About Us

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 in Montenegro (Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, IGCSE, AS and A Levels), as well as the first and only COBIS (Council of British International Schools) full member, fully 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.

Executive Director's Welcome

Dear Parents and Visitors,

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 10 years our Year 6 and Year 9 students‘ results at Cambridge Checkpoint exams placed Arcadia in top 10% of schools in the whole world. In the past several years our high school students had their Cambridge IGCSE and A level exams and around 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

Executive Director

Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers, I warmly welcome you to Arcadia Primary School and Preschool, your child’s learning experience that creates change.

I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all of you as the Head of Secondary at Arcadia Academy. It is a privilege to lead a dedicated team of educators and work with such bright and motivated students in our diverse and inclusive community.

At our school, we are committed to providing a world-class education that fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a global perspective. Our focus extends beyond academics; we aim to nurture well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the skills, values, and confidence to become the thought leaders of tomorrow in a rapidly changing world.

My favourite motto of ‘hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard’ adorns the walls of our school and is a mantra which I constantly quote to the students. We encourage our students to demonstrate consistency by having a great attitude to learning for every lesson of every day to ensure they achieve their goals.

I believe that education is a collaborative endeavour, and I encourage open communication between parents, students, and the school. Together, we can create a supportive and inspiring learning environment where every student can reach their full potential.

Mr John Adams

Head of Secondary

Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers, I warmly welcome you to Arcadia Primary School and Preschool, your child’s learning experience that creates change.

Arcadia Primary is warm and friendly school where we aim for every individual to feel valued, happy, secure and challenged. We strive to build strong links between home and school. As staff we are able to really get to know each child and our children are in the heart of every decision we make. We are proud to say that our children practice philosophy of kindness and care.

With our school policies we recognise and celebrate the success our children have. Taking into account individual needs and differentiating are our top priorities. Becoming who they really are is what we want for our children.

Through educating their minds and hearts we aim for nurturing their divergent and critical thinking.

Join us on this incredible educational journey filled with love, passion, fun, inspiration and imagination and grow with us along the way.

Miss Jasna Bojovic

Head of Primary

Arcadia Academy Team

SCHOOL PATRON
ADVISORY BOARD

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

Members:

Mr Mark McLoughlin – Education Advisor, University of Manchester, UK

Mr Milija Bozovic – Executive Director, University of Cambridge, UK

Mr Prem Couture – Financial Director, University of Toronto, Canada

Mrs Galina Couture – Managing Director, University of Moscow

Mr Aleksandar Ignjatovic – Director of Chartwell International School, 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 Miss Galina Couture. She may be contacted at galina@arcadiaeducation.me
Other members of the Advisory Board can be contacted at board@arcadiaeducation.me or at the following address:

Arcadia Academy
Ljesevici bb
85330 Kotor
Montenegro

LEADERSHIP

Mr Mark McLoughlin
Education Advisor,
University of Manchester, UK

Mr Milija Bozovic
Executive Director
University of Cambridge, UK

Mrs Galina Couture
Managing Director
University of Moscow, Russia

Mr Paul (Prem) Couture
Financial Director
University of Toronto,
Canada

PRESCHOOL

Miss Brankica Markovic
University of Novi Sad, Serbia,
Centre for Professional Learning

Year 1: Miss Sonja Braddan
Ozford College

PRIMARY SCHOOL


Miss Jasna Bojovic
Head of Primary
University of Montenegro


Year 1: Miss Nicola Nielson
Performing Arts
College UK

Year 1: Mr Timothy Shelley
Millersville University, USA

Year 2: Miss Marce Stroman
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Year 2: Miss Ivana Popovic
University of Montenegro

Year 3: Miss Lucy Doughty
Chichester College,
UK

Year 3: Miss Marija Globarevic
Budapest University,
UK

Year 4: Miss Rebecca Tickner
Newcastle University,
UK

Year 4: Miss Rebecca Johnson
Edge Hill University

Year 5: Mr David Grieves
Newcastle University,
UK


Year 6: Miss Cheryl Porter
Brock University,
Canada

Year 6: Miss Jelena Mudrakovac
University of Belgrade

Miss Annette Tyler
Literacy Coordinator and Librarian

University of South Africa

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Mr John Adams
Head of Secondary
Lancaster University,
UK

Mr Bozidar Bukilic
English Teacher
University of Barcelona, Spain

Miss Peggy Osterman
English Teacher

University of Warwick, UK

Mr James Braddan
English Teacher

University of York, UK


Mr Mladen Begovic
STEM, Maths and Physics Teacher
University of Belgrade,
Serbia


Miss Ana Nikolic
Science, Biology and Chemistry Teacher
University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Mr Gojko Ostojic
Geography and Spanish Teacher
Languages Coordinator
Mediterranean University, Montenegro

Miss Holly Williams
History and Global Perspectives  Teacher

University of Edinburgh, UK

Mr Travis Burnham
Biology and Chemistry Teacher

University of Maine, USA

Miss Ksenija Banicevic
Psychology Teacher and Administrator
Sheffield University, UK

Mr Selvarajan Anand
Mathematics Teacher

SPECIALISED SUBJECT TEACHERS


Miss Isidora Milivojevic
French Teacher
University of Montpellier, France


Miss Maja Dobrovic
Music Teacher
John Hopkins University, USA

Miss Danijela Laketa
Spanish Teacher
Mediterranean University, Montenegro

Miss Tijana Luksic
German Teacher
University of Belgrade, Serbia

Mr Christopher Udy
PE Teacher

Sidney University, Australia

Mr Vasilije Djukic
PE Teaching Assistant
University of Montenegro

Mr Vlado Moskov
Computing Teacher

University of Montenegro

Miss Chantal Camps
ESL and Global Studies Teacher

University of South Africa

ADMINISTRATION AND WELLBEING

Mr Marko Micunovic
HR and Exams Officer

University of Montenegro


Miss Ivana Mihovic
School Psychologist
La Sapienza Institute of
Family Therapy, Italy


Miss Samantha Adams
Safeguarding Officer
University, UK


Mr Ben Murray-Brown
Receptionist/Administrator/ASA Coordinator
Chichester University


Miss Irina Vukasovic
Receptionist/Administrator
University of Montenegro


Mr Luka Banicevic
Cover and Logistics
University of Belgrade

KITCHEN STAFF


Mr Aleksandar Nikolic
Head Cook

Miss Vesna Maric
Cook


Miss Snezana Kandic
Cook


Miss Miladija Mitrovic
Cook

MAINTENANCE


Mr Miljan Sarovic
Porter


Miss Ana Sarovic
Sanitation

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.

Sara Bertucelli

“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.”

Sofia Checa

“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!”

Michael Ward

“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.”

Ann Ferrier-Ilic

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.”

Pavel Golenkov

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.

Vacancies

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 do not accept CVs and all interested applicants need to fill in the Application Form

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.

Equal Opportunities
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 positions listed on our TES page.


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