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

David Jaroš

David Jaroš
  • David was born in Kladno.
  • Before coming to Open Gate, he studied at Základní Škola Kladno.
  • He earned the Gold Certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and a Bronze Certificate in the Senior Mathematical Challenge.
  • He participated in the floorball league and in the Mathematics Olympics.
  • He was a member of the Student Council and of the jury during college competitions.
  • His hobbies include floorball, football and cars.
  • He finished his studies at Open Gate with the IB.
  • He studies at Eindhoven University of Technology, in the field of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences.
  • He would like to work as a director of a construction company.

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Dominika Kouřilová

Dominika Kouřilová
  • Dominika was born in Třebíč.
  • Before coming to Open Gate, she studied at ZŠ and MŠ Luka nad Jihlavou.
  • She is the holder of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • She led the campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize for Sir Nicholas Winton.
  • She was a member, and later the chairwoman, of the Student Council and also a member of the body of editors of the trilingual magazine OG NOTes.
  • Her hobbies include floorball, theatre, preparing performances for her class, spending time with her large family and group of friends, helping those around her and taking an active part in social happenings.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • She studies at the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, in the field of Veterinary Medicine with the kind support of The Kellner Family Foundation.
  • In the future she would like to become a veterinarian.

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Dominika Trčková

Dominika Trčková
  • Dominika was born in Prostějov.
  • She studied at Gymnázium Jiřího Wolkera before coming to Open Gate in 2010.
  • She earned the Bronze and Silver Certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and several Headmaster’s Awards for outstanding academic results.
  • She participated in debate competitions and later took part in the Prague Student Summit in UNESCO and NATO where she placed first position on the admissions list.
  • During her studies at Open Gate she actively assisted the Open Gate Primary School’s after school clubs, in the school cafeteria, and in Olivova dětská léčebna.
  • She was a member of the Student Council and of the editorial staff of the magazine OG NOTes.
  • Prior coming to Open Gate, she danced on a competitive level for seven years in the Dancing School Hubený. She continues to dance, but on a recreational level; she also likes to sing and read.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with outstanding results in the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • She got conditional admission to a number of excellent universities in the UK. She is currently studying at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the field of law where she is supported financially by The Kellner Family Foundation.
  • In the future she would like to become a solicitor.

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Ibolya Běláková

Ibolya Běláková
  • Ibolya was born in Uherské Hradiště.
  • Before coming to Open Gate, she studied at ZŠ Londýnská in Prague.
  • She obtained the Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency.
  • She participated in many international debate tournaments in Czech, English and Japanese; Model UN and NATO; and she was a volunteer of the Forum 2000 Foundation.
  • She took part in the campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize for Sir Nicholas Winton.
  • Her hobbies are playing the piano and the transverse flute; learning new languages and foreign alphabets; Asian martial arts; volunteering; and discovering new aspects of Japanese culture.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate by reaching excellent IB results.
  • She got conditional acceptances to a number of excellent universities in the UK. Nevertheless she decided to enroll in Japanese universities where she would like to start studying next school year.
  • In the future she would like to work in the field of diplomacy or humanitarian aid.

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Jakub Zajíček

Jakub Zajíček
  • Jakub was born in Vlašim.
  • He came to Open Gate in 2010 from Gymnázium Vlašim.
  • He participated in debate competitions; he won the competition Debate League and was named the best orator twice in a row. He also won the World Debate Championship in 2012 and was a member of the national debate team three times.
  • He dedicated his free time to volunteering; he tutored in English in a shelter and in Olivova dětská léčebna.
  • He likes reading, singing and dancing.
  • He finished his studies at Open Gate with excellent results in the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • He got conditional admission to a number of excellent universities in the UK. Right now he studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the field of History.
  • After his studies at London School of Economics and Political Science, he would like to become a dancer.

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Jiří Třebický

Jiří Třebický
  • Jiří was born in Prague.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2009, he studied at Základní Škola Kamenice.
  • He is the holder of the Silver Certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and of the Bronze Certificate of the Junior Mathematical Challenge.
  • He took part in many chess tournaments where he had great results (including 1st place at the Táborská Věž in 2008).
  • His hobbies include chess, sports, reading, card tricks, juggling and table games.
  • He led chess lessons and he also tutored in mathematics during his studies at Open Gate.
  • He finished his studies with IB certificates in English and Economics and with the Czech Maturita.
  • He studies at ČVUT Masarykův Ústav Vyšších Studií in the field of Management and Industrial Economics.

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Johana Scholzová

Johana Scholzová
  • Johana was born in Prague.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2009, she studied at Gymnázium Říčany.
  • She is the holder of the Bronze and Silver Certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • She participated in several debate tournaments and voluntary activities, such as Světluška.
  • She took part in the campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize for Sir Nicholas Winton.
  • She was a member of the Student Council for two years and she represented the committee for day students.
  • Her hobbies include solo singing and mountain-climbing. In her free time she likes to read or work in the garden.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with IB certificates in English, Biology and Chemistry and with the Czech Maturita.
  • She studies at the Faculty of Medicine at Masarykova Univerzita in the field of childbirth assistance.
  • In the future she would like to continue her Master’s degree abroad.

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Joshua Zrzavý

Joshua Zrzavý
  • Joshua was born in Brno.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2011, he studied at Eko Gymnázium Praha.
  • He participated in the Russian Language Olympics and he moderated Christmas programs at several schools.
  • His hobbies include athletics and self-study.
  • He devotes his free time to IT.
  • He ended his studies at Open Gate with the Czech Maturita.
  • He is currently studying at VUT in Brno, in the field of Information and at the same time at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Defense studying management and the use of armed forces.
  • In the future he would like to work for the Ministry of Defense and for the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic and earn a lot of money.

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Juliana Gardošová

Juliana Gardošová
  • Juliana was born in Frýdek-Místek.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2010, she studied at Čtyřleté a osmileté gymnázium Cihelník.
  • She placed second in the international level of the National Literary Award for Young Writers competition.
  • Her hobbies include writing, reading, learning new languages, and playing musical instruments.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with the IB.
  • Currently Juliana is studying at the University of Chester in the fields of Chinese Studies and English Language.

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Karolína Horská

Karolína Horská
  • Karolína was born in Sokolov.
  • She came to Open Gate in 2009 from První České Gymnázium in Karlovy Vary.
  • She received the Bronze and Silver Certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the Headmaster’s Award for outstanding academic results in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and also a merit scholarship from The Kellner Family Foundation for the school year 2012/2013.
  • She was a member of the campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize for Sir Nicholas Winton and of the Prague Student Summit UNO for the Poland delegation.
  • She was a member of the editorial staff of the trilingual magazine OG NOTes, representing the French language. She worked in the school cafeteria and tutored in Czech, English and French.
  • Her hobbies are solo and choral singing, cinematography, belles-lettres, languages, cycling and traveling.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with excellent results in the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • Currently she is studying at Maastricht University in the field of European Law where she is kindly supported by the Kellner Family Foundation.
  • In the future she would like to finish her Master’s studies and start working in the fields of European or International Law.

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Karolína Kolářová

Karolína Kolářová
  • Karolína was born in Ostrava.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2009, she studied at the 1st International School of Ostrava.
  • She is a holder of the Red Cross’s First Aid Certificate.
  • Her hobbies are dancing, singing, cooking and learning new languages.
  • She led hip-hop classes at open Gate.
  • She was a member of the campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize for Sir Nicholas Winton.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • Right now she is studying at Tel Aviv University in the field of Humanities.

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Kristina Benedetti

Kristina Benedetti
  • Kristina was born in Prague.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2009, she studied at Jana Nerudy Gymnázium with a focus in music.
  • She gained Bronze, Silver and Gold Certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • She participated in international competitions of figure skating (extracurricular activity), swimming relays and foot races.
  • She took part in the campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize for Sir Nicholas Winton and in the project Od čísla ke jménu.
  • Her hobbies are figure skating and piano. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, coach young figure skaters and give piano lessons.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate by successfully accomplishing the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • Although she got conditional acceptance to the courses of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at universities in the UK, she decided to take a break in her studies and to devote time to intense preparation for studying medicine in the Czech Republic.
  • She would like to study stomatology, general medicine or psychiatry in the future.

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Kristýna Fišerová

Kristýna Fišerová
  • Kristýna was born in Most.
  • She came to Open Gate in 2012 from Gymnázium dr. Václava Šmejkala in Ústí nad Labem.
  • She gained the Bronze Certificate in the Senior Mathematical Challenge every year.
  • She participated in school swimming competitions and devoted her time to vocational secondary activities such as an internship during the Week of Science and Technology.
  • She was a member of the Student Council and participated mainly in the project Open Games.
  • Her hobbies are science, technology, body modifications and fantasy.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • Although she received conditional acceptances to several outstanding universities in the UK, she decided to study at the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University in the field of Adiktology.

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Markéta Hrehorová

Markéta Hrehorová
  • Markéta was born in Olomouc.
  • She came to Open Gate in 2013 from Gymnázium Šumperk.
  • She participated in literal or linguistic competitions and in Mathematic Kangaroo.
  • Her hobbies are sports, reading and cooking. She likes to draw, write and educate herself in the field of health nutrition.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with excellent results in the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • She is currently studying at the Anglo-American University in Prague in the field of Business Administration.
  • In the future she would like to finish her university studies and work as a nutrition therapist.

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Matyáš Příbaň

Matyáš Příbaň
  • Matyáš was born in Toronto, Canada.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2008, he went to The English International School of Prague.
  • He participated in the Junior Mathematic Challenge.
  • He held the role of assistant to the President of the Student Council.
  • He dedicates his free time to reading and to computer games.
  • He left Open Gate with IB certificates in English, Physics, Mathematics and with the Czech Maturita.
  • He is currently studying at ČVUT in Prague in the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, in the field of Physical Electronics.
  • In the future he would like to work with the ELI Beamlines.

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Nina Fuchsová

Nina Fuchsová
  • Nina was born in Prague.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2009, she studied at ZŠ U Krčského lesa.
  • She repeatedly won the Headmaster’s Award for outstanding academic results.
  • She took part in the Prague Student Summit for two consecutive years and she is also a holder of the Bronze and Silver Certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • She was a member of the Student Council and was also active in the leadership of the school cafeteria. Among other things, she participated in the nomination of Sir Nicholas Winton for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Her hobbies include the organization of various events, design, exploring new places and cultures. She also devotes her free time to sport and to meeting with friends.
  • She ended her studies at Open Gate with excellent results in the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • She is studying at the Anglo-American University in Prague in the field of International Relations. The Kellner Family Foundation supports her financially.
  • She would like to work as a PR employee or at an embassy.

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Ondřej Kvapil

Ondřej Kvapil
  • Ondřej was born in Svitavy
  • He came to Open Gate in 2009 from ZŠ Praha-Radotín.
  • He is the holder of the Bronze and Silver Certificates of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • His hobbies include combative sports, warfare and mountain hiking.
  • He finished his studies at Open Gate with IB certificates in English and Spanish and the Czech Maturita.
  • He studies at the CEVRO Institute in the field of Economic Policy.
  • He would like to work as a security consultant in the future.

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Sára Ehrlichová

Sára Ehrlichová
  • Sára was born in Prague.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2009, she went to ZŠ and MŠ Angel in Prague with extensive language teaching.
  • She received the Headmaster’s Award given for extraordinary assistance within the scope of community service. She is the holder of a Bronze Certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and of the Red Cross’ First Aid Certificate.
  • She participated in a conference within the framework of the Week of Science and Technology. For two consecutive years she attended weekly practice at the ambulance and surgery ward at a hospital in Prachatice and in the summer of 2014 at the hospital in Vinohrady in the Department of Angiology.
  • She was a member of the Student Council. She illustrated trilingual school magazine OG NOTes and she took part in volunteering projects.
  • Her hobbies include art, photography, traveling, visiting classical music concerts, theatrical performances and art galleries.
  • She concluded her studies at Open Gate achieving the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • Although she received conditional acceptances to a number of excellent universities in the UK, she decided to enroll in medicine in the Czech Republic for her preliminary year.

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Sára Poštulková

Sára Poštulková
  • Sára was born in Brno.
  • She came to Open Gate in 2009 from ZŠ Gajdošova.
  • She holds the Gold Certificate of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • She participated in the Prague Students’ Summit and in the Geography and Czech Language Olympics.
  • She was a member of the editorial board of the trilingual magazine OG NOTes and also of the Student Council.
  • Her hobbies include hiking.
  • She ended her studies at Open Gate with the IB and the Czech Maturita.
  • She studies at the University of Aberdeen in the field of Engineering.

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Saskia Sophie Litvinová

Saskia Sophie Litvinová
  • Saskia was born in Prague.
  • Before coming to Open Gate in 2012, she studied at Collège du Léman International School in Switzerland.
  • Her hobbies include dancing and sleeping late.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with IB certificates in English, French and Spanish and the Czech Maturita.
  • Right now she studies at the Anglo-American University in Prague in the field of Business Administration.
  • In the future she would like to work as a businesswoman in the fashion industry.

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Tereza Janková

Tereza Janková
  • Tereza was born in Čáslav.
  • Before coming to Open Gate, she studied at Gymnázium a SOŠPg Čáslav.
  • She participated in several debate tournaments and competitions as well as student simulations.
  • Her hobbies include singing, debating, traveling and reading.
  • She finished her studies at Open Gate with IB certificates in English and Economics and with the Czech Maturita.
  • She has temporarily postponed her university studies, but plans to study Economics in either the Czech Republic or in Amsterdam.
  • She would like to work in the marketing field in the future.

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