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

Briefly again a big congratulations to our team at the First Tech Challenge in Barcelona, which brought home a beautiful sixth place finish from this international competition on Sunday.

Friday news from grammar school

On Monday afternoon, a group of students went to Prague's Žofín Palace, where, as part of the SingularityU Czech Summit, the KidsXO event was held by the Deliotte Startup and Innovation team.

News from grammar school

Monday began with a regular lower school assembly, and it was playful and competitive. Colleagues from the Czech language department prepared a team competition.

Floorball Tournament in Čelákovice

Our team won the second place on Floorball Tournament in Čelákovice.

OG Biathlon

Bø, Fak, Fourcade, Bjørndalen and Svendsen at OG? Not really but...

No Taboo Conference 2019

See the photogallery from the successful school project.

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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.