Townshend International School

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Townshend International School

The Townshend International School is a private non-profit International school located in Hluboká nad Vltavou in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1992, the school draws some 140 students from approximately 30 countries each year. The school uses the Cambridge curriculum at all grade levels from Kindergarten through secondary school, and is recognized as Cambridge International Examination Centre. The school is named after the Irish scholar and humanist George Townshend. Boarding students reside in one of two dormitories.


The school starts at pre-K and goes through Grade 13. The school’s curriculum follows the Cambridge International Examinations guidelines.

The range of subjects includes standard sciences, humanities, and arts. Those non-Czech students who are comfortable in English have 'Czech Conversation' classes to acquaint them with the basics of the language spoken around them. As a Baha'i-inspired school, the curriculum places emphasis on character development, and beginning in Grade 10, students take courses in either Moral Development or Baha'i Studies.

The school also features a primary program starting with a pre-kindergarten class, kindergarten, lower and upper primary classes.


The Townshend Campus is situated on a hilltop with an amazing view of a 13th-century castle, and the surrounding lakes and forests. Including modern and traditional elements, the school building, built for approximately 350 students, spreads its arms wide open to embrace the hilltop upon which it has risen. Across the path from the school stand 2 completed dormitory buildings, each accommodating approximately 50 people.


  • The school hosted the fifth international Conference of the International Environment Forum, which included a speech by Professor Bedrich Moldan of Charles University, who is a former Czech Minister of Environment.[1]
  • The school hosted the 2008 "World Peace Programme" [5] featuring a certificate course with Prof. Suheil Bushrui and Prof. James Malarkey.


  1. ^ Values and Education seen as Key to Sustainable Development Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, 11 December 2001 (BWNS)
  2. ^ Inspiring youth to assist humanity Hluboka, Czech Republic, 25 February 2004 (BWNS)
  3. ^ The 6th Annual Changing Times
  4. ^ The 6th Annual Changing Times Presenters
  5. ^ World Peace Programme - Summer 2008 (Czech Republic)

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Coordinates: 49°2′59.63″N 14°27′10.35″E / 49.0498972°N 14.4528750°E / 49.0498972; 14.4528750