KOLUMBUS Elementary School: This is a private facility located in Błonie. It has an intimate character, and aims to create a small community of teachers, students, and parents, where nobody is anonymous. The school uses innovative teaching methods. There are no bells, the breaks between activities are decided by teachers, and these are adapted to children's interests and abilities. The facility also provides the opportunity to do homework during the day, so students don't have to carry around backpacks. In classes I-III, there's a non-standard grading system--mid-year and annual grades are descriptive. They contain information on the level of knowledge and skills and perspectives in further learning and development. Students receive feedback on learning and work, but there are no grades.
Selected subjects are prioritized at school. One of them is math, which the school already teaches children beginning in preschool. The program includes the Bystrzak Academy: free classes addressed to preschoolers enrolled in the first class for the following school year. All students attend chess classes. The teachers put a lot of emphasis on English and Spanish. Foreign-language lessons take place 5 times a week. In classes VII and VIII, language learning takes on a different dimension: children no longer learn languages, and subjects are taught in these languages. At the end of each year, students can take Cambridge English exams.