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2nd Czech Montessori Teacher Meeting

Topic: Children’s Transition to Elementary Education  

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 9 AM – 6 PM
Czech National Library of Technology, Prague 6  


Do not miss Duhovka talks

2:30 PM - 3.30 PM
panel discussion with Tomáš Janeček, Chairman of the Duhovka Group board, and others on What should I know before I decide to open an elementary school? 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
workshop of the guides at the Duhovka preschool by Hanka Černichová and Klára Hannová for teachers and parents called How to prepare a smooth transition for children from Preschool to Elementary education

4:30 - 5:30 PM
panel discussion with Michaela Paulová, Deputy Director, on the topic My child is growing up, from a preschooler to a schoolchild    

On Sunday, 5 November 2017 (9-12 AM), you have the opportunity to visit our school and preschool which we are opening on the occasion of the conference.

Duhovka Preschool - Cihelná 2a, Praha 1 - Malá Strana

Duhovka Elementary - Nad Kajetánkou 9, Praha 6 - Břevnov    


Information about the conference and the program is available here.


Looking forward to having you,



Support our Library!  

A pleasant meeting of fans of good reading took place on Tuesday 26th of September, on the occasion of the ceremonial opening of the library.  The library is the heart of the High School for us.  A space where students and teachers can not only borrow necessary literature or study materials but also a space for getting together, for events and for relaxation.  All this under the guidance of our wonderful librarians Václav Pergl and Ondřej Janeček.  You can find photos from the event here

As a part of a complementary program, we introduced an opportunity to contribute towards the further development of the library book fund – through special vouchers, you can contribute as well.  Just choose one, two or even all three areas to contribute to.  We thank you for your support!












Payment information

  • Account Nr.: 7032762001/5500
  • Variable symbol: 101, 102, or 103, depending on the chosen area
  • Please provide your name and surname and “donation to the library” in the comments
  • If you’d like to get a confirmation of your donation, please contact the Office Manager Marcela Rutová via e-mail at [javascript protected email]

School´s Library Opening Ceremony   

September 26, 2017 at 5:30pm 
Duhovka High School, 3rd floor 


Dear Parents and Students,

you are cordially invited to the opening ceremony of our school‘s library. In the new space, we would like to introduce the role that the library should play in the life of the school and offer you opportunities to participate in its implementation. A toast and a small snack will be included in the ceremony. All children and students are welcome!


Looking forward to seeing you!

Duhovka High School 


The Family Festival Struny dětem (Strings for Kids) for Curious Children and Curious Parents 

22 - 24 September 2017
Minor theater and Novoměstská radnice


The festival weekend is upon us. Come to enjoy great shows, creative workshops and make an original souvenir of the event at our Duhovka photocorner.

The 8th year of the festival Struny dětem is coming to offer a weekend packed with experience-based learning of art forms to art-loving families. The festival mission is to bring children closer to the world of art in a form they could identify with, accept as a natural part of their life and desire to return to it, whether as artists or as audience. The festival offers an opportunity to meet the big personalities of the Czech art scene in person, to gain new experiences and unexpected contexts.



More information is available on the festival website. Fall program teaser here. Available only in Czech.


Looking forward to having you!



Duhovka High School become the candidate school for the IB Diploma Programme

We are happy to announce that the IB organization ( has accepted our application and Duhovka was included in the list of candidate schools yesterday (see attachment). From September, we will enter the preparatory period. At the end of this period (Spring 2019) Duhovka will receive the IB World School certificate and will be able to offer not only a Czech diploma but also an international baccalaureate for current students of the middle school (kvarta and younger).

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a two-year program for students of the final two grades (septima, oktava). The IB program ends with an international certificate. Graduation with an IB Diploma opens students to a better opportunity to be accepted for enrollment at foreign universities. Studying the program with its great variety of choice, development of learning skills, emphasis on knowledge interconnection, and development of social responsibility corresponds with Duhovka’s values and matches our graduate profile.

It will not be obligatory to pass an international diploma - the student can decide to opt for the Czech maturita. Students of Duhovka will be prepared for both types of exams, the curriculum combines the requirements of the Czech maturita with the expectations of the IB. For teachers it will be (in addition to our current Montessori training) another stimulus for their development.


Festival Open House Praha 2017

We invite you to the third annual Open House Festival Prague 2017! Our third annual Open House Prague Festival will open up more than 40 buildings and structures of architectural interest, thus inviting the general public to visit buildings in Prague that are not usually accessible over the weekend of 13 and 14 May. The public will have a unique opportunity to visit and explore the interiors of houses, around which they walk every day. Duhovka enters into the project with its elementary school for the second year and with its high school for the first time this year.


Duhovka High School, Saturday, 13 May


The building itself, in which our high school is located, was built in the 1920s. The aim of its reconstruction was to express its original character but also to meet educational needs. The school should be a place where seriousness and elegance of the architecture of the First Republic meet with open and dynamic present-day Montessori education.  

Architects: Tomáš Bém, Vratislav Lhota a Mečislav Petrů

Duhovka Elementary, Saturday, 13 May


The reconstruction of the building aimed to create an environment that corresponds with children's natural developmental needs. Each classroom has its own colour scheme based on the concept of our school. The purpose of the reconstruction was to create a spatially varied environment with a pleasant atmosphere supporting creative activities where children feel happy.

Architects: Ateliér SAD


Happy Easter


Family festival Strings for Children in Mayu

We are bringing you the opportunity to join us for the 8th year as we support the family festival Strings for Children!

Tickets are going to be released on March 26th, 2017.

For more information, please go to:


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

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