The PRIGO Language and Humanities Grammar School is a secondary school which initiated its activity in 1993 as the first non-state Grammar School in Ostrava and the surrounding area. It is part of the PRIGO Group of schools, which educates students at all levels of the education system. The school is successfully entering its 26th year of existence.
It is based on the application of the unique, trade-mark protected PriorityGO approach, which combines individualised teaching, modern didactic methods and respect for the challenges of contemporary society whereby education is seen as a lifelong philosophy and a continuous approach to life – not as a means to achieve other goals.
The school provides education in the six-year and four-year Grammar School, focusing on very well-performing students who are interested in general Grammar School education with extensive teaching of languages and humanities and their related disciplines. At the same time, it is a Grammar School with a strong emphasis on language preparation in English, German, Spanish, French and Russian, which also includes lessons provided by native speakers and foreign students taking part in school and after-school activities. As one of few schools, our Grammar School is licensed by the Ministry of Education to teach some subjects in a foreign language, which is also reflected in our students’ school reports. Classes also take place in newly built and equipped language and computer classrooms. PRIGO cooperates with over 20 foreign schools from the United Kingdom through France, Germany, Austria and USA to China (click here). These aspects help our students initiate their university studies more easily both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Language classes also use the so-called “blended learning”: it is a comprehensive interactive and multimedia language teaching which is a combination of e-learning and on-line participation of the teacher and the student.
The six-year and four-year Grammar School focuses on the students who mostly want to continue studying at a university specialised in humanities. Currently, the students may follow two basic specialisations by choosing their optional subjects, seminars and leisure activities. It particularly involves the focus either on humanities or languages.
Despite the specialisations mentioned above, the education we provide is in accordance with the Framework Educational Programme for Grammar Schools, so our graduates receive universal education, including instruction in humanities, culture – and excellent language skills. 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 within the country and very often abroad.
Our school provides modern equipment in the classrooms and laboratories. Last year, we finished a language classroom, PC classrooms and natural-science classrooms. We have also opened a courtroom replica, in which our students can participate in legal proceedings inside a realistic environment. We have also opened a botanical garden with a school greenhouse and an outdoor classroom. You can have a look here.
Computer and multimedia equipment is an integral part of our everyday teaching, which is provided without tuition fees.