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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
Maximum 12 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 97,000 zł
to: 120,000 zł
Address: ul. Ledóchowskiej 2 02-972 Warsaw Poland
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Number of students

182

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 20

Most common nationality

Polish, British, American, Moldovan, Bulgarian, Swedish, Vietnamese, Korean

Max. number of students per class

The maximum class size is 12, but students are often in smaller sets allowing them to benefit from more focused and personalised teaching. We have an impressive ratio of student to teacher of 3:1.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Apart from English, which is our main language of instruction, we offer the following language classes - French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.

Use of technology in the classroom

Our teachers use interactive media: presentations, films, sources from the Internet. Each classroom is equipped with modern IT equipment.

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)

Following the Polish government’s decision to close schools to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Akademeia High School has moved to online learning for our students from Thursday, 12th March 2020. We conduct live lessons, online co-curricular activities, and virtual consultations, using Teams Microsoft platform. Learn more: https://akademeia.edu.pl/en/our-virtual-school/

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

No, but Akademeia is an academically selective school that strives to ensure the right fit between the student and the school. This is the main goal of our Academic Potential Assessment process.

Entry evaluation for students

Akademeia is an academically selective school with entry exams. Learn more: https://akademeia.edu.pl/en/admissions/admissions-2020-21/

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The recruitment process lasts for two days and is conducted over the course of a single weekend. Our recruitment (assessment) weekends include:
1. University lectures in English supplemented with tests to check the students’ abilities to learn and understand abstract content, analytical thinking, ability to draw conclusions, and ability to compare data.
2. English Language competence testing.
3. Individual meetings with subject teachers: we check not only a student’s knowledge but also, more importantly, their predisposition.
4. Two group tasks, in which we check soft skills and social abilities.
5. Mathematics test.

This assessment process was created with the aim of uncovering the academic knowledge and talents held by each individual student. In doing so, we can better understand how these may be enriched, developed, and employed in propelling students along the educational pathway to which they are most suited. At its conclusion, the student and parents receive a full report that is discussed at an individual meeting with the Admissions team. The report is also a basis for our admission decision.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we conduct online recruitment weekends.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The upcoming ONLINE recruitment weekend for 2020/21:

27-28th June - for Years 9, 10 & 12. Learn more and register: https://akademeia.edu.pl/en/recruitment-weekend-june/

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, till the end of October.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%. The 2019 graduating students took up places at the most prestigious universities, among others: Cambridge University, London School of Economics, University College London, SOAS, Exeter University, New York University, Parsons and Esade.

External examinations or assessments available

Britsh qualifications: iGSCEs and A-Levels.
We offer an intensive SAT exam course for students interested in applying to US universities. Find out more.

Results in these examinations

In 2019, our first cohort of pupils took their full (two year) A Levels. The results were excellent, with 74% of all completed A Levels graded A*/A.

To put that into context, The Independent Schools Council each year releases the statistics for all of its member schools in the UK and these are compiled into League Tables published in The Times. With 74% A*/A, Akademeia High School would be placed in the top 25 of Independent schools in the UK. We sit alongside some UK schools that have been in existence for over 500 years, a remarkable achievement for a new school.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

School bus service available

Yes.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

A student’s first experience of Akademeia is through our Academic Potential Assessment, which is part of our admissions process. This process was created with the aim of uncovering the academic knowledge and talents held by each individual student. Through the assessment process, we can better understand how these talents may be developed, enriched, and employed in propelling students along the educational pathway to which they are most suited. Our entrance process was designed by us, based on our personal knowledge of and experience of the Oxbridge interview system, as well as A Level requirements and other assessment methods. All assessment meetings are conducted exclusively by our own teachers. We assess not only each student’s current knowledge, but also evaluate their academic potential and skills.
All students are accompanied on their educational journey by mentors, who support their learning, inspire and guide their individual pursuits, and advise on their academic choices and throughout the university application process.

Student access to education psychologist

We care deeply about our students’ wellbeing because we believe good emotional and psychological wellbeing is a key requirement for academic success and more importantly for a fulfilled and happy life. Our dedicated Wellbeing Team provides individual support to students, conducts group workshops as part of the curriculum, and teaches students to develop self-help strategies to weather future storms.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

16:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer more than 50 co-curricular activities, among others Musical Theatre, Photography, Drama, School Newspaper, Robotics, Coding, Creative Writing, Debating, Global Development, Medicine, different types of Sports.
Eminent speakers from the worlds of academia, business, politics, and culture address and engage our students in lively debate and Q&A on a broad spectrum of topics and viewpoints.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

We offer a vegetarian menu.

Sports activities included

Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Fitness, Tennis, Badminton, Yoga.

Sports facilities at the school

Sports Hall

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. In 2019, we organised an Inter School Football Tournament and a Tennis Cup.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Akademeia High School is an international high school in Warsaw, offering A Levels and iGCSEs. Our school focuses on developing both students’ academic abilities and their artistic, athletic and leadership potential. All classes are conducted exclusively in English. Akademeia operates as a pre-university university.
We are an accredited UCAS centre, Cambridge International, Edexcel (Pearson) and AQA examination centre for the English GCE Advanced Levels which form the curriculum in the last two years. We have also prepared a special intensive SAT/ACT exam course for students who are interested in applying to American universities.

Teaching approach of the school

All our teachers are masters in their fields, with a wealth of qualifications from the world’s most prestigious universities. This intellectual bedrock is the foundation of our students' academic successes. Our students also benefit from the vast range of work-and-life experience garnered by our faculty through their years of working in the private sector. Our students therefore begin their studies with an accelerated maturity thanks to their time at Akademeia: we believe that a good university experience starts in school, which is why Akademeia looks, feels and operates like a university.

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