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Admissions Process

Duhovka Elementary Admissions Process and Enrollment Requirements for School Year 2022/2023
 

Admission of Children to Grade 1


All those who sent a preliminary application to the school (via email at info@duhovkaskola.cz or sent to the address of the school), delivered no later than March 31, 2022, will be invited to the enrolment.

Date and place of enrolment:

The enrolment will take place from 6 April to 7 April 2022 at an individually agreed time. Depending on the epidemic situation and on the type and extent of epidemic measures stipulated by legal regulations, or competent state administration bodies, the enrolment will take place either online or in person. In the case of the form in-person, it will take place at the address of the school, i.e., in Prague 6, Nad Kajetánkou 134/9.

Information on the specific form of registration and the time will be sent to the legal representatives of the registered children individually by e-mail.

 

Estimated number of children admitted: 35

 

Admission criteria

In the case of the in-person form of enrollment, the following criteria will be applied for the decision on the admission of a child to fulfill compulsory school attendance at Duhovka Elementary School:

  1. Prior attendance to Duhovka Preschool (this priority criterion is only considered if the child has been attending the Preschool for the minimum of 12 months prior to the Enrollment). The number of points gained by the prior attendance of Duhovka Preschool will directly correlate with the period of time spent there. We recommend submitting a preliminary application for these purposes by 31 January 2022.

  2. The suitability of the school educational program, or the Montessori bilingual concept of the school, for the child (verification within the enrollment or - if the child does not participate in the enrollment for any reason - at any time before it on the basis of an individual agreement, and an individual interview with parents). 

  3. Level of the child’s language abilities - children who have mastered Czech and English language on a native speaker level or at least on such a level that they are able to communicate with native speakers fluently and spontaneously without any special efforts on either side. 

  4. Siblings of children attending any Duhovka school. 

  5. An individual meeting with the child's parents, usually attended by the school director and one of the school owners. The aim of this interview is to clarify whether the school's educational offer is identical to the parent's demand, that is, the parent accepts and is interested in what our school offers, and to prove the suitability of the school's educational program for the child. The meeting will take place before the enrolment date.

  6. Signing the contract on the provision of education between the school and the child's legal representative within 30 days of the announcement of the school director's proposal to admit the child by e-mail (signing the agreement is a condition for the child's admission).

Parents will receive the result of the admission process in the form of a proposal of acceptance or a decision not to admit a child within 5 working days after the Enrollment via email. At the same time, the results are published on the school’s website (under the children’s number codes). The admission decision will be issued when the contract is signed, 30 days after the Enrollment at the latest. The decision not to admit a child is hand delivered by post to the legal guardians.

Should there be any spots left or become available later on, parents whose child placed next in the order of applicants will be contacted with regard to a proposal of acceptance immediately.

 

You can download the application HERE, you can edit the downloaded application on the computer.

 

Admission of Children to Grade 2 - 5

The admissions process to an upper grade begins at a time when a space becomes available in a class. This is mostly the case at the end of the school year, or in the mid-term. Since the school is currently full at capacity, the admission of children during the school year is very exceptional.

Those applying for admission of the child to an upper grade submit their applications any time during the year (however, for the next school year not earlier than mid-November of the previous year). By filing the application the child is ranked on the waiting list. The rank affects the admission only partially, another criterion is the result of the test school stay, which the child must undergo usually for the period of one week. The test school stay is agreed upon by the school and the parents at a time when a space becomes available. The purpose of the test school stay is to check whether our form of education is suitable for the child, while also checking their basic English skills and their ability to communicate correspondingly to the respective year (the upper the year, the more important the ability to communicate with the English teacher for the overall mastery of the subject). The last condition for the admission of the child is a personal meeting of both parents with representatives of the school management.

Admission to an upper grade is usually a transfer from an elementary school (be that a child attending school in our country or abroad). As regards the elementary school in the Czech Republic, the parents will inform it about the transfer only in the case of the admission of the child to Duhovka. Documentation concerning the child shall be sent by the current school to the new school based on an official request by us confirming that the child has really started attending our school.

You can download the application HERE, you can edit the downloaded application on the computer.

 

Admission of Children to Grade 6

The admissions process to Grade 6 takes place if spaces become available after 5th graders have left school (usually to go to eight-year high schools). The number of available spaces will be announced by the school director not later than May 31 and at the same time parents of the children who applied for admission will be informed about the organization of the admissions process.

Those interested in having their child admitted to Grade 6 submit applications for admission any time during the year (however, for admissions for the following school year no sooner than Mid-November of the previous year). The date of the submission of the application is not relevant in this case.

The following criteria will apply for the admissions process:

  1. Assessment of the child during a one-day test stays - the assessment will include academic (Czech, English, mathematics tests) as well as social skills of the child necessary for the study in the Montessori bilingual school.  When assessing the knowledge of the Czech language, the child’s long-term stay abroad, if any, and their different mother tongue shall be taken into account.
  2. A previous attendance of a Montessori school
  3. Bilingual children who speak Czech and English at the native speaker level or at least at such a level enabling them to communicate fluently and spontaneously with native speakers without much effort on both sides.
  4. Siblings of children attending any Duhovka school.
  5. An individual meeting with the parents of the child, usually attended by the school director and one of the school founders. The aim of this interview is to clarify whether the educational offer of the school is identical to parents' expectations, i.e. that the parent accepts and is interested in what our school offers. The meeting will take place before the enrolment date. (The precondition for the admission of the child is merely the fact that the meeting is held, its course and results will have no effect on admission.)

You can download the application HERE, you can edit the downloaded application on the computer.

 

Scholarship

The Duhovka Education System offers a possibility to apply for a scholarship. The scholarship may contribute towards the tuition as well as towards other fees.  Below, please find more information and also the scholarship application.
For the scholarship application, please, send it to email info@duhovkaskola.cz.

Scholarship Approval Process here
Scholarship application here

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