The Czech School of California is dedicated to offering children and adults of all ages and origins throughout the Bay Area a comprehensive education in the Czech language, history, geography and culture.
The Czech School of California (CSC) officially opened its doors to students in September of 2012 at a community center in Palo Alto. That fall, scores of students flocked to the School to take advantage of its comprehensive curriculum, which encompasses not just the Czech language, but also Czech literature, history, geography and culture. By the second semester, student enrollment exceeded all expectations and the School quickly became the largest Czech school in the United States.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the Czech School’s second year in operation, the School saw enrollment rise to over 100 students, ranging from 18 months to adults, at five Bay Area locations, including Palo Alto, San Francisco, Mountain View, Lafayette and Novato. During this time, the School also began offering a Slovak language class in Palo Alto.
Besides its incredible expansion, during the 2013-14 school year, the CSC also managed to forge two exclusive partnerships. The first, with Prague’s prestigious Charles University, which entitles the School to work with the University on developing the latest methodologies for teaching Czech as a second language to children and adults. And the second, with the Czech Ministry of Education, which has officially recognized the School as a charter school and has permitted CSC’s administrators to issue report cards equivalent to those distributed to students in the Czech Republic.
In addition to offering instruction to students, the School also organizes events and activities for the local Czech and Slovak communities. These have included the first of its kind Czech Gala (an unforgettable evening of fine dining, renowned Czech entertainment, in the company of VIP guests), culinary shows, holiday parties and conferences, to name a few.