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International and Lithuanian
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Ages 2 to 16

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CityVilnius
CurriculumsInternational and Lithuanian
Languages of instructionEnglish and Lithuanian
Age RangeAges 2 to 16
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Lithuanian
Native English and Lithuanian teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Lithuanian)
Class sizes Average 17 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €6,740
to: €7,776
Address: Šeimyniškių g. 21B, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Number of students

230

Number of nationalities represented in the school

12

Most common nationality

Lithuanian

Ratio of local students to international students

12 to 1

Native English and Lithuanian speaking teachers

Most of the teachers are native speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Lithuanian

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French and Spanish

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

17

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Both teachers and students have computers at their disposal (with the number of computers varying depending on the education stage: 2 PCs per classroom in primary school vs. a laptop for each student in the secondary). We use interactive whiteboards, SMART boards, and projectors. All technology available is used for facilitating the use of digital learning tools in addition to conventional teaching. This includes various educational apps like Kahoot, Twinkl, Epic!, material sharing tools like Seesaw, TEAMS, Moodle, creative tools like Canva.com, iMovie, padlet.com, feedback tools like SLIDO, Mentimeter, 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)

The educational concept of our school emphasizes the importance of live interaction and on-site learning experiences during the educational process, but in certain cases (e. g., emergencies or implementation of international projects), we are ready to use online classroom technologies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Apart from the possibility for the students to choose between religion and ethics provided for in the national curriculum, they do not practice religion at the school.

External examinations or assessments available

International Certificate Young Learners (PTE YL) test (not compulsory but completed on free choice of almost all our 4 grade students); IELTS tests, envisaged by the school as soon as it reaches the upper secondary education level; standardised diagnostic tests in grades 4 and 8 (a means to check where the students stand in the nationwide context, although not compulsory); International Pangea Mathematics Competition.

Results in these examinations

Results range from good to great; gold, silver and bronze medals at the Pangea Mathematics Competition.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Saulės Gojus is a school without homework, which means that the students are encouraged to accomplish their tasks during their classes or during independent work sessions foreseen in the schedule. Therefore, homework is done only in exceptional cases, assigned by a teacher or done of the student's own will.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Our school has grades 1 to 10, thus comprising 2 levels of formal education: primary and lower secondary school level. 100% of our students attend upper secondary schools after graduating from Saulės Gojus.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Special educational assistance is provided in accordance with the special assistance procedure approved and introduced to each family by Saulės Gojus. The school has a small team of professionals (speech therapist, special pedagogue, psychologist, social pedagogue) and implements social and emotional learning programmes, like Lions Quest and

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

By individualising educational content and assigning more challenging tasks as well as by applying the Extra Mile concept in the secondary education level (i. e., providing possibilities to implement extracurricular activities and leadership initiatives, prepare for competitions and contests, etc.).

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

There are no entrance exams, but a thorough screening is performed before enrolling a new student: interview with the student's parents, interview with the student (if applying for secondary school level), screening of the student's native language development, testing of English language skills (for students from grade 3 upwards), screening of social-emotional skills (questionnaire for parents, observation of the student in the classroom by a psychologist), a request for additional information from the former school (if deemed necessary).

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Evaluation is based on the results of the screening of a student's social-emotional behaviour and skills (please see above).

Waiting list

In general, there is no waiting list, but the possibility to be placed in one grade or the other varies from year to year.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no strict deadline for registration, but at least one week before the 1st of September (beginning of a school year in Lithuania) must be reserved for the enrollment formalities to be completed.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes (only in primary school)

School bus service available

No

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes, additional meals for vegetarians, vegans, as well as gluten and lactose intolerant children are offered.

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Aerobic gymnastics, ceramics, Karate, street dance, drama, mindfulness, chess, robotics, Aikido, singing, physiotherapy (the list is subject to change from academic year to academic year)

Sports activities included

Our school curriculum includes PE in secondary school and Aikido in primary school.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

There are no permanent sports teams in our school. However, basketball and chess tournaments are being organised annually.

Sports facilities at the school

Aikido and gymnastics room, outdoor basketball court

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in 2004, Saulės Gojus pioneered Lithuania's bilingual education, employing the language immersion method from age 3 and later evolving into a bilingual Lithuanian-English school. Dedicated to nurturing mindful individuals who are ready to embrace the future, the school underscores the significance of the learning-to-learn competency as a vital lifelong skill. The educational plan allocates time for strengthening independent learning abilities, supported by a structured mentoring programme. Saulės Gojus is the first educational institution in Lithuania to integrate Howard Gardner‘s theory into its educational methodology, allowing consistent and holistic monitoring of the child‘s development from pre-school age to secondary education level.

Teaching approach of the school

Saulės Gojus is bound by the national curriculum, but by establishing bilingual primary classes and actively applying the CLIL method in secondary education level, the school makes English a vital educational tool and a permanent medium for communication and creative expression throughout all of its education levels. By integrating educational content, the school provides a thorough understanding of real-world knowledge and fosters learning motivation. The abandonment of standardised tests in favour of a portfolio-based evaluation system allows Saulės Gojus to cultivate essential learning-to-learn skills, fostering shared responsibility among educational partners (students, teachers, and parents) for the sake of the student‘s future academic success. An annual description of students‘ achievements, aligned with Howard Gardner‘s theory of multiple intelligences, facilitates continuous monitoring of their educational development, providing a comprehensive portrayal of their personality growth.

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