In 2003, several parents saw a need for an affordable education in English that integrated biblical faith in learning. They desired to offer this education to expat and Czech families. A school board of six members was established, and founding documents were developed. CISP in 2004 On 8 September 2004, CISP opened its doors with ten American missionary students. We offered a kindergarten/first grade and classes for 6th-9th graders. By the end of the first year, we grew to 18 students. Our student population multiplied in the early years, with students coming from different countries and varied backgrounds. Over the years, we have had students from over 25 different countries. Our first 12th grade student graduated in June 2008, and has since graduated from college. Our graduates have been accepted into North American and European universities. As our student population grew, so did our staff and facilities. We began with two classrooms rented from a Czech elementary school, and now have 21 classrooms, with additional office and resource space. We currently have 141 full-time students and 19 part-time students. Countries represented by our student population: United States, Korea, Czech Republic, India, Russia, Japan, Greece, Vietnam, Poland, France, Nigeria, Portugal, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Philippines, Serbia. We currently have about 50 staff members as well as a number of volunteers. CISP is also a CLEP testing center that is able to offer CollegeBoard assessments, including SAT, PSAT and AP tests. The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) granted accreditation to CISP in 2013. CISP has also been recognized by MŠMT (Czech Ministry of Education) since 2013. Jodi Oppenhuizen became the school’s current director in April, 2021.
Our Vision: Students who are followers of Jesus among the nations expressing their faith by thinking biblically, and loving and serving their communities for Him. Our Mission: CISP provides, from a biblical perspective, an academically excellent and practically oriented education within a loving community. Our Core Values:
Faith in Christ Walking in Truth Grace in Community Biblical in Worldview Learning for a Lifetime
Christian International School of Prague - What We Do
The Christian International School of Prague (CISP) is a community of caring staff and teachers as well as diverse students. We provide an excellent education (courses are taught in English language) which is about more than just academics. The education at CISP is practically oriented, and our students are challenged to grow into responsible contributors to society. We believe that education should kindle students’ delight in learning and lay the groundwork for a joyful life of service to the world around us. The teachers and staff at CISP strive to influence our students that will leave a legacy in their minds and, more importantly, in their hearts. As students graduate from CISP and remember a best friend or laugh at the outdated clothing and hairstyles, when grades and tests are long forgotten, we pray that they will have no doubt that CISP impacted their life in many unforgettable ways.