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Our curriculum at Leonardo da Vinci Academy offers a high quality, bespoke experience for all students at an appropriate level for their age and ability. At all stages of education high quality lessons in the classroom are supplemented by regular excursions into the city making the most of the history, culture and arts that Prague has to offer.


Our students start school each day at 08.30 and finish at 15.30,

with an optional extra-curricular programme taking place after school



Primary School

(Grade 1-6)

Student wellbeing is of the highest priority; all of our students will be supported to grow and mature by being provided the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of everyday life including within local, national and international communities alongside the support needed to overcome adversary and develop resilience. We do not seek to overload students with excessive homework, tests, and pressure, but instead to teach students to find pleasure in learning and look forward to coming to school every day.


Our primary programme blends the best of the Czech National Curriculum with the best of the Pearson Edexcel iPrimary and International Primary Curriculum to produce a comprehensive and well-balanced curriculum which provides children with a solid foundation for the best start in in their academic career.


We teach the Primary curriculum in a CLIL method to provide a broad curriculum which introduces each child to a wide range of concepts, experiences, knowledge and skills and promotes spiritual, moral, social, cultural, intellectual and physical development. Language is a core priority for the development of our students and therefore is taught by a combination of qualified native speaking Czech and English teachers.

Students will receive their Czech school certificate, and externally assessed certificates in English as a First Language, Mathematics and Science from Pearson Edexcel; the world's largest UK education awarding body, at the end of their Primary Education.


Secondary School

(Grades 7 - 9)


Our lower secondary curriculum seeks to build upon a student’s primary education to provide a solid foundation for study in either a Czech Gymnasium, or IGCSEs in an International School.


All of our students will follow a combination of the Czech curriculum and the Pearson Edexcel iLowerSecondary curriculum with a priority on developing skills and knowledge in Czech, EnglishNumeracy, and Science. We also incorporate an additional language,  the Humanities, Creative Arts, and a comprehensive Physical Education programme including regular swimming classes and an assortment of different sports.


Leonardo V. Academy prides itself on its innovative project based curriculum which enables students to become self-managing and self-organised, able to work independently or in effective teams. They develop essential skills enabling them to critically carry out research, process information, make appropriate use of ICT, present their findings in public, and are not afraid to take new opportunities presented.

At the end of Grade 9, students will leave with a Czech school certificate[1]  and externally assessed certificates in English, Maths and Science, awarded by Pearson Edexcel International. We provide comprehensive careers counselling during Grade 9 to enable students to choose a pathway to either a Czech gymnasium, or to continue their education in our High school or at an international school elsewhere in the world.


Grammar School

(Grades 10 - 13)

Our Grammar School focus is on developing well-rounded students who are able to flourish in an ever-changing world.We focus on four main areas:


Academics: We provide globally recognised qualifications which allow access to the best universities in the world.


Wellbeing: We look after our students' emotional wellbeing. All of our students are resilient and able to take care of their own happiness, but not afraid to ask for help if needed.


Leadership: We provide our students with the skills and experiences necessary to become leaders of themselves, and leaders of others.


Global Awareness: All of our students are aware of their place in the world and are tolerant, understanding and accommodating of others.




(Grades 10 and 11)


All students will study the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) awarded by Pearson Edexcel International. The IGCSE is a globally recognised qualification with academic content and assessment designed specifically for international learners. They provide an externally assessed qualification which will be used to evidence core academic competencies in subjects required for university admissions.


All students will be expected to study and sit externally assessed examinations at the end of Grade 11 in:


Students will also have the opportunity to choose optional subjects according to their interests in

All Czech nationals will study Czech Language & Literature, and History according to the requirements of the Czech Ministry of Education.


All students will leave with a minimum of 10 IGCSE qualifications providing the very best foundation from which to continue their path towards an outstanding university.


Throughout Grades 10 and 11 students receive bespoke careers counseling allowing them to make an informed choice for the next stage of their education, to pick a route which will enable them to achieve their goals.

Pre-University studies

(Grade 12 and 13)


Leonardo V. Academy is currently looking towards the future. As of this moment our Pearson Edexcel accreditation allows us to offer International A-Levels. Leonardo da Vinci Academy is also a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

By the time we open our school to its first cohort of Grade 12 students we will have a programme which

  • Offers the Czech Maturita to all Czech nationals

  • Provide qualification which allow all students to attend an outstanding university

  •  Delivers comprehensive careers counselling and support.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.   

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