We have been offering general education at our eight-year and four-year Grammar School for 26 years, now also with extensive teaching of natural sciences and a special focus on languages. The tuition, which culminates with the school-leaving examination, takes place only as full-time study according to the School Educational Programme, which has been created in accordance with the statutory Framework Educational Programme based on Act No. 561/2004 Coll., as amended, on preschool, primary, secondary, tertiary and other education (the Education Act). As one of few schools, our Grammar School is licensed by the Ministry of Education to teach some subjects in a foreign language, which is also reflected in our students’ school reports. PRIGO collaborates with over 20 foreign schools, from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, USA and China (click here). These aspects help our students initiate their university studies more easily both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Language teaching takes place in a newly built language and computer classroom and also uses the elements of the so-called blended learning – operational on-line teaching involving e-learning and multimedia resources. We have recently built and opened two new specialised classrooms of natural sciences and started using the American educational and experimental PASCO system, which provides interactive experiments in biology, physics and chemistry. We have also newly opened a botanical garden with a school greenhouse and an outdoor classroom. For the purpose of social sciences education, we also opened a courtroom replica, in which our students can participate in real-like legal proceedings while wearing court dresses and role-playing in a courtroom environment.
Eight-year Grammar School – Grammar School Programme 79-41-K/81
The programme of general eight-year Grammar School enjoys the advantages of studying at a multi-year Grammar School that focuses on gifted students and their preparation which is more comprehensive, continuous and long-term than in the case of typical four-year Grammar Schools. Multi-year Grammar Schools also benefit from the synergies and transfer of experience among different age groups of children and students. Eight-year Grammar Schools are usually applied for by more gifted and able pupils of primary schools, who usually stand out among their peers in the class. The admission procedure for talented children is not so stressful as in the case of four-year Grammar Schools because if they fail, they still have an option of applying for the six-year or four-year Grammar Schools.
The curriculum and the school educational programme can be downloaded here.
Four-year Grammar School – Grammar School Programme 79-41-K/41
The programme of the general four-year Grammar School focuses on gifted students who have decided to start studying at a Grammar School after completing the compulsory education at the elementary school. These are students who want to have the typical Grammar-school education but who also want to be specialised in natural sciences.
The curriculum and the school educational programme can be downloaded here.
As the only Grammar School in the region, we focus on the extensive teaching of medical, pharmaceutical and veterinary fields of study as well as on the preparation of our students for the admission procedure at universities specialised in these disciplines. The Grammar School further cooperates with teachers from medical, pharmaceutical and veterinary faculties, and our students are involved in many projects in this area. Unlike the secondary medical schools, we do not prepare our students for a medical profession after they have completed the secondary school – we focus on further possible studies at universities specialised in these fields, by guiding and motivating our students through various school and extra-curricular activities. We prepare our graduates who will be specialised in natural sciences with excellent language skills and general social and cultural knowledge, which will enable them to apply for any university after finishing our Grammar School. The decision is always up to the students themselves – as they, especially in senior years, select from a wide range of optional subjects in order to tailor their study specialisation to their preferred university choices. We also cooperate with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ostrava on the project called ‘Become a University Student on Trial’, in which our students go through the university studies at this faculty and all that it entails. The purpose of this project is that our gifted students can try rehearse-studying at a university even at the time of their secondary-school studies.
The second specialisation is the preparation for the studies at natural-scientific and technical faculties, or alternatively at faculties of economics, with an emphasis on mathematics, physics, geography, IT and related disciplines. Our Grammar School cooperates with teachers from the above-mentioned universities, and the students are involved in many projects in this area. All specialisations take into account the exclusive teaching of foreign languages – development of language skills and preparation for the school-leaving exam. Despite the specialisations mentioned above, the education we provide is in accordance with the Framework Educational Programme for Grammar Schools, so our graduates receive universal education, including instruction in humanities and culture, though with excellent skills in languages and natural sciences. Our students have broad general knowledge with excellent results in the school-leaving exam and they become successful in their further studies at prestigious universities in the country and very often abroad.
You can find information about the admission procedure here.
School and classroom facilities
The school is situated at Mojmírovců St. in a very pleasant neighbourhood of the residential part of Ostrava – Mariánské Hory, close to 28. října St., with very good transportation accessibility both by car and tram (lines 4, 8 and 9). The Prostorná tram stop is less than 200 m away. Vast school grounds for students’ extracurricular activities make part of the school’s premises. The school’s interior is modernly equipped and mostly newly reconstructed. Another new hall has been opened this year. The classrooms are furnished with new or fairly new chairs and desks with inbuilt computers, and the classrooms also include multimedia equipment with overhead projectors. Interactive boards and specialised laboratories, such as for teaching chemistry, biology or languages, are a commonplace. We also have our own gym on our school premises, which is also very well equipped. We have completed a language and computer classroom, a new classroom-courtroom, two new science classrooms, a botanical garden with a school greenhouse and an outdoor classroom. Our students can also spend their leisure time by playing at two table-football tables, a table tennis table and now also outdoor skittles. You can have a look at our school by clicking here.
Studying with no tuition fees and the scholarship
Studying with no tuition fees
We are a non-state secondary school for very well performing students who are interested in studying a general Grammar School focused on languages and humanities. With regard to making education available and the membership in the PRIGO Group, the tuition fees are covered from the scholarship fund for all students without serious disciplinary offences who initiate their studies in the 2020/2021 school year based on the headmistress’ decision. Studying without tuition fees is guaranteed for the entire study period, even though standard tuition fees are around CZK 9 900 per month.
The PRIGO Scholarship Fund allows the provision of social and merit scholarships and the financing of tuition fees for individual students or alternatively the reduction or exemption of tuition fees for a particular field or a whole school within the PRIGO Group. It is also used to support project and civic activities of PRIGO pupils, students and teachers based on approved projects. The PRIGO Scholarship Fund also allows third parties outside the PRIGO Group to receive grant funds if the tender terms and conditions are met. The granting of scholarship funds is decided by the PRIGO Strategic Board (PSB).
The PRIGO Medical and Science Grammar School provides merit and project scholarships. The merit scholarship is awarded to any pupil or student without serious disciplinary offences, in pursuance of the Scholarship Rules. The usual amount of merit scholarship ranges between CZK 500 – 2 000 per month. The project scholarship is awarded to any pupil or student who defends their scientific or another project and commits themselves to solve it. The usual project support is between CZK 10 000 and CZK 50 000 a year.
Interesting scholarships are also awarded for successfully representing our Grammar School or when passing the school-leaving exam with honours.