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American and Christian curriculums
Ages 6 to 18

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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 6 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 10 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 179,000 Kč
to: 203,200 Kč
Address: Legerova 5 120 00 Prague 2
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Number of students

136

Number of nationalities represented in the school

About 20 each year.

Most common nationality

American

Ratio of local students to international students

3:17

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

Our average classroom size varies from about 5 to 15. We believe students benefit academically from small class sizes.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

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 a Czech.

Language support for students not fluent in English

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. Students are also allowed to take language classes from other sources for credit at CISP.

Use of technology in the classroom

CISP maintains a computer lab with student workstations. Secondary students each are given a Chromebook. Teachers use projectors, interactive whiteboards, eBooks, Google classroom, and various websites to enhance instruction such as IXL.com and learning.com. Information Technology electives in the high school include graphic design and computer programming.

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)

During government lockdowns, secondary students at CISP used their Chromebooks, attended classes online through Google Meet, and received and returned assignments on Google Classroom. Elementary students used the online platform Seesaw to receive and respond to assignments. The classes also met once a day in a Google Meet.

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 interview; 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 in grades 3-12 are given the NWEA MAP assessment each fall and spring. High school students take the College Board PSAT and SAT.

Results in these examinations

Our students perform above the average in

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?

CISP allows students and families of any or no faith to attend. 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 several tram stops.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

This this time, our school only supports students with English language learning needs, through our ELL teachers and classes.

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. 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

8:15

School finish time

Elementary and middle school students finish at 14:50. High school ends at 15:40. On Wednesdays, the school day ends at 14:10.

Supervised care before/after school

Not at this time.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Secondary students can also participate in volleyball, basketball, and soccer. After school clubs before the pandemic included aikido (martial arts), ballet, chess club, science club, lego club. Many of these activities will resume soon.

School provided lunches

A cafeteria in the building provides 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.)

Other facilities at the school

The school has a library, computer lab, science lab, and chapel room which is used also for lunch and theater productions.

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