Open Gate 
Grammar School

We open gates to better methods of education. We approach teaching differently and treat our students as partners.

News

Friday news from grammar school

On the day of the St. Nicholas, at the end of the first week of December, the next bunch of news from our and your school is coming to you. Temperatures are currently around zero, and during the weekend it is said to warm up to 9 degrees, but apparently we will also enjoy a little rain.

Friday news from grammar school

Monday's assembly was for the lower high school and the Duke of Edinburgh Award concept was presented at our school again after a year. Thanks to the older students and the organizers.

Friday news from grammar school

Monday morning’s assembly for the lower high school was devoted to literature and one specific genre: the detective story. We would like to thank our colleagues from the Czech language and literature department.

Hallooween 2019

Halloween is held at the end of October? Not at Open Gate...

School Year 2019 / 2020 has started

Welcome assembly opened the 15th school year of Open Gate's history.

Iran in OG Café

Taking Open Gate to Iran would be very difficult indeed, but on Thursday 2. 5. four Septima students managed to bring Iran to Open Gate.

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Teaching

We teach as we ourselves would like to learn: in an interactive manner and in small groups, with emphasis placed on personal development and talent. Our students take both Czech and international school leaving exams, but above all we prepare them for life.

School Leaving Exam

We prepare students for the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, as well as for the Czech state school leaving exams. At the end of their studies, the students decide for themselves which exams to take. They often choose both.

The Teaching Staff at the Grammar School

What is an Open Gate teacher like? First and foremost, it is inspiring. Moreover, Open Gate’s international teaching staff include kind and patient specialists with a broad range of academic and teaching experience. They bring innovative teaching methodologies into the classroom, and are committed to lifelong learning.

Petra Dobešová
Managing Director of OPEN GATE – gymnázium a základní škola, s.r.o.

Petra Dobešová has extensive experience with project management and advising on the strategic management and restructuring of firms in the Czech Republic and abroad. She recently developed her teaching skills by completing the Primary Schools and Secondary Schools programme - ‘Teaching Subjects’ at the Second Level Diploma.

Kateřina Kožnarová
Headmistress

Kateřina has a long track record as a teacher, primarily in biology and general teaching practice. She actively participates in specialised teaching conferences where she inspires her peers to improve their teaching methods, and develop new paths to meaningful teaching.

Petr Chára
Deputy Principal, IB Economics Teacher

Petr has extensive teaching experience from his teaching practice, study stays abroad, as well as conferences and workshops, and he has been drawing on his experience at the Open Gate grammar school since 2004. He participates in various educational courses, seminars and conferences as both a teacher and a student.

Acceptance Procedure

We are an eight-year grammar school that accepts students after they complete their fifth year of primary school. It is also possible to enter the school in a higher year. We use Cermat state tests for entrance exams though we also highly value a spoken interview.

School Campus

A top-class laboratory, music studio, school theatre and a richly stocked library. What’s more, you’ll find a swimming pool, fitness centre, sports courts and a sports hall. We cater for the development of every talent.

Extracurricular Activities

We believe that a lot can be learned about life outside of classroom instruction, sometimes even more valuable than school itself. In order to develop the various talents of our students we offer them a range of diverse extracurricular activities.

Volunteering

We think that helping people is normal. This is something that school should teach everyone. For this reason we encourage our students to help others each and every day.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Open Gate’s approach to all activities meets the requirements of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DofE). Many Open Gate students are holders of one or more of the awards from this programme.

Graduates

Tens of young people have already graduated from Open Gate Grammar School. These include individuals who went on to become doctors, scientists, lawyers, architects, entrepreneurs, economists and artists… in fact all manner of professions.