The present of the school

Gymnázium Šrobárova 1 is one of the oldest schools in Košice with a long tradition and a lively atmosphere. Our school is situated near the historic centre of the city which is a huge benefit. The school building belongs to the most beautiful premises in Košice and significantly completes the image of the surroundings. It is one of the first structures of the Art Nouveau style in our city and is a perfect example of decorativism and imaginativeness of shape and material. The building has been designated a Cultural Heritage Monument. In our school we offer an alternative education programme. In the first and second grade the students get general education. In the 3rd grade they can choose 3 subjects with a weekly time allocation of two hours each. In the final grade the students choose two subjects according to their academic preferences in addition to the compulsory ones (Slovak language, 2 foreign languages and P.E.).

Currently, we have 19 classes, 585 students, 43 teachers, 2 native speaker lecturers, 2 volunteers from Germany and 16 non-teaching staff members. In the education process, our school also uses the experience of external teachers from The University of P. J. Šafárik in Košice.

Every year some of our students learn at high schools abroad. The admission of our graduates to both Slovak and foreign universities proves the professional pedagogical work done by our teachers. The school participates in the IT Academy project, we are implementing new subjects and innovating our education process. The school profile corresponds with the current needs of the job market, therefore, we focus on computer and natural science and economy subjects.

EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

Education programme with extended number of English language lessons

Using innovative methods of teaching helps our students achieve a high level of proficiency in English language. Lessons with a native speaker lecturer expand their conversational abilities and vocabulary. Trips and excursions to the UK and other European countries are organized annually for the learners. Some lessons of visual arts, mathematics, chemistry, history and civics are taught in English which is another remarkable benefit for the youngsters.
Education programme with extended number of German language lessons

This programme offers our students the opportunity to obtain DSD 1st and 2nd grade certificates free of charge. The students from this class have lessons of German conversation with a native speaker lecturer and German volunteers from the Kulturweit programme. There is an opportunity for them to travel to German-speaking countries for school trips. Jugend debattiert international prepares debates in German language where our students regularly participate. This programme is financed by the ZfA (Central agency for German schools abroad).
Education programme with extended number of Biology and Chemistry lessons

This education programme creates space and opportunities for the development of talent, interest in Science and a relationship towards Biology and Chemistry. Although there is an increased time allocation for both subjects, it is not based on expanding the content but on using the gained knowledge in practice. We also apply tasks that develop understanding, independence and critical thinking. This way we can engage students in different competitions and other extracurricular activities. This programme helps students with their preparation for their entrance exams for medical faculties.
Education programme with extended number of IT lessons

The students who choose this programme have more lessons of IT and mathematics. They include a lot of practical activities such as programming robots, 3D modelling and printing, creating database systems and object programming. The students in these classes are educated within the academic programme CISCO Networking academy. Participating in the IT Academy — Education for the 21st century, the school has introduced new subjects — programming of mobile devices, programming and solving problems, systems and networks and databases.
General education programme

This programme offers a balanced learning plan. It provides the students with a general education base coming from a systematic and proportional selection of subjects. In the 3rd and 4th grades students can choose from a variety of subjects including Use of IT in Natural Sciences, History of Arts and Economics. The general education programme students are prepared for studying at diverse range of universities according to their abilities and interests.
 

Our offer

  • Quality preparation for university studies
  • Experienced teachers and foreign lecturers
  • School education programme respecting the current needs of the society
  • English, French, German, Russian and Spanish languages
  • Sufficient range of elective subjects — Chemistry, Biology, Physics seminars, Social Studies seminar, Economics seminar, foreign languages conversation lessons, CISCO academy seminars, Use of IT in Natural Sciences, History of Arts and Applied Economics seminar
  • National project IT Academy and a professionally equipped science laboratory
  • Unusual parody on students’ lives called — “Kalamajky”
  • School magazine — “Student’s Word” and a debate club
  • Excursions abroad — St. Petersburg, Oslo, Venice, Prague, London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Krakow, Auschwitz, Budapest
  • “Šrobárka Day” — a charity day, “Student’s blood droplet” (blood donation event), “A night at Šrobárka” — activity for the freshers, occasional dancing parties
  • The school canteen situated in the building offering menu for diabetic or gluten-free diet

In our school we have modern Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories, classrooms with interactive whiteboards and classrooms equipped with PCs. Next to our indoor gym there is a recently built multi-functional outdoor pitch. Students can also relax in the Students´Council room, they can read and study in our school library. Fresh water for free is available at our modern water station.

Every year we organise a lot of sport activities such as ski courses, swimming courses and Health and Life protection courses. Gymnázium Šrobárova 1 participates in an Anti-drug use prevention programme.

An important part of the education process are excursions to Bratislava, Revúca, Orava (in Slovakia) and to St. Petersburg, Oslo, Venice, Prague, London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Krakow, Auschwitz, Budapest (in foreign countries).

Our students eat in the school canteen in the building where diabetic or gluten-free diet menu is available.

Many of our graduates have become successful writers, artists, actors, doctors, lawyers, economists and entrepreneurs at home or abroad. Gymnázium Šrobárova has represented a symbiosis of traditions and modern education methods for 128 years. The philosophy of our grammar school is to prepare all students to become life-long learners and responsible citizens both locally and globally, ready to meet the challenges of the future. In partnership with families and community, our goal is to create relevant learning opportunities for students -both inside and outside the classroom – that help them develop the knowledge, critical thinking skills and character necessary to succeed in a technologically advanced world.