WHY ENROL YOUR CHILD IN SAVREMENA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL?
As a parent, you are facing a decision of crucial importance. Choosing the right institution to trust, when it comes to your child’s education, sets a solid foundation for your child’s growing into a successful adult with gainful future.
A young person’s interests, ambitions, work habits and attitude are all formed in the secondary school stage of education, which is why providing the most competent teachers is as vital as providing the finest learning experience and, ultimately, an internationally recognised diploma that opens the door of every university in the world.
We all seek to provide the very best for our children. This is exactly what we offer to your child in our school. Savremena International School implies the very best that an educational institution can offer. Our goal is to help your child succeed, and your child’s success is a reflection of the right choices you made.
Why are we the right choice?
- High educational standards
The high standard of education that students receive at our school stems from our firm belief that education is the driving force of the future. They demand a lot, but give as much in return: responsibility, respect, effort and knowledge. At this school, each mark is an objective evaluation of intellectual effort invested into a task, which builds student’s responsibility toward learning. This allows us to maintain an ethically-sound environment where true, traditional educational values are observed along with our innovative approach to the learning process.
- Teacher as an academic authority and mentor
Although Savremena Gimnazija is a newly opened school, our teachers have years of experience behind them, along with true professionalism. The selection process for our faculty took a while not because the procedure itself is slow, but because we aimed for the very best - the teachers, as Einstein said, who are able s to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. In a nutshell, our teachers are demanding but fair. Each student selects a mentor at the beginning of a school year, one of the teachers who they connect to and who they feel emotionally secure with. The mentor acts as a liaison between the parents and the school – parents can call on them whenever they have questions about their child’s process of fitting into the educational and social parameters set by Savremena International School.
- Respect for each student’s personal integrity
For us, your child’s happiness always comes first, which is why we want every student to feel accepted and know that their talents are recognised and nourished. In case they need some learning support, we will surely provide some. Students are never left to fend for themselves, lost in a sea of others. By respecting the integrity of each and every child, we build up their confidence and encourage them to decidedly stride towards your goal.
- Innovative teaching approach
Although we are largely traditional in the pedagogic sense, from a methodological standpoint our lessons are highly innovative and advanced in a number of ways. Teachers, although strict and demanding, stimulate interactivity in the classroom, allowing students to take the initiative and feed their talents. Every theoretical element of a lesson also has its practical application, so that the students’ acquisition of knowledge is complementary in that regard. In addition to the traditional classroom lessons, students are also granted access to our virtual learning environment, which contains online courses as well as additional material for those who wish to know more. By using IT in and out of the classroom, we develop the children’s digital literacy, while our various clubs and workshops prepare them for the life skills, which are as important as knowledge itself in this ever-changing world of ours.
- Bilingual programme
At our school, students can choose between a teaching programme in English or in Serbian, selecting either the Serbian National or Cambridge International curriculum. For students interested in attending our international programme but lacking the language proficiency, we organise a special preparatory course included in our Mix package. The choice you make at the beginning will determine whether your child will get a national or an international diploma at the end of their secondary education. If they are ambitious enough, obtaining both diplomas is also possible.
- Modern space for studying and socialising
The modern five-floor building in downtown Belgrade offers the most advanced teaching aids, good lighting conditions, ergonomically designed seats and interactive whiteboards. Savremena Gimnazija provides a cosy area where students can relax, chat and enjoy among friends when the lessons are over. They can use the school canteen for lunch or relaxing during recess. If, however, the student wants to spend some free time working or reading, there are state-of-the-art IT rooms and library in Serbian and English.
- Security in the school and its surroundings
In a time when children are faced with a multitude of challenges, our school vowed to keep all challenges safe and morally appropriate where your child’s stay at Savremena Gimnazija is concerned. That is why our security system allows our school’s security staff to follow the movement of students within the school and its immediate surroundings. Each student must scan the personal ID card when entering and exiting the building, and the students are required to check in with the mentor if they have to leave the school early for any reason. Parents can track their child’s attendance in electronic log book, and they are required to let the mentor know whenever their child is unable to attend lessons.
- Parents as partners in education
Like every other school, ours has some downfalls, but we strive to make them up by being constantly open to your suggestions and requests. We encourage you to state clearly what we can do for you and your child, so that you can appreciate our school as a place where your child feels at home.