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 very measurable: SAT's alumni are winners of national math, science, historical, sports, and language competitions. The school fully implements the core curriculum of the Polish Ministry of Education, with an extended program of computer science and English, which is compulsory for all students.
In the education process, integrated education and educational drama play a special role. Children acquire scientific and practical skills both during lessons and additional classes, such as circles of interest (including math, history, art, and ceramics) and during trips to the cinema, theater, and outdoor venues. All of this is included as part of tuition. The SAT employs highly qualified teachers, trained and developed with the continuous support of the Pedagogical Department of the University of Warsaw. It also collaborates with the Ministry of Culture and Arts, the Cultural Animation Center, the Polish InSEA Committee, the non-governmental organization of education through art affiliated with UNESCO, and other cultural and educational institutions in Poland and abroad. The school is run by the Foundation Upbringing through Art.