pro studenty hlásící se do 9. třídy:
Credits required
9
in
12 trimesters
Subjects
Credits
Spanish I 3
Spanish II* 3
German I 3
German II* 3
Chinese I 3
Pro studenty hlásící se do 9. třídy:
Credits required
6
in
12 trimesters
Subjects
Credits
Integrated Sciences 3
Environmental Science 3
Zoology 1
Anatomy 1
Genetics 1
AP Computer Science Principles 3
AP Biology 3
Physics 3
Pro studenty hlásící se do 9. třídy:
Credits required
9
in
12 trimesters
Subjects
Credits
Introduction into Business 1/3
Personal Development 1/3
Public Speaking 1/3
Dance Fit 1
CrossFit 1
Journalism 1
Art 1
English as a Second Language 1
Czech Language Arts 1
SAT Math Preparation 1/3
Graphic Design 2/3
Body & Mind Wellness 1
American Cinema 1
Running Club 1/3
Habitable Planet 1
Pro studenty hlásící se do 9. třídy:
Credits required
22
in
12 trimesters
* prerekvizita
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.

Group
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!

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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.

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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 2020/21, we have spots for 60 students.
APPLICATION
Essay
Personal interview
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Cost of study
2020/2021
Middle School
6th - 8th
211 000 Kč
High School
9th - 12th
231 000 Kč

Graduate profile
- 2019 -

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.

Open date at
American Academy

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 from 4 pm.

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