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Open Door Day

Dear parents, children and friends,

We cordially invite you to the Open Day of our 8-year Czech-English Montessori High School Duhovka providing education for students aged 11 thru 19, which will take place on Tuesday February 21st, 2017.

For the Open Day we´ve prepared for you:

  • 8:00 - 8:30  Welcome from the High school management
  • 8:30 - 10:05  Possibility to see a class "in action"
  • 10:05 - 10:25  Coffee break with the management and a tour of the school
  • 10:25 - 12:00  Possibility to see a class "in action"
  • 17:00 - 17:30  Tour of the school
  • 17:30 - 18:30  Information meeting with the school management

Information regarding the admition procedure 2017/2018 to be found here

Phone: +420 241 404 217, +420 731 143 848

We're looking forward to your visit! Your High School Duhovka


Meeting with Betsy Coe

On Tuesday, October 25, we would like to invite all Duhovka parents  to meet with Betsy Coe, who is the main lecturer at the Montessori training for our teachers. During the meeting, which will take place at school and will start at 5:30pm, you will be introduced to what the training looks like, what its content is, and what impact it should have on the operation of the school. The meeting will be in English but will be translated into Czech.


World Peace Game - John Hunter

As one of the partners, Duhovka brings a unique one-week workshop World Peace Game by John Hunter to Prague.

What is the World Peace Game?

The World Peace Game is an activity aimed at elementary school pupils (aged 9-15 years), which simulates decision making processes on fundamental world issues. During the game the children by themselves solve national issues, nuclear or oil contamination, species extinction, economic crises and also wars. The complete game lasts up to 12 weeks and the impacts of decisions may occur even after a long time. The children learn to look beyond short-sighted reactions and impulsive thinking and instead to think in a long-term, more consequential way. Even though it is not a Montessori activity, it is a perfect complement to our “Peace Education” curriculum.

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John Hunter is a teacher from Virginia, USA.  He travelled during his university studies and learned Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts during his stay in India. As a teacher, he was most interested in thoughts, how to teach children importance of peace in our violent world. He started discovering the solution in 1978, when he started teaching at Richmond High School and introduced his class to the World Peace Game for the first time. Since then he has developed and grew the game. He taught the children and also himself, how much the peace is important, and that it is really possible to achieve it. And that everyone can help with that. A couple of years ago John Hunter was one of the main speakers at the AMS conference in the USA. "It is not just a game, it is a life lesson which both pupils and teachers need", says John Hunter.

When and where?

Monday to Friday, 7 – 11 November 2016, Duhovka Institute premises, Boleslavova 1, Prague 4


The First Czech Montessori Teachers Conference in 2016

On Saturday, 5 November 2016 the first Czech Montessori Teachers Conference shall take place. It is a one-day event aimed at Montessori teachers and specialists in the field. The topic of this conference is the prepared environment for children aged 0-12 years. The event is organised by Montessori Institute Prague, and Duhovka is one of its partners.

"The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult." (Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood, 1966)

During the morning block of lectures you can look forward to a talk by and experience of our methodologist Dorothy Paul who will focus on the prepared environment for children aged 3-6 years.

We believe that this conference shall be a unique opportunity to draw inspiration, to meet Montessori colleagues from around the Czech Republic and to share knowledge that we have so far acquired in our Montessori practice. 

The conference programme and useful information to be found here.

When and where?

Contact person at Duhovka

  • Jiří Sadil, [javascript protected email]

Summer holiday


Dear parents, colleagues, our dear students,

Thank you for your cooperation in the past school year, we wish you a long summer and we look forward to welcoming you again on Monday, September 5, 2016!

school management


Office hours during summer holiday

Please note,

that due to the ongoing reconstruction of our school office hours are limited. Before visiting the school, please contact our office manager Mrs. Rutová (728 211 093) or Mrs. Klabíková (602 727 668). Thank you for your understanding!

M. Rutová, M. Klabíková


Newsletter Duhovka

News from our Duhovka, here.


Admission decision

Accepted candidates for school year 2016/17 you can see here.


Come to meet the President of the Board of Directors of American Montessori Society

  • When: On Tuesday, April 19th
  • Where: Velký sál Pedagogické fakulty Univerzity Karlovy (M.D. Rettigové 4, Praha 1)
  • Price: 400 CZK, 100 CZK student

Duhovka Institute is honored to welcome Dr. Joyce Pickering to Prague. Dr. Pickering is the President of the Board of Directors of American Montessori Society and recipient of the AMS Living Legacy award.

Dr. Pickering is a globally respected professional in Montessori education with a focus on children with learning differences. On Tuesday, April 19, Dr. Pickering will present a lecture for teachers, administrators, and parents on how to work with children with learning differences in Montessori classrooms. More info here.


ROSTEME PRO ŽIVOT Exhibition     

Dear parents, students, children and friends,

The exhibition of high quality and meaningful toys Rosteme pro život (“We are growing up for life”, is here again and Duhovka will obviously be there!

Come and buy interesting toys for your children and be creative at the prepared workshops!  With Duhovka, you can create a beautiful bird feeder for the winter!


Saturday 7th November, 2015 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday 8th November, 2015 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)


Please take note of the new location of the exhibition!
Fakultní ZŠ a MŠ Barrandov II, V Remízku 7/919, Praha 5 – Hlubočepy,
GPS 50.0281306N, 14.3691492E
The school is located near the library and aqua-park Barrandov.  Entry is through the main gate.


Looking forward to seeing you there!

Your Duhovka

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