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What is Character Development and why do we teach it?

At LEAF Academy, we stand firmly behind the idea that true leadership is rooted in values. The mission of Character Development is to help young leaders build their foundation of values and character strengths that last a lifetime. How do you distinguish a good school from an excellent school? If they both have good academic…

Keith Pusey about LEAF Academy

As an experienced examiner and an ISI inspector (Independent Schools Inspectorate), Keith Pusey had the opportunity to look at the work of many of the leading schools in the UK. He has taught at a university, a conservatoire, and, for thirty years, at Winchester College in the UK – as Head of Department, Director of…

An exciting summer is coming!

Applications for LEAF summer programs are now open until March 31. Our summer will definitely be filled with a different kind of (self-) discoveries, (real-world) explorations, challenging (experimental learning) expeditions and other (leadership) journeys as well as with fun and active young people just like you! Through our partnerships with leading educational institutions around the world, students…

LEAF Academy Info Meeting on March 18, 2016

Admission to LEAF Acdemy is still open. If you have not met us yet, if you have some questions or you would like to see LEAF Academy facility, come and meet us at Sasinkova 13, Bratislava,  on March 18, 2016 at 5pm.  

We plan to do STEM instead of Maths, Biology or IT

Life is wonderfully complex. Consider starting a civic initiative, developing software or designing a headlamp; all require an application of knowledge from various fields. A lamp needs a power source, such as a battery. How should you choose?The scientific principles involved in batteries are traditionally taught in chemistry. Yet, in order to obtain an estimate…

LEAF launches a new student portal called TalentHub

In February, LEAF launched a beta version of a new student portal called TalentHub that helps students fully master any preferred subject. Almost 100 young successful professionals and students contributed over the last three years to this collaborative program. TalentHub contains 16 subjects including philosophy and robotics already exist online, with more to come in…

Residential Life – The Best Part of a Leadership School Experience

For the past three years, future educators at LEAF Academy have been teaching at African Leadership Academy (ALA) – the most prestigious leadership-focused high school on the African continent. Matúš Kurian in 2013/2014, Peter Reťkovský in 2014/2015, and now Jaromír Sedlár in 2015/2016 have each spent an entire year interacting with the next generation of…

LEAF Academy Scholarships Fund with Open Society Foundation is open!

We are excited to announce, that our partner, Open Society Foundation Slovakia (OSF) opened a designated scholarship fund to support LEAF Academy students. This fund will allow LEAF Academy to realize our vision to provide a world-class education for the most talented and high-potential students regardless of their socio-economic background. LEAF Academy is a community…

LEAF Academy teachers at Winchester College

An exciting trip took place in January when LEAF Academy teachers, Matúš Kurian and Peter Reťkovský, visited Winchester College, a 600 -year-old boarding school in the heart of England. The purpose was to observe how one of the most competitive and successful schools in Europe delivers on its aim to: “have an international reputation for academic…

100 Students in LEAF TalentGuide Program This Year

This year more than 150 students and mentors are involved in TalentGuide, LEAF’s mentoring program that connects talented high-school students with successful university students or young professionals to guide them in their personal development, future plans and career path. TalentGuide mentors and mentees meet twice a month for six months to exchange ideas and devise…