WELCOME TO ARCADIA ACADEMY
Arcadia Academy is a British International School located in Tivat, Montenegro, for boys and girls aged 3-18. Arcadia Academy is the first and only Cambridge International School in Montenegro, as well as the first and only COBIS (Council of British International Schools) full member, also licensed by the Montenegrin Ministry of Education. We are located nearby the Tivat airport on 5,000 square meters of beautiful, secluded land. The school is situated in a green zone with surrounding non-urbanised land and accessed via a private road. Only minutes away from the Adriatic Sea and UNESCO protected historic towns, the school embraces learning through creativity and inspiration.
Based on scientific research, it has been established that there is an explicit relationship between the physical characteristics of school buildings, and the spaces within them, and educational outcomes. The school’s design is based on principles of how natural environmental conditions, both internal and external, directly influence learning and development of the child. In order to achieve this, the school has been designed around creating outdoor learning spaces and bringing natural elements into the classrooms. Read more on the latest scientific principles of how design impacts learning skills.
We are delighted to welcome you to the website of Arcadia Academy, a flourishing and vibrant learning environment full of excitement and discovery, situated in Boka Bay. We hope you will find our website both interesting and informative.
Together with the whole school community we aim to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning, promote good behaviour and safety and include parents in the school life in this stunning and stimulating learning environment, whilst striving to deliver a broad and balanced topic-based Cambridge curriculum which reflects the skills, literacies and capabilities required in the modern age. Our Global Studies programme is focused on developing the following 21st century skills: research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication.
The academic standard at Arcadia Academy is high and we are very proud of that! Over the past 7 years our Year 6 and Year 9 students‘ results at Cambridge Checkpoint exams placed Arcadia in top 10% of schools in the whole world. Last year our Year 10 students had their first Cambridge IGCSE exams and 60% of the students received outstanding scores – A or A*. These exams are an international benchmark and this result is simply outstanding.
Being a Cambridge International School means a world to us as it opens us to the world. Cambridge qualifications are recognised everywhere in the world and one simply cannot find a place on the map where that is not the case. During these 7 years we have seen our students being accepted at some of the renowned schools in the UK and other countries. This makes us all very proud.
We are also very proud and grateful to our wonderful teachers as they are those who not only teach students but also shape their minds and souls helping them become good people. We are all privileged to have such great teachers who inspire our students and bring smiles to their faces every day. They are the ones who help our students with being confident and ready to take intellectual risk, being responsible, helpful and respectful to others, reflective as learners, innovative and able to apply their knowledge, and being engaged and ready to make a difference. They do not seek any praise but they are navigating the students throughout the journey. Their love and dedication is enormous and we cannot find words to thank them enough.
We will use the opportunity to thank our students’ parents for their continuous love and support, for all the fund raising activities and active participation in our students’ education. They help us make our school such a happy place full of positive energy.
If you are the parent of a prospective new student or interested in our school in any other way, why not pay us a visit?
Mr Milija Bozovic
Head of School and Academic Director
Head of School’s Letters to Parents 2018/2019:
What Parents Say
“My son was in year 3 and he loved this school! Arcadia is immensely warm, the teachers are professional, positive and the contact between staff and parents is excellent!
The administration is very helpful and always ready to welcome every proposal from parents with enthusiasm.
I really recommend Arcadia, the only reason my son is not there is because we left Montenegro.”
“We spent the 2017-2018 school year in Montenegro and sending our 9 year old to Arcadia was probably the best decision of our stay there! The administration was very helpful and cooperative in coordinating everything while we were not yet in the country. Everyone at the school – teachers, staff, students – were so welcoming that it made the transition of moving to a different country very easy. My son, who doesn’t make friends that easily, came home the second day saying that he may have made two new best friends! The teachers are extremely dedicated and helpful. They made sure the students were academically challenged. Our son made friends belonging to many different parts of the world, and got to learn two additional languages, thanks to Arcadia. All in all it was a great experience, both at an academic and personal level.”
“A dynamic and happy learning experience for our 14 year old daughter (just finishing year 9)! Teachers are very knowledgeable, caring and passionate. She is very excited that she is able to continue her secondary education here. As an international school, it opens up all the doors for her future education either abroad or here. Our 10 year old son is also joining the school from September. We already know it is going to be brilliant place for him!”
“Our daughter is in year 1 at Arcadia and simply loves her life at the school. So much so that she can’t bare to miss a day! It is an immensely warm and caring environment with a good mix of nationalities. The quality of teaching and academic achievement is high and the school is extremely well run with purpose built facilities. There is a good mix of local and native speaker teaching staff and the emphasis is very much on the British concept of nurturing all aspects of a child’s education, personal growth and well-being.
The contact between teaching staff and parents is excellent and we are kept extremely well up to date with academic progress made and school events, of which there are any number.
We could not think of a better school for our daughter to attend and have no hesitation in recommending Arcadia whole-heartedly to parents who want their child to have a supportive, caring environment in which to learn and grow both academically and as an all round, grounded, confident person. We consider ourselves truly luck to have such an excellent international school in Montenegro.”
“We thought for a long time where to send our children to Montenegro for training, eventually stopped at the Arcadia Academy and did not regret it. I liked the professionalism and informal attitude of teachers and school administration to their work. In addition to their professional knowledge in Arcadia, children get an idea of the universal values of what various social programs of the school are aimed at. I would like to thank the staff and wish everyone further success in this difficult matter.”
British International School: Why Montenegro?
Is there a better place for a school than Montenegro? On the door step of Europe, a place that nature has blessed and that overwhelms us with her beauty. Montenegro welcomes and offers us a unique, magical environment for children to develop and learn at their own pace.
Head of Academic Programme
Preschool and Primary Teachers
Lower Secondary and IGCSE Teachers
Our school is a vibrant and dynamic place to work and we are open to a wide range of applications from qualified teachers all around the world. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions for the school year 2018-2019:
Key Stage 1 Teacher
We are seeking to appoint a qualified and creative primary teacher able to teach a range of subjects (primarily English, Maths and Science) to Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2, age 5-7). Ideal candidate should be a native speaker of English, willing to relocate to Montenegro and familiar with the Cambridge Primary Curriculum Framework. You must have the ability to inspire our pupils and help them become active thinkers and learners. This post would suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher.Further details and an application form may be downloaded from below.
Key Stage 2 Teacher
We are seeking to appoint a qualified and creative primary teacher able to teach a range of subjects (primarily English, Maths and Science) to Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6, age 7-11). Ideal candidate should be a native speaker of English, willing to relocate to Montenegro and familiar with the Cambridge Primary Curriculum Framework. You must have the ability to inspire our pupils and help them become active thinkers and learners. This post would suit a newly qualified or experienced teacher.Further details and an application form may be downloaded from below.