It is a great honour to be the first Principal of the Prague British International School. While the PBIS name is new, the school is built on more than 25 years of delivering outstanding education to the local and international communities in Prague.
PBIS was born following the merger of two of Prague's leading international schools, the Prague British School (PBS) and the English International School Prague (EISP). PBS and EISP have been neighbours for over 20 years, delivering a world-class British international education to families in Prague.
There were many similarities between the schools, such as curriculum, facilities, and student and staff communities. Most importantly, the schools’ shared values, principles and approaches to education have led to excellent outcomes for their students.
It was announced in March 2017 that the two schools would be joining together from September 2018. Our vision involved 'taking the best from each school' to form a unique and engaging learning environment that ensures the best for your child. In the months that have followed, children, parents and teachers have been involved in discussions that have shaped the Prague British International School. I am immensely proud to have been part of these discussions and equally grateful to all stakeholders at both PBS and EISP for their passionate commitment to creating a unique school with 'one of a kind' opportunities for our children.
The students here are special. They are the lifeblood of our school. They are enthusiastic, charismatic, ambitious young people with an appetite for learning and thirst for knowledge. Our mission at PBIS is to give them a happy and secure learning environment in which they can achieve their potential.
Recognising the benefits that strong parental and community involvement can bring to students, we actively encourage an open partnership between home and school. Parents participate in many areas of school life, working with teachers and staff to build a supportive and welcoming community here in Prague.
As a parent, you want the best for your child. So do we. Whether you are currently in Prague, or considering moving to the Czech Republic to live and work, the education of your child is one of the most important decisions that you will need to make.
I invite you to visit PBIS to see our students at work and play, and to experience what the school has to offer.
Principal, The Prague British International School