Wonderland Academy

Wonderland Academy is a private language elementary school that builds students’ fluency in Czech and English from the start of pre-school, as well as a third language (Spanish or German) from the start of the second grade. The Wonderland Academy educational program is designed to suit both students with previous knowledge of the English language and those who do not yet have it.

Wonderland Academy is a school that is based on friendliness, respectful and caring relationships between staff and children, and a comfortable environment. The small number of children in the classes allows not only an individualized approach to each student, but also contributes to the family atmosphere that we encourage in our school.

What our school offers

  • Pleasant, family-oriented environment
  • Open and consistent communication between the school and parents
  • Bilingual teaching of mostly all subjects
  • A second foreign language beginning in the second grade
  • A team of educators with kind and professional attitudes
  • Small classes with a personal and individualized approach to each student
  • On-site school counseling office with support staff (school psychologist, speech therapist and special pedagogue)
  • Modern teaching equipment (interactive whiteboards, iPads, microscopes, etc.)
  • School library
  • Variety of after-school programs and clubs
  • Variety of activities based on student interests
  • Annual school trips in nature, including a swimming camp and ski trip
  • Healthy and tasty meals provided (snacks and lunches)

Program pro mezinárodní studenty

Originální vzdělávací koncepce Wonderland Academy spočívá v simultánní česko-anglické výuce většiny předmětů. Ve třídě jsou standardně přítomni dva učitelé, Čech a rodilý mluvčí, kteří se při vedení hodiny střídají. Ve škole je tímto způsobem nastaveno přirozené bilingvní prostředí, ve kterém děti snadno získají schopnost tzv. code-switchingu, tj. přepínání z jednoho jazykového kódu do druhého.

Wonderland Academy je jedinou školou v České republice, ve které je code-switching základním pilířem jazykové výuky.

Výroční zpráva

Originální vzdělávací koncepce Wonderland Academy spočívá v simultánní česko-anglické výuce většiny předmětů. Ve třídě jsou standardně přítomni dva učitelé, Čech a rodilý mluvčí, kteří se při vedení hodiny střídají. Ve škole je tímto způsobem nastaveno přirozené bilingvní prostředí, ve kterém děti snadno získají schopnost tzv. code-switchingu, tj. přepínání z jednoho jazykového kódu do druhého.

Wonderland Academy je jedinou školou v České republice, ve které je code-switching základním pilířem jazykové výuky.

A Unique Educational Program

The original educational concept of Wonderland Academy consists of the simultaneous teaching of most subjects in both Czech and English. It is standard that almost every subject is taught in two languages. This standard creates a natural bilingual environment in the school, in which students easily acquire the ability of code-switching (i.e. switching from one language code to another).

We Combine Classic and Modern Teaching Methods

At Wonderland Academy, we build on the latest educational principles. Our educational pillars are based on language education, critical thinking, financial literacy, the ability to speak and present, and knowledge of computer technology. At Wonderland, we recognize that every student is unique and excels in different areas. Therefore, we implement a variety of teaching methods that enable a deeper understanding of individual students' personalities and the ways in which they approach learning, as well as help teachers discover each student's individual learning needs.

Objectives

  • Provide a quality bilingual education
  • Have a high success rate of graduates in admission to secondary schools
  • Provide a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • Provide an individual approach, care and support
  • Teach mutual understanding and respect of one another

Vision

Wonderland Academy values quality education, stability and trustworthiness. Through the unique curriculum and the expertise of our international teaching staff, Wonderland uses the best pedagogical strategies to ensure the excellent quality of primary and secondary school education. This allows parents to entrust their children to a single school for the entirety of compulsory school attendance, and not have to endure the stress of moving schools at the end of the 5th grade.

Mission

Wonderland Academy is a private school with a bilingual Czech-English curriculum. Within the primary school, students are provided with a quality academic education with a unique curriculum; excellent language teaching provided by an international teaching staff; a wide range of leisure activities including a variety of school groups and clubs; an individualized approach with a 1:7 ratio of the number of teachers to students; and a family environment with a comprehensive care and support program.

Student goals

  • Fluent in English - both spoken and written
  • Knowledge and skills that prepare them for further study
  • Ability to work independently and apply their knowledge to a variety of contexts
  • Ability to think creatively, and solve problems efficiently
  • Acts with honesty, a sense of responsibility and with respect for others
  • Helps and encourages others

Modern and Safe Environment

We strive to make students feel comfortable and content at Wonderland Academy. All spaces are equipped with modern, functional, and tasteful furnishings. In our Academy you will find bright and welcoming classrooms, an ICT classroom, language classrooms, a library, an art room, a gymnasium, quiet zones, a meditation room, and a spacious school cafeteria. The school garden has a multifunctional playground with certified play equipment, trampolines, and a quiet zone.