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 (2017)

10.12.2017 Marcela Fatrová | More information...

Last year and this year, the school presented itself in a positive way at a number of occasions and events, some of which were directly organized by the school.


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.


Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Mensa Grammar School

11.10.2013 | More information...

On 10th October, the Spolkový dům in Prague-Stodůlky hosted a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Mensa Grammar School. In the relatively large ballroom, a set of posters mapping the history of the school and other interesting facts provided a warm welcome to the visitors.  It is a pity that better and more extensive photographic evidence of the first years of the school history is not available. Students’ works of art were presented on the walls; many of them really inventive. 

10.10.2013, 17:00
Spolkový dům, K Vidouli 727/18, Prague

Mensa Grammar School: achievements and events (2013)

2.5.2013 Marcela Fatrová | More information...

Students of the Mensa Grammar School managed to make good use of their talents, and won medals in competitions in both knowledge and art. Mensa Grammar school also participated again in organizing the Earth Day in Prague 17, and the good reputation of the school was also supported by teachers’ activities and by a documentary broadcasted by Radio Czech.