Great international recognition: Savremena Gimnazija among the best schools in the world

A major milestone for Savremena Gimnazija! The school has been selected to be presented at the World Education Summit as a “Cool School” – or, as the summit’s organisers put it, as an “incredible and unique school that advances education in a passionate and courageous way”. 

This event is one of the world’s largest educational conferences, WES21, which will take place online this year, from 22 March to 25 March. 

This year’s conference will include over 200 of the greatest names from the realm of education, award-winning authors of scientific bestsellers and leading experts on teaching from the greatest universities such as Cambridge, Virginia, Melbourne, London and many others. They will cover a number of topics related to contemporary education on eight stages. To measure the value of the honour this represents for Savremena Gimnazija, one may bear in mind that the prestigious Forbes magazine has declared the World Education Summit the education event of the year.

Savremena Gimnazija, as one of LINKgroup’s schools, has become the only school from the region to be represented at this summit, along with several schools from different parts of the world, as a “Cool School”, i.e., as an example of commendable teaching practice. This renders Serbia visible on the global education map, as this sort of recognition is an irrefutable proof that Serbia, too, has schools that belong to the utmost global elite.

Holistic education for students at a future-ready school

World Education Summit’s recognition is a result of the dedicated work that makes Savremena Gimnazija recognisable in Serbia and the region, and now in the entire world.

The Summit has recognised Savremena Gimnazija as a Future Ready school where the students receive comprehensive education conducive to a holistic, balanced development. Through developing their academic knowledge and skills, digital competencies and transversal skills, utilising the creative possibilities of modern technology, as well as the benefits of interdisciplinary lessons, project-based learning and social-emotional learning, contemporary students grow up to become happy, curious and independent young people ready for lifelong learning and advancement.

Savremena Gimnazija sets new standards

Savremena gimnazija is a unique school in the region and globally; an institution that sets a fresh standard, preparing students for 21st century life and work. 

This amount of success seems natural when one takes into consideration the fact that Savremena Gimnazija is a part of the LINKgroup edu Alliance, international educational alliance that has been working on the advancement of education for nearly 25 years and includes, besides Savremena Gimnazija and Savremena Primary School, secondary schools, faculties, institutes and professional academies. LINK Alliance is prominent in its part of Europe, and now in the USA as well, as a leader in modern education, whose institutions fulfil the high standards of teaching, placing the emphasis on comprehensive development of children, continual evaluation and advancement of the teaching process, creative interdisciplinary teaching, innovative distance learning platform, workshops designed in accordance with the Cambridge approach, and smart, responsible use of technology in education.

According to analysis performed by the World Economic Forum, as much as 65% of children that are starting school now will work on positions that do not yet exist now – in other words, they will live in a future which we cannot even imagine right now. Therefore, Savremena Gimnazija’s primary objective is to equip the students with knowledge and skills required for academic, professional and emotional success in that future. And in order to achieve that, it has boldly abandoned the old educational paradigm that dates as far back as the steam engine age, to create a truly different approach, which enabled it to earn the honour of being presented a “Cool School” at a great global education summit.

Savremena is a Cool School

As it relies on the best academic paradigms and finds innovative ways to connect them with the latest developments in neuroscience and educational technology, Savremena Gimnazija is a flexible, creative and innovative school where learning is not passive, but done through problem solving; where children who confidently speak several languages, creatively implement modern technology, and are able to advance the future ahead of us in a creative, independent way grow up.

This is why Savremena Gimnazija students grow up smiling and curious, taking bold strides through their unique adventure of learning and friendship.

The prestigious recognition from the World Education Summit, well deserved by Savremena Gimnazija, is great news for all parents in Serbia. Now your child, too, has access to internationally recognised global education in full accordance with the highest standards.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.