The PRIGO Gymnasium is a secondary school which initiated its activity in 1993 as the first non-state gymnasium in the area of Ostrava. The school successfully enters the 25th year of its existence this year. It provides education in the eight-year, six-year and four-year gymnasium, focusing on very well-performing students who are interested in general gymnasium education with extensive teaching of natural sciences and their related disciplines. At the same time, it is also a gymnasium with a strong emphasis on language skills, especially English, Spanish and German, which is taught by native speakers, and the students take part in various foreign and extra-curricular activities. As one of few schools, our Gymnasium is licensed by the Ministry of Education to teach some subjects in a foreign language, which is also reflected in our pupils’ school reports. This year’s classes take place in newly built and equipped language and computer classrooms. These aspects help our students initiate their university studies more easily both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Starting this year, the language classes are also newly taught through the so-called blended learning. This is comprehensive interactive and multimedia language teaching which is a combination of e-learning and on-line participation of the teacher and the students.
The eight-year, six-year and four-year gymnasium focuses on the students who mostly want to continue studying at a university specialised in natural sciences. Currently, the students may follow two basic specialisations by choosing optional subjects, seminars and leisure activities. These are mainly medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical specialisations as well as natural sciences, technical or the top-class faculties of economics.
Despite the specialisations mentioned above, the education we provide is in accordance with the Framework Educational Programme for Gymnasium, so our graduates receive universal education, including education in humanities and culture, though with enhanced knowledge of natural science and languages. Our students have broad general knowledge with excellent results in the school leaving exam and they become successful in their further studies at prestigious universities in the country and very often abroad.
Our school is provides modern equipment in the classrooms and laboratories. This year we have built classrooms of natural sciences, and we bought the American educational experimental system PASCO. We have also opened a botanical garden with a school greenhouse and an outdoor classroom. We have also opened a courtroom replica, in which our students can participate in legal proceedings inside a realistic environment. You can have a look here.
Computer and multimedia equipment is an integral part of our everyday teaching. Teaching is provided without tuition fees. In addition to that, the school provides each student with a scholarship for the entire duration of their studies, thanks to the participation of our important strategic partner.