Dear Students, Honorable Colleagues and Parents!
Dear Students, Honorable Colleagues and Parents!
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new and returning families!
The European School family is so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and we look forward to working with you.
No matter which program students are enrolled in – the Georgian Program, International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes or American High School – they share a common bond in striving for excellence. We are committed to providing students with the opportunities and support they need to excel academically and develop fundamental life skills and attitudes that will propel them through life. We aim not only to have students going to the top universities in the world but also to instill in them a lifelong passion for learning and a genuine interest in the world.
Our willingness to continually improve is what drives the school forward. As a school we are never satisfied with where we are but always striving to be better. During the crisis caused by pandemic, our teachers made the best of a difficult situation. They adopted new paradigm of teaching and offered an incredible journey to students.
The ES teachers’ support and determination encouraged students to put their best foot forward and receive impressive results. The class of 2022 has made us proud. This year, the average diploma score in the ES DP was 33 points, two students achieved above 40 points, the US President’s Awards for Educational Excellence and the US President’s Awards for Educational Achievement were awarded to eight students from the AHS, and four students from the Georgian Program received Gold Medals.
During these very difficult and unique past two years, the European School with its strategies, practices, classrooms and educational systems connected to online and hybrid learning proved to be a leader in educational innovation and improvement.
The European School is proud to have 60 Microsoft Innovative Educators among the staff. This academic year, 13 teachers were awarded the title of MIE Experts.
Supported by the most recent educational technology and innovation research, we have invested in a variety of technologies that support student learning. This involved outfitting every classroom with smart boards, computer labs with new computers, integrating Pepper and NAO robots in the STEAM education program, and thus enabling students to bring their ideas to life through making and designing.
The school developed an innovation and technology program outlined in the ES Technology Plan for the years 2021-2024. This document contains the Framework for the Digital Competence of the ES Educators that is based on the European Framework for Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) and offers teachers progressively complex opportunities to upgrade digital skills.
What is new on the horizon for the European School learning community? We are delighted to offer another pre-university path to the European School students by implementing IB Career-related Programme (CP). The ES is the first and only full continuum IB World School in Georgia offering all four programs of the International Baccalaureate: IBPYP, IBMYP, IBDP, and IBCP.
From September 2022, the first cohort of CP students will be provided with a unique hands-on professional experience in Hospitality, Applied Science and Information Technology. Another great experience for the European School students!
We continue to expose students to innovations. They will receive a first-rate education in a safe, state-of-the-art learning environment where facilities are a key ingredient for delivery of high-quality programs – both face to face or distance learning programs.
The European School is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the launch of an eye-catching, modern addition in the close neighborhood of the current campus. The new ES building is a physical expression of our priorities. It includes the space, tools, and technology to become a prototype for education institution of the future and fuel creativity and innovation at the European School.
We are excited to welcome the students and staff to both campuses. All returning and new students will be welcomed with open arms to our community – we continue to grow! This year, we have an unprecedented number of new students, which indicates that we are a highly trusted school.
As the Director I set the highest expectations for all staff and students and by working together with teachers, students and parents we will enable our students to lead enriched, happy and fulfilled lives, making a contribution to the European School, Georgia and the global community.
Together, we hope we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.
Wish you a very successful academic 2022-2023 year ahead!
Director of the European School