As a parent, I don't speak English and I am worried about communication with the school which has an international team of teachers. Will this be a problem?
This is something we come across often and is not an issue at all. The school is able to communicate through a translator who can, for instance, be present at potential meetings.
Is it possible to receive a scholarship or a bursary?
Yes, the school provides both.
If a student wants to join Czech high school after studying at iSchool, won't they have a problem with Czech terminology in subjects such as maths, if they are only taught in English?
This is accommodated by teaching Maths partially in Czech in the last two years of secondary school.
Since I am paying the school fees, I assume that I don't have to participate in the programme. Is that right?
Strong communication between the school and parents is essential and we encourage parents' participation and commitment.
We live quite far from the school so it might be better for my child to attend a school closer to home.
Olomouc is not a big city and has good transport links, with parking available on the school's site. We are the only school in Olomouc with a British curriculum and we believe that you will not find a school with equal quality, offer and opportunities anywhere else.
Does the school have to comply with Czech education law?
If a child is being educated in the Czech Republic, it falls under the Czech legislation. Simply said, that means that a child who is a Czech national needs to be able to speak Czech and know Czech history and geography on a certain level. iSchool has accreditation of a British school with its own English taught programme - but it still falls under the Czech education law. All Czech children attending our school are also registered at a local Czech school that guarantees the Czech legal requirements (knowledge of Czech language, history and geography). EU and non-EU students are not required to be registered at a local Czech school.
What happens if a child is behind or has difficulty following lessons?
Our teachers will dedicate extra time to the student to help them with difficult areas. If a child needs special needs support, the school will make necessary arrangements.
On the contrary, what if a student is excellent in a subject?
The student is able to study the specific subject on a higher level with individual attention and approach.
Is it possible to transfer to a traditional Czech school (e.g. for financial reasons)?
Yes. From experience, pupils do not have a problem with transferring to a Czech school although some support is needed from parents to adapt to a new system and subject terminology.