Prague
International, Christian curriculum
Ages 6 to 18

Christian International School of Prague

Legerova 5 120 00 Prague 2
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Number of students

85

Number of nationalities represented in the school

About 20 each year.

Most common nationality

American

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

Our classroom size can fluctuate during the school year, as internationals move in and out of Prague, from about 5 to 15. We believe students benefit academically from small class sizes.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, each year we have a number of interns who assist teachers.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes. Native English speakers teach our core curriculum in both elementary and secondary, and Czech teachers teach our full range of Czech classes. An exception is our high school German elective that is taught by the head our our language department, who is Czech.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes, we have an extensive English Language Learning (ELL) program that is available for both elementary and secondary levels. Students in the program receive individual or group instruction in speaking, reading, and writing. They also remain integrated in their grade level classroom .

Additional language classes offered by the school

Czech courses are offered for both elementary and secondary students, at many levels from beginner through native speaker. Other languages such as German are offered as electives for secondary students, according to staffing and student interest. Some students have studied languages such as Spanish though online courses as well.

Use of technology in the classroom

We maintain a computer lab with student workstations. In addition to assignments integrated with classroom work, we offer Information Technology electives in the secondary school, including graphic design and computer programming.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the grade level, and honors courses at the secondary level have additional homework. Parents and older students are asked to read and agree to specific guidelines in the Parent-Student Handbook.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Not at this time.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We have several types of assessments, administered on the CISP campus prior to enrollment: for Grade 1 (age 6), a Readiness test; for Grades 2-12, we use the WRAT (Wide-Range Achievement Test); and for non-native English speakers, we have a test to place students in our English Language Learning program.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

In order to accommodate our international families who move to Prague throughout the year, we have no registration deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we do. We encourage students to begin at or near the start of a marking period or term. Exceptions are made upon approval of the Administration.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Most graduates attend universities, and some choose to work or take a gap year.

External examinations or assessments available

Our students are given the TerraNova standardized achievement tests each spring. Secondary students who take the College Board SAT or the ACT are exempt from this.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, CISP is founded on Christian principles and faith, and we teach the Bible as part of our curriculum.

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

We model and teach our students respect for all religious beliefs, and do not coerce students to believe the Christian faith.

School bus service available

No, we do not. We are within walking distance of the I.P. Pavlova metro and tram stops.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. We have a certified special education teacher with additional training in educational therapy. We offer educational therapy in our Discovery Program based on a program developed by the National Institute for Learning Development (http://nild.org/).
Additionally, we are able to provide academic tutoring in our tutoring center.

Learning support offered

Educational Therapy is provided through our Discovery program. Students have two or three one-on-one sessions per week with an educational therapist. Additionally, they are supported in their academic classes with accommodations and modifications as needed. Tutoring can also be arranged through the tutoring center (as staff allows) for specific classes and for organizational skills.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

CISP actively looks for ways to support students who are gifted academically, and our School Counselor consults with parents and teachers to find ways to challenge those students. A team is meeting to determine the possibility of establishing a special program in the future. At the high school level, we offer challenging courses to prepare students for the Advanced Placement (AP) exams, which allow for transfer of credit to many universities in Europe and USA.

Student access to education psychologist

Each spring an educational psychologist spends time at our school to provide academic testing.

School start time

8:40

School finish time

Elementary students finish at 15:30, and Secondary at 16:15. On Wednesdays, the school day ends at 14:00.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we have after school programs and after school supervision.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Currently, we have classes in swimming, aikido (martial arts), ballet and other dance, and a chess club. Secondary students can also participate in volleyball, basketball, and soccer. A peer taught writer's workshop is being developed by student leaders, and other programs happen according to student interest and instructor availability.

School provided lunches

Yes, providing hot meals in the Czech style. Students also have the option of bringing their own lunches.

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

Students may bring their own lunch or purchase from several vendors that we order from.

Sports activities included

Elementary and middle school students participate in regular physical education classes. At the high school level, both PE and Strength and Fitness classes are offered as electives. We have an extensive weight room with exercise equipment.

Sports facilities at the school

We have two hard surface pitches in our courtyard, and two small gyms.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, for middle and high school students, we have volleyball, soccer (football), and basketball teams. Some of our students choose to participate in community teams and competitions as well (American football, figure skating, hockey, etc.)

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in CZK

Yearly fees: 164,600 Kč
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 2,000 Kč
Total first year fees: 166,600 Kč
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: info@cisprague.org
School's webpage: www.cisprague.org
School's Fees webpage: www.cisprague.org/tuition.cfm
Address: Legerova 5 120 00 Prague 2