Gymnázium Jana Keplera

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Johannes Kepler Gymnasium
Gymnázium Jana Keplera
GJK-Praha Parléřova.jpg
The main entrance
Location
Parléřova 2
Prague, Czech Republic
169 00
Information
School type public, gymnasium
Motto Per aspera ad astra
(Through hardships to the stars)
Established 1932 (1932)
Headmaster Jiří Růžička
Grades 4/8
Age range 11–20
Number of students cca 600
Classes 20
Language Czech language
Website

The Gymnázium Jana Keplera (English: Johannes Kepler Gymnasium or Johannes Kepler Grammar School) is a public gymnasium located in Prague 6 district in Prague, Czech Republic. It offers eight-year and four-year programmes covering both sciences and humanities and including the study of foreign languages (English language is compulsory, for the last four years students choose French language or German language in addition). The school has approximately 75 teachers and 600 students and is housed within a single building comprising three parts. The oldest part was built in 1932 in the functionalist style. On 6 June 1971 the school, which changed names several times during its existence, was named in honor of Johannes Kepler.

Each year the school opens one class on the eight-year programme (where pupils begin at the age of eleven, having transferred to gymnasium after just five years of attendance at primary school) and three classes on the four-year programme (for fifteen-year-old entrants who have completed a full nine years at primary school), so there is a total number of twenty classes at the school. The final-year students take the maturita, the Czech school-leaving exam. Gymnázium Jana Keplera offers numerous extracurricular activities, for example being part of a musical ensemble or a drama club. The school has a sports ground and three indoor gyms. The library comprises almost 17,000 volumes of classical literature and textbooks as well as recent scholarly writings.

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Coordinates: 50°5′16.542″N 14°23′13.18″E / 50.08792833°N 14.3869944°E / 50.08792833; 14.3869944