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Learn a lot more about private schools in Poland - a look from within


Within this section, you’ll find reviews and hand-selected detailed interviews of the top private educational institutions in Poland.

Our Take Reviews:
Reviews of top private schools written by staff writers of Our Kids. Each review provides an objective, thumbnail sketch of a school’s strengths, student population, and position within the spectrum of academic programs available.

Editor’s Interviews:
In-depth interviews with school principals, alumni and/or parents conducted by our editor uncover the unique features and culture of a school and provide key information such as its program offerings, curriculum approach, school philosophy and administration.


Featured Interviews:



Our Kids Interview:
Get to know Warsaw Montessori Family
We interviewed Sylvia Macias-Dworkin, principal of Warsaw Montessori School. We discussed topics such as the Montessori philosophy and student support.


Our Kids Interview:
Get to know Akademeia High School
We interviewed Mark J. Moore, principal of Akademeia High School in Warsaw. We discussed such issues as academics, teaching, tuition, and enrichment.


Our Kids Interview:
Get to know The English Playhouse - The English Primary
Our Kids interviews Julia Anderko, a teacher at The English Playhouse and The English Primary, a preschool and primary school in Warsaw



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  • Akademeia High School

    Warszawa

    Our Take

    This is a private high school operating in a modern campus in the Miasteczko Wilanów district of Warsaw. The school fully affirms the British education system and the A-level program, recognizing that it gives young people a much better preparation for future studies than other international programs, and also a greater comfort with learning. Already at the first-level, students, along with compulsory subjects, such as Math, English, Polish, Modern Language,  and Visual and Music Culture, choose one of the academic pathways: Biochemistry, Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Architecture, and Creative Arts. In grade III, they select from the entire spectrum of academic and artistic subjects 3-4, which they will study and at the same time pass on their secondary school-leaving examination. This allows them to study in their own chosen direction, while develop...
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    Our Kids speaks to Mark J. Moore, principal of Akademeia high school

    Akademeia High School is a private international high school with English as a language of instruction. It’s located on a very modern campus in Miasteczko Wilanów in Warsaw. Akademeia uses the British curriculum, preparing its students to IGCSE and A-level exams. It’s full of innovative and interesting ideas and practices. In its teaching, it uses the project method based on a holistic and multidimensional approach to education.

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  • American School of Warsaw

    Konstancin-Jeziorna

    Our Take

    Founded in 1953, this is the oldest international school in Poland. It was established by the American embassy in Warsaw, to enable children from many different countries to learn in English. Currently, the school teaches children and youth from 50 countries around the world, mainly from America and Poland, at all levels of education—from kindergarten to elementary to high school. Since 2001, ASW has been located in Bielawa, just outside of Warsaw—between Wilanów and Konstancin-Jeziorn. The campus is a modern educational complex that provides excellent conditions for learning, developing artistic interests, and participating in sports activities. Among other facilities, it has its own theater with 365 seats, an indoor swimming pool, three gyms, a fitness center, and four soccer fields. ASW teaches children aged 3 to 18 (preschool - grade 12) in English, based on the Am...
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    Our Kids speaks to Jon Zurfluh, the director of The American School of Warsaw

    Established in 1953, The American School Warsaw is an international non-profit school with over 50 nationalities. ASW offers education from kindergarten through high school. ASW is an International Baccalaureate World School,  which means that it offers IB at all the three levels: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). Students can get the full IB Diploma in addition to the American high school diploma.

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  • Edison International School

    Warszawa

    Our Take

    Polsko-Angielska Szkoła Podstawowa Edison (Polish-English Primary School Edison) in Wilanów, Warsaw offers bilingual education. The school implements two core curricula - Polish and English, attaching great importance to the creative and innovative use of modern technologies. In school work, activating teaching methods are used, resulting from the belief that the key in education is the involvement of students in the educational process. The school has very good results in exams and a high position in school rankings. A very important element is charity campaigns initiated and carried out by students. As one of only three Polish schools, it is authorized by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), which represents and guarantees quality in over 290 nternational  British schools in 80 countries around the world.

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    Our Kids speaks to Agnieszka Olszewska, founder and principal of Polish-English Primary School Edison

    Polish-English Primary School Edison is located in the Warsaw district of Wilanów. It’s an elementary school that implements two curricula—Polish and English.

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  • EF Academy

    Oxford

    Our Take

    EF Academy is a high school that currently operates on campuses in England and in the US. Recruitment is currently underway to two American locations - in New York and in Pasadena, California (the latter for the 2021/22 school year). EF Academy is a co-educational boarding school educating students from all over the world. The school offers a choice between an American high school program that ends with an American High School Diploma and an IB program that ends with an IB Diploma. The school is famous for its excellent university preparation and counseling that enable its graduates to study at the world's leading universities.

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    Our Kids speaks to Mark Fletcher-Single, head of EF Academy, Oxford

    EF Academy Oxford is one of the three campuses of EF Academy international boarding schools. The other two are in the US, in New York, and in Pasadena, California. They all offer experiential, immersive, and intercultural learning. At EF Academy Oxford, students aged 16 to 18 from dozens of countries receive solid university preparation and enjoy a unique academic experience that only Oxford can provide. The students can choose either IB Diploma or A-levels. 

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  • International American School of Warsaw

    Warszawa

    Our Take

    This is one of the oldest international private schools in Poland. Established in 1989, it’s located in Ursynów, where it has two modern campuses.  It has a lower primary school, designed for younger children, from kindergarten to fourth grade, an upper primary school for children in grades 5-6, a middle school for students in grades 7-8, and a high school for students in grades 9-12. The majority of students at IAS are foreigners, but some are children of Poles who are interested in an international education and (possibly) career for their children. The school has a broad-based curriculum, using Polish national guidelines, and combines the best teaching methods and practices from other countries. This allows students to continue their education in many different types of schools, including Polish ones. The language of instruction is English and Polis...
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    Our Kids speaks to Matthew Krasner, principal of IAS

    The International American School of Warsaw was the first private American school established in post-communist Poland, founded in 1989. IAS offers education from preschool through high school. 

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  • Monnet International School

    Warszawa

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    This school, which is located in Warsaw, was founded in 1992. It was one of the first in Poland to offer an international education from kindergarten to high school, consistent with the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Monnet’s mission is to educate students to be citizens of the world, and to teach them to be knowledgeable and astute critical thinkers. At the same time, it aims to teach crucial values such as tolerance, empathy, and social responsibility. Moreover, in addition to traditional academics, education focuses on social, physical, emotional, and cultural development. Monnet uses the core curriculum of the Polish Ministry of education and the International Baccalaureate program. Classes at the school are conducted in two languages: English and Polish.

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    Our Kids speaks to Hanna Buśkiewicz-Piskorska, the founder and principal of Monnet International School

    Monnet International School in Warsaw, founded in 1992, is one of the oldest private schools in Poland. It’s the first Polish school to offer the IB programme at all levels (and it still does): from preschool to elementary school to high school. Its Diploma Programme started in 2003, Middle Years Programme (MYP) in 2011, and Primary Years Programme (PYP) in 2010. The school’s graduates continue studies at universities in Poland and many other countries, such as Austria, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Sweden, the UK, USA, and Italy.

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  • Thames British School Warsaw

    Warszawa

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    Thames British School Warsaw is an international school offering the National Curriculum of English for children aged from 2.5 to 18 years (from Nursery/Kindergarten to IB diploma). The school implements English National Curriculum and IB Diploma Programme. The primary language of instruction is English, but students also learn Spanish and German. The school also offers additional Polish lessons twice a week.

    Thames British School Warsaw operates on six modern and well-equipped campuses throughout Warsaw—Mokotów High School Campus, Włochy Campus, Ochota (Wawelska) Campus, Mokotów Primary Campus, Piaseczno Campus and Park Szczęśliwicki Campus.

    Teachers at Thames British School Warsaw are native speakers with British pedagogical experience. The school's aim is to create an environment where pupils can immerse themselv...
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    Our Kids speaks to Dorota Rodgers, director of recruitment

    Thames British School operates on four campuses in Warsaw and on its outskirts, offering a total range of education levels—from nursery to high school (2.5-18 years). The school keeps growing and expanding—recently it took over the Meridian International School network.

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  • The British School Warsaw

    Warszawa

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    This is a private international school, one of the largest in Poland. It has almost 1200 students from 64 different countries, and the language of instruction is English (with special assistance provided for children with other native tongues). It was founded in 1992 by Iwona Thomas, in cooperation with Nord Anglia Education International, an organization whose members include dozens of private schools in around 30 countries around the world. The British School has two locations in Warsaw—a nursery and early years centre in the Old Mokotów district, and a primary and secondary school in Sadyba, in ul. Limanowskiego, which is its main location. The Early Years Centre admits children from 2.5 to 6 years old, while the regular school admits children aged  7 to 18. Until the age of 16, children follow the English National Curriculum, learning key skills that prepare them fo...
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    Our Kids speaks to Sue Hill, the principal of The British School Warsaw

    Established in 1992, The British School Warsaw, has grown from 38 to well over 1000 students and is a truly international community with over 50 nationalities. TBS is part of the global Nord Anglia Education family of schools. It offers education from nursery through high school. It follows the English national curriculum and in the last two years - the IB Diploma programme.     

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  • 2 Społeczne Liceum Ogólnokształcące z Oddziałami Międzynarodowymi im. Pawła Jasienicy STO

    Warszawa

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    Paweł Jasienica 2 SLO with International Classes is a social high school established by the Social Educational Association (STO). Its students follow the IGCSE programme and earn the IB (International Baccalaureate) high school diploma. The school provides support for gifted students. Students can apply for two types of scholarships - based on academic achievement and social criteria. 2 SLO is accredited for the Erasmus+ program, which provides international training for teaching staff. The school operates in two locations: Nowowiejska Street (near the University of Technology) and Solec Street.

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  • British Primary School of Wilanow

    Warszawa

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    British Primary School of Wilanow (BSW) is located in the newly developed residential area of the Wilanów district in Warsaw, right next to the Temple of Providence. It offers a preschool (starting at 2.5 years of age) and primary school, with the plan to launch a general high school to provide students up to the age of 18 the possibility of earning an international high school diploma. Right now, children in preschool and primary school come from many different countries, including Poland. Education is based on the British curriculum and guidelines of the Polish Ministry of National Education. BSW is a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), and it fully implements the educational standards of this organization. It also undewent full accreditation which gave it the right to implement “Cambridge Assessment International Education...
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    Our Kids speaks to Tom McGrath, Headmaster of the British Primary School of Wilanów

    The British Primary School of Wilanów is an international school in Warsaw's Wilanów, offering education according to the English curriculum from nursery to Grade 8.

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  • English Montessori School Katowice

    Katowice

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    English Montessori School Katowice is a bilingual preschool, elementary school and high school, where education is based on Montessori pedagogy, which emphasizes children’s creativity and independence as well as shapes a lifelong passion for learning. Particular attention is paid to language education. Bilingual education makes use of the immersion method, using English to communicate with teachers (both Polish and native speakers) throughout the day, not only in the classroom. Many students at EMS come from international families. The school also offers individualized homeschooling, which students can start at any time during the school year.
     

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    Our Kids speaks to Bronwen Allen, director of English Montessori School Katowice

    English Montessori School Katowice is a preschool and primary school, where education is based on Montessori pedagogy, which emphasizes children’s creativity and independence as well as shapes a lifelong passion for learning.  The school uses two curricula - Cambridge international primary years programme and bilingual English/Polish programme based on the Polish core curriculum. The school also offers individualized homeschooling, which students can start at any time during the school year. Our Kids interviewed Bronwen Allen, director of English Montessori School Katowice. 

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  • KIDS&CO.

    Warszawa

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    Kids & Co is a Warsaw network of nurseries and kindergartens (which also offer the introductory primary school year, the so-called “zerowka”) that have been running for 15 years. It has five locations in the most dynamic business areas of Poland’s capital. They implement their own program focused on children’s well-being (including healthy nutrition), developing social and soft skills, and providing intensive teaching of English through immersion and the creative use of innovative technologies. Spanish is also introduced as tyhe third language. Our Kids & Co aims to develop bilingual children who will thrive in the 21st century. Kids & Co operates nurseries and kindergartens in many other locations all over Poland.


     

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    Our Kids speaks to Karina Trafna, KIDS & Co.’s Board Chair

    International Bilingual Kindergartens and Nurseries KIDS & Co. are a network of nurseries and kindergartens (including the so-called Zerówka—Grade 0) with a 15-year tradition. They operate in five locations in the most dynamic business districts of Warsaw, as well as in several other cities and towns.

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  • Przedszkole Baby City

    Warszawa

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    A nursery and kindergarten operating in two locations in Warsaw's Mokotów district. Its bilingual education is based on the IB program for the youngest (PYP) and STEAM. In each group there are three adults at all times: educator, English-speaking educator and assistant, and education is conducted by a bilingual team - a Polish teacher and an English teacher. All teachers have the highest qualifications. Baby City's central values are independence, democratic education (Nonviolent Communication, not relying on the system of punishments and rewards), healthy nutrition (own organic kitchen), daily physical activity and individualized programs to develop talents. The centers operate all year round, also during the holidays, when a special summer program is offered.

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  • TE Vizja International Schools

    Warszawa

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    Towarzystwa Edukacyjnego Vizja, founded by the University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, is a community of professionals who have been professionally associated with education for years. It created kindergartens, primary schools and high school in Warsaw and Gdańsk. The TE Vizja High School operates in Warsaw and implements three curricula: the Polish Ministry of Education program with the Polish matura, the British Cambridge IGCSE program, and the IBDP program. On its modern and well-equipped campus, the school offers bilingual education and an extended foreign language program. All students learn two foreign languages. The high school develops soft skills and provides the assistance of a psychologist and school educator.

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  • Complex of Silesian International Schools

    Katowice

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    The only school in the Silesia region that offers education at all levels - from kindergarten through high school. This Katowice complex of international schools implements two world-renowned programs - British (Cambridge International) and IB. It offers both Polish and two international high school diplomas: the British diploma, i.e. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school has extensive experience in both programs - it introduced them in 2007. It also offers an extensive program of extracurricular sports activities. Students have access to psychological assistance and counselling. The school's educational philosophy is holistic, interdisciplinary, and individualized education, which aims to educate young people comfortbale in the modern world and able to easily deal with its challenges. The school collabor...
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  • International School of EKOLA

    Wrocław

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    The EKOLA School Complex, which operates in two locations, offers education at primary and secondary levels in three institutions: Ekola Primary School, Bilingual Secondary School and the International School of Ekola, where the IB Diploma Program is implemented. The school offers comprehensive education, and apart from the implementation of the core curriculum, ecological, social activities and physical activities, it also includes artistic activities. Interdisciplinary projects in the field of culture and numerous charity campaigns deserve special attention. In the Bilingual Secondary School all subjects are taught according to the Polish core curriculum. Throughout their studies, students can move to classes with the IB program. In grades 1 and 2, the majority of teachers also teach in the IB program - with excellent qualifications and many years of experience in teaching IB. The Inte...
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  • International Trilingual School of Cracow

    Kraków

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    International Trilingual School of Cracow is a nursery and kindergarten with a strong emphasis on languages—children from one to seven years of age are educated in three languages: French, English, and Polish. At the core of the program is the concept that early multilingualism develops by age three, when children acquire languages naturally. The three languages taught are treated equally—as mother tongues. The school’s program was developed based on an analysis and comparison of six curricula: American, British, French, Finnish, Polish, and the international IB Programme. The International Trilingual School of Cracow, with its 10 years of experience, offers a top-notch education, native language teachers, and a multicultural community.

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  • International Trilingual School of Warsaw

    Warszawa

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    International Trilingual School of Warsaw is a nursery, kindergarten and primary school with a strong emphasis on languages—children from one to fifteen years of age are educated in three languages: English, Polish, and French (but also Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese). At the core of the program is the concept that early multilingualism develops by age three, when children acquire languages naturally. The three languages taught are treated equally—as mother tongues. The school’s program was developed based on an analysis and comparison of six curricula: American, British, French, Finnish, Polish and the international IB Programme. The International Trilingual School of Warsaw with its 10 years of experience, offers a top-notch education, native language teachers, and a multicultural community.

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    Our Kids speaks to Anna Maliszewska, founder and director of the International Trilingual School of Warsaw

    Bilingualism and multilingualism, as many studies unequivocally show, have an extremely positive effect on the brain's development, cognitive abilities, and intellectual functioning, including the aging process. In the nurseries, kindergartens, and primary schools of the International Trilingual School of Warsaw, which has also recently opened a campus in Kraków, trilingual children are trained in various configurations of English, Polish, French, Spanish, and Chinese.

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  • Liceum Ogólnokształcące Dialogu Kultur Etz Chaim

    Wrocław

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    Dialogue of Culture Secondary School cares about the individual development of its students, taking into account their potential and interests. It teaches soft skills and independence in a creative learning environment making use of modern technologies. The school cares about cultural and religious diversity and provides learning in a multicultural and multi-religious environment. Students have classes in small groups under the supervision of friendly tutors who use innovative educational methods. Each student has their own tutor. The school offers intensive study of foreign languages (English, German, and Hebrew) and additional languages: Spanish and French. Each student has their own school laptop! The school uses high-class catering.

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  • Lycée français de Varsovie, primary and secondary education

    Warszawa

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    Lycée Français de Varsovie is a French international school, also known as "Lycée Français de Varsovie - René Goscinny." Currently, the school consists of four educational institutions, located in the Sadyba and Saska Kepa districts of Warsaw. LFV is a very large private educational institution, with a total of nearly 800 students from 40 different countries. It has a kindergarten, elementary, and high school. At each level, the French curriculum is used, taking into account requirements of international schools in Poland. Students learn required French content, but at the same time learn Polish (as a foreign language), and Polish children learn it as a mother tongue. The main language of instruction at LFV is French. At the end of the fifth year of primary school students who do not have French citizenship take an exam D...
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  • Montessori Farm School - szkoła z internatem

    Radzyń Podlaski

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    The first farm school in Poland, this boarding school is located in the eastern part of the country, about two-hour drive from Warsaw (it’s accessible by train as well). The focus of the school is studying and working. The facility, modelled on the Hershey Montessori Farm School in Ohio, will implement the educational ideas of Dr. Maria Montessori. Students aged 11/12-15 will co-run a farm with a vegetable and herb garden, an apiary, a carpentry shop, animal barn, and a hotel in a beautiful historic palace, where the students’ residence and the school are located. The bilingual school will implement the international Montessori program and the Polish core curriculum. The aim of the school is to educate independent young people, who will be taught entrepreneurship and responsibility through practice.

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  • Niagara Christian Collegiate

    Fort Erie

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    Niagara Christian Collegiate (NCC) can be a bit deceiving, at least at first glance. The setting is rural, with the nearest community of size being Niagara Falls to the north. The Niagara Parkway—the route through which NCC is accessed—is a sleepy, scenic drive along the eastern edge of the Niagara peninsula. The campus, for anyone driving by, can seem sympathetically sleepy, a world away from the hustle of urban life. Which, to some extent, it is. What you don’t see—and perhaps what even locals don’t accurately grasp—is the breadth and the diversity of the academic programs as well as the school’s student population. Half are international students, arriving from as close as the US to as far afield as Japan and Tunisia. The curriculum has a similar breadth, and the goal of the school is to deliver a comprehensive, international education through...
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  • Polish British Academy of Warsaw

    Warszawa

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    Polish British Academy of Warsaw: This primary school, named after Jan III Sobieski, is a bilingual school located in Warsaw's Wilanów district. It has been in existence since 2012, when the "Kids' Academy Primary School" was established. It has ensured continuation of education for the children of the kindergarten at the "Kids' Academy." The school is a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The students come from many different nationalities. One of the main goals of the school is to instill respect and tolerance for the pupils of the traditions of different nationalities and cultural groups, and to respect diversity. The school teaches according to the Polish core curriculum expanded to include the core curriculum of the British Curriculum. Children learn in a bilingual system, in English and Polish....
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    Our Kids speaks to Maria Fiedorczuk-Piechota, the headmistress of Polish British Academy of Warsaw

    Polish British Academy of Warsaw (PBA), which belongs to the Council of British International Schools—COBIS, offers its students bilingual education based on two curricula—Polish and British, from preschool through Grade 8. It operates in two buildings in the Wilanów district of Warsaw.

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  • Regent College International High School z internatem

    Elbląg

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    Regent College comprises a primary and secondary school and provides the only private school in Elbląg. The school is located in a picturesque region of Poland, which offers attractive recreational and cultural opportunities. Most of its students are Poles from Poland and from families that have returned to Poland from abroad. It also has foreign students, which gives the school a multicultural character. The school runs two programs—Polish and English—and is accredited as a Cambridge International School. Regent College employs highly qualified teachers, many with international experience, as well as "native speakers." The school also offers boarding for its students. Thanks to its small size, it has a family-like atmosphere and fosters close interpersonal relations. In addition to its strong academics, the school emphasizes the social development of students and ...
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    Our Kids speaks to Anna Martowicz, Deputy Director - International Programme at Regent College International Schools

    Regent College International Schools comprise a primary and secondary school. It is the only private school in Elbląg. 

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  • Robert Land Academy

    Wellandport

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    Some students thrive in environments where they have lots of latitude to be independent and self-motivating. Others thrive in the opposite: an environment that is it structured and ordered, with very clear limits and recognizable boundaries. Robert Land Academy, truly, is for them. The daily routine is regimented, and discipline is enforced. The results, often, are astonishing. This is a school that prides itself on its ability to turn lives around, and that pride is well placed. Robert Land isn't for every student, but, of course, no school is. For students who require structure in order to succeed, the school can make a remarkable difference in a very short period of time.

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  • Rothesay Netherwood School

    Rothesay

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    The school dates to 1874 when the brilliantly named Ezekiel Stone Wiggins founded Thompson's School, a coed day school. It teetered a bit in the early years, with changes in ownership, and direction, though in time found ultimately found both its academic and financial footings. A long-standing association with Netherwood, a school for girls founded in 1894, resulted in an amalgamation between the two in 1984. The school remains true to a tradition of academic excellence, and the campus is rich with reminders of its long history. The school has also has benefited from robust development, the product of a number of capital campaigns over recent decades. Between the long tradition and extensive recent development, there's frankly a lot here to love. Notably among the school's alumni is John Peters Humphrey, primary author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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  • St. Stephen's School, Rome

    Rome

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    St. Stephen's School was founded by a group of North American educators who took the American independent school as a model, though with the intention of superseding it, literally creating a “pace-setter,” in their terminology, that other schools would seek to emulate. Notably, it was non-denominational, firmly set within the liberal-arts ideal, offering a course of study toward educating students to take active part in civic life, locally and globally. The founders chose Rome because of its stature in world history and its proximity to some of the prime moral, artistic, and political antecedents of western life. Unusual for the time, it would also be an international school in the sense that we think of it today, one where students come from around the world to grow and learn together, gaining a sense not only of their talents...
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  • The Canadian School of Warsaw

    Warsaw

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    This international school focuses heavily on language, with the aim of students speaking two languages fluently. Located in the Mokotów district of Warsaw, it offers a preschool and an elementary school. The Canadian School follows the Polish National Curriculum and offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). In addition to the IB PYP programme, elementary school students also prepare for and take Preliminary English Test (PET) exams, the First Certificate (FCE) and the Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) exams. While the school’s primary language of instruction is English, children also learn Polish and French, and can also take other languages, such as Spanish and German. The Canadian School also offers a wide range of extracurricular programs and actvities in the areas of sciences, social sciences, culture, art, music, and various sports.
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    Our Kids speaks to Adam Black, elementary Vice Principal at the Canadian School of Warsaw

    The Canadian School of Warsaw is an authorized IB World School, that offers the PYP for students through preschool to Grade 6 - as well as a superb programme for Grades 7 and 8 – at three campuses in the charming, refreshingly green district of old Mokotów: desirable due to its central location, accessibility, proximity to Warsaw’s key business district, and elegant residential areas – including Marina Mokotów and Bialy Kamien - in the vicinity of family friendly parks.

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  • Trinity College School

    Port Hope

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    Trinity College School (TCS) is one of the oldest boarding schools in Canada and, having been founded two years prior to confederation, is indeed older than the country itself. While it looks entirely different than it did when it was founded—there are no original buildings, nor does it sit at the same site as it did in 1865—the core values remain: quality academics with an eye to educating students into positions of social, professional, and political leadership. Academic achievement is highly valued—this is a school, as many will tell you, where it is cool to be smart—though tolerance, personal expression, and consideration of others are equally important. Service is central to the ethos of the school, as underscored by a robust program of service learning managed by a director dedicated to developing opportunities within the local community and beyond. The idea...
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  • Warsaw Montessori Family

    Warszawa

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    Casa dei Bambini, Warsaw Montessori School is a private international Montessori school based in the heart of Warsaw. Founded in 1999, it offers a toddler program (18 to 36 months), preschool (2.5 to 5 years) as well as primary (6 to 12 years) and secondary schools (13 years and older). School campuses are located in two places: Szwoleżerów Street, next to Łazienki Park, and Izabelin, close to the Kampinos National Park. At all the levels the instruction is bilingual - in Polish and English. The school uses the Montessori approach, based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. Children learn independently under the watchful eye of a teacher, at their own pace, and in well-organized and structured multi-age classrooms. Children help to take care of the classroom, as well as playgrounds, sports facilities, gardens, and ...
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    School Principal Interview

    Our Kids speaks to Sylvia Macias-Dworkin, principal of Warsaw Montessori School

    Warsaw Montessori School operates on five campuses—four in the centre of Warsaw and one in Izabelin. The school organization calls itself "Warsaw Montessori Family.”  The school includes a bilingual, Montessori facilities at the elementary, and high school stage of child developmen. The school, which has been operating since 2002, is also applying for accreditation to introduce the IB DP program.

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  • Wawerska Szkoła Realna - Liceum

    Warszawa

    Our Take

    Wawerska Szkoła Realna is a hgh school based on the tradition of "real schools" created in the 18th century. It follows the experience of the renowned Bednarska Szkoła Realna in Warsaw. In its educational practice, it focuses on practical skills, interdisciplinary approach, ecology and democratic values. Therefore, in addition to subjects from the Ministry of Education's core curriculum (taught in a non-traditional way), the school offers students many attractive subjects that help them understand the modern world they live in, as well as soft skills that allow them to function well in it. The school closely cooperates with numerous organizations, universities and companies, as well as with the local community, which gives students room for development and contact with the labour market. The school supports students with disabilities. Thanks to its cooperation with M...
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  • Wrocław Cosmopolitan School

    Wrocław

    Our Take

    Wrocław Cosmpolitan School is a new international school opening in September 2020. It is an innovative school, both in terms of the building design and resources, and the curriculum. The school offers education from nursery (2.5 years) to high school diploma, with English as the language of instruction. It combines the Polish curriciulum with the English National Curriculum, and students pass both Polish exams (eighth grade exam) and English exams - GCSE and, at the end of high school, A-Levels. Two important features of the school are the integrated curriculum (inquiry units instead of traditional subjects) and the focus on the use of the latest technologies.

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    School Principal Interview

    Our Kids speaks to Graham Lewis, the principal and creator of Wrocław Cosmopolitan School

    Wrocław Cosmopolitan School is a new international school that opened in the fall of 2020, offering education from nursery to high school. It follows an integrated curriculum that blends the British and Polish systems.

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  • Akademia Montessori

    Pruszcz Gdański

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    The Montessori Academy in Pruszcz Gdanski - is a private non-public primary school that has recently proposed bilingual education and individualization of the teaching process. During recruitment, he clearly indicates that he will provide children with comprehensive, stress-free development in a safe environment, but on condition that the concept of school work is fully accepted. This in turn stems directly from the teachings of Maria Montessori, who not only developed a coherent system of upbringing and education of a child from birth to adulthood, but also assigned him the way to organize the school environment and the teaching process. The basic of these assumptions are three-year classes (related to the developmental phases of children), in which students learn in a common, adequately large and decorated class in which every student finds room for "own work" in peace and qu...
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  • Akademia Soward

    Częstochowa

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    Akademia Soward - is a Polish-English Bilingual Primary School operating in Częstochowa, educating children in the full range of the first and second stage of education (grades I - VIII) and pre-school education (class 0), for which the basic goal was to implement the idea of bilingualism as the primary competence modern man. According to the creators of the school, English is no longer a foreign language, but the second language after the native language, for example, Europeans. And since foreign languages are the easiest way to learn small children, learning should start from an early age. In AS, children learn English as a mother tongue - in a natural way, through play and fulfilling school duties, immersion method, immersion in language. Daily contact with a foreign language and adjustment of the content taught to the age and intellectual capacity of the students cause that children...
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  • Ala ma kota

    Warszawa

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    Ala ma kota - is a network of 9 kindergartens located in various parts of the city, which this year are enlarging by two new branches - in Żoliborz and Wilanów. They employ 130 people - teachers, pedagogues, speech therapists and other specialists who provide children from one to six years with full-day care (from 7: 00/7: 30-18: 00) in well-prepared and equipped facilities, with their own playgrounds. Children are divided into small groups of several people, with whom two teachers work - a leading teacher and auxiliary teacher who has a second teacher in younger groups, in integration wards, where children with fully functional children learn difficulties - specialist teacher, and in case of bilingual groups - an English-speaking teacher. In the didactic-educational process, AMK institutions apply an individual approach to children, taking into account their needs, abilities and...
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  • American Elementary School In Gdynia

    Gdynia

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    American Elementary School in Gdynia (AES) / American Elementary School with Lecture in English: This is a bilingual school that has been operating in Gdynia's Little Kack since 1992. It implements the Polish core curriculum, offering the best traditions of American and international educational institutions. Although AES has about 220 students, it offers a safe and intimate environment in which teachers help children discover the truth about the world, and motivate them to learn.The school uses a holistic educational approach: it focuses on the overall development of the student, not only on his academics, but also on creative thinking, problem-solving, as well as interpersonal and social skills.

    AES also strengthens students' self-esteem and self-confidence. It aims to equip students with knowledge, but also to bring up conscious, young people with...
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  • Branksome Hall

    Toronto

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    Clans and tartans, prefects and polo shirts—the initial gestalt is very traditional. Some of the buildings on campus are heritage buildings, which adds to the luster, though they pre-date the founding of the school. Still, the spirit of the school is strikingly modern. The IB program starts early, as does the view to globalism. Branksome has a sister campus in South Korea, offering a hint of the dedication to an international gaze. Lists of notable alumni don't always reflect the work of the school—princes, for example, appear on those lists no matter what they achieve at school or afterward—though Branksome might prove the exception, in part because of the consistency of the achievement it demonstrates. Arts, letters, philanthropy, and leadership are all well represented in the list of notable alumni, just as they are within the school itself. Branksome Hall sets i...
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  • British International School, Gdansk

    Gdańsk

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    British International School, Gdansk: This is an international school with English language teaching, which educates children from over 40 different countries, from 2.5 to 16 years of age. It offers education in kindergarten and primary school based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, adapted for international schools, and the requirements of the Polish core curriculum. In kindergarten, it implements the British core curriculum: the language of instruction is English, and children are taught in three groups--babies (Nursery), for children aged 2.5-4, older kids (Reception)-for children aged 4-5 years, and class "0" for six-year-olds.

    In primary school, children learn according to the British and Polish core curriculum, and classes are mainly conducted using the project method. All subjects, except foreign languages, ​​are taught in...
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  • Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR

    Rzeszów

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    Centrum Edukacyjne PROMAR: This is a private educational institution specializing in language education of children, youth, and adults. In the field of primary education, it runs a kindergarten and a primary school. The English-language kindergarten is an institution using the Polish core curriculum, which in language education uses its own curriculum that takes advantage of each child's natural abilities to learn foreign languages ​​and usess the method of total immersion in the language. Children learn and play in the English-language environment and after a short time are able to communicate freely, express their thoughts, needs, and emotions in English.

    Intensive language education is also offered by the Bilingual Primary School, PROMAR, which aims to educate the citizens of the world with ease of use of English and Spanish. Students learn t...
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  • Chrześcijańska Szkoła Samuel

    Warszawa

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    Christian Kindergarten, Primary School and Junior High School "Samuel": This is a group of educational establishments which for over 10 years gather "teachers, parents, and children who share love for God and a desire to live according to biblical values". The school educates children from many cultural backgrounds, from both Poland and abroad, Catholic and Protestant. It provides them with a balanced intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, artistic, and social development, according to the principle "implement a boy in the rules of his path, not he will leave her and in old age "(Bible, Millennium, Old Testament, Proverbs - 22.6).

    Teaching, which is based on the programming requirements of Polish educational authorities, Christian education is implemented.  "We promote what really matters in the lives of ou...
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  • Cracow International School

    Kraków

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    Cracow International School is a school whose mission is to bring up strong, well-educated people, successfully coping in the modern world, at the same time being sensitive and socially involved. Symbolizing the educational and didactic activities of the school and its strengths, CIS refers to the yew tree, because it is so unique as it is and gives the pupils a solid foundation for further development. Educates students characterized by unique features and skills, able to work individually and as a team, live and develop in Poland and in a multicultural foreign environment, ready to devote themselves to others. These attributes simultaneously reflect the way the school works, which focuses on each student, caring for its social, intellectual, emotional and physical development. It also pays special attention to the development of language competences, especially in the field of English,...
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  • Dwujęzyczna Szkoła Podstawowa ATUT Fundacji Edukacji Międzynarodowej

    Wrocław

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    Bilingual Primary School ATUT - is a private school operated since 1990 in Wroclaw run by the Foundation for International Education (FEM), which teaches children from Poland and abroad. As one of the few primary schools in Poland and in Europe, it educates students in accordance with the International Middle Years Program established by the International Baccalaureate organization. The task of MYP is to prepare children for the International Baccalaureate Program (Diploma Program), and in the future to learn and practice in any part of the world. Therefore, the school's program combines the methods and educational content required in the most developed countries with the requirements of the Polish core curriculum. The most important element of the school's curriculum is bilingualism, and especially equipping children with a perfect command of English. It is taught based on propr...
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  • Gdańska Szkoła Podstawowa

    Gdańsk,

    Our Take

    Gdansk Primary School "Lingwista" them. Zjednoczonej Europy - is a private school representing a holistic approach to teaching, in which every student is capable, and the task of highly qualified staff is to create him appropriate and safe conditions for development. It educates young patriots full of enthusiasm for learning and realizing great life goals, creative, creative, independent, while thinking about others. It has an integrational character, in which children with special educational needs find adequate support and are surrounded by the care of specialists. Through the authorial program "elder sister, older brother", the school also integrates younger and older children, while implementing the program of the Health Promoting School, it cares for physical, mental, social and spiritual health of children. In the teaching process, the school implements the Poli...
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  • International European School Warsaw

    Warszawa

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    IES was founded in 2003. One of its main aims is to educate students to be good citizens of a united Europe and prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century. Its educational system is based on the Christian European tradition and humanistic values. Located in a modern, beautiful campus in the Warsaw district of Wilanów, it offers all levels of education: preschool, elementary, middle, and high school. It follows the curricula of the Polish Ministry of National Education and the British Ministry. In middle and high school, IES offers a British Baccalaureate (IGCSE and the Advanced Level), and at the high school level it offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Its main languages of instruction are English and Polish, but students can also learn foreign languages, such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, as well as their mother tongue. IES has an exchange pro...
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  • International High School of Wrocław

    Wrocław

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    International High School of Wrocław International High School of Wroclaw - is an international high school, existing for only a few years, which draws from nearly 30 years of experience in the functioning of non-public schools run by the Foundation for International Education (FEM). Like them, it belongs to IB World School, constituting a natural continuation of education in the system of the International Baccalaureate educational program. The pupils of WIS and bilingual ATUT schools can, therefore, continue their education in IB, and most importantly - pass the Diploma Program course and do the international high school diploma, gaining the opportunity to study at the best universities in the world. The high school is open to foreign and Polish students. Science is divided into two stages - the first year is the duration of the general education program, set by the Polish educational...
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  • J. Addison School

    Markham

    Our Take

    J. Addison School was founded in 2002 to serve both local Canadian and international students. The facilities are modern and extensive, including boarding and support programs designed with the needs of international students specifically in mind. The school is lead by alumni of York University, and the partnership between the institutions has grown over the years, including unique scholarships and internships for high school students. That relationship will presumably continue to grow with the completion of the York University-Markham Centre Campus. Lee Vendetti, principal at J. Addison has said, “This partnership offers all the key players in both institutions an opportunity to share expertise and resources that will make the transition to university and the working world a smoother and more meaningful experience.” The ideal student is one who will thrive in a challenging, ...
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  • Kolumbus

    Błonie

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    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 t...
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  • Liceum LifeSkills

    Warszawa

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    This remarkable school is located in the center of Warsaw (at 88 Hoża Street). It was founded by Robert Krool and Dr. Jarosław Sikora, leading figures in Poland, and is run by their LifeSkills Foundation for National Education. The school aims to develop students' emotional competence, and supports them in finding their own individual developmental path and to help prepare them for success in life. The school develops students' 21st century skills and competencies, such as mental resilience, commitment, communication skills, and team work, and it continuously monitors students’ progress in these areas. LifeSkills also offers specialized educational programs, for instance, for students who want to focus on medicine or business. A distinctive feature of the school is the holding of regular meetings of teachers, staff, and parents with Robert Krool, organized as part of the "School ...
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  • Little Academy Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole

    Konstancin Jeziorna

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    Little Academy Bilingual kindergarten - "your toddler will be fluent in English," reads the slogan on the kindergarten website and I have to admit that it can be true. The 4-year bilingualism program implemented by the kindergarten makes full use of the children's natural ability to learn a language. At this stage of development, the child learns languages ​​intuitively, contextually, without learning the grammar, just like a mother tongue. The condition is first of all to ensure constant contact with the language being taught. And this is how LA is - children have this contact for 8 hours a day, during which they learn and play under the guidance of teachers certified by the British Council, and only spend the remaining time with a Polish-speaking teacher. LA carries out its own program, which combines the content of pre-school education British Council Early Years Plu...
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  • Międzynarodowa Szkoła Podstawowa w Zabrzu

    Zabrze

    Our Take

    International Primary School in Zabrze - is a private school run by Mariusz Maciej Drogokupca, a sworn translator from English, who has been involved in education of children and youth for almost 20 years, in particular language education. He claims that in life "everything is possible", probably therefore that is why educational institutions run by him enjoy a very good reputation - both pupils and parents, both Poles and foreigners. In education, the school uses proprietary methods based on the individualization of the teaching process and the use of modern information and communication techniques, both during classes and during additional classes. The school creates a safe environment that ensures comprehensive and harmonious development of the child. It implements the Polish core curriculum expanded to include learning foreign languages, especially English. He has the statu...
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  • Montessori BONA VENTURA

    Szczecin

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    Montessori Primary School BONA VENTURA in Szczecin: This school offers modern teaching methods based on the pedagogy of Dr. Maria Montessori. This method uses an individual approach to the child, focusing on current needs, how to verify knowledge, and emotional and social education. Learning at school is divided into two stages. In the first stage, in lline with the Montessori method, children learn in a three-year class, which promotes mutual exchange of experiences, inspires and provides children with optimal social development. This gives them the opportunity to develop skills at their own pace, not in the atmosphere of competition imposed by a group of peers.

    Learning in older primary school (one-year) classes, in the second stage of education, is based largely on the project method and individual work. Children learn in program blocks run in properly-pr...
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  • Montessori Elipsoida

    Warszawa

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    Kindergarten and School Elipsoida: This is a group of integration centers, which form two kindergartens. They operate in the Warsaw districts of Ursynów and Italy. Their aim is to develop the intellectual, social, physical, emotional and spiritual sides of children, while fully respecting freedom and human dignity. Both kindergartens and schools implement the core curriculum of the Polish Ministry of National Education, using the Montessori educational approach. The school provides a safe and friendly learning environment in which children can develop. This development is influenced not only by competent teachers, but appropriately furnished rooms, teaching aids, and a program adapted to the sensitive phases of children's development.

    During this time, children engage in sensory exploration, learn order, politeness and spatial relations, learn abo...
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  • Montessori International School

    Poznań

    Our Take

    Montessori International School (MIS): This is a bilingual, elementary integrated school where children with special educational needs, including those with autism spectrum disorders, learn together with children without special needs. It is run according to the standards of the Montessori Internationale Association, and thus offers not only the appropriate Montessori educational environment--properly prepared and equipped classrooms-, but also pedagogical staff, competent to organize and conduct teaching in accordance with the assumptions of this pedagogy, and teachers who are able to interest, orient, and support students in their natural and independent studies.

    At MIS, students work in multi-lingual groups, which include children aged 6-12, and one of the basic principles of the school is to provide them with three hours of uninterrupted work t...
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  • Montessori Neo School

    Myślenice

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    This is one of the few Montessori schools providing continuity of the teaching process from kindergarten to high school. At all stages of education, the school educates children in Myślenice near Kraków, where a kindergarten (Montessori Pre-School), a primary school (Montessori Primary School), and a high school (Neo TM School) are located. Since its inception in 2014, the school has also run a kindergarten in Częstochowa. Both the kindergarten and the primary school of Neo School fully implement the assumptions of Montessori pedagogy. They offer individualized learning, adapting the didactic process to the predisposition and needs of the student, and supporting it in overcoming learning difficulties. Two teachers work in every class. In the case of a kindergarten, the class counts up to 14 children, and in elementary school 20.

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  • Montessori Wesoła

    Warszawa

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    Montessori Wesoła - is a private kindergarten and school - Montessori House and Private Primary School Montessori Wesoła - founded and run by Małgorzata Lewandowska-Szczepura, enthusiast of Montessori pedagogy. It is not surprising, therefore, that both facilities are run according to the requirements of this teaching method. The kindergarten community consists of two groups of children ("blue" and "green") between the ages of 2.5 and 6 years, who acquire knowledge and skills according to their development phases at their own pace - but under the watchful eye of the teacher, while watching the older ones and sometimes younger friends - as in a happy family. In accordance with the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, children have a natural curiosity about the world and learn the best themselves. The task of the school is to create the right housing and equipment, as...
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  • Nasza Szkoła im. J. Korczaka

    Warszawa

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    Founded in 2004, this school has around 160 students, and is located in the Białołęka district of Warsaw. It focuses on the development of children’s self-esteem and respect for themselves and others. It has a unique educational program consistent with the Polish National Curriculum, one which uses modern teaching methods tailored to meet the needs and abilities of each child.

     It places great emphasis on math, logical reasoning,and theoretical and practical knowledge. Students learn the Polish language, both orally and in writing, and develop robust competence in the language. In the teaching of English (and Spanish, which is the second foreign language taught), the school uses a variety of methods, the most important being CLIL, multimedia games, and project work. Moreover, teaching is adjusted to meet the abilities of each child. The effect...
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  • Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa im. Alberta Einsteina

    Lublin

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    Private Primary School Albert Einstein in Lublin: This private school primarily teaches how to learn quickly and effectively. School teachers use effective methods based on the latest solutions in the fields of information and cognitive sciences. This school implements the Polish core curriculum, but places special emphasis on equipping children with linguistic and mathematical competences, as well as their physical development. Children learn two languages: English, with lessons every day in the form of teaching units and additional classes, and Spanish (the second most popular western language in the world), which children have twice a week.

    It's worth noting that the school prepares students for Cambridge examinations, confirming the knowledge of English at a given level of education. In the field of math education, the school uses mainly the met...
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  • Nowatorska Szkoła Podstawowa

    Warszawa

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    Innovative Primary School - is a school without bells, no patterns in teaching, open to students with special educational needs. The facility offers children comprehensive didactic-educational and therapeutic care, providing them with optimal conditions for cognitive, emotional and social development. The curriculum is adapted to the individual needs and abilities of each child, and the classes are conducted in the form of experiments, experiments and self-discovery. Many of them take place outside the building, which is facilitated by the convenient location of the school in the vicinity of the Kabacki Forest in Warsaw's Ursynów. In the process of education, the school avoids schematic - it implements the original program of Living Education, consisting primarily of the fact that children themselves acquire knowledge, solve problems and make decisions, and the teacher only su...
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  • Open Future International School

    Kraków

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    Open Future International School - is a school offering international education based on the Polish core curriculum and International Baccalaureate guidelines. It conducts educational activities of children from kindergarten to middle school, providing them with comprehensive intellectual, physical, social and emotional development, the purpose of which is to educate citizens of the world, thinking, creative, able to independently acquire knowledge and function. People of self-confidence and their skills, while at the same time loving their country, sensitive to social and involved problems. In the teaching process, Open Future centers focus primarily on the development of language skills. Both in kindergarten, primary school and junior high school children are provided with daily contact with English, not only because some of the classes are taught in this language (in junior high schoo...
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  • Pickering College

    Newmarket, ON

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    Pickering College was founded as the West Lake Seminary by Quakers in 1842 and, as you might expect, has had a long and interesting history since. Canada became a dominion, the school amalgamated, some buildings burned down, others were built up. It began as a co-educational school, something unique at the time, and as such provided an expression of the Quaker ideal that both sexes should be educated equally. It was also the first school in North America to offer a course in typewriting, symbolic of the school's desire to encorporate new ideas and technologies, and to educate students with an eye to the world they would enter upon graduation. Times of course have changed, though certainly many of the values that the school upholds today reflect those with which it was founded, including a desire to embrace new ideas and to support a diversity of interest. The ideal student is one who...
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  • Pitagoras Niepubliczna Szkoła Podstawowa

    Nadarzyn

    Our Take

    Parents praise this school for the commitment of teachers, modern teaching methods in which elements of Montessori pedagogy are visible, the individual approach to the child, the good atmosphere, and tasty dinners. Located on a spacious plot in Nadarzyn, the facility offers comfortable housing conditions, including a studio and theater, IT and sensory integration rooms, as well as extensive equipment that allows for the implementation of many interesting activities. The school implements the Polish core curriculum with an extended language learning program. English is taught in this school from the first grade, 6-8 hours a week, and German (second language), from 2 to 4 hours a week. Part of the classes are carried out with a native speaker, helping children learn the language quickly. The school also attaches great importance to learning math and logical thinking and developing social c...
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  • Polski Ośrodek Edukacji Montessori

    Warszawa

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    Polish Montessori Education Center - one of the few educational institutions in Poland that can boast of teaching Montessori at every stage of education. POEM operates in the Warsaw district of Ursus, where it offers childcare from the moment he completes 6 months - in a nursery (at Prawnicza street), guaranteeing a safe environment, development consistent with the developmental stages of the child, care of experienced staff, and even the participation of parents in the adaptive period. Adequate education for developmental stages accompanies children in subsequent stages of education - in kindergarten, which POEM carries out in two locations (at Prawnicza Street and H. Pobożny Street), and in a primary school (H. Pobożny Street), middle school and high school ( street Bohaterów Warszawy). In the subsequent years of education, children acquire the knowledge and skills required by...
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  • Pro Beanus

    Warszawa

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    Private Primary School No. 51 Jan Brzechwy Pro Beanus - it was established in 1992 as a non-public educational institution, located in the Ochota district of Warsaw. For over 25 years, he has been offering children and youth at the highest level, ranking at the forefront of Masovian schools.
    The school implements the Polish core curriculum. The school's educational program combines the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) with the traditional transmission of knowledge, effectively using different teaching methods. Students in each school year participate in projects carried out in groups of classes, thanks to which they gain knowledge far beyond curricula and develop their interests.
    From the 2015/16 school year, an innovative bilingualism method has been implemented in selected classes, ie CLIL subject-language teaching.
    Bilingual education at sc...
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  • Prywatna Szkoła Podstawowaim. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego

    Kraków

    Our Take

    This is a school whose aim is to prepare responsible, creative, and good young citizens to actively participate in the social and cultural life of Polan. It conducts patriotic education, with particular emphasis on the culture and traditions of the region, bringing up children in the spirit of democracy, freedom, justice, tolerance, and respect for the rights and dignity of others. At the same time, it focuses on comprehensive development of the child, equipping him or her with knowledge and skills. This school has many laureates of provincial competitions.

    In the teaching process, the school implements the Polish core curriculum, placing a special emphasis on language education, with five hours of English a week and two hours of German. Language education is effectively strengthened by numerous trips abroad, giving kids the chance to meet new people and cultures, and above ...
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  • Rubik Music School - Dwujęzyczne Przedszkole Muzyczne

    Warszawa

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    Rubik Music School is the first non-public kindergarten in Warsaw that shapes children through a wide range of musical activities, and its patron is the well-known Polish composer and musician Piotr Rubik. The kindergarten has two facilities: in Ochota, in the immediate vicinity of Szczęśliwicki Park and in Mokotów, near the office complexes. Preschoolers actively participate in music projects, learn to compose and take part in rhythmic classes. The learning curve is adapted to the individual abilities of each child. At Rubik Music School, pre-school education also includes bilingualism: children learn the basics of English through the method of linguistic immersion, and the learning itself takes place in a fun atmosphere. The Rubik Music School uses the global English language reading (RUN - Repeat Understood Name). This technique is based on deciphering the language: from read...
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  • Sokrates

    Częstochowa

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    Private Primary School "Socrates" in Częstochowa - is a non-public institution founded by Jadwiga and Tomasz Bartosz, whose motto is the words of Socrates: "Wisdom depends on three things: personality, knowledge and self-control." According to him, in the process of education and upbringing, he prepares young people to function in adult life, achieve successes, develop such qualities as passion for learning, persistence in pursuing a goal, faith in their own strengths and abilities, ability to cooperate, and the ability to organize their work and time management, at the same time instilling them with universal ethical and moral values. The school implements the Polish core curriculum, enriched with an extended foreign language learning program, primarily English. The second taught language is German. He uses proprietary curricula and provides an individual approach t...
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  • Społeczna Szkoła im. S. Lema STO

    Warszawa

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    Social School S. Lema STO - is an educational institution founded in 1989 by the Social Educational Association, which for the first years was active as the Public High School No. 3 STO. The school has quickly achieved a very high level of education, which it maintains until today. The methods of working with the student and her undoubted educational success resulted in the fact that in 2012 the Warsaw branch of STO established another school - a gymnasium, which in the first year of its functioning was at the forefront of Polish schools. From 1 September 2017, following the reform of the education system, the primary school started its educational activities. Currently, the association runs the Primary School of Primary S. Lema STO, Social Junior High School S. Lema STO and LO, all located on the campus next to Dworzec Wileński metro station. STO schools offer a Polish core curriculum ...
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  • Społeczne Szkoły Bułhaka

    Warszawa

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    Social Schools of Bułhak - are educational institutions belonging to the Social School Foundation, which in the autumn of 1990 in the Wesoła district of Warsaw established one of the first social primary school in Poland. At present, the foundation runs five branches in Wesoła - from kindergarten with nursery branch to high school - providing children a safe passage throughout the entire pre-school and school education. At all levels, Bułhak offers learning in a friendly environment, individualized approach to children, teaching in accordance with the Polish core curriculum and bilingual education - in Polish and English - using the language immersion method (CLIL). Already at the early childhood education stage, students have 8 hours of English per week, of which one hour they spend with a native speaker, and two learn mathematics and nature. There are more in the older classe... 
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  • Szkoła Aktywności Twórczej

    Zielonka

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    School of Creative Activity (SAT): This is an intimate, non-public primary school operating in Zielonka, which is based on the progressive trend of the New Education, and in particular to the pedagogy of Celestyna Freinet. It was established in 1992 on the initiative of prof. Krystyna Pankowska and dr. Mariusz Samoraja, academic staff at the University of Warsaw. From the beginning, it has been an open school, with a community nature, carried out with respect for children's rights, in which the creative role of students plays a fundamental role in the teaching and upbringing process. It also focuses on children's natural inclination to DIY, painting and making music, and creativity.

    This helps develop not only children's artistic interests, but also their creativity, physical skills, and willingness to learn. The effects of this approach are...
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  • Szkoła Otwarta - Autorska szkoła podstawowa w nurcie edukacji alternatywnej

    Warszawa

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    Szkoła Otwarta (The Open School) is an small alternative elementary school located in the Saska Kępa residential district in Warsaw. The school employs a large number of passionate teachers who approach each student individually and in a non-standard way. The faculty constantly improve their qualifications. The main goals and mission of the Open School are: comprehensive child development, supporting talents, safe and friendly learning environment without aggression, empathy, openness to oneself, others and the world, and preparing children to function in the modern world. The school does not use grades or tests. The students are formally enrolled in home education, but instead of studying at home, they engage in workshops, projects and classes in the Open School. Formally, they are students of Z. and J. Moraczewski Private Primary School in Sulejówek, where at the end of e...
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  • Szkoła Podstawowa im. Piotra Michałowskiego w Krakowie

    Kraków

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    Primary School Piotr Michałowski in Krakow - is a private institution offering children from Poland and abroad an 8-year education cycle - from class I to VIII, compliant with the Polish curriculum and an extended foreign language learning program. On this basis, students develop mathematical, communication and social skills, while learning critical thinking, the ability to acquire and process knowledge, function in society and work in a team, and care for the natural environment. The school represents an individualized approach to students, adapting the content taught, ways of communicating it and the pace of work to the possibilities of children, and pupils with problems in mastering the material provides re-education and compensatory classes. The institution puts a special emphasis on language education. Learning English starts in class 0 and is run every day, 5 hours a week. In clas...
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  • Szkoła Podstawowa Montessori w Rzeszowie

    Rzeszów

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    Private Primary School of Montessori in Rzeszów - it is the first private school fully realizing the pedagogy of Maria Montessori in Podkarpacie - offers three-grade, three-year classes in which children learn mainly themselves and from each other, in which two Montessori teachers accompany them constantly. There were four such classes in the passing school year - three for children in the first stage of school education (equivalent to classes 1-3) and one for children in the second stage of education (equivalent to classes IV-VII). In the new school year, two classes of the second stage of education will be created. Little? Probably not as for only two years of the school's activity, which was established in 2015. In the field of Montessori education, however, it is not a new institution - for over 10 years its founder and headmistress Agnieszka Krzywdzik and Jadwiga Krzywdzi...
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  • Szkoła Przyszłości

    Warszawa

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    School of the Future in Warsaw - nothing at all happens in this school in Białołęka - during the first year of schooling a student is diagnosed due to the type of dominant intelligence, sensory type and learning method, and then an individual educational path is determined for him. Teachers adapt teaching methods to the student's needs and abilities. In the teaching process, the school implements the core curriculum defined by the Ministry of National Education and the standards and goals adopted therein, using innovative educational methods. For example, reading and writing skills teach using the methodology of prof. Rocławski, and conducts mathematical education based on the programs of prof. Gruszczyk-Kolczyńska. Teachers during the classes reach for stagings, drama, games, projects, conversations, and use information and communication techniques. Children's education is ...
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  • Szkoły MGM

    Warszawa

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    Founded in 1996, this is a group of private schools established for people actively engaged in sports. MGM has a primary school and a high school, which are open to all children. Graduates include such masters as Adam Malysz, Andrzej Fonfara, and Lukasz Rutkowski. MGM is closely associated with the University of Education in Sport in Warsaw, which can help ensure a smooth transition to post-secondary education. Its schools implement a very ambitious curriculum set by the Polish Ministry of Education, with a special focus on language education. The primary language taught is English, but students may also study German, Spanish, and Russian. The school boasts a 100-percent Baccalaureate pass rate. Childcare is available to kids 7 days a week. MGM also has a computer system, which allows parents to track their children’s progress online, regardless of the time and their location.

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  • Szkoły Stowarzyszenia Sternik

    Warszawa

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    Schools of the Education and Family Support Association "Sternik" - a network of private schools, created at the initiative of parents, offering a Catholic educational model, according to which children's education should be consistent with the values ​​passed at home. In these settings, parents are treated as the most important educators of children, whose school only supports, the teacher not only teaches but also helps the child to develop virtues that should characterize him as a human being and a Catholic. He is also a tutor for parents and the child's family. They apply the principle of gender separation, because it supports the processes of education and upbringing. For this reason, the association "Sternik" runs in Warsaw for two primary schools, junior high schools and high schools: "Sails" for boys (in Falenica and Międzylesie) and &qu...
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  • The British International School of Wrocław

    Wrocław

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    The British International School of Wroclaw (BISC Wrocław): This was founded in 2006, as the sister school of the British International School of Cracow, which has existed since the mid-1990s. Similarly, it educates children and youth in national and cultural harmony, striving to develop their independence, tolerance, and openness to society. At present, BISC Wrocław educates about 200 pupils aged 5 to 18 from over 26 countries. It offers them individualized education in both primary and secondary school, in line with the British National Curriculum. For Polish children, it offers education at the Polish-British Primary School, where students have classes in both Polish (from Polish language and history and geography of Poland), as well as in English, in which the remaining lessons are held. In classes conducted in English, Polish children participate together with for...
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  • Trampoline

    Warszawa

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    Trampoline - is a bilingual kindergarten and primary school with an extended program of learning French. In kindergarten, children learn the language using the UPUL method "une personne, une langue" - from the second year of life - from babies - and throughout the education period are under the care of two teachers - French and Polish-speaking, making them feel like in a bilingual family . The kindergarten implements a Polish educational program based on a holistic concept of child development, in cognitive, emotional, social and physical aspects. Teachers apply the individualization of the teaching process, focusing on the children's natural inclination to explore the world and their interests. Children learn a lot, observe, experiment, study, dance, play and play during both basic and additional activities. Continuation of pre-school education in Polish and French, and th...
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  • Uniwersytet Młodego Człowieka

    Warszawa

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    Non-public Primary School - University of Young Man - is a school without bells in Bielany, with no clearly marked breaks, in which students work together and carry out further educational projects. They do not compete, they do not compare, they do not race, they only unite forces to achieve their goals. The appropriately arranged classes serve this purpose, in which students work together at the tables, and the teacher with them. Its role is not traditional transfer of ex-cathedral knowledge, averaging knowledge and requirements, but supporting students in their independent investigation of the truth, extracting their talents and potential. The school documents emphasize that it is based on the coexistence and creative cooperation of pupils, teachers and parents. Each student is treated individually, can develop at his own pace, because the school does not set the same requirements for ...
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  • Upper Canada College

    Toronto

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    Upper Canada College (UCC) is one of the oldest and most storied schools in Canada. Its alumni include a who's who of Canadian political, business, and cultural life. Its history is, in many ways, the history of independent schooling itself; to attend is to become a part of a Canadian cultural tradition, one that retains a prominent place in Canadian education. The school leads in the provision of financial assistance, with a robust program of scholarships and bursaries intended to attract the brightest students in Canada and from around the world.

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  • Vancouver schools

    Warszawa

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    The primary Vancouver school offers a stimulating bilingual education in Polish and English based on elements of both the Polish and Canadian educational systems, focusing on the best practices of each. It teaches in accordance with the Polish Ministry of education, while at the same time following the guidelines of the British Columbia Ministry of Education (in Canada). These are the same guidelines used to license schools in Vancouver, BC. The approach of the Primary Vancouver School is very child-centered: teachers focus on children’s most important needs—to be respected, to ask questions, to make mistakes, to be active, and to forge and develop independence. Teaching is conducted in both English and Polish, enabling children to acquire fluency in both languages. This also gives them the opportunity to continue their secondary education in either or both of these languages.

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  • VIII Prywatne Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Krakowie

    Kraków

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    This high school has educated youth for 25 years. It was created as an expression of rebellion against the ossified school system of the PRL times, inhibiting creativity and youth development. It's an academic institution, because the teaching staff of the school are academic teachers from the Jagiellonian University, the Pedagogical University, the University of Economics, and the AGH University of Science and Technology, and the school classes are often held in university laboratories. PALO offers high quality education, which is confirmed by the position of the school in the region and in Poland, due to very good results achieved by young people on the Polish and international matriculation. PALO implements its own educational program based on the Polish core curriculum: students have an extended foreign language learning program, where they learn English 7 hours a week, and learn...
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  • Villa Montessori

    Poznań

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    Villa Montessori (VM): This is a private integrated kindergarten that teaches in Polish and English. Children with special educational needs are welcome, especially from the autism spectrum. VM implements the core curriculum designated by the Polish educational authorities, offering a whole range of educational, movement, and artistic activities. It conducts studies in accordance with the Montessori pedagogy, where children "devote themselves to their daily activities with joy and full concentration." Children acquire knowledge and skills through by well-prepared teachers and the Montessori educational environment--the rooms are divided into thematic areas, and the children, using Montessori materials, themselves look for answers to problems.

    The teacher, in turn, supports children and motivates them in their activities and work. Working in ac...
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  • Wonderful Years School

    Warszawa

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    Wonderful Years School: Established in 2012, this is a private, English-language primary school located in the heart of the Warsaw's Saska Kępa. It implements the Polish core curriculum, enriched with the British math and nature science program in English. Classes of 15 hours per week are conducted by experienced, English-speaking staff from Great Britain, Canada, and the US, based on British textbooks and training materials. One of the goals of the program is to prepare children for examinations, such as the Cambridge YLE. This is also a first step to the international Baccalaureate.

    At the same time, the school implements the Living Education Program, based on supporting the general development of children, taking into account their individual needs. In science, it distinguishes between different types of people: listeners, visuals and kinestheti...
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