The Mensa Grammar School

Mensa Grammar School

The Mensa Grammar School (in Czech: Mensa gymnázium, o.p.s.) was founded in 1993 by Katerina Havlickova and currently is the only secondary school in the Czech Republic which is focused on the education of gifted students. Interestingly, it is the only grammar school worldwide established by Mensa.

The Mensa Grammar School offers above-standard education and a highly individual approach, both from pedagogical and psychological points of view. The school supports students in their pleasure from learning, their creativity, develops their social skills and self-recognition, and teaches them how to work in teams. Optional subjects and seminar work are available from the 1st year of study, enabling students to focus on their subject(s) of interest. Some subjects (such as mathematics or foreign languages) are taught in mixed groups, created with respect to students’ levels, so that each student belongs to a group which corresponds to his/her current abilities. Some subjects are taught directly at university departments (such as physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague). The Mensa Grammar School raises well-educated, creative, and independent-minded personalities.

URL URL: http://www.mensagymnazium.cz (the website is currently only available in the Czech language)

Mensa Grammar School: achievements and events (2016)

10.12.2016 Marcela Fatrová | More information...

In the 2015/2016 school year, our school participated in several events, some of which were even hosted by us. This, of course, included traditional Open Days, which were visited by 90 children with their parents. The school co-hosted the Mensa Conference on Talent Development, including seven associated workshops and 6 demonstration lessons. The school management also gave a lecture at a STAN-ECHA conference “Developing talent: A Modern, High-Quality and Qualified Way”.


Mensa Grammar School: achievements and events (2015)

7.12.2015 Marcela Fatrová | More information...

In 2014 and 2015, the Mensa Grammar School (MGS) presented its ideas, operation, and achievements on a number of occasions and events, some of which were directly organized by the school. The most significant events include annual Open Days, co-hosting a Mensa Conference on Talent Development, school presentations at the conferences “The Development of Style and Methods of Working with Exceptionally Gifted Students” in Zlin and “Developing Talent: A Modern, High-Quality and Qualified Way” organized by STAN-ECHA, etc.


Mensa Grammar School: achievements and events (2014)

7.12.2014 Marcela Fatrová | More information...

In the last and current school year, the Mensa Grammar School (MGS) presented its ideas, operation, and achievements on a number of occasions and events, some of which were directly organized by the school. As usual, the Open Days were among the most significant events. Besides this, the school management discussed the education of gifted children on a TV discussion at TV Metropol, and gave lectures at many conferences, e.g. in Bratislava, Budapest, and Ostrava.