The School Complex located in Mendel square ¾ in Brno houses:
- J. G. Mendel Secondary School – general education focusing on sciences is suitable not only for the preparation for university studies of technics, science or medicine but due to wide selection of volitional subjects also for humanities
- The First German Municipal Secondary School – offers above-standard general education with extended lessons of English and German ranging from 3-8 lessons per week in both languages; this highly exceeds the numbers of lessons at usual secondary schools
- Secondary Pedagogical School – the graduates are well-prepared for jobs in kindergartens or assistants in a wide range of other facilities
- English Elementary School – is the children’s friendly companion on their way to the world of education. Among the benefits, there are above-standard equipment and most importantly small numbers of students in individual classes, friendly atmosphere and individual approach to each student. A considerable part of teaching is done in English (we use the CLIL method, i.e. teaching languages and other subjects together). This is convenient also for children of foreigners who are not yet so good in Czech language as well as for children from Fantazie Kindergarten
- Elementary School of Arts – it provides education in the areas of playing musical instruments, singings, acting, dancing etc. Lessons take place partly in the building in Mendel square and partly in classrooms in Ježkova Street (Brno-Lesná).
- Fantazie Kindergarten – located in Brno-Žabovřesky in Voroněžská Street
Part of the School Complex is also Pedagogical-Psychological Clinic which helps students to adapt to the new environment and schoolmates. Naturally, it offers also individual assistance, however, students of the School Complex have a priority.
In 2014/2015 school year, there are altogether 1088 students in all parts of the School Complex.
What do the secondary schools and the Secondary Pedagogical School of the School Complex offer to students and their parents?
- Newly renovated building
- High-quality equipment (interactive boards, modern PCs, Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab, Biology Lab, specialized classrooms for science, IT classrooms, multimedia classrooms and classroom for arts)
- Specialized preparation for international language certificates (Zertifikat Deutsch, Mittelstufe Deutsch, FCE, C&G, YLE etc.) in close cooperation with language institutes
- E-learning support
- Use of in-house bilingual books
- Wi-fi internet connection in the building
- Self-service copiers and printers
- SAS system which provides overview of the students’ marks and absence throughout the year
- Up-to-date kitchen with two canteen
- Possibility to order lunch via the internet
- School canteen and vending machines for refreshments
- Education trips abroad and exchange stays with our partner schools, e.g. Germany – Munich (Legoland) or Gerabronn (exchange stay), UK – London, Austria – Vienna etc.
Selection of Study Focus at the secondary schools
- Students can apply for secondary studies after finishing 5th form of Elementary School (eight-year cycle), after finishing the 7th form of Elementary School (six-year cycle) or after finishing 9th form of Elementary School (four-year cycle). We accept students also for five-year distance studies.
- Students can focus on sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) – for future students of sciences, medicine, veterinary, pharmaceutics or pedagogy – or on humanitites (civics, languages, history) – for future students of arts and law.
- The First German Municipal Secondary School teaches English and German. Students can also select a third optional language (Russian, Spanish etc.).
- J. G. Mendel Secondary School offer English as the first language and students choose the other one: German, French, Russian, or Spanish. Latin is compulsory for the last two grades.
- Learning languages can be supported on the bases of bilingual subjects – history, geography or civics can be studied in German or English. This teaches students to use the language not only in general conversation but also in specialized context.
- In the last two grades, students choose seminars following their preferences and their intended university studies. Seminars form a considerable part of the students’ weekly lessons.
- Students can also make use of school clubs (for the purposes of knowledge extension or revision).
- If interested, students can attend the Elementary School of Arts or sports or art clubs in the afternoon.