LEAF Academy is an international boarding high school located in Bratislava, Slovakia, offering both 4-year and 2-year programs.

Our mission is to provide a world-class education for active students aged 14 to 19 from the Central European region and beyond, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. 

LEAF Academy in 3 words

Read more about the three pillars of LEAF Academy here.

What do we teach and how?

Our unique curriculum intertwines rigorous academic practices through the courses, which prepare students for the AP International Diploma or AP Capstone Diploma with the LEAF Academy courses dedicated to the development of leadership, values, and character.

All parts of the curriculum are brought together through the element of practice: students experience practical real-world applications of what they are learning through cooperation on real-life projects with our business and NGO partners.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
Character Development Program
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Central European Studies

Become a part of our community

We are a boarding school because we believe living and learning together with students from diverse backgrounds, different countries, and various cultures creates innumerable opportunities to grow. Students are guided along the way by staffulty (staff and teachers) who ensure that the time outside of the classroom is fun, safe and continues to promote self-development.

Our community in numbers:


“The community is: people bringing food to you when you’re sick, carrying your backpack when you cannot walk anymore during the hike, or leaving their schoolwork to talk to you in the middle of the night when you’re struggling. There are things that don’t work out, but in the end, we are a family. Not bound by blood but by our experiences.”

Jasna Cifrová (18), student from Slovakia

can I afford to study here?

Everybody can afford to study at LEAF Academy! We want to make LEAF Academy accessible to talented students regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. We have an extensive scholarship program and economically disadvantaged families are eligible for scholarships for up to 98% of the total fees.

LEAF Academy practices a need-blind admission which means that a candidate’s ability to pay the school fee does NOT play a part in the admission decision.

What matters is your application and simply – you.

So Is this school for me?

  • I’m 14 to 17 years old
  • I like learning new things
  • I’m looking for a high school
  • I’m not afraid of challenges
  • I often take the initiative and improve my environment
  • I’m very active and dedicate time to my hobbies
  • I’m looking for a like-minded community of people
  • I like to help others


If you match most of these points, LEAF Academy will most probably be a great place for you to develop your potential. So are you in?

You’re interested, but need to find out more information first?

If you believe there are serious reasons that we should consider your application outside of our admission period, send us an email with your CV and cover letter to info@leafacademy.eu.