Nearly all schools in the Czech Republic are closed following the March 10th declaration of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. All classes for students ages 6-18 have been cancelled, with very few exceptions.
The indefinite closure has led most international schools to seek out online lesson delivery options in order to achieve academic goals and prepare students for exams.
Hill Castle International School, Central Europe’s only fully online international school is also the only international school that continues to teach normally; its students ages 5 – 18 continue their studies without interruption.
“We are proud that our online school is in position to help both our new and existing students and their families in this very serious situation.”
Vladka Moseley, Director of Academics
HCIS has seen a heavy increase in immediate transfers into its American curriculum school due to the virus’ affect on traditional schools. The directors assured us that they are prepared to help any families that need an alternative for the remainder of this school year and beyond.
Other international schools in Czechia are at varying stages of planning on how to handle the closure.
Prague British International School (PBIS) has plans to offer online coursework with supplemental interactive websites.
The Christian International School of Prague (CISP) has provided its students with Chromebooks to take home and work through Google Classroom.
The International School of Brno confidently declared,
“We have many tools and methods that we already use that will help make sure that this experience becomes an opportunity for them to discover new ways of learning.”
The management of this situation has both schools and families searching for safe ways to continue educating children. It is clear that the blending of technology and academics is the ideal solution until Covid-19 is brought under control.