Prague
International, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Riverside School

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 462,000 Kč
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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 17 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 462,000 Kč
This school has more than one campus in Prague:
Primary and Junior High Campus: Ages 5 to 14
Early Years Campus: Ages 3 to 5

Address: Chittusiho 14/45 160 00 Praha 6 – Bubeneč Czech Republic

Senior High Campus: Ages 14 to 18

Address: Milady Horákové 300/129 160 00 Praha 6 – Hradčany Czech Republic

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 40

Ratio of local students to international students

20% local : 80% international

Max. number of students per class

The maximum class and tutor group size is 18. In the High School classes can be smaller for some specialist subjects, where the teacher/student ratio is 1:8.

Average number of students per class

17

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Riverside teachers come from across the English speaking world, in particular the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The French, German, Spanish and Czech teachers primarily teach in their first language. In addition to being teaching certified graduates many of the school's teaching staff hold higher degrees.

Language support for students not fluent in English

To support the school's international population, Riverside offers additional English language support at all grade levels.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Czech, French, German, Spanish, Latin

Use of technology in the classroom

Years 6 to 13 receive a laptop computer for use at school. Years 7 to 13 may take them home. These are returned each summer break for clean-up and reconfiguration. Children in lower years have access to notebooks and computers. Interactive white boards are available in each classroom.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

- Years 1 & 2: Up to 20 minutes per night reading, spelling & curriculum activities
- Year 3: Up to 30 minutes per night
- Years 4: & 5 30 minutes per night
- Year 6: 50 minutes per night
- Year 7: 60 minutes/night
- Year 8: 60 minutes/night
- Year 9: 90 minutes/night
- Years 10 & 11: up to 120 minutes/night
- Years 12 & 13: up to 180 minutes/night

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on spaces available.

Entry evaluation for students

No

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Rolling admission.

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Riverside recognizes that all students have their own needs, their talents and skills and does all it can to draw these from them through academic subjects, sport, the arts and drama. Specialist teaching staff throughout the school provide support, teaching and advice for students with particular needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The gifted and talented are supported by the following aims:
- The raising of aspirations for all students
- High expectations of achievement for all students
- Greater enterprise, self-reliance and independence for all students

In order to achieve these aims, Riverside will ensure that all students have opportunities to develop specific skills or talents. Differentiation in class is the model. Students who take part in the Gifted and Talented extension provision are identified through their test scores, teacher nominations, predicted test & examination results and reading ages.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:30

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Riverside has an extensive after school programme of creative, artistic, sporting, skills for life and outward bound activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Striking and Fielding Games
Fundamental skills / Minor Games
Net and Wall Games
Fitness and Individual Sports

Sports facilities at the school

Football pitch, outdoor multi purpose sports court that can be covered in winter.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Riverside develops the whole child, academically, physically, socially and spiritually. Its focus is on ‘learning for life’ and the school has as its motto ‘come here son and learn to be wise’

Teaching approach of the school

Riverside’s aim is to provide a relevant international curriculum for every child to enrich their life and to prepare him or her for the experiences, opportunities and responsibilities of adult life. Riverside’s Primary Curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales.

Junior High provides the foundation for secondary education. It builds on the learning and skills acquired in Primary and Elementary schools to deliver a curriculum which gives each student a broad range of knowledge, skills and opportunities for the future.

Riverside’s High School curriculum centres around the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme. Graduating students earn the Riverside High School Diploma by acquiring the requisite number of credits in a broad area of the curriculum (described in our Senior High Curriculum Document) and also pursue the IB Diploma.