Open Gate Campus

Monday, thrilling basketball match on the board. Tuesday, piano in the practice room. Wednesday, Chinese in the library or ballet in the hall of mirrors. And on Thursday, a scavenger huntin the surrounding woods with friends from the studentliving quarters. That's what our students' afternoon schedule might look like. Or something completely different.

At Open Gate, we teach students to be truly versatile. Superior education is not everything. It is important that they develop physically, emotionally, artistically, and socially. We therefore offer a large number of additional activities after classes. We have adjusted our campusto this – you can find almost everything here, ranging from aerobics to a zoological corner.

Sport Facilities

We engage in outdoor sports as much as possible, on the playing field, on the tartan track, or in the surrounding woods. But we also have a large sports hall. It can accommodate floorball, volleyball, and anything else that our PE teachers can come up with. Students also frequently use the indoor four-lane swimming pool after classes, while early birds even do so before classes. We have smaller rooms for ballet, dancing or, say, yoga. There is a wonderfully equipped fitness club for fans of good physical condition.

School Theatre

In the theatre we organize not only original theatre performances of our students. We also hold talks, meetings of high school and primary school students, film club projections and other social gatherings. In 2018, our students held their first TEDxYouth Open Gate School here. The theatre is also enjoyed by the people of Babice for events organised for parents with children, whether it's a carnival or a baby shower ceremonies.

School Library

We have 40,000 books for readers of any age. We offer non-fiction, fiction, poetry, comic books, journals and DVD’s in Czech, English and other languages taught at our school. We also have textbooks for everybody, including those needed for International Baccalaureate subjects. The library is open every weekday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (on Fridays to 1 p.m.) but we also lend out any volume for home use.

Student Café

The cosy attic cafe is operated by our students. They serve coffee, desserts and whatever they like. But they also organise lectures, talks and other gatherings. The cafe opens from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. on Monday to Thursday.

Garden, Workshops

We want our students to be close to nature and capable of actually doing manual work. We therefore grow fruits and vegetables, keep horses, sheep and other animals. All of this happens right on the school’s land. Our students not only take care of horses but also learn to ride them under the supervision of experienced instructors. In addition to work related to farming etc., we let students do pottery or design clothes making.


You can also find a rehearsal room and a recording studio in our campus. Both students and teachers play in the school’s bands. Students are learning to play the piano, flute, guitar and other instruments of their liking.