We’re revolutionising the international education scene in Poland, by taking an integrated approach to learning that is centred around real world contexts that energise thinking and ignite curiosity. Alongside a modern and individualised approach to education, we have an unrivalled dedication to the purposeful use of technology in all areas of learning. This truly is a school like no other. We look forward to welcoming your family to Wrocław Cosmopolitan School.
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.
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.
Gallery showcasing school life and general photos of Wrocław Cosmopolitan School.
Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.Primary Curriculum: Progressive
Progressive (sometimes called "inquiry based" or "discovery based") curricula use students' interests and their natural curiosity as the driver for instruction. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources necessary for students to investigate a topic or issue. Students are then encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers, solutions, and insights.Secondary Curriculum: Reggio Emilia
|Science and technology|
Reggio Emilia programs aim to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of "projects", (as opposed to "activities" or "lessons"). Teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. Projects can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. A high degree of parent involvement is also encouraged, particularly when forming curriculums and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).
A school with a "supportive" academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, that the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a "rigorous" academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
|Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation|
|Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties|
Formal adjustments are made to the delivery of lessons to help mitigate the learning difficulty or exceptionality. The underlying content and expectations remain unchanged with accommodations, however. (Example: allowing a student to write tests in a quieter room).
The underlying content and expectations are modified and/or simplified for the sake of the student. (Examples: allowing student to use a calculator on a test when other students can’t; allowing students to bring word-banks or “cheat sheets” into certain tests, etc)
Research-based therapeutic measures that target and ameliorate the underlying weakness.
|ADHD (moderate to severe)|
|Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)|
|Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)|
|Language Processing Disorder|
|Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)|
|Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit|
|Behavioral and Emotional|
|Troubled behaviour / troubled teens|
|Drug and alcohol abuse|
|Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)|
|Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)|
|Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)|
|Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)|
Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)
|Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)|
|Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)|
|Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)|
|Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)|
|Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)|
|Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)|
|Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)|
|Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)|
|Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)|
In grade Gr. 12, Cosmopolitan School students perform an average of 1 hour of homework per night.
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This school frequently "flips the classroom": asks students to learn material at home and do the "homework" in-class (with teacher support).
|Foreign Language Club|
|Ballet and Classical Ballet|
|Day||zł2,600 / month||zł3,000 / month|
This information is not currently available.
|Nursery (3 years) to Gr. 12||200|
|% of foreign students||66%|
|# of nationalities attending school||15|
|Average graduating class size||N/A|
Thank you for taking the time to explore everything Wrocław Cosmopolitan School can offer your child’s education. We are proud to be delivering an education that equips students for life in a highly-connected and rapidly changing world. By prioritising collaboration, innovation and cultural understanding; we’re nurturing the inner enquirers and entrepreneurs of every child. Choosing a school for your son or daughter is one of the most important decisions for any parent, and I hope that our contemporary approach to learning gives clarity to the process.
Our curriculum is truly unique; infusing the pace and rigour of the English National Curriculum, with the statutory requirements of the Polish Ministry of Education and drawing inspiration from global trends and research in education from around the world. Learning at Wrocław Cosmopolitan School takes an integrated approach and isn’t confined by traditional subject divisions, allowing students to pursue passions and seek answers to questions under exciting themes of study that ignite curiosity. Leading international schools around the world are realising that in order to prepare students to flourish in the future, educational practices of the past need to be reformed. We’re proud to be leading this change in Poland.
I am incredibly proud of everything this school stands for and all it will achieve. Since being appointed Headmaster, I’ve been moved by the very clear desire amongst parents in Wrocław for a school that embodies their ambitions for their children’s futures and strives to achieve more than education within the four walls of a classroom ever could. Aside from our rigorous and exciting curriculum, we place equal priority on wellbeing and the skills of enquiry and innovation.