Akademeia High School - School Prospectus 2020-21

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Our Mission Academic Potential Assessment & Admissions Academic Programmes AHS A Level Exams Results 2019 & University Destinations 2019 Our Faculty Management School Structure Departments Personal Development Mentoring Wellbeing Personal Development Scheme Co-curricular Activities Summer School Courses School Community Our Facilities AHS Main Building Boarding House Akademeia Educational Group Contact

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Akademeia High School


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The best way to think of Akademeia High School is as a pre-university university. We offer young people a combination of academic excellence and individual pastoral care to provide the best possible preparation for life both at university and afterwards. Our approach to education is reflected in the school’s interdisciplinary teaching programme, which shows our students numerous potential career pathways and enables them to make the best academic choices. The best teaching involves instilling in others a passion for learning. The faculty at our school is unique in bringing together the alumni of top universities across the world and experts in their fields. Teaching through dialogue and inspiring each student to achieve their full potential are our guiding principles.

Dr Karolina Watras HEADMASTER

History of Art, University of Cambridge and Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Our Mission



Akademeia High School In the ancient world, education resulted from the meeting of great minds and the sharing of ideas that became great through dialogue.

Akademeia High School is a key milestone on the educational path of our students because we know that education is a journey, a partnership, and not a manufacturing process. Like the pedagogues of old, we accompany each student as they explore the realms of knowledge, stretching their abilities to the utmost. With critical thinking at the heart of our curricula, our students are equipped to plumb the depths of the modern information age. By readying a new generation to create solutions to problems yet unknown, we train our students to be fearless in conquering whatever uncharted territories they may encounter in life. This bold educational vision is made reality by our teachers and mentors, who work tirelessly with our students in helping them realise their intellectual and creative ambitions.

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All our teachers are masters in their fields, with a wealth of qualifications from the world’s most prestigious universities. This intellectual bedrock is the foundation of our success in propelling students to those very same high-ranking universities. Our students also benefit from the vast range of work-and life experience garnered by our faculty through their years of working in the private sector. Our students therefore begin their studies with an accelerated maturity thanks to their time at Akademeia: we believe that a good university experience starts in school, which is why Akademeia looks, feels, and operates like a university.

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Academic Potential Assessment & Admissions



Academic Potential Assessment

A student’s first experience of Akademeia is through our Academic Potential Assessment, which is part of our admissions process. This process was created with the aim of uncovering the academic knowledge and talents held by each individual student. Through the assessment process, we can better understand how these talents may be developed, enriched, and employed in propelling students along the educational pathway to which they are most suited. Our entrance process was designed by us, based on our personal knowledge of and experience of the Oxbridge interview system, as well as A Level requirements and other assessment methods. All assessment meetings are conducted exclusively by our own teachers. We assess not only each student’s current knowledge, but also evaluate their academic potential and skills.

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Admissions Entry points

Year 9

for a preparatory programme before students start the regular Akademeia High School Four-Year Programme

Year 10

most students will join us in Year 10 for the Four-Year Programme, which involves iGCSE, Akademeia assessed courses in Years 10-11 and A Levels in Years 12-13.

Students may also join Akademeia in:

Year 12

for the Two-Year Programme, involving only A Levels

Alternative entry points are possible in individual cases. As we are an academically selective school it is important that we ensure the right fit between the student and the school. This is the main goal of our Academic Potential Assessment process.


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Academic Programmes


Academic Development through the British Education System: iGCSEs and A Levels

Our programme allows for individually tailored academic pathways, which students can follow as they discover and develop their academic interests and strengths.

The pre-university model that shapes our curricula encourages the development of independent learning, building up towards A Level qualifications in Years 12 and 13. A Levels were created by universities and for universities. They allow a free choice of subjects and depth of study that gives a solid preparation for higher education, certifying students’ interests and their ability to pursue academic studies. A Levels also constitute a unique opportunity to lay an extensive and in-depth interdisciplinary foundation for university study. The flexibility of choice at A Level is wonderfully liberating for students in academic terms but it is also a serious responsibility. A Level subjects must be well chosen, and students need to be prepared for them in order to maximise their learning possibilities. For this reason, we have carefully crafted our programmes for Years 10 and 11, combining Akademeia Assessed Courses with subjects that fulfil iGCSE specifications. All students follow Core Subjects that incorporate iGCSE standards but go beyond them to prepare them for A Level.

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British qualifications are respected by academia and employers worldwide. They are internationally recognised for the integrity of their academic rigour. Akademeia is an accredited examination centre for the AQA and Pearson Edexcel exam boards, and for Cambridge International. All our students sit their major public exams, as set by these boards, within our school premises.

iGCSEs In the first two years, all students study a selective number of iGCSE subjects combined with Akademeia Assessed Courses to give them a thorough preparation ahead of the demands of A Levels. At iGCSE level, the study of English Language and Mathematics is mandatory for all students. A Levels All students at Akademeia High School work towards A Level exams, giving them the opportunity to build their own academic profile from the wide variety of subjects on offer. A student may choose to combine Sociology and Politics with Economics. This unique approach, which is tailored to the students’ greatest strengths, allows them to develop several valuable skills, such as critical thinking, effective communication, problem solving, and data analysis.


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We offer the following subjects at A Level Fine Art

Creative & Performing Arts

3D Design Music Photography Drama English Literature History

Humanities

History of Art Philosophy Religious Studies Polish

French

Modern Languages

German Russian Spanish

Mathematics

Further Mathematics Mathematics Computer Science

Biology

Natural Sciences

Chemistry Physics Economics

Social Sciences

Geography Politics Psychology Sociology


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AHS A Level Exams Results & University Destinations 2020


A Level Exam Results 2020 This summer, our second cohort of pupils completed their A Levels. Despite the challenges of the last school year, our pupils have achieved an outstanding set of results with 50% of all completed A Levels graded A*, and 85% of all entries marked A-A*. The UK national average for A* grades at A Level this year was 14.3%. According to the latest Times Independent Schools League Table, these results would put us within the top 10 schools in the UK.

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AHS University Destinations 2019/2020 The excellent A Level results mean that all our 2019 & 2020 graduates have been accepted to prestigious universities.

GLASGOW

CAMBRIDGE LONDON

OXFORD

AMSTERDAM / EINDHOVEN / ROTTERDAM

NEW YORK BARCELONA


Most popular university destinations 2019/2020 school year UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRID GE

ECONOMICS / MATHEMATICS / COMPUTER SCIENCE / ARCHITECTURE / SOCIAL SCIENCES / BIOCHEMISTRY ARCHITECTURE / NATURAL SCIENCES / MATHEMATICS / HUMAN, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES / HISTORY

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

BIOCHEMISTRY / PHYSICS & THEORETICAL PHYSICS /

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

ECONOMICS & ECONOMIC HISTORY /

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

FINE ART / BIOCHEMISTRY (MOLECULAR & CELLULAR)

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

PSYCHOLOGY / MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

DESIGN ACADEMY EINDHOVEN

DESIGN

ERASMUS UNIVERSITY, ROTTERDAM

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES / BIOCHEMISTRY

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL & PUBLIC POLICY / POLITICS, PHILOSOPHY & ECONOMICS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION / ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ECONOMICS

TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

DRAMA

PARSONS NEW YORK

DESING

ESADE BARCELONA

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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Our Faculty



Our Faculty

At Akademeia High School, we know that people are the most vital resource we have, be they students or staff. Having teachers who are passionate about their fields of study is essential to everything that we do. Our faculty consists of alumni of the world’s leading universities, including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, American Ivy League schools and top Polish institutions. Our teachers hold masters’ degrees and PhDs, are involved in current research and have many years of teaching experience. They are experts in their respective fields, who are able to instil a thirst for knowledge in our students.

One-third Two-thirds

of our teachers are PhD holders and PhD candidates

of our teaching staff are graduates of top international universities.

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Dr Karolina Watras HEADMASTER MA History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London; MPhil History of Art, University of Cambridge; PhD History of Art, University of Cambridge

A United World Colleges Scholar at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and a graduate of two Cambridge colleges (Christ’s and Jesus), as well as the

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Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Dr Watras has lectured at both the Department of the History of Art and the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge, where she was also acting Director of Studies in History of Art at Jesus and Trinity Colleges. Her research focuses on Surrealism and twentieth-century artists’ books.

Ewa Milewska AKADEMEIA GROUP CEO AND CFO MA Quantitative Methods and Information Systems, Warsaw School of Economics ACCA certificate

Ewa is responsible for all of the financial aspects of the Akademeia Group’s operations. She brings broad consulting experience to Akademeia, gained during her 12-year career at PwC, where she was a director specialising in due diligence and other M&A related services. Her experience includes leading due diligence teams on landmark transactions in the CEE region (TVN, LuxMed, Euromedic / Affidea, EmiTel, AliorBank), as well as projects in the educational sector. Ewa holds a master’s degree in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems from the Warsaw School of Economics, as well as ACCA certificate.


Krzysztof Sikora DEPUTY HEAD (OPERATIONAL) Mathematics, University of Warsaw

Krzysztof Sikora is a mathematician, pedagogue, and teacher with many years of experience. He worked for 12 years as a maths teacher, and afterwards as the Head of Department at 1531 IB World School in Warsaw.

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He joined Akademeia in 2008, where he teaches maths classes in the following educational systems: A Level (all modules for Maths and Further Maths), International Baccalaureate (IB), Polish Matura, IGCSE, and SAT. He has taken part in many workshops and training courses across Poland, Europe, and the USA (including Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama). Laureate of the National Education Commission Medal.

Katarzyna Borzym-Grzesik DEPUTY HEAD (PASTORAL) Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Warsaw School of Economics, University of Warsaw

Katarzyna Borzym has experience studying in a multinational environment, having participated in two exchange programmes: at Northeastern Illinois University in the USA (2011) and at the Management Development Institute in India (2012). She completed a summer internship in the Department of Global Business Services at Procter & Gamble. Katarzyna is currently a PhD candidate at Warsaw School of Economics, specialising in behavioural economics. She is also the author of several research articles and co-author of many publications in Poland. 32 33



School Structure As our school community grows, supporting each individual student’s needs is just as important as ever. For all of our students to develop and reach their full potential, we have fortified the pastoral structure of the school. Heads of Fifth and Sixth Form work closely with the mentors, teachers and Headmasters to support our students at every stage of their education.

The Head of Fifth Form works with all Year 9, 10, 11 students and mentors. The Head and mentors of Fifth Form students oversee academic progress through iGCSEs and Akademeia Assessed Curriculum, and personal development through the Personal Development Scheme and Mentor’s Hour. They also support students in their choice of Academic Pathway (in the case of Year 10 students) and A Levels (in the case of Year 11).

The Head of Sixth Form, in liaison with Centre for Higher Education & Career Advice and Personal Development Scheme team, supports all Year 12 and Year 13 students and their mentors through the final steps towards higher education, including decisions about university choices and applications.

We recognise that the focus and priorities of students change as they progress in their academic journeys.

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Dominika Fiołna HEAD OF SIXTH FORM BA (Hons.) Sociology, Brown University MSc Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina

Dominika completed her undergraduate degree at Brown University in the United States, where she was awarded honours in Sociology. Dominika continued her graduate education at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC), earning a Master of Science degree in Health Policy and Management. She teaches sociology, psychology and co-leads health and prevention workshops. Dominika also fills the role of the Head of Sixth Form, supporting Year 12 and Year 13 students and their mentors in preparing for higher education.

Amy Stuart HEAD OF FIFTH FORM MA (Hons.) English Literature and Spanish, University of Glasgow UK Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), University of Cambridge

A graduate of the University of Glasgow, Amy was awarded honours in English Literature and Spanish. She also studied at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Alongside her academic interests, Amy has lead theatre workshops and has produced and directed performances with school students. Her teaching experience encompasses teaching English and Spanish from primary age to University students in Honduras, Scotland and India, and Spanish Literacy to speakers of Quechua in remote Bolivia. She is thrilled to expand upon this experience as Head of Fifth Form where she hopes to inspire, guide and support students under her care. 36 37



Departments



Modern Languages Department The aims of the Modern Languages Department are to provide students with the knowledge and the ability to communicate in a foreign language and to see a language as a real lifelong process of getting to know a new culture, a new perspective, and a new mindset. Foreign languages are offered at both iGCSE and A Level, including French, German, Polish, Spanish, and Russian.

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The learning of modern languages at the school reflects the interdisciplinary ethos that underpins Akademeia’s approach to education as a whole, with lessons designed around cultural experience as much as linguistic practice. Whilst the A Level course itself requires research into history, art, literature, and politics, this is supported by a full co-curricular programme (including excursions abroad and more specific language options), which encourages the development of skills to be applied across the curriculum.

Dr Keith Walmsley

HEAD OF MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT

BA French and Russian, University of Oxford MLitt Russian Literature, University of St Andrews PhD Russian Literature, University of St Andrews

Natural Sciences Department We aim to demonstrate the interconnected nature of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology to all students taking the Natural Sciences. In our well-equipped laboratories, students run their own experiments and learn how to describe them accurately in written reports under the tutelage of academics involved in active research covering a range of scientific interests.

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One of the most fascinating elements of Natural Sciences is that if you have enough skill, enough knowledge, you can look at the surrounding reality and instead of seeing objects or people, you see mechanisms, organisms, reactions. So, it’s a very deep understanding of the reality.

Dr Jakub Mikoszewski

HEAD OF NATURAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

PhD Biology, University of Warsaw

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Creative & Performing Arts Department Project-based learning and the critical development of ideas are at the heart of the Creative & Performing Arts Department curricula. Students learn to develop their ideas conceptually through research and exploration of a wide range of media and techniques. Workshops and extended projects with leading art and design practitioners and educators strengthen our students’ artistic independence and introduce them to the latest developments in the field. Our curricula in Photography, Fine Art, Music, Drama and 3D Design prepare our students for the most prestigious art, architecture, music and design programmes around the world.

Humanities Department The Humanities Department comprises courses in English Language, English Literature, History, History of Art, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Polish Literature and World Culture. Our students learn to understand historical and cultural events in context, equipping them to approach their studies from a richly interdisciplinary perspective. The importance of discursive essay writing and critical analysis of texts and works of art is practiced across all Humanities subjects.

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The aim of the Creative & Performing Arts Department is to stimulate students, expand their worldview and especially help them to develop their interpretation of Fine Art and their creative talents.

Magdalena Strzelczak ART TEACHER

BA Fine Art, University of Lancaster MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies, University of Leicester

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The study of English Literature is amongst the most intellectually and culturally enriching. Students undertaking courses at both iGCSE and A Level will be equipped to analyse a wide range of texts in order to understand their significance, encompassing fields of linguistic, philosophical, and historical enquiry. Seeking to understand the crafting of the great literary works in the Western canon helps students hone their own communication skills to an expert level.

Bella Szala

HEAD OF ENGLISH

MA (Hons.) Art History and English Literature, University of St Andrews MPhil History of Art, University of Cambridge


Mathematics Department We want our students to perceive Mathematics as a useful tool in everyday problem solving, and not merely as a school subject. The study of Maths is therefore obligatory for all students in the early years of our programme. At A Level, students can pursue Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Additionally, our students can attend Robotics and Coding classes.

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At Akademeia High School we believe that Maths is a crucial part of the contemporary world; hence, it is compulsory to study the subject during the first years here. We want our students to study Maths courses that fit their individual academic needs. Our alumni have a well-developed intuition, which enables them to understand Maths on the level they find useful in further education and work. I like them to be able to freely estimate, compare, and use mathematical tools in modelling concepts in the natural or social sciences. Last but not least, I encourage the students who enjoy pure Maths to continue with the subject, because there is no doubt they do enjoy it while at our school.

Krzysztof Sikora

HEAD OF MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

MA Mathematics, University of Warsaw

Social Sciences Department Students taking the Social Sciences will study a range of subjects, including Economics, Global Perspectives, Politics, Sociology, and Psychology. Emphasis is placed upon essay writing, which trains students to think logically and make connections between their different subjects.

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The crucial role of the Social Sciences is to try to understand and describe the world around us. It is a world full of interdependent institutions and of rapid change, both global and local. When analysing the most burning questions of contemporary affairs, such as the future of the European Union, an interdisciplinary approach combining history, politics, economics, and sociology is crucial. Young people are able to grasp different points of view, making their outlook on the world a complex and interesting one. We prepare our students to become active members of society as well as responsible citizens of Europe and the world.

Katarzyna Borzym-Grzesik

HEAD OF SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

BA Finance and Accounting, Warsaw School of Economics MA Economics, Warsaw School of Economics MA Psychology and MA Philosophy, University of Warsaw PhD candidate in Economics, Warsaw School of Economics

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Personal Development


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A mentor is a friendly adult who listens to the student and skilfully asks them appropriate questions so that the student can better understand their own aspirations, needs, and dreams. A mentor inspires the student but also challenges them, nourishing and accompanying their development. It is impossible to flourish academically without knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, so the mentor’s role is to help students make the best use of their skills.

. Dr Marta Dzoga

HEAD OF WELLBEING DEPARTMENT

PhD Social Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

Mentoring

At Akademeia High School each student is accompanied on their educational journey by a mentor. Our mentors support their students’ learning, inspire and guide their individual pursuits, and advise on their academic choices, both at subject level for iGCSE and A Level, and throughout the university application process. Mentors lead their students to ask and answer vital questions about themselves, helping them to make informed, life-shaping decisions. This process is naturally conducted in close association with a student’s parents, to ensure a constructive and fruitful dialogue that will create the framework to help each student flourish.


Wellbeing

We believe that emotional and psychological wellbeing is a key requirement for academic success and more importantly for a fulfilled and happy life. However, at times, we all experience stresses and pressures that challenge our sense of wellbeing. Our purpose is to support students through those times and to help them develop self-help strategies to weather future storms. We achieve this by supporting students in developing awareness of factors which contribute to stress. We help students develop greater resilience by promoting healthy lifestyles and mindfulness, as well as fostering good relationships with themselves and others. We help students appreciate and celebrate their own achievements and successes, find internal motivation, develop self-esteem and a sense of agency. We support students in identifying and naming specific obstacles to wellbeing. We empower them to address these obstacles by themselves where possible or to seek further professional support when difficulties are more complex. We hope that our guidance and wellbeing sessions will help students achieve their full potential and derive greater enjoyment from their academic journey.

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Personal Development Scheme At Akademeia High School we always strive to learn from our experience while following our school ethos so that we can grow and develop as a school. Therefore, we introduced a program called ‘Personal Development Scheme‘ (PDS) that has become an integral part of our school curriculum. The programme complements our regular classes and encourages the holistic growth of each student. The foundation of the Personal Development Scheme is project-based learning and our school’s mission, which is empowering our students in many different areas of life. It is obligatory for all 5th and 6th form students, which means that the work is graded and the PDS grade appears on the final transcript.

The program of the scheme includes activities such as: workshops on various topics ranging from mindfulness and non-violent communication to public speaking and ethics community-engagement projects chosen by the students individual projects, internships, competitions reflective learning journal PDS helps our 5th and 6th form students build transferable skills such as selfesteem, self-confidence, autonomy and self-reliance as well as teaches them how to be more cooperative and empathetic towards others. It is also a great opportunity to enrich 6th form students’ university portfolio. 48 49


Co-curricular Activities Akademeia students can pursue one or more co-curricular courses. These range from Global Development and Medicine through Debating, Coding, and Scientific Research Methods, to Music, Drama, and Creative Writing. The list is constantly growing, reflecting the diverse interests of our students and the expertise of our faculty. Courses are often run at different levels, allowing students to try new things or further practise existing skills. At Akademeia, we also strive to cultivate a keen social awareness in all our students. To this end, we offer a diverse range of activities in which students can participate. These include lectures delivered by renowned academics and our teachers (i.a. Akademeia Seminars and Open Faculty Lectures), outdoor art workshops, long term participation in start-up projects run by established business leaders, excursions to sites of cultural significance, internships, and voluntary service. These activities help our students develop a lasting interest in the world around them and present them with practical life situations to which they can apply their growing knowledge. They also learn and practise teamwork, communication skills, and other soft skill prerequisites for success in the 21st century.


Sport Sport is a vital ingredient of the educational process at Akademeia High School. We believe sport contributes to shaping the character as well as the body - and is especially important to developing teamwork and endurance. Every student is required to participate in one team sport, in addition to having the opportunity to practice individual sports.

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The Summer School is an intellectually stimulating and fun taste of academic life at Akademeia. It is ideal for students who are keen to experience what it’s like to study here for the first time, as well as for our current students looking to engage in inspiring materials away from the core syllabus.

Andrew James

SUMMER SCHOOL COORDINATOR

BA (Hons.) Philosophy, University of Liverpool


Summer School Courses

Akademeia High School also organises Summer School courses, open to all internal as well as external students to participate in. The courses are devised, developed, and delivered by our highly experienced teaching staff and cover a wide range of disciplines and faculties across the school. In common with our year-round operations, the summer programmes are informed by our teaching philosophy and overriding mission to help each student reach their full potential and achieve academic excellence. Our Summer School Courses, conducted exclusively in English, range from Creative and Dramatic Writing and Social Sciences, through to Mathematics, Science and English for Academic Purposes. Details of courses available during the upcoming summer are published on our website.

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School Community



School Community

A vital aspect of a successful school is its student body. Academic ability and motivation are important, but equally important is a diversity of talents and interests. We attract both science students who wish to focus on understanding the world, as well as those interested in social issues who want to change the world. A significant proportion of our students are pursuing their passion in the arts - both visual and performative. We have students who live in Warsaw and those who are from further afield. Up to a fifth of our students qualify for scholarships that enable those from diverse backgrounds to study at the school. Our students meet and work together through various school activities that are often cross-year in scope. They inspire one another and help one another see the world from differing perspectives. They get to know the faculty and each other well, and they find other in their cohort with whom they can realise various projects and plans.

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Aleksandra YEAR 11

Akademeia High School is a place where I can express my thoughts and ideas. It’s no longer just a school. I would describe it as my second home.

Jan

YEAR 11

What I like about the school the most is the communication between teachers and students. It’s a friendly environment, and the teachers are very passionate about their subject. It makes you want to learn this subject instead of being forced to.

Maya YEAR 13

Students from all over Poland come here for the great education. The people I’ve met here are the sweetest, smartest and most amazing people, ever.


Rebeka YEAR 12

Akademeia High School is an academic environment in which I feel I can identify and calibrate my interests in a way which pushes me in a definite direction, while at the same time I can curate my other interests.

Mikołaj YEAR 13

The thing that I like the most about Akademeia High School is its multidimensional approach to education, meaning that the students have an amazing opportunity of learning something that is outside of the main A Level curriculum.

Theodore YEAR 13

What I love most about our school is the extracurricular activities. For instance, I take the Debating Elective. It’s not directly correlated to academics, but I love it and it helps me to grow as a person. I know it will prepare me well for the university application. 58 59



Akademeia High School



Our Facilities



AHS Main Building

Akademeia High School is a space that creates opportunities. We worked with award-winning Medusa Group architects to design the building, its interiors, and its equipment to fit in with our educational philosophy of dialogue, interdisciplinarity, and creativity. Our students enjoy the most modern school building in Poland, equipped with themed laboratories, a sports hall, and numerous rooms for individual and group work. Classrooms feature innovative Harkness Tables, where students actively partake in discussions with their teacher and colleagues around a table; this is key to realising our core teaching philosophy of dialogue.

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Professional facilities for academic study Modern, well-equipped Biology, Chemistry, and Physics labs Spacious classrooms with a maximum capacity of 12 people Oval Harkness tables

Rooms designated for art and creative activities A 100m2 art studio adapted for classes in painting, printmaking, and sculpture A music room A darkroom An auditorium with a theatre stage


Modern sports hall adaptable to a variety of sports A wide range of equipment Inspiring spaces for individual study and relaxation Café School canteen serving freshly prepared, nutritious meals daily A roof garden with over 1000m2 of greenery Courtyard

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Boarding House

Akademeia High School offers a boarding house and pastoral care for students. We provide a comfortable, safe and secure home away from home for young people. We strive to create a friendly and inspirational environment that fosters cooperation and develops interpersonal skills. The boarding house is run by a dedicated team of caring and professional staff, who support our students in becoming more independent, better organised and more conscientious. In this way boarding helps them transition from living with their parents to living on their own.

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Our building has won numerous prizes and awards WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION

LEED Platinum Certificate

Best Public Service Architecture in Poland within the framework of the European Property Award 2019-2020

Nomination for the EU Prize for Contemporary Arc hitecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2019

Showcase at La Biennale di Venezia 2018

The Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw 2017 in the category Best Public Service Building

Laureate of the 7th annual Architecture Competition organised by POLITYKA weekly

Main prize in the Property Design 2018 competition in the Design - Interior category

PLGBC Green Building Award 2017 for the best green building without a certificate (or pre-certified)

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Akademeia Educational Group


AKADEMEIA TUTORIAL COLLEGE

AKADEMEIA HIGH SCHOOL

AEG AKADEMEIA FOUNDATION

AKADEMEIA CONSULTING

AKADEMEIA HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION

Akademeia High School is part of Akademeia Educational Group (AEG), which draws upon over 12 years of experience in educational consultancy and tutoring held by AEG’s Founder and a select team of highly qualified teachers. These services have been offered by AEG through Akademeia Consulting and Akademeia Tutorial College, both of which focus on tailored academic solutions for each student. More information on Akademeia Tutorial College and Akademeia Consulting services can be found at our website: www.atc.edu.pl.


AEG Owners

Andrzej Dethloff FOUNDER AND CO-OWNER OF THE AKADEMEIA EDUCATIONAL GROUP Law, University of Oxford A United World Colleges Scholar and graduate of English Law and German Law at Wadham College, Oxford, and Bonn University, Germany, Andy has worked at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London (BIICL). In 2003/2004 he served as President of the Oxford University Polish Society. He has extensive international experience in individual work with young people, dividing his time between London, Geneva, Hong Kong, and Warsaw.

Janusz Kosiński CO-OWNER OF THE AKADEMEIA EDUCATIONAL GROUP Electrical Engineering, Poznań University of Technology Janusz is a Co-founder and President of the Management Board of INEA S.A., a key supplier of telecommunications services. He is also a Board Member of the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication (PIKE) and the Electronics and Telecommunications Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Janusz is an active Board Member of the Familijny Poznań Foundation. He co-owns the AEG through his investment vehicle Lagris Sp. z o.o.

Cezary Pietrasik CO-OWNER OF THE AKADEMEIA EDUCATIONAL GROUP International Management, London School of Economics and Political Science Finance and Banking, Warsaw School of Economics Cezary is the Founder and CEO of Healthdom, a digital health company based in San Francisco. Previously, he was the Head of Central and Eastern Europe at Warburg Pincus, a private equity fund. Earlier Cezary worked at Mid Europa Partners, JPMorgan and McKinsey. He is also the Founder and President of the Butterfly Effect Foundation supporting education of children from rural and underprivileged areas of Poland.

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Since the beginning, AEG and our Founder have supported talented young students in their pursuit of a dream education. We do so through two foundations:

Akademeia High School Foundation This foundation supports the very best students by funding their Akademeia High School studies wholly or in part, as well as by financing students’ charity initiatives with a focus to help young people to engage in socially beneficial activities.

Akademeia Foundation Akademeia Foundation supports exceptional students on their pathway to studying at top foreign universities.

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Contact us AKADEMEIA HIGH SCHOOL Ledóchowskiej 2 02-972 Warsaw office@akademeia.edu.pl +48 22 299 87 87 ADMISSIONS Monika Heldt admissions@akademeia.edu.pl +48 22 299 87 80 +48 538 052 454 www.akademeia.edu.pl

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