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Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 12 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 173,000 Kč
to: 290,000 Kč
This school has more than one campus in Ostrava:
Middle Years + Diploma Programme: Ages 11 to 18

Address: Gregorova 2582/3, 702 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic

Early Years + Primary Years: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Ostrčilova 2925/19 702 00, Ostrava, Czech Republic

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Number of students

190

Number of nationalities represented in the school

37

Most common nationality

Korean

Ratio of local students to international students

1/10

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer EAL (English as an Additional Language)

Additional language classes offered by the school

Czech, Spanish, German, Korean

Use of technology in the classroom

When needed, students have access to the school's Google Suite for Education, as well as specialised programs for subjects including Digital Design, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, etc...

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)

Yes. We believe that Concurrent Teaching, meaning lessons that are held in-school and simultaneously streamed on-line, will form an important part of the future of teaching and learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the task and whether it should be done collaboratively or individually, if it is a summative task or formative, etc...

Uniform required

In the Early Years and Primary Schools

Waiting list

Depending on the class.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

As part of the application process, parents are required to fill out a brief questionnaire and define any known educational support needs. Any concerns are flagged for further discussion. We do not have entrance examinations. Rather, upon arrival in Ostrava, registered students complete placement tests in English and Mathematics.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline. We accept school registration year-round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Results in these examinations

Above the world average.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

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

We have an open policy concerning religious and philosophical beliefs. Everyone has the right to practice what they believe. Proselytizing is not allowed.

School bus service available

No.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. We have SWBS (Student Wellbeing Services).

Learning support offered

The majority of new students require support in English as an Additional Language. Staff with SEN training work with parents, students, and other staff to implement individualised learning programs for learners needing light support. The school is not equipped to work with children with severe learning difficulties, but is open to helping parents find specialist solutions in the Ostrava area. The Student Wellbeing Services Coordinated is a qualified school psychologist.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Differentiated teaching and learning within the classroom, including more challenging tasks, encouragement to help lead other students, the possibility of attending specialised lessons, or special consultations with school staff or other specialists.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. We have a full-time school psychologist.

School start time

Regular lessons begin at 8:30am. In some subject areas, lessons may begin at 7:40am.

School finish time

Regular lessons end at 2:45pm at Early Years and Primary, and 3:30pm at Secondary. Extra lessons, Clubs and other activities may continue until 5:10pm.

Supervised care before/after school

No.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Early Years: Drama Club, Little Artists Club, Zumba Club, Robotics Club
Primary School: Student Council, Football, Basketball, Photography, Lego, German, EAL, Reading, Arts & Crafts, Korean Lessons, Traditional Korean or Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Line Dancing, Yoga & Mindfulness, Ukulele, Guitar, Music and Dance clubs.
Secondary School: Student Council, Student's Sports Association, Chess, Basketball, Football, Science, Board Games, Dance, Math, Art, Music, Duke of Edinburgh, and Drama clubs, Crispy! Student Magazine,

School provided lunches

Yes

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

School meals have a vegetarian alternative.

Sports activities included

Yoga, basketball, volleyball, football, handball, ultimate frisbee, badminton, gymnastics, aerobics, fitness training, obstacle races, dodgeball, athletics and more…

Sports facilities at the school

Fully equipped gym, 2 ballet rooms, access to swimming pool, outdoor track, large municipal park.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Occasional swimming and basketball invitationals.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

TOIS is a close-knit community. As the only IB Continuum School in the Czech Republic, offering IB Primary, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes for children aged 3-18, we put a strong emphasis on the IB Learner Profile, and on our Mission: Discover. Connect, Achieve. When surveyed, our kids tell us that they like to explore their passions and the world more deeply, work together, help each other, and make stuff.

Teaching approach of the school

The Mission of TOIS is to create a safe supportive atmosphere where all learners feel open to discovery, interested in making connections, and motivated to experiment and achieve goals they care about.

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