Graduates by year

In 2009 the first graduates left Open Gate. They were accepted to universities in the Czech Republic and the world. Each year, about a half of the students choose to study abroad. The countries of interest are Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland or Spain. Most students choose from a number of universities to which they have been accepted.

An overview of universities
to which Open Gate students have been accepted (a selection):

USA
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drew University
  • Mills College
  • Lynn University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale University
  • Aston University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Coventry University
  • Durham University
  • Imperial College London
  • Lancaster University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Newcastle University
  • The University of Aberdeen
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Manchester
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University College London
  • University of Abertay Dundee
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chester
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Kent
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York
  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
  • Universität Zürich
  • University of Lucerne
  • European University, Barcelona
  • Bocconi School Milano
  • Akcent College
  • Anglo-American University
  • CEVRO Institut
  • Czech Technical University in Prague | Faculty of Architecture
  • Czech Technical University in Prague / Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Czech Technical University in Prague / Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Czech Technical University in Prague / Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Czech Technical University in Prague | Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering
  • Czech Technical University in Prague | Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Charles´ University | 1st Medical Faculty
  • Charles´ University | 2nd Medical Faculty
  • Charles´ University | 3rd Medical Faculty
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Arts
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Humanities
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Maths and Physics
  • Charles´ University | Pedagogical Faculty
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Law
  • Charles´ University | Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Charles´ University Medical Faculty of Hradec Králové | General Medicine
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
  • Masaryk University, Faculty of Law
  • Prague College
  • Technical University of Liberec
  • Unicorn College, Prague
  • University of New York in Prague
  • University of Economics in Prague | Faculty of IT and statistics
  • University of Economics in Prague | Faculty of Business-economy
  • University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno | Veterinary Medicine
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Groningen

Graduates by year

Barbora Adlerová

Barbora Adlerová
  • Born in Moravian Prusy
  • Before Open Gate Boarding school went to the primary school in Vyškov, Nádražní 5.
  • From 2008 - 2010 worked in a student café at Open Gate.
  • Participated in many volunteer projects in the Czech Republic and abroad, such as NGO (Forum 2000), Czech Banat or Journey To The People (Brontosaurus Movement), Summer School for Secondary Development Cooperation (ARPOK), an organization of suburban camp for abandoned children in Ukraian Mukacheve (ADRA).
  • The studies in Open Gate completed with excellent grades in IB exam.
  • Now studies sociology at University of Warwick (Great Britain) with a financial support of The Kellner Family Foundation,

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Barbora Sommersová

Barbora Sommersová
  • Born in Chrudim.
  • She came to Open Gate in 2008 from the Dr. Jana Malík Primary School, Chrudim.
  • At Open Gate she was a member of the Student Council.
  • Her hobbies include various sports and running in partuclar. She represented Open Gate
  • during international running contests.
  • She finished Open Gate studies with the IB and the School Leaving Exam.
  • She was accepted to several universities in Great Britain; nevertheless, for the time being, she decided to take a year's pause to travel and work abroad.
  • Her future career should be connected with art.

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Ema Kulová

Ema Kulová
  • Born in Prague.
  • She transferred to Open Gate in 2009 from Nad Alejí Grammar School in Prague.
  • She was active in debating competitions.
  • Her hobbies include swimming and horse riding. In her free time she likes to meet new people or to learn Vietnamese.
  • She concluded Open Gate with the School Leaving Exam and the IB certificate in History, English and French.
  • She gained acceptance on condition to the University of Central Lancashire and the
  • University of Manchester. After grammar school she took a year off to travel and work abroad.
  • In future she would like to study Vietnamese or Chinese and to pursue her career in this sphere.

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Jáchym Hořejš

Jáchym Hořejš
  • Born in Prague.
  • He transferred to Open Gate in 2005 from the Jaroslava Seifert Grammar School in Prague.
  • He obtained the international TIE and IELTS certificates in English.
  • His hobbies include floorball, music (he played the guitar, cello and drums) a singing, travelling and meeting new people.
  • He concluded Open Gate studies with the School Leaving Exam and with the IB certificates in English and History.
  • He is studying Law at the University of Kent in Great Britain.

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Jan Brskovský

Jan Brskovský
  • Born in Prague.
  • He came to Open Gate from the FZŠ Brdičkova in Prague, volleyball specialisation.
  • During Open Gate studies he received the Director's Award for volunteering.
  • In his free time he does various sports.
  • He completed Open Gate with the IB certificate in English and Spanish and the School Leaving Exam.
  • At the moment he is gathering new experiences in Spain. After that he would like to continue with his studied at university.

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Kateřina Bošková

Kateřina Bošková
  • Born in Karlovy Vary.
  • Before Open Gate she spent a year at Schola Humanitas Lyceum at Vocational School of Environmental Protection in Litvínov.
  • In 2008 she experienced exchange fellowship in Sweden.
  • In her free time she studies psychology, rides a horse, swims and goes running.
  • She ended her Open Gate studies with the School Leaving Exam.
  • She is studying Psychology at the University of New York in Prague, with the financial support of The Kellner Family Foundation.

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Marie Salomonová

Marie Salomonová
  • Born in Prague.
  • Before Open Gate Boarding school went to the high School Nad Alejí in Prague.
  • World champion in online debates, vice-champion of Europe, four-time member of the national debating team and a member of historically first team to win the Czech and English Debate League.
  • She was one of the couches of The Debate Club in Open Gate.
  • Participated in national and international UN and NATO Models.
  • She received the full score in the U.S. admission tests - SATs, as well as the CAE certificate and Goethe zertifikat B2.
  • She likes to play Scrabble and floorball. He also plays guitar. He skis in winter and takes trips to the northern extreme conditions.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with excellent IB results.
  • Now she is studying at Yale University in the USA with the support from The Kellner Family Foundation. She was also accepted to Harvard University, Oxford University, University of York and University of Edinburgh.

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Martin Kalábek

Martin Kalábek
  • Born in Prague.
  • He came to Open Gate from the Uhelný trh Primary School in Prague which focuses on mathematics and IT.
  • He obtained the Director's Reward for community service.
  • He helped to edit the OG Chronicle.
  • He is the holder of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award medal.
  • His greatest interest is computer programming and design.
  • He is also a photographer and plays volleyball.
  • He ended Open Gate studies with the School Leaving Exam and the IB certificates in English and Mathematics.
  • He was accepted to several British universities, but decided to remain in the Czech Republic and to study Marketing at the University of Economy and Management in Prague.

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Michaela Nováková

Michaela Nováková
  • Born in Opava.
  • She came to Open Gate in 2007 from the T. G. Masaryk Primary School, Opava.
  • She is the holder of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award bronze, silver and gold medals.
  • Her hobbies include singing, (Latino-America) dances, the guitar and various sports.
  • She successfully concluded Open Gate with the School Leaving Exam.
  • She is studying Leisure and Tourism Management at the European University Barcelona.

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Michal Smetana

Michal Smetana
  • Born in Prague.
  • He came to Open Gate in 2005 from the General František Fajtl DFC Primary School in Prague.
  • He obtained the PET, TIE a FCE certificates in English.
  • He attended Maths competitions and won a bronze medal in the UK Maths Challenge.
  • He took part in numerous school activities (football and floorball tournaments and swimming competitions) and he also helped to organise them.
  • His main hobbies are cars, fitness, football, floorball, music and translations.
  • He concluded his Open Gate studies with the IB certificate and the School Leaving Exam.
  • He was accepted to several universities in Great Britain; however, he decided to remain and to study at the Unicorn College, Czech Republic.

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Nora Irlingová

Nora Irlingová
  • Born in Slaný.
  • She came to Open Gate from the Zlonice Primary School, where she got the title of the best pupil six times and where she won a music competition playing the flute.
  • She received the Director's Award for her active community service.
  • She likes music, paints and dances. She gave one of her paintings to a children's charity auction.
  • She ended Open Gate with the School Leaving Exam and the IB certificate in English.
  • With the financial support of The Kellner Family Foundation, she is studying International Relations at the Metropolitan University, Prague.

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Šimon Podhajský

Šimon Podhajský
  • Born in Prague.
  • Before Open Gate Boarding school he went to the high School Nad Alejí in Prague
  • World champion in online debates, vice-champion of Europe, four-time member of the national debating team and a member of historically first team to win the Czech and English Debate League.
  • He was one of the couches of The Debate Club at Open Gate.
  • Participated in national and international UN and NATO Models.
  • He received the full score in the U.S. admission tests - SATs, as well as the CAE certificate and Goethe zertifikat B2.
  • He likes to play Scrabble and floorball. He also plays guitar. He skis in winter and takes trips to the northern extreme conditions.
  • He ended up the studies in Open Gate with excellent results in IB exam.
  • Now he is studying at Yale University in the USA with the support from The Kellner Family Foundation. He was also accepted to Harvard University, Oxford University, University of York and University of Edinburgh.

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Tomáš Chvátal

Tomáš Chvátal
  • Born in Prague.
  • Before coming to Open Gate Boarding school in 2005 he studied the high school Chodovicka in Horni Pocernice.
  • Got the TIE certificate from English language. He also learns Italian.
  • Among his hobbies belong all sorts of sports from football and floorball to canoeing and paragliding. He is interested in economics and global issues.
  • He participated in the Prague Student Model Of United Nations. He received a silver certificate in the international math contest, the Math Challenge.
  • He fulfilled his dream after the IB exam in Open Gate and now studies finance at Aston University in Great Britain.
  • He would like to successfully work in this sphere.

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Václav Soukup

Václav Soukup
  • Born in Pilsen.
  • Before he came to Open Gate in 2005 he went to the Church school in Pilsen.
  • He successfully participated in mathematical competitions and obtained Bronze and Silver certificates in Senior Math Challenge.
  • His biggest hobbies are academic debates. He participated in many of these, both home and abroad. He is a member of the National online debate team and a World champion in online debating.
  • Among his hobbies there also are guitar playing, music and literature.
  • He ekes out a salary with programming and creating web pages.
  • During his studies at Open Gate he served as a moderator of social events and traditional festivals.
  • He ended the studies in Open Gate with excellent results in the IB exam.
  • Although he was accepted to several universities in the UK, he decided to continue his studies in the Czech Republic at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Prague and at the University of Economics at the same place.

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