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Information about Gymnázium Oty Pavla in English

  • Our School

    Gymnázium Oty Pavla is a small public grammar school that belongs to the type of secondary (high) school which offers a mainly academic education for the 15 to 18-year age group. The applicants for the grammar school are admitted on the basis of their abilities, after taking the entrance exam. The school operates on a semestral system (semester = term, each school year consists of 2 semesters) from grade 1 through graduation, and provides many additional program opportunities.

    Our school consists of caring students, staff and parents working closely together to foster academic excellence and ensure high student achievement. More than 90% of our graduating students go on to post secondary education. Our academic program is challenging and is designed to provide our students with a strong academic and technological foundation for their further studies.


    The building of nowadays grammar school was finished in 1928, the grammar school itself originated in 1953. Our school takes name from a famous Czech writer Ota Pavel. We are proud of it and we feel honoured with it because Ota Pavel was a distinguished Czech personality.

    Our staff

    Gymnázium Oty Pavla has 25 teachers on staff. Dedicated staff members help students to experience growth and discovery while preparing them for their future.

    Our staff has a wide variety of interests, talents and experiences, also with the ability to speak foreign languages including English, French, German, Latin and Greek.

    Here are some comments from our students and parents about our staff:

    “I like the atmosphere in our school. It’s very friendly and our teachers are very kind and helpful.”

    “I really appreciate my son can attend this school. The teachers are devoted staff and show a great deal of compassion and caring towards students.”

    Facilities and Resources

    Gymnázium Oty Pavla houses:

    • A library resource centre with over 7,000 books.
    • One computer lab
    • Music facilities
    • Drama facilities
    • Dedicated and equipped classrooms for foreign languages, biology, geography, chemistry and music
    • A beautiful school site bordering on the Berounka River
  • Academic Programs

    • Comprehensive education
    • Comprehensive education with a view to the foreign languages learning

    Our students

    Gymnázium Oty Pavla has an enrolment of approximately 240 students. Students come to our school from our community schools and from other areas.

    Our dedicated staff is committed offering a safe and caring environment which is free of prejudice and provides equal opportunity for all students.

    Measures of Student Achievement & Success

    After each semester (a half of each year) all students are assessed on the evaluation tests of Mathematics, Czech language and foreign languages.

    Our students annually place well in local (school), Prague and national maths, science and foreign language competitions.

    More than 90% of our graduates go on to post-secondary opportunities.

    Parents and Community

    Students, staff and members of community treat each other with courtesy and respect. We encourage and welcome full community involvement in the life of the school.

  • School Initiatives and Activities

    From the second grade all students can optionally attend any of the following offered courses:

    • Conversation in English with a native speaker
    • Preparation Course for Cambridge English Exam-FCE
    • Conversation in German
    • Preparation Course for German Exam-Zertifikat Deutsch
    • Conversation in French
    • Russian language
    • Latin language
    • History of art
    • Social sciences
    • Philosophy
    • Descriptive Geometry
    • Programming
    • Computers

    Our staff regularly organizes a great deal of activities for students

    • Summer and winter sport courses.
    • History and science excursions.
    • Stay and exchange trips abroad:
      • exchange trips have been of more than 10 year tradition
      • contacts with the students from Hamburg, Freyung and Burgenlengenfeld in Germany
      • cooperation with Lycée Jean et Auguste Renoir in Angers and Lycée Mathias in Chalon-sur-Saöne in France
      • the exchange stay with a secondary school in London, England
      • a week stay trip to England and Wales, Great Britain (staying with families in London and Bath, trips to Canterbury, Stonehenge, Winchester, Salisbury, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Cardiff)

    Clubs and Activities

    • Student Council
    • Basketball
    • Canoeing
    • Cross-Country Running
    • Football
    • Skiing
    • Volleyball
    • Choral singing
    • Drama
    • Graphic Art
    • Photography
    • Pottery
    • Sculpturing
    • Shows and educational programs in English
    • Foreign/domestic exchange trips

    Safe Schools Initiatives

    Gymnázium Oty Pavla has a code of behaviour which was developed by students and staff. It is printed in the school handbook.