Olga Havlová Grammar School, Ostrava-Poruba, Contributory Organisation is a contributory organisation established by Moravian-Silesian Region.
Our school was established in 1972 and since 1996 it has been named after the first wife of the President Václav Havel. Our entire activities supporting the development of tolerance, the education to democracy and the protection of human rights strives hard to meet the significant intellectual legacy of Olga Havlová.
We offer a four-year course (for students after 9th grade of a primary school) and an eight-year course (for students after 5th grade of a primary school). Currently there are approximately 600 students in 20 classes attending our school, our Teaching Staff counts almost 50 teachers.
The school offers general orientation and is characterised by the higher than the above-standard equipment and a large number of various activities. Our graduates are regularly accepted to study prestigious specializations at the universities of humanities, technology, natural science, economics and artistic fields, as well as to study at universities abroad.
Many of the students are welcome to participate in many activities, projects and field trips supporting their interests in different science areas during their studies. The most successful students regularly represent our school in the regional and national rounds throughout numerous competitions. The organizing body of the school, the Moravian-Silesian Region, has repeatedly awarded our grammar school to be one of the most successful schools in our region.
Our school is represented by the slogan "The School in Context - School of Life"
A brief history of the school:
1972 Foundation of the grammar school - the school starts as a small school with nine classes
1989 There are profound changes in the concept of the study programme of the grammar school
1990/1991 The First Year the eight-year course is opened and the school continues to focus on preparing the four-year course students, as well as the eight-year course students
1996 The school bears the honourable name " Olga Havlová Grammar School" with the kind consent of the former president of the country
1997 The school is registered in the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Networks with its project leading to the education towards tolerance, democracy and international co-operation
2009 The school becomes a University College of the University of Ostrava