- Early years
- Primary school
- Secondary and
Our school is an open multicultural environment and we are happy to provide education to pupils of Czech nationality. We are aware of Czech cultural values and good tradition of local education. Therefore, we provide our Czech students with a comprehensive educational system Czech Program, which includes teaching Czech language and other subjects (primary school, geography, history, geography) according to the Framework Educational Program for Basic Education approved by the Ministry of Education.
The Czech program at MIS concerns all children with Czech citizenship of all ages; from kindergarten to high school. Our kindergarten offers teaching in both English and Czech. Pupils of the Lower and Upper Grade are taught in our country and we are committing to our partner school at Burešova elementary school. We also cooperate with the Troja Grammar School, which is an accredited school for passing the Czech school-leaving examination. Students of grammar school and graduation exams are undergoing tamprezkušování.
The Czech MIS program respects the individual educational needs of its pupils – it is possible to create individual plans of support measures. If necessary, tutoring can be arranged with Czech language teachers. For international students we also offer afternoon Czech language courses.
Since the 2016/2017 school year, the last year of pre-school education has been compulsory for preschool children (ie for five-year-olds). These children can also fulfill this legal obligation at the Meridian International School. This method of study is considered to be another way of fulfilling the obligation of pre-school education and is included in the exceptions of the Ministry of Education.
If you want to place your child in our kindergarten, you must report this fact to the catchment area where your child would normally belong. After this announcement you and your child do not have to go to the catchment area to check the level of the expected outcomes.
For children with Czech citizenship, school attendance in Czech is compulsory from the 1st to the 9th year. These children can also attend compulsory school attendance at the Meridian International School, as a foreign school that carries out education in the Czech Republic according to a foreign educational program.
In order to meet legal requirements, a student of a MIS with Czech citizenship must also be a student of another school registered in the Czech Republic in the Register of Schools. For us, this school is Burešova Elementary School, Burešova 1130/14, 182 00 Prague 8. This school accepts our students. If a student with Czech citizenship has been abroad for a long time and is now a student of the Meridian International School, he / she must be enrolled in a school registered in the Czech Republic within two weeks of arrival in the Czech Republic.
The parents of a pupil attending the MIS can choose which schools registered in the Czech Republic register their child in the school register. However, this must be reported in writing by Meridian International School, including contacts to the chosen school. If parents decide to enroll their child in a school other than Burešova Primary School, they assume full responsibility for preparing their child for the commissioned examinations.
Enrollment of first graders to elementary school Burešova
Enrollment in the first classes takes place in April, on dates set by Burešova elementary school. Parents of future first graders will always be informed about the term in time by Meridian International School. The enrollment concerns all children from the catchment area (ie Prague 8) with Czech citizenship, who will reach the age of 6 by 31 August of the relevant year and children with postponement of compulsory school attendance.
If the preschooler is from another catchment area (outside Prague 8), he / she must be a parent
enrolled in due course at the catchment elementary school in his / her place of residence. In June, if parents are interested, it is possible to transfer the pupil to Burešova Primary School.
If a pupil’s parents ask for a postponement of school attendance, the child must still enroll in a catch-up elementary school. For enrollment, parents will receive all the information and forms necessary to apply for a postponement of school attendance.
In order to enroll in Burešova elementary school it is necessary to bring:
1.) child’s birth certificate
2.) valid identity card of legal representatives
3.) all other relevant documents concerning the child (eg recommendations of the school counseling center, court decisions, etc.)
4.) power of attorney for representation – in the absence of the second legal representative, it is possible to prove his / her consent to the admission of the child to the primary school Burešova by a certified power of attorney
In the event that the legal representatives with the child cannot attend school on the date of enrollment, the legal representatives will enroll their child without it in due time and they may come with the child for enrollment on an alternative date set again by Burešova Primary School.
Registration and commission examination at ZŠ Burešova is free of charge.
Admission of pupils of higher rončíků to elementary school Burešova
Acceptance to the 2nd – 9th year at the beginning of the new school year or during the course of each school is dealt with individually by mutual agreement with the management of elementary school Burešova.
To accept a pupil at Burešova elementary school it is necessary to bring:
1) valid identity cards or passports of parents / guardians
2) child’s birth certificate
3) where appropriate, the decision to custody the child
4) all other relevant documents concerning the child (eg recommendations of the school counseling center, court decisions, etc.)
5) the last report of the child
6) the application for admission to the primary school Burešova must be signed personally by both parents / legal representatives
The application form for transferring a pupil to Burešova elementary school can be filled in and all the above mentioned documents can be submitted in the framework of the pupil registration at Meridian International School, which will take care of this application.
Commission examination in elementary school Burešova
Twice a year (in January and June) our pupils enrolled at the Burešova elementary school have a commissional examination of the following subjects:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd year – Czech language
and 5th year – Czech language and homeland studies
6th, 7th and 9th years – Czech language and literature and history (Czech history)
8th year – Czech language and literature, geography (Czech Republic), history (Czech history)
At the end of each year, pupils receive a report card – pupils up to the 3rd grade are evaluated verbally, with grades from the 4th grade. However, in justified cases, it is possible to ask the headmaster of Burešova individually for verbal evaluation in higher grades.
The Czech program, which includes teaching Czech language and literature, continues in the 10th – 12th year. This program is optional for Czech students.
Cooperation with the Trojan Grammar School
At the end of the 9th year (ie after completing compulsory schooling), students are admitted to the first year of the Troja Grammar School, Trojská 110/211, 171 00 Prague 7 – Troja.
Therefore, they do not pass entrance exams.
Cooperation with the grammar school is based on the individual needs of the student. The grammar school establishes an individual educational plan, a system of examinations and examinations, all in cooperation with a student and teachers of Czech language at Meridian. In parallel, students complete three years of secondary school at Meridian International School and Troja Grammar School. The fourth year, the school-leaving exam, is intensively attended only by courses and seminars at the Troja Grammar School and they are preparing to pass the state maturitní zkouška.
Graduation exam and Cambridge IGCSE Czech – First language
The Czech program at “high school” is aimed at preparing students, regardless of their citizenship, for their state-leaving examination. Our students at the Troja Grammar School take the school-leaving examination
In the 9th or 10th year students can register for the Cambridge IGCSE Czech – First language international exam.