Prague international school to provide 'borderless' education in co-working spaces worldwide

Leonardo da Vinci Academy gives students access to 3,000 global spaces allowing for innovative and flexible methods of learning. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 30.08.2021 12:21:00 (updated on 14.03.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

A new international school has been born in Prague, offering an innovative approach to students as well as the spaces in which they work. The Leonardo da Vinci Academy will allow students the chance to work flexibly in various locations in Prague and around the world, offering a truly mind-expanding experience.

The Academy’s primary location at the Albatros co-working space on Prague’s Národní třída will provide unique flexibility to students from 10 to 15 years of age. Pupils will be able to move their study environment at any time to any of the other co-working locations operated by the Spaces chain in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Bratislava, or around the world, with around 3,000 possible spaces open to students globally.

Enrollment is still open for remaining places at the Academy for the coming academic year, which will start on September 1.

This borderless potential reflects the Academy’s educational philosophy, which is influenced by the fact that many of the world’s legendary educators promoted learning while traveling and discovering more about themselves.

“Our hybrid model combines full-time and distance learning methods, working in tandem and separately in a digital environment. It uses the latest technologies and teaching resources to adapt to the specific topics in hand, including exciting opportunities for excursions and trips, as well as study sessions in libraries, museums and galleries”.

Why study genetics from a textbook when you can visit Gregor Mendel’s gardens in person? And why watch a video when you could touch and smell the remains of ancient Rome instead? This innovative approach to learning is intended to promote teamwork and self-sufficiency in equal measure. It is also key to the “hybrid model” espoused by the main educational consultants of the Academy, Petr Chára and Libuše Charvátová, as well as Founding Principal Justin Kilcullen-Nichols.

"While developing free thinkers, our teaching model is also intended to correspond with the future needs of the labor market, in which hybrid working is expected to play an increasingly crucial role," said the Academy.

It’s no surprise that such a rich variety of teaching methods supports the development of renaissance values such as wisdom, fortitude, temperance and justice.

All subjects at the Leonardo da Vinci Academy will be taught in English, with a Czech program also provided for Czech students. Teachers come from Britain, Canada and the USA, while Czechs such as writer Barbora Nesvadbová and actress Zdeňka Žádníková will also engage the students in active seminars.

From its locations to its teaching staff, the Academy has a distinctively borderless nature, making it the ideal preparation for future studies at international higher educational institutions. With limited places still open to pupils from ten to fifteen years of age, kids in the Czech Republic now have the chance to become part of a unique educational experience teaching independence and developing an open, yet critical mind.

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