Welcome to Arcadia Academy
Arcadia Academy is a British International School located in Kotor, Montenegro, for boys and girls aged 3-18. Arcadia Academy is the first and only Cambridge International School (IGCSE) 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.
Our mission is to develop the thought leaders of tomorrow.
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 2020/2021:
The role of the advisory body is to provide advice to the leadership/owners of the Cambridge international school in support of the development of strategy, policy and activity. This includes the identification of future priorities and opportunities to be pursued and the development of clear plans of action to address priorities. The Advisory Body is made up of the owners of Arcadia Academy, and other co-opted members.
The Advisory Board:
-advises on strategic direction – the development and delivery of strategic direction and the activity that supports this in the areas for which they have responsibility
-advises on priority areas and topics – the development of new priority areas, the recommended actions or interventions to be taken to address priorities
-advises on policy – supporting the Leadership/owners through recommendations on current policy and policy development in all areas of activity
Mr Mark McLoughlin – Head of Academic Programme, University of Manchester, U.K.
Mr Milija Bozovic – Head of School, Academic Director, University of Cambridge, U.K.
Mr Prem Couture – Financial Director, University of Toronto, Canada
Mrs Galina Couture – Chief Administrator, University of Moscow
Mr Aleksandar Ignjatovic – Director of Chartwell International, Belgrade
Mr Miro Djukanovic – Travel Industry
Mr Vojislav Kaludjerovic – Director of the Tivat Cultural Centre
The Chairman of the Advisory Board of Arcadia Academy is Galina Couture. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other members of the Advisory Board can be contacted at email@example.com or at the following address:
Mr Mark McLoughlin
Head of Curriculum,
University of Manchester, UK
Mr Milija Bozovic
HEAD OF SCHOOL
University of Cambridge, UK
Miss Galina Couture
University of Moscow, Russia
Mr Prem Couture
Chief Financial Officer
University of Toronto,
Miss Brankica Markovic
University of Novi Sad, Serbia,
Centre for Professional Learning
Miss Ivana Popovic
University of Montenegro
Year 2: Miss Jasna Bojovic
HEAD OF PRIMARY
University of Montenegro
Year 1: Miss Nicola Nielson
Year 3: Miss Lucy Doughty
Year 4: Mr Chris Burns
University of Manchester,
Year 5: Mr Jothan Butterworth
Sheffield Hallam University,
Year 6: Miss Cheryl Porter
Mr John Adams
HEAD OF SECONDARY
Mr Bozidar Bukilic
English, Global Perspectives
Year 13 Homeroom, Upper Secondary Coordinator
University of Barcelona, Spain
Mr Martin Coles
History, Global Studies
Year 10 Homeroom,
Univ. of Edinburgh, UK
Mr Mladen Begovic
Year 11 Homeroom
University of Belgrade,
Miss Ana Nikolic
Year 12 Homeroom
University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Mr Gojko Ostojic
Coordinator, Year 8 Homeroom
Miss Alex Hamilton
University of Cambridge,
Mr Stefan Bjelic
Football Academy Coach
University of Montenegro
Mr Vedran Mizdalo
Maths, Physics Teacher
Year 7 Homeroom
Purdue University, USA
SPECIALISED SUBJECT TEACHERS
Miss Isidora Milivojevic
University of Montpellier, France
Miss Maja Dobrovic
John Hopkins University, USA
Miss Danijela Laketa
Spanish and ESL Teacher
Mediterranean Univ., Montenegro
Miss Tijana Luksic
University of Belgrade, Serbia
ADMINISTRATION AND PSYCHOLOGIST
Sheffield University, UK
Mr Nikola Marku
Finance and Legal
Swansea University, UK
La Sapienza Institute of
Family Therapy, Italy
Mr Miljan Sarovic
Miss Ana Sarovic
Miss Snezana Krivokapic
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.
“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!. Everyone at the school – teachers, staff, students – were so welcoming that it made the transition of moving to a different country very easy. The teachers are extremely dedicated and helpful. They made sure the students were academically challenged. 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. 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.
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.
Safeguarding is our # 1 priority
Arcadia Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to child protection screening including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
The School is committed to being an equal opportunities education provider and will promote equal treatment for all members of the school community. The principles of equal treatment guide the way the School recruits, trains and promotes employees.
We are accepting prospective applications
We are currently accepting prospective applications for the following positions for the next school year:
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.
IGCSE/A Levels Maths Teacher
We are seeking to appoint a qualified and creative IGCSE and A Levels Maths teacher. Ideal candidate should be a native speaker of English, willing to relocate to Montenegro and familiar with the Cambridge Curriculum. 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. Application form may be downloaded from below.