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Ages 4 to 18

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CityČeské Budějovice
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Boarding available
Reviews: 4.8
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 7 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 117,000 Kč
to: 388,000 Kč
Address: Hradcany 1070 Hluboka nad Vltavou 37341 Czech Republic

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers

All teachers are either native or fluent English speakers, and all foreign language teachers are native speakers or fluent in the languages they teach.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer additional English language support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German, Spanish, and Czech. Additional tuition is sometimes offered in other languages (such as Arabic, Russian and Portuguese) depending on student interest.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is used for research, classwork, and project-based learning both during and outside of classes. Students have access to tablets and a computer lab, as well as equipment such as cameras and microphones that can be used for student projects and extracurricular initiatives.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We are prepared to use virtual classroom technology, which is offered to students who are unable to be with us in-person (for example, due to Covid-19 quarantines, or while waiting for their visa).

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Townshend is a Baha'i-inspired school. We welcome students and faculty of diverse faiths and religious backgrounds.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Each student is supported in the expression and exploration of their faith, and there is a culture of acceptance toward others of all or no religious background.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and A Levels accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

The exact amount of time varies depending on the student's year level. Residential students have a designated "Study Hall" each evening for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. Teachers and assistants are often available during this time to offer tutoring and homework support.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a dedicated team of specialised staff who support students with their academic and personal needs.

Learning support offered

Students benefit from school counsellors and our SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). Students are supported through individual appointments where their needs, strengths, and potential strategies for growth are discussed. The wellbeing team liaises with other staff as needed, to ensure that all teachers and faculty are best able to support each student.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students benefit from plenty of 1-1 contact with teachers, who provide insight, guidance, and personalised tuition to help each student learn in the best way for them. Emphasis is placed on project-based learning, giving students the opportunity to challenge themselves in stepping beyond the class material while working on their projects. Peer-learning is encouraged, allowing students to solidify their subject knowledge through coaching and supporting classmates and students in younger years.

Student access to education psychologist

Students have access to a school counsellor and psychologist, who provide support with academic and personal matters that may affect the student's wellbeing and attainment.

Entry evaluation for students

Each applicant is assessed individually, based on the information provided in the application form. On their arrival, students sit placement exams in English and Maths to identify which class they should attend, and to highlight any extra support they could benefit from.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students are evaluated based on their responses given in the Townshend Application Form (taking into account their capacity to meet the academic demands of their grade, and the expectations outlined in the Townshend Code of Conduct), and following consultation with parents and themselves as needed.

Waiting list

We review and process applications on a rolling basis throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to apply early, as some grades may have a waiting list.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We review and process applications on a rolling basis throughout the school year. Parents are encouraged to apply early, as some grades may have a waiting list.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Supervised care (After School Club) is available for students in younger years. Older students can attend extracurricular activities after school, or may spend time with residential students in the dormitories.

School bus service available

We have school cars and minibuses used for excursions.

School provided lunches

Lunch is provided for students each day, and includes hot dishes, salads and soups.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, the school kitchen provides alternative food items depending on each student's dietary requirements.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We are lucky to have a diverse and committed team of teachers & faculty who do their best to support students in discovering, pursuing and developing their unique interests. Some recent extracurricular activities can be found on our webpage here: https://www.townshend.cz/life

Sports activities included

Each students participates in weekly PE classes. Residential students participate in additional sports activities on at least two afternoons each week.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

In recent years Townshend students have competed in basketball and football competitions. Some students are also enrolled in local sports teams, and their regular training is supported by school staff who regularly drive students and support them during competitions.

Facilities at the school

Students benefit from a library; computer lab; science labs; drama, music and arts studios; quiet areas and prayer rooms; assembly room (which is converted for school theatre productions); and a senior study room.

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor play area, football field, basketball/volleyball court, tennis court. More facilities (cycling, hiking, golf, swimming, ice hockey, baseball, gym and high-ropes) are available in the local area.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Townshend International School is a co-educational English-medium residential and day school, accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education. Located opposite Hluboka castle in beautiful South Bohemia, TIS offers courses leading to Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE and A Levels.


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