Connecting learning and knowledge to the real world
We make sure that children leave our school motivated for their further education and prepared for life in the future.
Why choose us
We don't teach subjects, we teach children
We want to give children the things they will need in life. We don't teach them what to think, we teach them how to think. We teach them to see connections and work with sources of information, to concentrate and remember, to present an idea, to argue, to think critically... Competence and soft skills are at least as important as knowledge and understanding.
We are into the world and experimenting
The world needs responsible, independent thinkers and innovators. That's why we invite a range of external collaborators and organisations to help us fulfil our vision of a laboratory school. We often venture outside the school to explore, so that children can better understand the world they are growing up in. And we try new things.
Children's and teachers' needs come first
Only a happy child can fully develop his potential. And only a happy teacher can be a good teacher. That's why we care about the wellbeing of everyone in the school. We respect the needs of the children and their pace. And we support our teachers in developing and further training and improving their teaching competences.
We do it differently
- Collaboration in an international network of laboratory schools
- Tandem teaching (two or more teachers in each class)
- Smaller class sizes
- Verbal evaluation and tripartites
- More English (not just with native speakers) from first grade
- Classes starting at 9 am
We are more than a school
- Support and counselling centre in the school building
- Afternoon club that kids just love
- Sports, music, art and research clubs
- A great team of children and teachers
"All three of us fell in love with the Poznávání Primary School in the first moments when we came to the first-year students for a demonstration lesson. It's so cool that school can be a completely natural and positive part of our lives, that we all enjoy it and absolutely don't have to feel any "I don't want to go" stress. The partnership and individual approach to the child, the lack of directive and the development of relationships across the school and families is the best thing we could have wished for our son. And yet the school does not deviate from the regular curriculum. But the lessons are interesting, fun, creative, rewarding and most importantly meaningful for practical life. Every child, without exception, is respected here and knows why they are here and why they are learning the things they are learning. Because of everyone's attitude, the children look forward to school and enjoy learning and exploring life. We are very happy here."
mother of Matouš
"My three children have been attending the Poznávání Primary School and they are thrilled! They have all integrated into the group with ease and have experienced so much in these few months - from getting to know their new environment and classmates, to online learning, to various projects and trips. We are positive about the individual approach to the children and their needs, the learning through play and the projects in which the children participate with great motivation. We like the practical functioning of the school, the partnership approach and the open communication with children and parents. Cognition Primary School fits perfectly into the puzzle of our family values."
mother of twins Viktória and Viliam and a daughter Michaela
"I see a fundamental difference in the partnership approach to pupils and in building their intrinsic motivation to learn. I haven't encountered elsewhere that a second grader keeps track of the assignments and big projects he or she has chosen and works on them carefully and for a long time. Weekly plans and setting their own goals also work very well. I appreciate that students have to present their output to others from the beginning. The development of reflective learning is also key. In school, children are encouraged to be active, to think, to link topics and to solve problems, which are essential skills for the future. Relationships and a safe environment are also important.
mother of Vojtěch and Viola