Press Release

The Open Gate grammar school and primary school open their 14th academic year

At Open Gate, 378 pupils and students are starting the 2018/19 academic year, 98 of them at the primary school and 280 of them at the eight-year grammar school. The Kellner Family Foundation supports the enrolment of 96 grammar school students from all over the Czech Republic.

Thirteenth Year - 345 pupils and students

In the new school year, the Open Gate grammar school and primary school in Babice near Prague has welcomed 345 pupils and students; 251 of them are students in the grammar school while pupils at the first level of primary school number almost 100. Sixty-eight members of the teaching staff, headed by the new Open Gate headmistress, Kateřina Kožnarová.

Outstanding IB Diploma Results of the Open Gate Students

From the very beginning, Open Gate students have achieved excellent results both individually and when averaged. What’s more, they reached an overall average of 40 points! Six of our students received 40 points or more, with the best of them receiving an amazing 43 points!

Kateřina Kožnarová will head the school from 1 July 2017

Having spent 11 years with Open Gate, its principal, Peter Nitsche, has decided to end his professional career and retire. Effective from 1 July 2017, Kateřina Kožnarová, currently head of the sciences section at the grammar school and a biology and social sciences teacher, will become the new principal of the school.

New Students Can Apply to Enroll at Open Gate by March 15, 2015

Less than half of the students pay school fees at the Open Gate private high school in Babice near Prague. Need-based and academic grants provided by The Kellner Family Foundation open the door to quality education for children regardless of their families’ financial standing.

During November, in Prostějov, Ostrava and Zlín, children can sit mock admission tests

The mock tests, which will be taken in Prostějov, Ostrava and Zlín, allow children to try out the procedure for admission to this grammar school. Half the pupils are studying here thanks to grants. If the children pass the tests, they will only face an interview during the conventional admission procedure.

Results of IB once again place Open Gate students among the best in the world

This year, more than 135,000 students in 141 countries took their International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. While the global average score for diploma students was 29.81 points, Open Gate graduates achieved an average score of 35.7 points. The maximum possible score is 45 points.

IB opens the way to prestigious universities for Czech students

In this year’s session, the global average score for diploma students in this challenging examination was 29.81 points, while the maximum possible score was 45 points. Open Gate graduates achieved an average score of 37.2 points, which placed the school among the best secondary schools globally.

Children’s campaign for ‘British Schindler’ Sir Nicholas Winton

A campaign started by schoolchildren from Open Gate School in the Czech Republic for Sir Nicholas Winton to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize has attracted over 212,000 signatures from across the globe in six months.

Students’ IB results place OPEN GATE among the best high schools

The global average of the results achieved for the IB diploma was 29.83 points this year. OPEN GATE students can boast of an unbelievable 36 points on average, making their school one of the best in the world under the IB program.

Open Gate School Campus extended to include additional classrooms and a multiuse hall

This year’s summer also saw building work on the campus of the OPEN GATE eight-year high school in Babice, Central Bohemia - Multiuse hall, New classrooms.

Merger of family foundations of Mrs. Renáta Kellnerová and Mr. Petr Kellner completed

The end of May saw the merger of the Educa Foundation and The Kellner Family Foundation. Members of the Board of Trustees of the two foundations agreed to bring all the activities under The Kellner Family Foundation, which will continue to focus primarily on educational projects.

Final of debating legue in the House of Commons

Four teams (with a high number of points) qualified for the final, happening in the House of Commons (two in Czech and two in English) - two of the teams were made only of Open Gate students.

Open Gate boarding school opens its sixth academic year

179 students have studied at the OPEN GATE eight-year high school in Babice since its opening in 2005. Two graduate classes, 45 students in total, have completed their studies successfully.

International Baccalaureate in Open Gate

Open Gate boarding school to offer internationally accepted secondary school-leaving examination. International Baccalaureate Diploma will enable Czech students to gain university entry abroad.