Two University of Rochester students named as Schwarzman Scholars
December, 2021 | University of Rochester

Lea Thome, one of our first graduates, will be joining the cohort of Schwarzman Scholars next fall. It is a fully-funded, one-year master’s degree and leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. At the heart of the program are world-renowned advisers, a rigorous and innovative study of global affairs, and hands-on exploration of Chinese culture and commerce. Schwarzman Scholars was designed in collaboration with world-leading universities to create an international community that bridges differences.

Lea has thrived at the University of Rochester and she represented LEAF Academy brilliantly. You can read more about Lea’s accomplishments during her college studies.

International Public Policy Forum – 2020-21 finals
May, 2021 |
We are pleased to announce that the 2021 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) World Champion is Slovak National Team from Bratislava, with one of our students competing for the winning team – Anfisa Kryvtsun (Y2). 
In March, the 2020-21 “Elite 8” teams are announced. Typically, these teams would take part in oral debate finals in New York City. However, due to the ongoing risk posed by the pandemic, the 2021 IPPF Finals took place virtually on Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, 2021. The team won the $10,000 grand prize.

His initial bet on an unknown school got him to Canada
September, 2020 | Spectator
How to turn your ideas into reality with the help of school? A real story of our Alumni – Andrej Grman, who is starting his studies at The University of British Columbia.

Schools should teach values that you can’t get from a computer
January 2019  | Spectator | Nina Francelová
Teaching values and building character is a sensitive issue in post-Communist countries. If students learn that a textbook is the only source of the truth, like the Holy Bible, then they don’t learn all the skills of checking their sources, says Matej Sapák, principal of the LEAF Academy, in an interview about Slovakia’s schooling system and its shortcomings.

Learn how to debate from the victorious Slovak team
 May 2018 | Spectator | Nina Francelová
A team of high-schoolers rewrote history when they won a debate contest organized by the International Public Policy Forum. Several months of hard work preceded the winning debate in New York.