News and Events
Senior Project Presentations at the European School18 Apr 2018
On Tuesday, April 17, the American High School Senior students had their Senior Project Presentations. Preparing Senior Projects is obligatory for AHS seniors. They write research papers and then present them to an academic audience. The jury evaluates two components: the relevance of the topic and the speaker’s presentation skills. Students are free to choose their research paper topics but work closely with their supervisors who provide them with sources and constructive feedback.
American High School Grade 10 Visit BOLNISI-TANDZIA14 Jun 2018
On Friday, June 1, seventeen Grade 10 students accompanied by their Georgian teacher, Mrs. Tekla Beradze, and Mr. Joseph Blake, Director with two professional hiking guides explored the natural beauty of the hills of Georgia on their way to admire the famed church of Bolnisi – Tandzia. Encapsulating the vibrant historical and religious nature of the area and the foundations of the church in the 13th Century, both students and staff were mesmerized by the verdant valley and tranquility of its location.
AHS World History Classes attend Michelangelo Exhibition18 Apr 2018
On Tuesday, March 27, Grade 8 and 9 World History classes with their teacher, Mr. Joseph Blake viewed the exhibition Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel – Preparatory Drawings by famed Italian artist, sculptor, architect and poet of the Renaissance epoch - Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) at the National Gallery, Tbilisi. The exhibition allowed all to view the graphic details, including the hand from the fresco "Creation of Adam" and figures from the fresco "The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden". The exposition also incorporated multimedia, as well as the screening of the film "Journey to Discover Michelangelo."
Basketball Day at the European School17 Apr 2018
The European School gym hosted a basketball match between Georgian Program and American High School teams on April 17, 2018. Georgian Program beat the American High School 69:64. Irakli Kochiashvili and Luka Tsurtsumia became the players of the day, scoring 42 and 34 points, respectively.
American High School hosts Guest Speaker13 Apr 2018
“Russian-Georgian Relationships and Civil Activism in Georgia” On Monday, April 2, the American High School hosted noted political analyst and social activist Mr. Nikoloz Berulava who addressed the “Russian-Georgian Relationship and Civil Activism in Georgia” to students in the AP Comparative Government and Politics class and two World History classes. Mr. Berulava stressed the important role of each individual in society towards achieving the greater public good. He further emphasized that each citizen’s inaction serves as a tragedy for society as only individuals may improve it by their responsibility and action. The students in attendance discussed the topic and participated in several lively debates.
US Embassy at the European School03 Apr 2018
On April 2, 2018, The European School had the honor to welcome the representatives of the US Embassy in Georgia – Elizabeth Rood, Deputy Chief of Mission, and Jenni Gunnoe, Community Liaison Office (CLO) coordinator. Sophie Nonikashvili, a junior from the American High School and the chairperson of the European School Student Parliament, and Aleksandre Lomadze-Gabiani, a senior from AHS, organized a tour of the school’s facilities for the guests.
Tinatin Macharashvili Wins the Contest of French Institute in Georgia29 Mar 2018
Tinatin Macharashvili, the European School French teacher, came out on top in the contest organized by French Institute of Georgia and earned a scholarship to attend a two-week long qualification course at Université Francophonia, Nice, France. The course will focus on modern methods in foreign language learning and teaching. In addition, the course aims at developing intercultural skills which are the key elements of successful intercultural relations.
The European School Students Succeed in Karate28 Mar 2018
On March 24-25, 2018, Georgian Karate Federation hosted the “Open Tbilisi 2018” Karate championship. Natia Tutberidze and Ana Darchiashvili, American High School grade 10 students successfully participated in the championship. Natia Tutberidze earned a gold medal in the 14-15-year-old age category.
American High School World History and AP World History Classes Explore the Roman Treasures of the Georgian National Museum27 Feb 2018
On Tuesday, February 13, American High School Grades 8, 9, 11, and 12 students in World History and AP World History classes toured the Georgian National Museum with Mr. Joseph Blake and Dr. Natia Pipia. Dr. Pipia, a noted author of a scholarly published work regarding the numastic treasures of Georgia and history professor at Tbilisi State University, explained the significance of many of the ancient Roman republic and empire treasures on display, followed by a tour of the Soviet Occupation exhibition on permanent display. Exploratory understanding and comprehension of Georgia’s place and impact via the ancient Silk Road at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and the world as a whole is essential for understanding the past, present, and future.
AHS Advanced Placement Classes Visit the Georgian National Museum18 Dec 2017
On Wednesday, December 13, American High School students from AP Comparative Government and Politics (Grade 12) and AP European History (Grades 10 and 12) toured the Georgian National Museum. They visited Soviet Occupation Museum while their teacher Dr. Natia Phiphia delivered a mini-lecture about the Georgian National Independence Movement and Georgian Soviet dissidents. Also, they viewed exhibitions regarding ancient Georgian weapons and clothing. The visual materials, specifically cultural anthropological sources allowed them the opportunity to examine the methods they will need while reconstructing history.
American High School European History Class Visits the Fine Arts Museum, Tbilisi14 Dec 2017
On Tuesday, December 12, nine American High School Grade 10 European History students with their teacher Mr. Joseph Blake, and Homeroom Teacher Mr. Giorgi Tchumburidze toured the Fine Arts Museum near Liberty Square. The guided tour included ancient Georgian gold jewelry, historical religious relics, icons, church vestments, copies of famed frescos from various Georgian Orthodox churches, and ancient Greek and Roman statues. Nana Kvernadze stated “The attractions were great.”
Professor Manana Pkhakadze’s Lecture13 Dec 2017
On Monday, December 11, American High School students from Grades 8, 9, 10, 11 attended and participated in a discussion and presentation organized by Georgian teachers Ms. Ketevan Gardapkhadze and Dr. Eka Kobakhidze in the Prague Conference Room. Dr. Manana Pkhakadze, a lecturer at Tbilisi State University explained the significance regarding antiquity and its relation to contemporary life. She further explained the origins of antique words that we use today, the role of mythology, and how historic concepts relate to modern life and the role they play in our current everyday lives.
AHS Students at the Film Festival13 Dec 2017
On Wednesday, December 6, AHS students from grades 8 and 9 with their homeroom teachers attended Tbilisi 18th International Film Festival. Students watched several prize-winning Georgian short films. Event was closed by the speech of the director of the Festival. One of the eight-graders, Luka Katamadze said - “Even though main idea of some of the movies was hard to understand, I really liked most of the short films, because of the style, music, and beautiful scenes of the movie.