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How Matej pursued his dream about university studies abroad.

Just like many other high school students, Matej had a dream of studying at a university abroad one day. He wanted to experience a different kind of learning, to live on his own, and to become as good as possible in his field. “I wasn’t sure about what I wanted to study, I just knew…

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What does it take to take a gap year? (real story by Lexi)

Choosing what to do after high school can feel overwhelming. With the help of Michael, our university counselor, Y4s set out to make what seems like the biggest decision in their lives. Most choose the traditional path of tertiary education, usually in the UK, US or The Netherlands. In recent years, however, a less orthodox…

Tips from our students on how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle

Blog by Year 1 students
Over the past few months our students have been diving deep into the topic of eco-friendly and zero waste lifestyles. Their teachers from the Entrepreneurial leadership department joined up with teachers from STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) department to create a complex educational approach toward this subject …

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How to start the studies at high school with an adventure?

The orientation offsite is the Kick-off program for the new Y3 and Y1 students at LEAF Academy. It is the time when they first get to know their classmates and staffulty in a unique and unfamiliar environment. The format of the offsite orientation is expedition based. We have asked 3 newly admitted students about their…

Distance Learning: Interview with Teachers

In spring 2020, because of the Covid-19 pandemic was spread to Slovakia, the education process at LEAF Academy transitioned into distance learning in order to protect our health of the students and staffulty members. After interviewing the students, now it is the right time for a reflection. We have asked our actual and former teachers…

Distance Learning: Interview with Students

Since the middle of March 2020, the whole education process at LEAF Academy transitioned into distance learning in order to protect our health in the first place and respect the restrictions of the Slovak government. Now, almost two months after adapting to distance learning, came the right moment to share the first-hand experience from our…

How (smooth) was our transition to online learning?

Around mid-March, the first cases of COVID-19 started appearing in Slovakia. After a couple of days, the Bratislava Self-Governing Region officials decided to start closing the first high schools in Bratislava. The leadership of LEAF Academy promptly acted by suspending daily attendance at school and moving all classes into the mode of online learning. What…

Learn more about the experience of our students

You have already seen their faces in the campaign so we thought we would give you a more in-depth perspective on their experience. 🙂 Meet our students Nhung, Tim and Miro. Nhung joined us this school year, Miro is our Year 3 student and Tim is part of our 2-year program graduating this year. Enjoy…

How to fit all of you into an application

Are you applying to LEAF Academy? We know it is a big step for you and all of your family. We understand that while trying to fill in the best application ever, you might be under a bit of pressure. That’s why we decided to make it much easier for you by giving you a…

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