Why choose the English College in Prague?
- We are considered experts in delivering an IB education in the Czech Republic
- Most of our graduates go on to prestigious international universities
- We encourage active and independent learning
- Most of our teachers are native English speakers
- Our parents recommend us
Key facts you should know
- 1550+Successful graduates
- 23Oxbridge offers in the past 15 years
- 100%Students take the full IB Diploma
- 28 yrsIB experience
- 93%of students got to their first-choice university
- 132Students with over 40 pts at IB
- Read MoreKarel SchwarzenbergPatron
The ECP was delighted that Karel Schwarzenberg agreed to become our new Czech Patron following the death of President Václav Havel. He joined HRH The Prince of Wales as Joint Patron.
- Read MoreVáclav HavelFounder Patron
“I appreciate the English College’s insistence on combining high academic standards with personal achievement in areas such as art and music, sport and debating, and strong sense of community involvement. The students emerge self-confident and articulate, fluent in English and at home on the international scene.”
- Read MoreHRH The Prince of WalesFounder Patron
HRH The Prince of Wales
"I have watched with great pleasure and a sense of pride as the College has grown and flourished. I was particularly glad to meet many of the students and staff during my last visit to Prague, and see for myself the friendly and stimulating environment at the College. I especially welcome the broader international vision the College encourages in its students and I am particularly glad to hear that several of them are now studying in the U.K."
The English College in Prague was established, and continues to exist, to provide an English-medium education for young people in Prague, primarily of Czech origin, which is second to none academically but also develops every individual’s potential to the full and prepares them for the practical, social, intellectual and moral challenges that they will face in today’s globalised society.
What our parents say
- Read MoreKateřina BečkováParent
I am very well acquainted with most of what Prague offers in terms of secondary schools and I believe that the ECP stands out. They are preparing children through their challenging IB and Czech Maturita programmes for university and life beyond in a systematic and balanced way.
- Read MoreIng. Karel HamplParent
Ing. Karel Hampl
ECP is teaching students to see the world around them in a more complex way in comparison to local schools. I like very much how the school contributes to the self-motivation of its students. On the part of management and teachers, I can see all the steps are well thought through, forming our children as susceptible, independent, friendly and educated personalities with very human attitudes towards the environment. I very much appreciate the friendly atmosphere at the school and on the other hand, also the elaborate rules that must be strictly followed.
- Read MoreIrena DuffkováParent
"Please be aware that in our eyes the ECP teachers are true heroes of our lives in the current Covid time learning situation. We cannot express enough our appreciation of their work. Their efforts directly form our children and they are indispensable to them."
- Read MoreHana Kloučková, ECP parent
Hana Kloučková, ECP parent
The decision that our kids will study at ECP was one of the best we have ever made. I really appreciate how ECP teachers constantly inspire students to get the most out of them and help them to discover their talent. Although the school is quite demanding, I like that it teaches students to work hard while always being positive and motivating.
- Read MoreGavin Flook, ECP parent
Gavin Flook, ECP parent
English College in Prague has managed to cultivate a sense of tradition and history in a relatively short period of time, whilst also being a very modern learning environment. I really appreciate the unique combination of these dimensions, which sit comfortably side by side and inspire the students and the staff to nurture a friendly yet disciplined environment. Personal responsibility is strongly emphasised and forms the basis for academic, sporting, cultural and pastoral development. I have become involved in the ECPA (parents' association) and have enjoyed collaborating with other parents willing to contribute to the success of the School. The School's leadership has encouraged our involvement, forming a stronger sense of community, which will ultimately pay back in terms of our children's education. The School is also innovative in other ways, such as showing great agility when classroom learning was disrupted and aligning its curriculum to prepare students for IB, University and careers.
The English College in Prague – Anglické gymnazium o.p.s. is a selective six-year English grammar school, which is also part of the Czech school system.
In 1995 it became the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate in the Czech Republic and every year around 70 of our students take the full IB Diploma exams.
Most ECP graduates go on to study at universities mainly in the UK, but also in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in the world.
The College is a public benefit company, established by the English College Foundation, and supervised by an independent body of unpaid Governors who give their time voluntarily.
- The concept of developing each student’s full human potential. Genetic inheritance confers upon each of us a bundle of talents, aptitudes and responses and the life chances that go with them. It is one of the roles of education to identify and nurture these potentials and to raise them further so that each student realises his or her fullest self.
- The ideal of a community built on reciprocity. A school is a community in miniature and it should be guided by mutual care and respect with each student “putting back” into the common store of good will and positive actions at least as much as they take out. Dealings between members of the school community should be characterised by care, consideration and courtesy.
- The importance of international understanding. Not just between the UK and the Czech Republic with ties of language, literature and learning but throughout the larger family of mankind when so many shared problems can only be solved by shared values and shared actions. We are educating responsible and aware citizens of an ever-smaller interdependent world.”
Lord Holme was instrumental in the founding of the College and was its first Chairman of Governors. The Library was named after him in October 2010.