Everything started when co-founder of the company Ondřej Kania dreamed about life in the USA. He wanted to study there and develop his potential but his family could not afford it. Ondřej was dedicated to make his dream come true and decided to contact more than 400 american high schools. His dedication has brought its fruit and Ondřej recieved full scholarship at high school in New York.
On his return, he decided to help young people with the same dreams that he had. Thanks to his personal experience, he understands the financial aid system. Since 2013, he managed to place hundreds of students at boarding schools in the USA, Canada, and Europe. After 6 years of its existence, JK Education, led by its CEO Ondřej Kania, became a major agency in the Czech republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland which brings the opportunity of education at boarding high schools.
Every Fall, our agency organises the biggest international boarding schools fair in central Europe, JK Education EXPO. During its 4th year, the visitors met with the school representatives of 45 international boarding schools from the USA, Canada, and Europe.
In 2019, JK EXPO will be held not only in Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, and Warsaw, but also in Vienna.
In 2017, we opened American Academy in Prague, the first American high school in the Czech Republic. In September 2018, American Academy in Brno followed and September 2019 marks the beginning of the first academic year at American Academy in Bratislava. Thanks to the American accreditation, we have a great liberty in creating our own study system and curriculum. Our mission is to help students develop their skills to their fullest potential and explore their talents, so they could achieve their dreams.
In January 2016, we decided to invest in a Prague high school and completely changed its curriculum and the style of teaching. So, Pražské humanitní gymnázium was established. We were inspired by the Finnish school reform and progressive methods from the USA when creating the curriculum.