Graduates

The first graduates left Open Gate to gain more experiences in 2009. Since then, hundreds of young people have graduated. They have become physicians, scientists, lawyers, architects, entrepreneurs, engineers, economists, artists… simply put, all professions possible.

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Overview of universities and institutes where OPEN GATE graduates have been admitted (a selection)

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James Alexandr Carr

Before joining Open Gate in 2014 he studied at the Prague British International School. He completed his studies at Open Gate with both the B Diploma Program and Czech Maturita finals.

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Alex took part in World Debating Championships and became the second best speaker in Europe and the USA, as well as the winner of the Czech Republic´s Debate League. He has given a speech at Mensa and has taken part in the Mathematics Olympiad. For two years, Alex was a captain of Czech National Debating Team, Chief Production Editor of the OG Chronicle and the president of the OG Business & Entrepreneurship Club. 

He studies Politics and Economics at the University of Edinburgh. In the future, Alex would like to work for McKinsey & Company and focus on artificial intelligence or work in the real estate sector.

Adéla Chroustová

Adéla completed her studies at Open Gate with excellent results both in the IB Diploma Program and Czech Maturita finals. She studies Economics and Arts, Culture and Communication Management at Bocconi University in Milan.

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Adéla took part in debating competitions and helped to organize a petition to support Sir Nicolas Winton for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a member of the TEDx@Youth Open Gate School Organization, a member of the student council and part of the school cafe team.

Tereza Jakoubková

Tereza completed her studies at Open Gate with excellent results in both the IB Diploma Program and Czech Maturita finals. She studies Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in Great Britain.

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Tereza took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award and was the Editor-in-Chief of the OG Chronicle, part of the school café team and also helped to organize TEDx@Youth Open Gate School in 2018. In the future, Tereza would like to join a law firm focusing on human rights.

Alžběta Janečková

Alžběta completed her studies at Open Gate with excellent results in both the IB Diploma Program and Czech Maturita finals. She studies European Social and Political Studies at University College London (UCL) in Great Britain, with the kind support of the Kellner Family Foundation.

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Alžběta gained CAE and GCSE Humanities certificates. She took part in the National Literary Award for Young Writers, the Duke of Edinburg Award and she repeatedly represented the school at the Prague Student Summit. Alžběta was a member of the TEDx@Youth Open Gate School organization team and a Senior Editor of OG Chronicle.

In the future, Alžběta would like to extend her language skills and work in Czech diplomacy.

Jakub Kára

Jakub completed his studies at Open Gate with excellent results both in the IB Diploma Program and Czech Maturita finals. Jakub studies Chemical Physics at the University of Edinburg in Great Britain.

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Jakub took part in the Chemistry Olympiad (category A) on the national level and in the Intermediate and Senior Mathematics Challenges. Jakub won 3 gold certificates, 2 merit certificates and several other prizes and finished amongst the top 40.

In the future, Jakub would like to pursue a career in science and research.

Václav Kerekanič

Váša completed his studies at Open Gate with IB certificates in English, French and Theory of Knowledge and the Czech Maturita finals. He studies Marine Biology at the University of Hull in Great Britain.

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Václav was a member of the school café team, the student council and contributed to the Krognika school newspaper. He earned the bronze certificate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Thea Kratochvílová

Thea completed her studies at Open Gate with excellent results in the IB Diploma Program and Czech Maturita finals. She studies Economics at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain, with the kind support of the Kellner Family Foundation.

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Thea gained a CERGE-EI certificate in Projects in Applied Economics for Talented Students, and she took part in a number of national and international competitions in Mathematics, Geography, History and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Thea was also the president of the student council for two years.

Radim Kurka

Radim completed his studies at Open Gate with both the IB Diploma Program and the Czech Maturita exams. He studies Liberal Arts in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Radim earned an IELTS certificate, took part in debating competitions and also participated in a bronze expedition of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. He was a member of the student council. He would like to work in business and learn Chinese.

David Ličko

David completed his studies at Open Gate with excellent results both in the IB Diploma Program and the Czech Maturita finals. He studies Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) at the University of Edinburgh in Great Britain.

 

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David took part in the Intermediate and Senior Mathematics Challenges. David´s hobbies are sports, body building and fitness and computer games. In the future, he would like to work in a biochemical laboratory.

Johana Lukešová

During her high school studies she spent time as an exchange student in the USA (Alta Loma High School and Chesire Academy) and in France (Ecole Privée Bilingue Internationale). Johana completed her studies at Open Gate with the IB certificates in Mathematics, English, French, Economics and Theory of Knowledge, as well as the Czech Maturita finals.

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Alongside her studies at Open Gate, she also studies Psychotherapy at the Prague Psychotherapeutic Faculty. Johana gained some experience working in Africa where she volunteered as an assistant in an orphanage and as a hospital assistant. Johana achieved significant success as a piano player in national piano competitions, and also as a dancer in various dancing competitions where she achieved great results in the Czech Championship, European Championship and the World Championship in dancing.

In the future she would like to study Psychology at university. She is currently spending her gap year completing her Psychotherapy studies, travelling and volunteering around the world and doing yoga. After finishing her studies she would like to open a private psychotherapeutic practice, continue volunteering in developing countries and teach yoga.

Michal Medek

He completed his studies at Open Gate with both the IB Diploma Program and Czech Maturita finals. He studies at the Faculty of Information Technologies at ČVUT in Prague.

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Michal gained the bronze and silver certificate of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Bronze certificate in the Senior Mathematics Challenge. He also represented the school in several swimming and running championships.

Anna Michopulu

She completed her studies at Open Gate with the IB certificates in Economics, English and Theory of Knowledge and with the Czech Maturita exams. She studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA.

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Anna gained the SAT certificate, took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and helped organize the TEDx@Youth Open Gate School event.

Maria Michopulu

Maria completed her studies at Open Gate with the IB certificates in English, Visual Arts and Theory of Knowledge and the Czech Maturita finals. She studies in Film and Photography at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Canada.

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Maria gained the IELTS and SAT certificates. She took part in debating competitions, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and an Arts competition. She was a member of the school café team and organised an Arts club. Her biggest hobby is photography, but she also likes films, exercising and cooking.

In the future she is hoping to have a career in film and photography.

Johann Rott

He completed his studies at Open Gate with excellent results both in the IB Diploma Program and the Czech Maturita finals. He studies Biochemistry at the University of York in Great Britain.

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During his studies, he contributed to the OG community by organizing various after school activities. He took part in a number of competitions and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

In the future he would like to keep on studying and educating himself and have a career in science.

Matěj Šmidberský

Matěj completed his studies at Open Gate with both the IB Diploma Program and the Czech Maturita finals. He studies Management at the University of Bath in Great Britain.

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Matěj took part in the bronze expedition of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, was a chair of the student council and a co-founder of the OGBES Academic Club.

In the future he would like to join his family business and pursue a career there.

Tea Vulasová

She completed her studies at Open Gate with both the IB Diploma Program and the Czech Maturita finals. She studies People Management and Human Resources at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, with the kind support of the Kellner Family Foundation.

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Tea took part in the bronze and silver expedition of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. She was a member of the Open Gate Ambassador team and the school café team. Her biggest hobby is singing, both solo and choir. 

In the future, she would like to work in HR management and psychology and improve her French.

Natálie Žalmanová

Natálie completed her studies at Open Gate with the IB certificates in English, Economics and Theory of Knowledge and the Czech Maturita Finals. She now studies Business, Marketing and Communication at the Anglo-American University in Prague.

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Natalie took part in debating competitions and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. She was a contributor to the OG Chronicle, vice-president of the student committee and one of the organizers of school Christmas dinners. 

In the future she would like to run her own patisserie.

Martin Žilka

He completed his studies at Open Gate with IB certificates in Mathematics, Economics, English and Theory of Knowledge as well as the Czech Maturita finals. He studies Information Technology at ČVUT in Prague with the kind support of the Kellner Family Foundation.

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Martin took part in the Intermediate and Senior Mathematics Challenges and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. He was a member of the school café team and helped to organize various after-school activities.

In the future he would like to extend his knowledge of information technology, spend more time doing his hobbies and start a family.

Overview of universities and institutes where OPEN GATE graduates have been admitted (a selection)

Czech Republic

Akcent College

Anglo-American University

CEVRO Institute

Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague

CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

CTU, Faculty of Architecture

CTU, Faculty of Information Technology

CTU, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering

CTU, Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies

CTU, Faculty of Civil Engineering

CTU, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, Charles University, General Medi

Masaryk University, Faculty of Law

Prague College

Technical University of Liberec

Unicorn College

University of New York in Prague

Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Second Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Third Faculty of Medicine

Charles University, Faculty of Humanities

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences

Charles University, Faculty of Arts

Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Charles University, Faculty of Education

Charles University, Faculty of Law

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno

University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Informatics and Statistic

University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Business Administration

University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague

Italy

Bocconi School Milano

Israel

Tel Aviv University

Netherlands

Eindhoven University of Technology

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Maastricht University

University of Groningen

Spain

European University, Barcelona

Switzerland

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

Universität Zürich

University of Lucerne

USA

Columbia University

Dartmouth College

Drew University

Lynn University

Mills College

Minerva Schools at KGI

University of Chicago

University of Virginia

Yale University

United Kingdom

Aston University

Bath Spa University

Brunel University London

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 Bath

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

Our graduates help us

Open Gate is a lasting ally for our alumni. They meet regularly, give each other advice and help one another. They also often come back to our school. Those are always very pleasant encounters. They help our current students in choosing universities, share their experience with studying abroad and inspire them with their careers. 

Some lead academic clubs and other extracurricular activities. One of them is Michaela Grapenjuková who founded the OG Roots & Shoots academic club in cooperation with Roots & Shoots, Jane Goodall Institute.