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International School of Prague
The International School of Prague is an independent, coeducational day school which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded in 1948. The school year comprises 3 trimesters extending from late August to mid June.

Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors, 3 of whom are elected by the parents of children enrolled, 5 of whom are elected by the Board, and 1 of whom is appointed by the U.S. Ambassador. The School is not officially recognized by the government of the Czech Republic, nor is its program in any way regulated by the Czech Ministry of Education.

Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S. private, independent schools, with modifications made to meet the needs of pupils from different countries. Instruction is in English. German and French are taught as foreign languages in grades 1-5, while French, German, and Spanish are offered to students in grades 6-12. English-as-a-Second-Language is also offered. The School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Because ISP is committed to continuous improvement, it is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. From August 2001 ISP has a satellite campus in Olomouc, a fast growing university town southeast of Prague. There is no religious instruction.

Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 90 full-time and 4 part-time faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year, enrollment was 737 (PK-grade 5: 360; grades 6-8: 157; and grades 9-12: 220).

Facilities: The School is housed in a newly constructed, purpose-built facility on the outskirts of Prague which can accommodate up to 750 students. The new campus includes a state-of-the-art library, 2 MacIntosh computer laboratories, 4 science laboratories, 2 gymnasia, a theater, a cafeteria with hot lunch service, playgrounds, outside basketball and tennis courts, and 2 soccer fields and added 400m2 classroom space. All classrooms are wired for advanced technology, and computers are available throughout the School.

Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, about 99% of the School's income derives from regular day school tuition and registration fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK3: $8,000; PK4: $9,275; Kdg.-grade 5: $13,300; grades 6-8: $14,400; and grades 9-10: $15,900, and grade 12: $16,300. There is a registration fee of $1,000 payable on first enrollment in the School and an annual capital assessment fee of $1,325 for PK3 and PK4 and $2,675 for grades Kdg.-grade 12. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)


Mr. Robert Landau, Director
International School of Prague
Nebusicka 700
164 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Tel: 420-220-384-216
Fax: 420-220-960-220
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Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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