The School's Message

When the word school is used, especially for young people today, many things come to mind. Pupils and teachers look forward to our school. A friendly atmosphere, mutual inspiration, a fine team and modern learning activities help us to use our time meaningfully and feel good together. We aim to work with creative people who will be able to stand up for their own opinions, defend them rationally, but at the same time not lack feeling and understanding. We believe that new generations will only contribute to a better world if they are mature and well-rounded individuals. In this, our patron Pavel Tigrid is also a role model - a fair gentleman who devoted his entire life to the active defence of humanity and democracy. He followed in the footsteps of Karel Havlíček Borovský, Tomáš G. Masaryk and Václav Havel. It is our goal to lead pupils to active citizenship.

Most battles today are not fought on the battlefield, but on the diplomatic table. Whether we argue, quarrel, profess love or praise, we always use language. It may sound far-fetched, but those who control language control reality to some extent - they determine its shape. What cannot be named does not exist. We strive for people to know it from us.

So our school doesn't just teach languages - it seeks to make students understand their power and learn to use it. Language is part of both the sciences and the humanities; it enables successful communication, cutting-edge literary production, the formulation of exciting scientific theories, but it can also misinform, trivialise reality and hurt. Like any tool, it can be used to build and to tear down.

We strive to teach our students to build.